Better late than never.
Dolphins pick WongBy Pat Bigold, Star-Bulletin
Waimanalo's 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman Joe Hauoli Wong became the only Hawaii player taken in the 1999 NFL Draft when the Miami Dolphins called his name in the seventh round.
Wong, who played one year for Hawaii and then transferred to Brigham Young, was the 38th pick of the round. He was the 244th player drafted overall.
The only other offensive lineman taken by the Dolphins in the draft was 6-4, 314-pound Christopher Ruegamer of Arizona State. He was taken in the third round with the 72nd overall pick.
Katie Hill scored four goals and the University of Hawaii women's water polo team earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament with a 13-7 win over No. 18 Washington yesterday at Puyallup, Wash.
Wahine in NCAA tourney
The seventh-ranked Wahine (23-13) finished 4-0 in the Northwest Regional Qualification Tournament
Karin Umemura and Michele Wong added two goals each for the Wahine
HPU wins 20th, tourneyThe 11th-ranked Hawaii Pacific softball team won its 19th and 20th consecutive games en route to the title of the Mountain Dew Classic yesterday at Bakersfield, Calif.
The Sea Warriors (37-2-1) defeated Cal State Stanislaus, 6-2, in the semifinal game. Jennifer Monzon struck out a season-high 10 and walked just one.
In the championship game, HPU blanked No. 13 UC Davis, 2-0.
Monzon, second baseman Jarnett Lono and right fielder Lyrissa Sagawa made the all-tournament team.
Volleyball tickets on saleTickets for Saturday's MPSF Tournament first-round match between No. 7 Hawaii and No. 3 UCLA will go on sale Thursday.
Game time is 7 p.m.