Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Hammerheads’ Paogofie
earns league honor

Hawaii Hammerheads defensive back Chris Paogofie, who made a team-high nine tackles, returned a pass interception 24 yards for a touchdown and ran back a fumble recovery 48 yards for another score in a 57-40 victory over the Rocky Mountain Thunder last Sunday, was named the Indoor Professional Football League's defensive Player of the Week yesterday.

The Hammerheads and Thunder will tangle in a Friday night rematch at Blaisdell Arena.

Wahine in UH huddle

The Hawaii Rainbows will hold their first-ever free football clinic for women at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 24, in the Athletic Complex Auditorium 241, assistant UH coach Rich Miano announced yesterday.

The clinic will take women behind the scenes to experience sessions on offense, defense and special teams.

To register, call the UH football office at 956-6508.

Hannemann hoopfest

Nani Cockett heads a galaxy of former Hawaii Wahine standouts scheduled to play in the Mufi Hannemann Basketball Jamboree Saturday at the Iolani School gym.

College and high school all-star teams and top youth league teams will compete. The first game is at 10 a.m., the last one at 3 p.m.

Joining Cockett will be UH alumnae Nani Flores, Melanie Azama, Jenny Kaeo, Da Houl, Tita Ahuna, Kalei Namohala, Kaui Wakita and Jen Hurt.

Invited prep standouts include Raelen Self, Katannya Kapeli and Kealani Kimball of Kamehameha's recently crowned state girls champs.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Gender Equity Sports Club.

Poipu to host girls' qualifier

The local qualifying for the USGA Girls Junior Golf Championship will be held at the Poipu Bay Resort Course on June 29. The deadline for entry is June 16.

Call 532-0559 to enter.

The U.S. Girls Championship will be held Aug. 2-7 at Owning Mills, Md.

Rainbow Wahine Summer Camp

The Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Camp will offer four sessions this summer.

Run by Hawaii women's coach Dave Shoji, the camps are set for June 21-24, July 13-16, July 30-Aug 2 and Aug. 4-7. The sessions are open to boys and girls entering grades 4-12, from beginning to advanced levels.

The cost is $130 and includes instruction, a team tournament and special skill session for all positions. Dormitory and meal services are available for the fourth session for $375. Contact assistant coach Kari Anderson at 956-2496 for more information.

Vulcans' signees

Hawaii-Hilo recently signed four athletes to letters of intent. They are Ann Haggerty, a volleyball standout at McKay High School in Salem, Ore.; Tiffany Laranio of Kapaa, the Kauai Interscholastic Federation's softball Player of the Year; four-time Maui Interscholastic League softball all-star Denise DeMello of Baldwin High, and basketball point guard Jason Shumate from Santa Monica College.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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