Former University of Hawaii basketball player Raylene Howard was named the state's NCAA Woman of the Year.
As a senior this past season, Howard led the Wahine to a 20-9 record. The Australian native was named the Western Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year and also selected to the Kodak All-American team. Howard had a 3.45 grade-point average in secondary education. She led the Wahine in scoring and rebounding this season.
The NCAA award is given to seniors who competed during the 1999-2000 school year. It is based on academic achievement, athletic excellence, community service and leadership.
The 51 winners will be narrowed down to a list of 10 finalists for the national honor. That selection will be made in October.
East Oahu winsBrandon Nahale tossed a three-hit shutout over six innings yesterday as East Oahu downed Meridian, Miss., 8-0, in the Babe Ruth Cal Ripken World Series in Mattoon, Ill.
Kiran Kepoo was 3-for-4, driving in three runs on a double and a homer for the Hawaii team. Aiwa Like also had two of East Oahu's eight hits as the team capitalized on five errors by Meridian.
Stubblefield golf champLarry Stubblefield won the Aloha Section PGA Senior Championship with a final-round 68 for a 36-hole total of 135 yesterday at the Waikoloa King's Course on the Big Island.
Stubblefield won by six strokes over Ken Springer, who had a 71-141.
Ron Kiaaina, Rodney Acia and Dennis Rose - the next three finishers - competed in the Senior Club Pro Championship qualifying and will represent Hawaii in the national tournament Oct. 12-15 in Florida.
Mike Iyoki, Clif Council and Fran Cipro are the first three alternates
HPU volleyball tops pollThe Hawaii Pacific University women's volleyball team is the top team in the 2000 Pacific West Conference Pacific Division preseason poll.
Brigham Young University-Hawaii is second in the division in the poll, while Chaminade University is sixth and the University of Hawaii-Hilo is seventh.
Seattle Pacific and Western Oregon are tied at the top of the poll in the conference's Western Division.
Aloha Games cite pairElizabeth-Rose Hanohano-Hong, 12, and Naoto Inada, 79, both of Honolulu, were named Aloha State Games female and male Athletes of the Year for 2000.
Hanohano-Hong, a seventh grader at Kamehameha Schools, has entered the Aloha State Games swimming competition for three years. During this year's competition, she earned eight gold medals in the highly competitive 10- to 12-year-old age bracket, placing first in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter freestyle, 50- and 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter and backstroke and 200-meter individual medley.
She also earned a gold in intermediate springboard diving, and a silver in the Big Splash event.
Inada also was a 10-medal winner in the 2000 Aloha State Games, earning eight golds and two silvers in track, swimming and the 10K run.
He has entered multiple events in every state games since they were established in 1990, and holds numerous ASG records.
The two will now be considered for national Athlete of-the Year honors, selected by the National Congress of State Games. National winners will be named and recognized at the NCSG symposium in late September.
Vulcans name coachGuy Enriques, a 1978 graduate of Washington State and a former Pac-10 Volleyball Co-Coach of the-Year, has joined the volleyball staff at Hawaii Hilo.
Enriques coached at Oregon State between 1987 and 1990. His 1990 WSU team finished third in the Pac-10 behind UCLA and Stanford.
Wahine triathlon on tapThe second annual Niketown Na Wahine Sprint Triathlon is scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Ko Olina Resort beginning at 6 a.m.
The event is open to amateur female athletes at least 14 years old who will compete in a .75K swim, a 20K bike trail ride and a 5K run.
Entrants can compete in age groups or relay divisions. For more information, call 531-8573.
Hall of Fame golf tourneyThe third annual Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will be played Sept. 18 at the Waikele Golf Club.
Check-in is at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
The format is three-person modified scramble. Maximum handicaps are 26 for men, 32 for women.
The fees are $450 per team, $150 per person ($115 is tax deductible). They cover lunch, dinner, greens fees, shared cart and door prizes.
There are also sponsorships ($5,000 gold, $2,500 silver, $1,000 bronze) and prize donations are welcome.
All proceeds go toward expanding the permanent display of Hawaii's sports legends at the Bishop Museum's Paki Hall.
Submit an entry form with check payable to "Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame" and mail to Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, 2440 Campus Road, Box 599, Honolulu HI 96822.
Run will help schoolsThe NikeTown 5 run will be held on Oct. 1 at 7 a.m. in Waikiki.
One hundred percent of the entry fees will be used to benefit Oahu's public and private elementary, middle and high schools.
The 5K run will start and finish at NikeTown on Kalakaua Avenue.
Gift certificate prizes will be given to the top finishers.
The entry fees are $10 for kids 12-and-under and $15 for those 13-and-above. Entrants may designate which school they would like their fee to benefit.
Entry forms are available at Niketown. For more information, call 943-6453.