Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, May 12, 2001

Titans release ex-Kahuku
player Olevao

Star-Bulletin staff

Former Kahuku High standout Kautai Olevao was released from the Tennessee Titans yesterday as the 2000 Super Bowl team prepares for late spring drills next week.

Olevao made a name for himself at middle linebacker at the University of Utah and was part of one of the top local high school recruiting classes that included George Ornellas.

A player in this year's Hula Bowl, Olevao believed he had a good chance to make the Titans' roster.

"This is a great opportunity for me," Olevao told the Star-Bulletin last month. "It will be a challenge because they're one of the best teams in the league."

Olevao could get picked up by another team, but at this point, that seems unlikely. He is currently living in Salt Lake City.

Semipro football battles

Two semipro football games are scheduled for tonight in Leeward Oahu.

Na Kani Koa hosts the Kihei Heat at 6 p.m. at Campbell High football field.

The Hawaiian Warriors face the Hilo Storn at 7 p.m. at Leilehua High. The Warriors are ranked third nationally in the AA division of the Minor League Football News.

Mets left fielder Benny Agbayani, left, and center fielder Alex
Escobar avoided a collision as Escobar made the catch of a deep
fly ball off the bat of the Giants' Bobby Estalella yesterday.

Hawaii's own

Benny Agbayani, Mets: The St. Louis and Hawaii Pacific alumnus went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in a run in New York's 3-2 10-inning loss to San Francisco. Agbayani was lifted for a pinchrunner in the eighth.

Mike Fetters, Dodgers: The Iolani graduate did not pitch in Los Angeles' 5-1 loss to Atlanta.

Chris Truby, Astros: The Damien alumnus had the day off as Houston's game in Cincinnati was rained out. The teams will play a doubleheader today.

BYUH, HPU win again

The Brigham Young-Hawaii women's tennis team won its 102nd consecutive match, and the BYUH and Hawaii Pacific men's teams continued their way to a showdown in the finals at the NCAA Division II national championship tournament at Pensacola, Fla.

The Seasider women were never seriously challenged by UC Davis, sweeping the Aggies, 5-0, in their quarterfinal match. Two-time defending national champion BYUH was to meet the winner of the Barry-Armstrong Atlantic State in today's semifinal.

The Seasider men endured a marathon, 5 1/2-hour match before defeating Eckerd College, 5-4. The match was decided on a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles.

BYU-Hawaii will face Rollins in today's semifinal. In the other semifinal, HPU will take on top-seeded Drury College.

Yesterday, the No. 5 Sea Warriors downed Ouachita Baptist, 5-3, in their quarterfinal. All three of the doubles matches went to a 12-point tiebreaker.

Should BYUH and HPU win today, the two PacWest rivals will play Monday for the title.

Garner-Prohs honored

University of Hawaii water polo player Chelsea Garner-Prohs earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honorable mention status yesterday. The freshman was a utility player for the Wahine.

UH golfer to Regional

University of Hawaii golfer Scott Carlyle has been invited to play in the NCAA West Regional at Corvallis, Ore., May 17-19.

He is the only Hawaii participant and one of six individuals in the field. Carlyle led the Rainbows with a 73.97 scoring average.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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