University of Nebraska junior pitcher Shane Komine, a Kalani High graduate, was named a second team all-american by both The Sporting News and Baseball America.
Honors keep coming
Komine compiled a 14-2 record and a 3.35 ERA in a school-record 131.1 innings this season. The 5-10, 175-pounder won a school-record and league best 14 games, while also leading the conference in strikeouts (159) en route to conference pitcher-of-the-year honors for the second straight season.
Bragado and Wood defend top seedDanalee Bragado of Honolulu and teammate Ali Wood earned their fifth main draw berth in professional women's beach volleyball in Gstaad, Switzerland yesterday, beating Nancy Mason and Leanne Schuster in a playoff.
Bragado and Wood dropped the first set 21-16 but came back to win the next two, 21-18 and 15-12, to earn a 21st seed and matchup with 12th seeded Adriana Bento and Patricia Melo of Brazil.
On the men's side, the team of Honolulu's Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong of Pearl City remained in contention for a berth in the tournament with a 27 minute sweep in their first match and a 37 minute performance in their second.
Waipahu's Dunnings advances in Jr. nationalsGlenn Dunnings of the Warriors Boxing Club was the only island competitor to escape the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Nationals unscathed, decisioning Vaughn Alexander of St. Louis, Missouri 4-1 to advance to the 139 pound semifinals at Marquette, Michigan.
Five other Hawaii boxers made the trip, but they all bowed out yesterday.
Ronald Cordiero (112) of Waianae made it close though, losing a narrow 3-2 decision to Shawn Weyer of Stillwater, Michigan. Kiini Sofa (106) of Waianae lost 4-1, Glenn Miyose (112) and Jeffery Pelen Jr. (132) -- both of Waianae -- were shut out 5-0 while Honolulu's Keenyn Peahio (201) saw his fight with Jacob Gentry of Little Rock, Ark. end in the first round by the referee.
O'Bryan, Hitchcock among the bestThe University of Hawaii women's sailing team put a pair of athletes on the All-American lists yesterday.
University of Hawaii skipper Molly O'Bryan and crewmate Sarah Hitchcock were named All-Americans by Intercollegiate Sailing Association and Ronstan at Newport, Rhode Island.
Carroll could follow Robb with surfing sweepHawaii's Nathan Carroll, a home-schooler, will attempt to become just the second surfer to win both the men's and junior titles when the National Scholastic Surfing Association championships get underway in Oceanside, Calif., Saturday.
The only other surfer to ever double up in titles was Hawaii's Kalani Robb in 1993.
Also expected to fare well is Campbell High School's Joel Centeio, last year's national open men's division runner-up, Campbell's Dustin Cuizon and Waialua's Sean Moody, a three-time national champ.
Worsley gets his own gig, becomes head coachRoger Worsley, an administrative assistant for the University of Hawaii men's and women's volleyball team this year, has been named the head coach of the women's volleyball team at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.
Before coming to Hawaii, Worsley was the head men's and women's volleyball coach at William Woods University.
Worsley, a program instructor for UH's Kinesiology & Lesiure Studies Activity program, will also be a wellness instructor there.
Hawaii's ownBenny Agbayani, Mets: The St. Louis School and Hawaii Pacific alumnus started in the third spot in the batting order for only the eighth time in his career, going 1-4 with a pair of strikeouts in New York's 4-3 win over Montreal. Agbayani's performance actually raised his lifetime average in the prime spot from .176 to .190 in his limited 21 at-bats.
Expos pitcher Javier Vasquez handled Agbayani in the first and third innings, but Agbayani struck for a single to center in the fifth. Agbayani moved to second on an infield single by Robin Ventura but was stranded there when Todd Ziele struck out. Vasquez struck Agbayani out swinging in the seventh frame, and Agbayani left in a double switch at the top of the next inning.
Agbayani is hitting .281 for the season, with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 160 at-bats during 46 games.
Mike Fetters, Dodgers: The Iolani School graduate did not pitch in the Dodgers' 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.