Hawaii-Hilo opened the 2001 volleyball season Wednesday with a 30-23, 30-27, 30-27 victory over St. Martin's (Wash.) College before a crowd of 250 fans in the UH-Hilo gym.
Pilgreen helps Vulcans
Sara Pilgreen led the Vulcans with 16 kills. Elena Salvador added 11 kills on a .556 attack percentage. The transfer had one error in 18 attempts.
Tiffanie Ollison added 10 kills and Megan Deman managed 39 assists. Cheriesse Shiroma had three solo blocks and two block assists.
The Saints, who lost their second match in the island chain, were led by Tauni Lisenbey. She had a team-high 10 kills for the Saints. Alicia Denny led the defense with 10 digs, three blocks assists and a solo block.
The Vulcans are hosting the eighth annual KTA Super Stores/Bank of Hawaii Hawaiian Style Classic, which began yesterday in the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
First matches today begin at 1:35 p.m. and 8 a.m. tomorrow.
Kiteboarders invade Maui for annual eventThe Red Bull King of the Air returns to Maui's Hookipoa Beach for a week-long event that runs from Sept. 10-16.
If the winds are blowing, competitive kiteboarders can reach heights of 100 feet while performing triple and quad rotations.
This is the third year of the Red Bull King event. Competitors include defending champion Marcus Flash Austin, Robby Naish and Julie Prochaska.
A dinner and award ceremony is scheduled for Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Olowalu Historic Plantation House.
For more information, call 310-393-4647, ext. 692.
Off-road motorcycle race slated for OctoberThe Kahuku 360 is an endurance race for off-road motorcyclists who will race for six hours on Oct. 28 at the motorcross track in the Wailee State Park.
The course will contain log crossings and giant hills. It will go through difficult forest areas to high speed open sections testing all the riders' skills. There will be two- and three-man teams, and the ironman class where the riders do the entire six hours alone.
For more information, call Blane Chambers at 479-3068.
Hawaii's OwnMike Fetters, Pirates: The Iolani graduate had the day off. Pittsburgh begins a three-game series with Cincinnati today.
Fetters has pitched two scoreless innings against the Reds this season in two appearances, retiring seven of eight batters.
The last time Fetters recorded more than six saves in a season was 1996 -- when he had a career-high 32.
Benny Agbayani, Mets: The St. Louis and Hawaii Pacific alumnus did not play in New York's 7-2 win over Philadelphia. The Mets have won nine of their last 12 games and Agbayani appeared in eight of those games. In that span he is 6-for-22 (.273) with one home run.
Agbayani has quietly improved upon his .266 average in the first half of the season, putting together a .303 average since the break this season and .281 after the break in his career.
Chris Truby, Astros: The Damien product did not play in Houston's 6-1 win over Cincinnati.
Truby's Astros play Milwaukee today, the team that Truby has hit four of his seven home runs against this year.
Truby has not met today's starter Jamey Wright yet this year, but is 1-for-3 against him lifetime.