Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, January 25, 2002

HPU men beat Sonoma St.
for season’s first tennis win

The top-ranked Hawaii Pacific men's tennis team won its first match this season yesterday, beating visiting Sonoma State 9-0 at the Kailua Racquet Club.

HPU, ranked first in Division II, opened the season earlier this month with a loss against Division I Southern Methodist.

Yesterday, singles No. 1 Blaz Jurjec had the toughest match, downing Mark Krzysik of Sonoma State 6-2, 7-6.

In the next four singles matches, HPU lost just two games in eight sets. Jan Tribler, Matey Pampulov, Stefan Pampulov, Karl Sloss and Miguel Diez all won matches for the Sea Warriors.

HPU's top doubles team of Mikael Maata and Jan Tribler won their match 8-3.

HPU plays UH today in their annual meeting.

Lee honored by Cornell for wrestling victories

St. Louis School product Travis Lee was the Cornell Varsity Athlete of the Week for his success on the wrestling mat last weekend.

Lee, a freshman, was the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the New York state championships, helping Cornell to the team title. Lee won the 125-pound division by upsetting No. 10 Tom Noto of Hofstra 9-7 in overtime.

Lee, a three-time state champion at St. Louis, is 19-5 this season, while the Big Red is 1-2 overall.

Former HPA student a musher in Alaska

Chad Nordlum, who attended high school at Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the Big Island, is a musher who is participating in the upcoming Yukon Quest in Fairbanks, Alaska.

He lives in Kotzebue, Alaska, and is preparing for the race, which starts Feb. 9.

"I began running dogs because I wanted to enjoy Alaska's great outdoors in a more authentic way and I really enjoy being around dogs," the 27-year-old Nordlum said. I also thought it would be a great life experience and a good chance for me to get in touch with my roots."

Mushers and their sled-dog teams travel across 1,000 miles of treacherous terrain to Whitehorse in the Yukon. They cross summits as high as 3,800 feet, endure all-night runs in temperatures of minus-76 degrees and face fierce winds and white-out conditions.

Top performers

Scott Salisbury, Brigham Young-Hawaii basketball: The Seasiders lost the game, but this 6-foot-8 BYUH junior center became the first player in PacWest history to grab 20-plus rebounds in a game twice in one season when he collected 20 boards against Montana State-Billings last Friday. Salisbury had 13 offensive rebounds in the game, six more than all Yellowjacket players combined.

Nash Subotic, Hawaii Pacific basketball: The 6-5 senior sharpshooter notched his second 30-plus point performance of the season when he poured in 30 in a win at Western New Mexico last Friday. Subotic is the PacWest's second-leading scorer at 18.1 ppg.

Blane Muraoka, Hawaii Pacific baseball: Only two days after getting shelled for 17 runs in just two innings of relief against Sonoma State, the Sea Warriors' junior lefty pitched his way to a complete-game victory Wednesday over the same Cossacks. He got his revenge by allowing just five runs on 11 hits over seven innings for the win.

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