Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Villarmia-Kahawai quits
as basketball coach at Aiea

Star-Bulletin staff

Fran Villarmia-Kahawai has stepped down as varsity girls basketball coach at Aiea High School.

A statement issued by the school said Villarmia-Kahawai is stepping away from coaching to devote more time to her family and career.

Villarmia-Kahawai was an assistant on the varsity boys coaching staff from 1993-96 and coached the boys junior varsity team from 1996 - 98. She became the Na Alii girls coach in 1999 and guided the team to the 2001 state championship.

The school's athletic department is accepting applications for the girls head coaching position. Resumes should be sent to athletic director Roy Miyoga, c/o Aiea High School, 98-1267 Ulune St., Aiea, HI 96701. The deadline for applications is Jan. 16.

Barahal, Wilton, Brown at Quarterback Club

Honolulu Marathon president James Barahal and Hawaii men's volleyball coach Mike Wilton are scheduled to speak at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.

UH diving coach Mike Brown is also scheduled to appear. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Restaurant in Honolulu; program begins promptly at noon.

Sony Open to have largest Japanese field

Shigeki Maruyama will lead a contingent of 10 professionals from Japan in the Sony Open Jan. 13-19 at Waialae Golf Course.

It will be the tournament's largest group of Japanese golfers.

Joining Maruyama will be Hidemichi Tanaka in his third Sony Open appearance.

Chaminade starts PacWest with home win

Leon Ballard scored 22 points as Chaminade beat Montana State-Billings 89-76 at McCabe Gym last night.

The Silverswords (6-7, 1-0) beat the Yellowjackets (6-3, 0-1) in the Pacific West Conference opener for both teams.

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

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