Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Rainbow Wahine rough up Cougars

Traci Uchima scored a run in each of the first two innings as the Hawaii softball team beat Brigham Young last night in the first game of the Hawaii Paradise Classic at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Hawaii shelled BYU pitcher Ariel Capra for four runs in the first and two runs in the second.

Melissa Coogan made the lead stand up by shutting out BYU in the first five innings, striking out seven batters while walking one.

White called up to Arena League

Former Hawaiian Islanders fullback/linebacker Josh White earned a spot with the Arena Football League's New York Dragons and will make his debut in the league Sunday against the Georgia Force.

White, who graduated from Farrington and led the Islanders in rushing last year, is expected to be part of a rotation at the position for the Dragons.

Sofa advances in Western Trials

Kini Sofa of Waianae knocked out Jordan Rael of Ignacio, Colo., in the first round yesterday to advance to the 119-pound quarterfinals at the Western Trials boxing tournament in Bakersfield, Calif.

Sofa will face Rafael Valenzuela of Phoenix today. Valenzuela is ranked No. 2 in the nation at 119 pounds.

Jeffrey Pelen Jr., also of Waianae, lost by decision to Edward Brooks of Phoenix on Tuesday in the 141-pound bracket.

The tournament is the last chance for amateur boxers to qualify for the Olympic Trials. Waianae's Samson Guillermo has already qualified for the trials.

Seasiders stay in second

The Brigham Young-Hawaii basketball team remained in second in the NCAA West region poll yesterday, sandwiched between No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino (16-1) and No. 3 Humboldt State (17-3).

The poll does not take into account BYUH's loss at Hilo on Tuesday.

The Seasiders (16-3) have been in the second spot all season. The top eight teams will receive invitations to the NCAA Division II tournament, with the top team given the opportunity to host.

Hilo Hall of Fame inducts 4 more

Glennie Adams, Cynthia (Whitworth) Galieto, Nelson Wong and Hugh Clark were selected as the 11th class of honorees in the City Bank Hilo Hall of Fame yesterday.

Galieto and Adams, who is currently the Chaminade volleyball coach, played for Sharon Peterson when Hilo was the class of small-college volleyball. Wong played basketball for the school from 1987 to 1991 and Clark covered the team when all three athletes attended Hilo.

The induction luncheon is Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. Contact the school at 974-7606 for more information.

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