Hawaii Beat

Chaminade shocks No. 8 Hawaii Pacific

Patti Hardimon dominated the net and buried 19 kills to help Chaminade's volleyball team sweep No. 8 Hawaii Pacific 31-29, 31-29, 30-26 last night at the Blaisdell Arena.

The Silverswords tied HPU atop the Pacific West Conference at 5-1 with the win. Unranked Chaminade is 10-3 overall while the Sea Warriors, who had only lost to No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney, dropped to 11-2.

The teams will meet again Nov. 6 on HPU's court.

Hittle earns national honor

Hawaii freshman hitter Tara Hittle yesterday was named CVU.com's National Player of the Week.

The right-side hitter from Colorado had 41 kills in two matches last week, with just three errors in 65 attempts (.585). In the 3-1 win over Fresno State, Hittle had career highs of 22 kills and a .625 hitting percentage.

She also had 10 assists, a service ace, 14 digs and a pair of block assists as the fourth-ranked Rainbow Wahine remained undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play at 2-0. Hawaii has now won 80 straight WAC matches and 184 in a row against unranked teams.

Wahine golfers finish 15th

Sophomore Dale Gammie shot a final-round 79 to clinch her first top 10 finish of the season, but the Rainbow Wahine golf team could only manage to finish 15th in the Price's Give Em Five Intercollegiate, which ended yesterday in Las Cruces, N.M.

Arizona State won the event with a three-round total of 893, nine strokes better than runner-up Texas Tech. The Rainbow Wahine will host the Kent Youel Invitational at Kapolei Golf Course, Oct. 25-27.

Killebrew promoted to senior VP

Punahou graduate George Killebrew has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Sponsorships for the Dallas Mavericks.

Killebrew, who originally joined the organization in 1991, has represented the Mavericks on all sponsorship negotiations for American Airlines Center, and under his tenure, has seen sponsorship revenues increase every year, with last year's campaign breaking all previous records.

Sea Warriors add people to athletic program

Hawaii Pacific announced three new additions to its athletic program yesterday.

Kelly Wells, who served as head coach of the Mason County high school basketball team in Kentucky, will take over as the new assistant athletic director and assistant basketball coach. Jeff Harada is the new assistant to the athletic director and will also serve as assistant basketball coach, and Yonie Espiritu will be the new sports information director. Espiritu played soccer for the Sea Warriors, graduating in 2003.

Ko Olina triathlon Sunday

Ko Olina Resort will host the 3rd annual Ko Olina Triathlon on Sunday as part of a fund-raiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Ko Olina Charities, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

The race will consist of the participants swimming the length of each of Ko Olina's four lagoons, followed by a 30K bike segment, and a 4.5-mile run.

Registration forms and more information can be found at www.fitpros.org.

Midnight Ohana coming up

"Superheroes of UH Basketball" is the theme for this year's Midnight Ohana on Oct. 15, the first official practice of the Hawaii men's and women's basketball teams.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center with a carnival. The teams will be introduced at midnight, followed by a 3-point shooting contest between a Rainbow Warrior and a Rainbow Wahine, a men's slam-dunk contest and intra-squad scrimmages for both the men and the women.

The Rainbows open the season with a Nov. 14 exhibition game at home against Hawaii-Hilo. The Wahine host Santa Clara on Nov. 26, the first day of the 26th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic.

Otani honored by Big Sky Conference

Maui High graduate Kari Otani, a sophomore midfielder for Portland State, was named the Big Sky Conference's offensive player of the week yesterday.

Otani had two strong performances as the Vikings blanked Oregon and battled Wyoming to a 2-2 tie last weekend. A walk-on last year, Otani scored her first career goal in the Wyoming match.

Rainbow Wahine sailors finish third

The Hawaii women's sailing team placed third overall at last weekend's Bryson Women's Intersectional at Redwood City, Calif.

The Rainbow Wahine finished with 73 points in the two-day event, 42 points in the A division and 31 in the B division.

Stanford won the nine-team regatta with 48 points, followed by Southern California with 68.

Hawaii next competes at the Women's Fall Championship hosted by California, Nov. 6-7 at Treasure Island, Calif.

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