Hawaii Beat
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Linebacker joining Warriors

Linebacker Adam Leonard accepted a scholarship offer yesterday to play football at Hawaii.

"It feels like home," said Leonard, who completes his recruiting visit today. "The people here are very gracious and the coaching staff is a terrific group."

Leonard, from Ranier Beach High School in Seattle, is 6-feet and 220 pounds. The two-time all-league player was highly recruited until he tore an ACL early last season.

"In a couple more months, I'll be ready to go full-speed," he said. "I just have to keep to my (rehab) protocal."

Leonard will be a freshman in the fall, joining a class with several linebackers, including Blaze Soares, Brashton Satele, R.J. Keisel-Kauhane.

Cowboys continue to lead Taylor Made

The Oklahoma State men's golf team shot a second-round low 270 yesterday to hold onto the lead at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.

The Cowboys have an eight-stroke lead heading into today's third and final round. Washington is second, followed by USC. Host Hawaii-Hilo fell four spots to 18th place while Hawaii fell one spot to 21st.

Rainbow Wahine win season opener

Beth Novick scored three goals as the seventh-ranked University of Hawaii water polo team defeated No. 12 San Jose State 5-4 at San Jose, Calif. yesterday.

Monika Kruszona and Audrey Harrer added goals for the Rainbow Wahine, who never trailed in the game. Hawaii plays at third-ranked Stanford today.

Vulcans defeat Mustangs

Osadonor Esene scored 19 points and Brian Graham added 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 13 Hawaii-Hilo basketball team to an 83-70 win in a PacWest Conference match at Silver City, N.M., last night.

The Vulcans (21-3, 7-3 PacWest) shot 52 percent from the field. Mike Sells led the Mustangs (6-15, 1-9) with 21 points.

Swords lose: Chaminade's late rally fell short last night in Billings, Mont., losing 82-79 to Montana State-Billings.

Zack Whiting scored 21 points and Corey Campbell added 20 off the bench for Chaminade (14-9, 7-5 PacWest). The Silverswords cut a 20-point deficit to 80-79, but the Yellowjackets (14-6, 6-4) made two free throws to seal the game.

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

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