Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Jacksonville re-signs Fuamatu-Ma'afala

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. » The Jaguars re-signed running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala and wide receiver Troy Edwards yesterday.

Both players had been unrestricted free agents.

Fuamatu-Maafala, who also spent time with the Steelers in his career, was used mostly in short-yardage situations last season. The former Saint Louis School and Utah star carried 20 times for 69 yards and a score.

Edwards, a first-round draft pick by Pittsburgh in 1999, spent the last three years in Jacksonville. He was second on the team last season with 50 catches for 533 yards and one touchdown.

Lee earns top seed in NCAA wrestling

Saint Louis graduate Travis Lee is the top seed in the 133-pound weight class at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The Cornell senior faces Derek Moore of UC Davis in his first match of the meet, which opens tomorrow at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Mo.

The tournament runs through Saturday.

Lee won a national championship at 125 in 2003 and was the top seed at 133 last year, but lost in the quarterfinals.

This year, he was named the Ivy League Wrestler of the Year and became the third wrestler in league history to win four Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championships.

Baldwin graduate Grant Nakamura also qualified for the championships. The Iowa State junior is an unseeded wrestler in the 125-pound class. He faces 12th-seeded Jeremy Mendoza of Arizona State in the first round. Nakamura went 1-2 in last year's NCAA championships.

» The Hawaii USA Amateur Wrestling Association hosts its Kickoff Tournament on Saturday at Waianae High School.

Weigh-in starts at 8 a.m., with competition to begin at 10.

The meet is open to all ages and participants must have a USA Wrestling card.

For more information, call Patrick Garcia at 330-8901.

Super Brawl changes to Blaisdell Arena

The April 9 Super Brawl bout featuring Niko Vitale against Masanori Suda has changed locations from the Stan Sheriff Center to the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday for the event that will still begin at 7:30 p.m. and can be purchased at the Blaisdell box office, all Ticketmaster locations or over the phone at (877) 750-4400.

Gammie leads Donnis Thompson tourney

University of Hawaii golfer Dale Gammie fired back-to-back rounds of 79 to give her a one-shot lead over Kim Welch and Jay Lee Longbottom of Washington State after the first day of the Donnis Thompson Invitational golf tournament at Kaneohe.

Hawaii sits in fifth place at 340, 30 shots behind the Cougars, who are in first. Hawaii-Hilo is three shots behind Hawaii in seventh place.

San Francisco's Joan Shimozaki, a Seabury Hall graduate, is fourth individually, two shots behind Gammie. Hawaii's Kari Sur and Sara Odelius are tied for 10th.

Hawaii Pacific tops Minnesota-Morris twice

The Hawaii Pacific softball team had no trouble with Minnesota-Morris in a doubleheader yesterday, winning 17-1 and 8-0 in games played at Sea Warrior Field.

Kellie Nishikida went 2-for-3 with a triple and five RBIs in the opening game as the Sea Warriors scored 17 runs on 13 hits. Dayna Berry pitched five innings without giving up an earned run to pick up the win. She was also 3-for-4 with two doubles at the plate.

Brandi Peiler improved to 6-1 for the year in the second game, tossing a shutout and giving up just four hits with no walks while striking out nine. With the sweep, Hawaii Pacific improved to 14-6.

Brigham Young-Hawaii rolls on

The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's tennis team won all three doubles matches and four of the six singles matches to defeat Utah State 7-2 yesterday in Laie.

The Seasiders improved to 9-1 and were led by 38th-ranked Dillon Porter, who was victorious in No. 1 singles. Dorian Porada, ranked 22nd, was upset by the Aggies' Hannes Schenk 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.

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

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