Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Sunday, February 08, 2009

Fujikawa drifts back in Pearl pack

If you went off early during yesterday's second round of the Hawaii Pearl Open you fared better than those who teed it up in the afternoon. Such was the case for second-round leader Jesse Mueller, who made the most of his early start with his second straight 66 en route to a 12-under 132.

The 25-year-old Arizona State graduate holds a four-shot lead entering today's final round over Japan's Akira Endo (68) and Makoto Endo (72), who led after the first day, and John Ellis (71) of San Jose, Calif.

The top local contingent wasn't as fortunate. Tadd Fujikawa dropped back into a tie for 24th with a 2-over 74 for a two-day total of 141. David Ishii and 14-year-old amateur Lorens Chan shot 73s and are tied for 13th at 140.


Hawaii water polo team beats UCLA

The Hawaii water polo team beat UCLA for the first time in the program's history yesterday at Stanford, Calif.

The Rainbow Wahine got six goals from Kelly Mason to win the match 13-12. Mason's last goal came with 2:21 left to put Hawaii up 13-11.

No. 4 Hawaii improved to 5-2 and dealt the Bruins (5-1) their first loss in 43 matches.


NFL to honor state football champs

The NFL will recognize Punahou and 'Iolani's accomplishments in today's pregame ceremonies.

Punahou head coach Kale Ane, who guided the Buffanblu to its first state title this past season, will be honored as Hawaii High School Coach of the Year. Also being celebrated are Division I and II state champions, Punahou and 'Iolani.


Cal drops Hawaii in men's tennis

No. 24 California edged out No. 54 Hawaii 4-3 yesterday in Berkeley, Calif. The Warriors earned a split in singles play, but lost two out of three on the doubles side.

Dennis Lajola and Andreas Weber won their matches for UH.


Punahou coaches to speak at QB club

Punahou women's basketball coach Mike Taylor and assistant cross country coach Connie Comisofanelli will speak at tomorrow's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.

The meeting begins at noon tomorrow at the Pagoda Hotel's International Ballroom with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.


Chapman wins boxing debut

Leland Chapman beat Samuel Quel in the main event of an amateur boxing show at Palolo last night.

Chapman won by decision. Kaeo Myer had the only knockout of the night, flooring Alex Limatok in the first round.


Azevedo helps Hilo over Dixie State

Sheila Azevedo scored 23 points, including the deciding free throw with 9 seconds left, and Amanda Adams added 10 as the UH-Hilo women's basketball team dropped Dixie State 73-70 last night in Hilo.

The Vulcans improved to 9-7 with the win while the Red Storm dropped to 12-9.

» Joel Smith scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Chaminade's men's team snuck past Grand Canyon 68-65 at McCabe Gym last night. The Silverswords improved to 11-8 while the 'Lopes dropped to 10-11.


Vulcans wins big over Seasiders

UH-Hilo's softball team beat Brigham Young-Hawaii 5-0 and 9-1 yesterday in Hilo.

After being shut out in the first game, the Seasiders dropped the second game on the eight-run rule in the sixth inning.

» Krystal Plunkett and Ciera Senas each had three hits as Hawaii Pacific swept Chaminade yesterday.

The Sea Warriors won both games 10-0 via the mercy rule.


HPU men's tennis team opens with win

The Hawaii Pacific men's tennis team won their first outing of the season, defeating Division III Gustavus Adolphus 8-1 yesterday in Honolulu.