Arizona 16-year-old qualifies for SBS Open
Sixteen-year-old Taylore Karle of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Linda Wessberg of Sweden earned the two qualifying spots for this week's SBS Open at Turtle Bay.
Karle shot a 71 and Wessberg, an LPGA rookie last year, shot 72.
Hawai'i's Ayaka Kaneko of Sacred Hearts Academy shot 75.
Meanwhile, Tadd Fujikawa, 16, who won the Hawai'i Pearl Open on Sunday with a birdie on the final hole, will play in tomorrow's pro-am.
Karle also is expected to be in the pro-am.
LUTHERAN ROLLS IN ILH DIVISION II TOURNEY
Derek Alik scored a game-high 27 points as Lutheran topped Redemption Academy, 53-39, in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II boys postseason tournament game last night at Hawai'i Baptist Academy.
Eight teams are vying for the third ILH berth to the State Tournament. The playoffs continue today.
Lanakila Baptist faces ASSETS at Hanalani at 5:30 p.m. followed by Lutheran at Hanalani at 7 p.m.
Word of Life faces Christian Academy at Damien at 5:30 p.m., and Academy of the Pacific faces Le Jardin at HBA at 7 p.m.
LUTHERAN (1-14) 11 15 12 15 — 53
REDEMPTION (1-14) 10 9 10 10 — 39
LUTHERAN — Ronald Nipp 0, Jordan Ramos 0, Ryson Gander 2, David Cho 5, Derek Alik 27, Matthew Nishiyama 1, Michael Abang 13, Samuel Armitage 0, Anthony DiCiceo 5. Totals 22 7-16 39.
REDEMPTION — Corey Matsuo 8, Brandon Maeshiro , Adam Crail 6, Justin Ryder 0, Ailau Perez 0, Joshua Barros 13, Kekoa Kruszona 12, Jonathan Hanki 0. Totals 15 9-22 39. 3-point goals: Lutheran 2 (Abang 1, Alik 1).
HAWAI'I PACIFIC FALLS TO HOST CHAPMAN, 69-67
Josh Flynn-Brown scored a game-high 22 points and host Chapman beat Hawai'i Pacific, 69-67, yesterday at Orange, Calif.
The Division III Panthers took the lead for good on a basket by freshman center Jared Kaiser with 34 seconds remaining and held off the Division II Sea Warriors.
Patrick Carney added 19 points for Chapman (17-5).
Rishi Kakad scored all of his team-high 15 points in the second half and added five assists for the Sea Warriors (9-15). Reserve Ryan Walker added 13 points for HPU, which finished its West Coast trip 1-3.
SACRED HEARTS TO HOST CLINICS STARTING FRIDAY
The inaugural Sacred Hearts Academy "Superfair" Basketball Clinics will be Friday and Saturday at the Sacred Hearts Academy gym. The clinics are run in conjunction with the school's annual "Superfair."
Girls and boys in grades 5 to 8 are eligible. Sessions are run by the school's varsity coaches and designed for intermediate players. Call 255-5292 for information and to register.
Cost is $25 for one session, $10 for each additional session and $40 for all three. Fee includes $5 of "Superfair" scrip.
The first session is Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and focuses on offensive skills. The last two sessions are Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (defensive skills) and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (team skills and shooting).
Participants are encouraged to play in two 30-minute games Saturday night.
KIROV SELECTED AS CU WOMEN'S COACH
Chaminade announced the hiring of Peter Kirov yesterday as the program's new women's soccer coach.
Kirov previously coached at Bellevue (Wash.) Community College and led the team to a second-place finish in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College conference in 2006.
Three players from that team were selected as NWAACC All-Stars.
Kirov also won a NWAACC championship at Bellevue Community College as a player in 1994.
Kirov earlier coached in Europe, and he was the General manager of FC Slavia, the oldest football club in Bulgaria from 1992 to 1994.
Kirov replaces Andy Gasper who announced his resignation in December for family reasons after leading the Silverswords in their inaugural season last year.