Side Lines for Thursday — November 03, 2005

• Waimea looking for tennis coach

Waimea looking for tennis coach

By Duane Shimogawa Jr. – The Garden Island

Waimea High School is looking for a boys tennis coach and if you’re interested, contact athletic director Jon Kobayashi at 338-6804.

Last year’s head coach was Thomas Hadwin.

Koloa T-ball registration

There will be T-ball and coach signups for the Koloa Youth Baseball Association, from Nov. 15-17 at the Anne Knudsen Park (field farthest from Maluhia Road). The times are from 5-7 p.m. For Boys ages 5 to 10 (DOB between 2/29/1996 – 1/7/2001). For Girls ages 5 to 11 (DOB between 2/29/1995 – 1/7/2001). Please bring 2 copies of each birth certificate and medical insurance card. For more information, please call Kauwela at 332-5894 or Duane at 651-3090.

West Virginia nips UConn, 45-13

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Pat White ran for two touch-downs and threw for another in his first start, leading No. 18 West Virginia to a 45-13 win over Connecticut on Wednesday night.

First-place West Virginia (7-1, 4-0 Big East) showed no signs of sluggishness from an 18-day layoff. The Mountaineers built a 35-3 halftime lead, getting a pair of touchdowns following turnovers. The defense limited UConn (4-4, 1-3) to 12 rushing yards and 129 overall, the fewest allowed by West Virginia in three seasons.

UConn had one of Division I-A’s top defenses statistically, but four of its opponents have a combined record of 3-29.

The nation’s ninth-best rushing attack used a rotation of backs to compile 228 yards against the Huskies.

White, a redshirt freshman starting for the injured Adam Bednarik, frustrated UConn with his legs and his arm. He ran for 63 yards on 12 carries.

White hit Brandon Myles with a 20-yard TD pass early in the second quarter. On the first play of the ensuing drive, West Virginia’s Warren Young recovered a fumble at the UConn 20.

White then leveled two UConn players on a block that saved teammate Steve Slaton from a big loss. Two plays later, White eluded three defenders on a bootleg run to the right and scored from 14 yards out for a 28-3 lead. Freshman Dennis Brown, UConn’s third starting quarterback this season, got a rude greeting in his first road game.

He was sacked six times and threw an interception that Anthony Mims returned 32 yards to the UConn 14 midway through the second quarter. That set up White’s second TD run of the game, a 14-yard bootleg to the left.

Wondering what the boy wonder will do next

A year ago, Theo Epstein was being serenaded by the delirious residents of a city, state and region, and promising the moon in return. Life was good. Epstein was just 30, having accomplished something that some men three times his age had waited a lifetime to see.

“To all the Red Sox fans,” he said beneath a champagne shower, moments after Boston swept the World Series in St. Louis, “we’ll do it again next year.”

Or not.

On Monday, Epstein walked away from what he described in happier moments as his dream job — even though he’d grown up in Boston and the offer he left on the table would have tripled his salary.


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