McCabe, Hanie-Grace lead Angels to victory

Reggie McCabe and Mahea Hanie-Grace of Gee’s Angels were named to the All-Tournament Team on the Big Island over the weekend.

The Angels’ honor came following their victory in the Na Paniolo Wahine Classic Basketball Tournament.

En route to the championship, Gee’s Angels took the pool round by getting past the Christian Academy Middle School.

Defending champion Na Paniolo-Waimea Middle School fell victim to the Angels in the semifinals.

Under coach Cecil Gee, the Angels made a statement when they downed Lokahi Girls 53-23, earning McCabe and Hanie-Grace All-Tournament Team honors.

The Lihu‘e Kamakazes, under coach Keven Hanano, also went to the tournament and finished fourth place.

“There were six teams from all over the Big Island and two from Kaua‘i,” Cyn-de Hanano said in an e-mail. “What was really great was, we play on opposite sides of the court from Gee’s Angels.

“It took flying all the way down the island chain to bring our two teams together. There is nothing like traveling to another island and having your crowd louder than the home team’s crowd.”

Hanano said the Kamakazes won their first game Friday but met rough water against older and bigger opponents in the two Saturday games.

“It was a great experience for the girls,” Hanano said. “They brought home great memories, opened their eyes to a whole new basketball game, but most of all, friend they never knew they had from across the court.”

Hanalei Canoe Club opens 2007 season

The Hanalei Canoe Club welcomed new and returning paddlers of all levels and ages as the 2007 got under way last weekend with races in Waimea.

Leaders are planning an exciting season of long-distance and one-man races and regattas culminating with the state championship in Hanalei Bay.

Men’s practice takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.

Women’s practice takes place Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m.

From March 6, Hanalei CC will offer morning practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m.

Additionally, Hanalei CC has opened an Eastside program on the Wailua River that meets on Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

The Hanalei CC Youth program will start March 20 for paddlers between the ages of 8 and 18.

For more information, call 652-3199 or 639-4048.

UH Wahine golf at

third in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. — Firing a 303 opening round yesterday, the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine golf team is in third place.

Led by a trio of golfers who shot 3-over-par, Hawai‘i is 6 strokes off the lead at the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational at the Cooper River Country Club.

Dale Gammie, Xyra Suyetsugu and Corie Hou are tied for 10th following their opening rounds of 75. Lisa Kajihara is tied for 29th after her 78 round and Nancy Shon is in 90th with an 86.

University of California-Irvine holds the team-lead at 9-over-par, followed by host Fresno State at 11-over and Hawai‘i at 15-over. Long Beach State (+19) and Colorado (+20) round out the leaders.

The tournament wraps up with the final round today.

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