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KPAL Flag Football, Cheer start registration

by THE GARDEN ISLAND

The Kaua‘i Police Activities League will be accepting registration for its 2007 Flag Football and Cheer program on April 3 and 5 for the Lihu‘e area.

KPAL representatives will be on hand at Isenberg Park from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both days to accept registrations and fees. Applicants are reminded that completed forms and a $20 registration fee will be collected.

Supporter T-shirts will also be available for $12 each.

For more information, call Crystal Kaya at 651-8805.

Aloha Section PGA present Scotch 4-Ball Championship

The Aloha Section PGA will conduct its first major championship of the 2007 season this weekend on the Big Island.

The Big Island Candies Scotch 4-Ball Championship will feature a 36-hole stroke play team event beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Twenty-two teams of 44 island professionals will be playing for a purse of $12,000. The winning team will take home $3,500 as well as valuable points towards Governor’s Cup selection and Section PGA Player of the Year.

Rainbows fall to

San Jose State 9-1

HONOLULU — The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow baseball team (21-10, 2-2 WAC) fell to the San Jose State Spartans (17-11, 2-2) 9-1 in front of a crowd of 2,788 at the Les Murakami Stadium yesterda. Ian Harrington (4-5) took the loss for Hawai‘i while Scott Sobczak (3-1) pitched a complete-game victory.

Kris Sanchez led Hawai‘i, going 2-for-3. Derek DuPree added a 1-for-4 game with one RBI while Kevin Macdonald came off the bench to score Hawai‘i’s lone run.

The Spartans jumped out to an early lead, posting a three-run first inning. From there, SJSU was able to put up two runs in the third, and single runs in the fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth innings, getting their total to nine.

DuPree was able to drive in Macdonald for the lone Hawai‘i run in the ninth, keeping the Rainbows away from the shutout.

The two teams continue their series today at 6:35 p.m. at the Les Murakami Stadium.

UH sweeps UC San Diego

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The 13th ranked University of Hawai‘i defeated unranked UC San Diego yesterday in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match 35-33, 30-27, 30-19.

Hawai‘i who posted its sixth-straight victory, improves to 9-13 overall and 7-11 in the MPSF. UC San Diego falls to 5-19 and 2-16. Hawai‘i leads the all-time series with UCSD, 36-0.

UCSD broke a two-all tie on a Gerald Houseman kill and held the lead until Hawai‘i clawed its way back and tied it at 26. Hawai‘i utilized its huge block late stavving off set point (28-29) with two-straight blocks by Matt Rawson and Eric Kalima and then outlasted the Tritons, 35-33.

In the second set, Hawai‘i led 13-12 and then went on a mini run outscoring UCSD 5-1 to take an 18-13. The Tritons tied it at 24, but UH proved to strong in the end, winning five of the next six points to close it out, 30-27.

A Dio Dante kill and a Triton attack error gave Hawai‘i a quick start in the third and never relinquished the lead sprinting to a 30-19 victory.

Lauri Hakala led the Warrior attack with 16 kills. Dante pumped in 10 kills and posted a match-high 12 blocks.

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