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Hawaii Beat

For Tuesday, June 14, 2011

By Star-Advertiser staff


UH softball camps coming up

Registration is being accepted for a series of summer camps hosted by the University of Hawaii softball program.

The camps will be run by UH coaches and players, with the first session, for players in grades 9-12, running Wednesday through Friday. A pitching-only session will be held on Saturday.

A session for players in grades 6-8 is scheduled for next week and another for those in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held later this month. Hitting clinics are also scheduled for Aug. 6 and 13.

For more information, contact Dee Wisneski at 956-4536 or

Yagi scholarships to 2 UHH players

Hawaii-Hilo senior guard Vince Sanekane (Pahoa '07) and senior forward Zach Wilde from Snohomish, Wash., have been named recipients of the Coach Jimmy Yagi Basketball Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year.

The scholarship was established by Yagi, the former Vulcans coach (1973-85), and his wife, Jean, late last year with a $15,000 gift. It has grown to a $100,000 endowed scholarship.

The intent of the scholarship is to help UHH recruit basketball players who are high academic achievers as well as talented athletes. Donations are still being accepted and can be made payable to: UH Foundation/Coach Yagi Scholarship Endowment and sent to UHH Office of Development, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI, 96720. Gifts can also be made online at

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