‘Iolani hires coaches in 2 sports
‘Iolani School named new varsity head coaches for wrestling and softball.
Stan Teruya, a 1971 Kaimuki High graduate and two-time state wrestling champion for the Bulldogs, will become the Raiders’ wrestling coach.
Chris Shimabukuro, the school’s development director, returns to coach softball.
Teruya served as ‘Iolani’s wrestling coach from 1972 to 1977 and was an assistant wrestling coach from 1999 to 2010. Teruya replaces Loren Otake.
Shimabukuro, a 1985 ‘Iolani graduate, coached the Raiders from 1999 to 2007, and led the team to three Interscholastic League of Honolulu and two state titles. He replaces Lance Watanabe.
Basketball camp sign-ups extended
Registration deadline for the Sole Fundamentals Basketball Camp, open to boys and girls in the fourth through 12th grades, has been extended to the start of the camp.
The camp will be held from June 21-24 at Manoa Valley District Park gym.
Coaches include Brandon Kawazoe, Ryan Hogue, Ki’ilani Spencer, Bain Staples and Brian Nakamura.
Sessions will be from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. each day for those from fourth to seventh grades, and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for those eighth through 12th grades.
Cost is $90, which includes a camp T-shirt and a ball. For camp application, go to www.solefundamentals.com or call Ross Kinsler at 282-8300.
NJB hoops league assessment set
NJB Hawaii Youth Basketball will be holding open registration and assessments for its fall season June 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Kaimuki Recreation gym.
The league, to be held Aug. 29 to Oct. 31, is open to boys and girls, ages 9 through 15. Cost is $80.
For information, call Matt Tsukazaki at 721-2727.
Corpuz continues to shine
Allisen Corpuz’s excellent golfing adventure continued Tuesday when the 12-year-old was one of four qualifiers at the U.S. Girls Junior sectional at Kernwood Country Club in Salem, Mass.
The Punahou seventh-grader shot 78 to finish third, four shots behind the top qualifier.
Last week, Corpuz became the fourth-youngest winner in AJGA history when she captured the AJGA Juniors at Quad Cities at the Rock Island (Ill.) Arsenal Golf Club. She became the youngest Hawaii State Women’s Match Play champion last summer and is a three-time U.S. Kids World Champion. The U.S. Girls championship will be July 19 to 24 at Pinehurst, N.C.
Alex Ching All-America honorable mention
University of San Diego sophomore Alex Ching was named Division I Ping All-America honorable mention by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The Punahou graduate tied for second at the NCAA national championship. His 8-under-par 208 total helped the 16th-ranked Toreros to a tie for eighth.
For the season, Ching finished with a team-best scoring average of 72.23. His second-round 66 at nationals set a course tournament record and his 36-hole total of 135 was also a record, breaking the 1996 record set by Tiger Woods.
In February, Ching tied a tournament record when he shot a 64 on his way to earning medalist honors at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Invitational, at TPC Louisiana. He also went unbeaten at the Callaway Match Play Championships in Arizona, took second at the USD Callaway Invitational and finished third at the prestigious USC Collegiate Invitational.
Ching is a two-time all-West Coast Conference first team honoree. He was named to the Ping Freshman All-America team after finishing 13th at nationals last year.
Isle golfers exempt for U.S. Senior Open
Hawaii’s Dave Eichelberger, the 1999 U.S. Senior Open champion, and part-time residents Scott Simpson and Hale Irwin are among the 73 exempt players who have entered this year’s Open.
It will be played July 29 to Aug. 1 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
Entries were received from every state except Alaska, with golfers from American Samoa, the District of Columbia and 19 other countries also entering.
The U.S. Golf Association accepted 2,429 entries. More than half the field will be filled at 42 sectional qualifying sites, including one at Honolulu Country Club on June 28.