Wahine softball players signing
An autograph session featuring members of the Hawaii softball team is scheduled for Sunday at the Rainbowtique at Ward Centre.
The session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is a limit of one item per person.
The Rainbow Wahine completed a record-breaking season with the program’s first appearance in the Women’s College World Series earlier this month.
J-Rod homer up for ESPY
Hawaii’s win over top-seeded Alabama in the NCAA super regionals has been nominated in the Best Upset category in the 2010 ESPY Awards.
Jenna Rodriguez’s two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning gave UH a 5-4 win in the decisive third game in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and sent the Wahine to the WCWS.
Fans will select the ESPY winners by voting online, by mobile device at espn.com/espys or on ESPN’s Facebook page. The award ceremony is set for July 14.
Wallin hired as UH-Hilo coach
Jamie Wallin was hired as the softball coach at UH-Hilo yesterday.
Wallin arrives from Lafayette College, where she was 15-33 last season. Before that, she led Sonoma State to the NCAA Division II tournament in 2007 and 2009 and helped the program to its first three postseason wins.
Wallin takes over for Callen Perreira, who retired after 581 wins over 20 seasons.
Satterwhite, Edwards honored
Punahou’s Ashley Satterwhite and Jacob Edwards of Ka’u have been named the Gatorade Track and Field prep athletes of the year for Hawaii.
Satterwhite won the 100 and 200 at the state meet, helping the Buffanblu to the girls championship. The two-time Interscholastic League of Honolulu female athlete of the year also anchored Punahou’s 4×400 relay team that set a state meet record and the second place 4×100 relay team.
Satterwhite has signed to run for Hawaii next season.
Edwards, who won this award last year, repeated as the 110 and 300 hurdles champion in helping the Trojans to a fourth-place finish at the state meet. He also won the triple jump.
Edwards has signed to run for Wyoming next season.
The two are eligible for the national award that will be announced later this month.
Stand-up challenge almost here
The Primo Stand Up Challenge, which includes divisions for outrigger and sailing canoes, is scheduled for tomorrow.
The races begin at Maunalua Bay and finish off the Elks Club in Waikiki. Competition is in sailing canoes, OC-1, OC-2 and OC-6, paddleboard and stand-up paddle.
The entry fee is $30 with all proceeds to benefit the Malama Maunalua Foundation. Check-in time is 8 a.m. with the races at 9 a.m.
The Web site is www.soljah.com
North Shore swim tomorrow
The annual Surf ‘n Sea Swim Series begins its 22nd year tomorrow with the Raging Isle Sprint. The 1-mile swim goes from Sunset Beach to Pipeline.
Competitive and recreational swimmers can still enter. Late fee is $35.
The race begins at 9 a.m.
Last year’s winners were Tom Lileikis (20:33) and Kate Costello (29:59).