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Ocean Paddler show goes national

Hawaii-based “Ocean Paddler,” a TV show dedicated solely to ocean paddling sports and outrigger canoes, has been picked up nationally by NBC Universal Sports as a weekly series.

Shown locally on OC16, “Ocean Paddler” begins airing nationally on April 5. The series has included the first live webcasts of the men’s and women’s Molokai Channel canoe races, both done last year.


Boxing, fencing at Quarterback Club

Ron Richardson, coaching director of Rapid Fire Boxing Club, and Salle Honolulu Fencing Club director Colin Chock are the featured speakers at tomorrow’s Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon at the Maple Garden Restaurant.

The club will also recognize its sportspersons of the month for February, Punahou girls head basketball coach Mike Taylor and Buffanblu center Hailey-Ann Maeda.

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the noon program. The cost is $15.


Chaminade takes 2 from BYUH

Kasy‘e Lalau tossed a four-hitter and Melissa Harris and Dawn Dela Cruz each drove in two runs as Chaminade completed a sweep of a PacWest softball doubleheader over Brigham Young-Hawaii with an 8-0 win in five innings at Palolo Recreation Center field.

The Silverswords (7-15, 3-5 PacWest) won the opener 10-1, also in five innings. Kelly Korras scattered five hits and Samantha Ford drove in four runs, two on a double in the fifth that gave Chaminade its mercy-rule margin.

The Seasiders dropped to 4-20 and 2-12.


Ritenberg 41st at NCAA swims

Hawaii sophomore Taylor Ritenberg placed 41st in the 200 breaststroke during yesterday’s preliminaries of the NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships at Austin, Texas.

Ritenberg, the lone Rainbow Wahine competing on the final day of the event, was timed in 2 minutes, 13.51 seconds.

Hawaii will have one swimmer at this week’s NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships in Minneapolis. Sophomore Luca Mazzurana will compete in the 200 fly, 100 fly, and 200 IM events beginning Thursday.


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