Baseball: UHH off to strong start

Kobie Russell hit his first career grand slam to highlight the UH-Hilo baseball team’s entertaining 13-2 season-opening victory over San Diego Christian on Friday night.

BIIF girls basketball: Versatile and deep, Hilo showcases rare mix in beating Waiakea

It’s the first time in the Hilo girls basketball team’s long history that there has been three players who are prolific 3-point shooters like sisters Ayana and Alexa Meyer and Veda Galima. The Vikings have had talented players before who’ve played Division I college ball, but the roster has never been stocked with three long-range gunners like the Meyer sisters and Galima.

BIIF to allow fans starting Monday

Starting Monday, the BIIF will allow a limited number of fans at a school’s discretion for all league winter sports, provided mandatory masks are properly worn (not below the nose) at all time by all spectators for indoor and outdoor events.

Iconic volleyball coach Peterson out at HPA

Sharon Peterson, an NAIA and UH-Hilo Hall of Fame volleyball coach, said she was fired by Hawaii Prep last week, a little more than a month after Ka Makani returned from the state tournament.