Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, June 19, 1999

up for grabs

Ernie Santiago was the first to win the Mr. Hawaiian Islands Bodybuilding title in 1979. Eddie Hoggert was the last.

Who will be next?

That will be determined tonight when Hoggert, the 1998 champion, passes the crown to this year's winner at the 21st Hawaiian Islands Bodybuilding Championships, which begins at 6:30 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

There will also be new champions crowned in the Junior Hawaiian Islands and the Hawaii Fitness contests.

Ronnie Coleman, winner of the Mr. Olympia title, headlines a star-studded lineup of guest posers. He will be joined by 1994 world amateur champ Jean Pierre Fux and Ms. International Vicky Gates.

Tickets are $20 to $40 and available at the box office.

Two share Shinko lead

Professional golfer Lance Suzuki and amateur John Lundgren each shot a 6-under-par 66 yesterday to share the first-round lead in the 26th Sports Shinko Rainbow Open at the Mililani Golf Club.

Alone at 67 was pro Dean Wilson. Amateur Merv Matsumoto and pros Greg Meyer and Daryl Inaba were another stroke back.

Hammerheads tackle Thunder

The Hawaii Hammerheads will try to hold their second-place position in the Indoor Professional Football League standings when they tackle the Rocky Mountain Thunder tonight at Colorado Springs, Colo.

It will be the third straight road game for the Hammerheads (5-4), who beat the Thunder (4-5) twice at home earlier in the season.

Hawaii, which trails first-place Texas by three games, is led by Falaniko Vitale, the league's top scorer with 112 points, and quarterback Tim Carey, the IPFL passing efficiency leader.

Keiter, Leahey at QB Club

Monday's speakers at the Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon are Aloha Stadium assistant Les Keiter, Nanakuli girls' basketball coach Gerald Lum, Mililani boys' and girls' track and field coach Shane Akamine and Home Team Five sportscaster Jim Leahey.

Lunch at the Pagoda Restaurant is served at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.

The public is invited.

BYU signs Obrey, Jackson

Third baseman Kainoa Obrey and center fielder Douglas Jackson of Iolani School have signed letters of intent to play baseball at Brigham Young University next season.

Obrey was Hawaii's player of the year in 1998 when Iolani won the state championship.

Jackson batted .380, with four home runs, this past season when the Raiders placed fifth in the state tournament.

The two former Raiders were signed by BYU assistant Dave Eldredge.

Island Movers 0-3 in Japan

The Kyushu Big 6 Universities all-star baseball team edged the Hawaii Island Movers, 5-4, Wednesday, then swept a Thursday doublehader, 6-3 and 2-1, leaving the isle team winless in the first week of its Japan tour.

Wahine to take surf spotlight

China Uemura's third annual Wahine Surfing Classic will be held June 26-27 at Queens Surf Beach in Waikiki.

The meet, which starts at 7 a.m. and is open to girls and women of all ages, will benefit the Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

The entry fee is $25 if paid by June 18 or $50 on-site and there will be a $10 fee for each additional event.

For more information, call China Uemura at 845-4244.

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