Dennis Dizdarevic scored a goal with seven minutes left to lift the Warriors over Latin Hawaii, 2-1, to take the MISO Spring Crown soccer title yesterday at Kapiolani Park.
Warriors take MISO
The Warriors took a 1-0 lead on Claud Petersen's first-half goal. Defending champion Latin Hawaii tied it up with 10 minutes to left in the match on a goal by Nick Chapin.
Two Hawaii kayakers named to U.S. Junior World TeamStephanie Dean and Ana Schladermundt of Hawaii were named to the United States Junior World Team yesterday by USA Canoe Kayak, the governing body for Olympic kayaking in the United States.
The announcement followed two days of races at Lake Lanier Georgia, the site of the 1996 Olympic kayaking competition. After racing against over thirty other junior kayakers, Dean and Schadermundt were chosen, along with three other women (Sonrisa Reed, Katie Hagler, and Ellie Slakey, all of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club) to represent the United States at the Junior World Championships in Zagreb Croatia, later this summer.
Jackson, Heltzel win biathlonJodi Jackson and Rick Heltzel won the women's and men's titles at the Outrigger Canoe Club Biathlon yesterday at Kapiolani Park.
Jackson finished the 5-kilometer run/800-meter swim in 31 minutes, 18 seconds. Katherine Nichols was second among women in 33:38.
Heltzel took the men's title in 32:25, edging John Akana, 32:55.
Vulcans get Mililani's VegaCatcher Nancy Vega, a second-team OIA West all-star catcher for the Mililani softball team, has committed to play for Hawaii-Hilo.
Vega batted .366 for the Trojans, who won the OIA championship and finished third in the state tournament.
Earlier UH-Hilo signees were second baseman Denise DeMello of Baldwin, utility player Tiffany Laranio of Kapaa, pitcher Kristine Kahoalii of Fremont, Calif., and infielder Claressa Asuncion of West Covina, Calif.
Estrada Whittier's MVPSophomore Thad Estrada, a pitcher-designated hitter from Kailua and Iolani School, was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player on the Whittier (Calif.) College baseball team after leading the Poets to their first winning season in 10 years.
Estrada batted .404, led the Poets with 15 home runs and led the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with 31 runs scored. He also compiled a 5-6 pitching record and led the Whittier staff with 45 strikeouts.
Estrada was a first-team all-conference selection and second-team All-Western Region pick.