Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, June 26, 1999

Guillermo wins title
for second time

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Sixteen-year-old Samson Guillermo of Hawaii won the 112-pound title today at the 1999 Junior Olympic National Boxing Championships for the second year in a row.

Guillermo, of Waianae, won a 5-0 decision over Lorenzo Reynolds of Saginaw, Mich., to become only the second fighter from Hawaii to win a title at the Junior Olympics. Brian Viloria, who won the 100 and 10 pound divisions, was the other.

Guillermo was also recognized as the most outstanding fighter at the tournament.


Kaneshiro loses
golf marathon

Dawn Kaneshiro's bid for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links golf championship ended agonizingly on the third sudden-death hole of her third-round match yesterday at Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.

The former University of Hawaii player from Lahaina lost to Dorothy Delasin of Daly City, Calif., in 21 holes - a day after knocking out defending Publinx champ Amy Spooner-Johnson in 20.

Hawaii booters in final

The Bulls Red team from Hawaii advanced to the Under 18 Boys final of the U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regional at Bakersfield, Calif., by beating the La Jolla (Calif.) Nomads, 2-1, yesterday on goals by Noah Rolf and John Michael Semenza.

The Bulls Red were to meet FC United (Wash.) today for their age-group title.

Four other isle teams - Leahi 82 Under 17 girls, Na Koa Under 15 girls, Leahi Under 12 girls and Volcanoes Under 13 boys - were beaten in semifinal play.

Homecoming for Ishii

David Ishii, the Kauai native who plays on the Asian professional golf tour, will return to the Garden Island for the July 3-4 Kauai Open Invitational Tournament.

Also entered in the 36-hole event, to be played on the Poipu Bay and Kauai Lagoons Kiele courses, are Kevin Hayashi, winner of this year's Hilo and Kona opens, and Maui Open champ Henry Sieradzki.

Ishii finished third in the '98 Kauai Open behind winner Dean Wilson and Lance Suzuki.

The Kauai Open women's flight will play 36 holes at Puakea's Grove Farm course.

Mauna Kea Pro-Am

Forty-four of the nation's top golf club professionals will join more than 100 amateurs from around the country in the 26th Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Pro-Am tournament July 5-9.

Last year's winner was Walter Porterfield.

Adams, Rigsbee qualify

Catherine Adams, 24, of Honolulu and Cliff Rigsbee, 46, of Waimanalo qualified in a recent California triathlon for the Oct. 23 Ironman World Championship at Kailua-Kona alongside the world's greatest triathletes.

The Ironman is the premier endurance athletic event in the world. From 22 national and international qualifying events, only 1,500 triathletes make the cut.

The event consists of a 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike race and 26.2-mile run.

QB Club speakers

Speakers at the weekly luncheon of the Honolulu Quarterback Club on Monday are: Punahou track coach Dacre Bowen, Hawaii Hammerheads head coach Guy Benjamin and assistant coach Doug Semones, and Oahu Interscholastic Association president and Aiea High School principal Gary Griffiths.

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

Martial arts prodigy

Michael Kaneshige Jr., 7-year-old son of Michael Sr. of Kahuku and Taylor Kaneshige, recently excelled in a martial arts competition held at St. Simon's Island, Ga.

He placed first in traditional forms and continuous sparring, and second in point sparring.

Kaneshige was ranked No. 1 in the Southern Professional Martial Arts Association for his age group.

He has been enrolled in the United Fighting Arts Federation established by Chuck Norris since September 1998.

Hoe wins tennis grant

Erin Hoe of Mililani, Hawaii's No.1 tennis player in the Girls 18 Division, has been awarded an Academy Grant from the U.S. Tennis Association Minority Participation Initiative, the USTA/Hawaii Pacific Section announced.

Hoe is the only Hawaii junior player to receive the award.

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