Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Hawaii team wins national
Bobby Sox championship

The Mililani 10-and-under softball team capped an unbeaten six-game run in the National Bobby Sox Tournament with a 5-1 victory over Pico Riviera (Calif.) in yesterday's championship game at Buena Park, Calif.

Team members are Sanoe Aina, Kylee Ah Choy, Chelsea Deptula, Tiffany Farias, Tierra Cuba, Corrie Nishikida, Tara-Lyn Odo, Dara Pagaduan, Miya Quinn, Casey Sugihara, Tiane Taparra and Skye Virtudes.

Lloyd Sugihara is the head coach, Tony Cuba the assistant coach, Boni Ah Choy the team manager and Debra Nishikida the chaperone.

Fittipaldi won't race for at least eight weeks

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - CART race driver Christian Fittipaldi, knocked unconscious in a crash during testing at Gateway International Raceway on Monday, remained in a St. Louis hospital today and will be sidelined for at least eight weeks.

Preliminary tests indicated that the nephew of longtime racing star Emerson Fittipaldi has a subdural hematoma -- a collection of blood -- on the left side of his head, according to Dr. Jaimie Henderson, assistant professor of neurosurgery at the hospital.

Meyer five strokes ahead

Greg Meyer shot a bogey-free 67 for a five-stroke lead going into today's final round of the AT&T Aloha Section PGA Stroke Play Championship at the Mauna Kea Golf Course on the Big Island.

Meyer's 36-hole score of 141 was five better than defending champion Kevin Hayashi and Brian Sasada, who shared second place at 146. Hayashi and Sasada both double-bogeyed the par-4 18th hole, finishing at 73 and 70, respectively, yesterday.

Meyer, winner of the Mid-Pacific Open and the Rainbow Open this year, birdied the first and sixth holes to make the turn at 34. He stuck a 4-iron for an eight-foot birdie at the 216-yard, par-3 11th, and also birdied the 13th and 17th holes.

Ken Springer held his lead in the senior division with a 73 yesterday for a 36-hole total of 151, four strokes ahead of Hilo Municipal's Rodney Acia.

Kaneshiro clings to lead

Defending champion Dawn Kaneshiro takes a one-stroke lead over Rachel Kyono and Anna Umemura into today's final round of the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at the Mid-Pacific Country Club.

Kaneshiro shot a 76 yesterday for a 36-hole total of 148. Kyono, who finished third in the state girls' tournament, shot a 73 to join Umemura at 149.

Umemura, who will be a junior at the University of Tennessee and won the stroke play event in 1997, carded a 2-over-par 74.

MCI sponsors Abracadabra

MCI WorldCom and Abracadabra 2000 announced yesterday the signing of a sponsorship agreement which brings MCI WorldCom aboard as a principal sponsor of the Hawaii America's Cup team.

Abracadabra 2000 is Hawaii's first entry in the America's Cup. The racing yacht is sail training off Ko Olina.

MCI WorldCom's sponsorship will be promoted globally this fall when the yacht is featured in an episode of the television series, Baywatch, to be filmed in Hawaii later this month.

Abracadabra 2000, sailing out of the Waikiki Yacht Club, will compete against as many as 14 other international challengers beginning October 18th, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Big Leaguers stay unbeaten

Brandon Fujimoto and reliever Bryan Lee scattered five hits and the Hawaii Big League Little League team defeated Arizona, -3-1, yesterday to advance to tomorrow's championship game of the Western Regional baseball tournament for 16-18 year-olds at Scottsdale, Ariz..

Hawaii (2-0) will face the winner of the Arizona-California game for the title. The regional winner goes on to the World Series next week in Tucson.

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