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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, August 14, 1999

Hawaii falls to
Florida in title game

Florida defeated Hawaii, 13-12, in the USA Championship game of the Little League Big League World Series yesterday at Tucson, Ariz.

Hawaii battled back from an 11-2 deficit to tie the game at 12-all in the sixth inning. Kyle Correa delivered a two-run single in a five-run sixth inning as part of the comeback.

Florida broke the tie in the seventh when Justin McWilliams, who was 5-for-5 in the game, hit a lead-off single and took second on an error. He scored after two were out on a single by Danny Cameron.

In Hawaii's final at-bat, Paki Lum singled after two outs and took third on a single by Jacob Flick. Correa grounded out to second to end the game.

Florida plays in today's World Championship game against Canada, which beat Puerto Rico, 6-1, in yesterday's International Championship game.

California beats Kalani in American Legion play

Chatsworth (Calif.) scored seven runs in the final two innings yesterday to rally past Kalani, 9-8, at the American Legion West Region tournament yesterday in Las Vegas.

Kalani pounded out 18 hits, but it was not enough to hold off the Californians.

Kalani led, 5-2, heading into the bottom of the eighth inning when Chatsworth scored six times to take an 8-5 lead.

Hawaii scored three times in the top of the ninth, but Chatsworth came back for a run in the bottom of the ninth to win it.

Kalani plays Durango, Nev., today.

Pearl City Little Leaguers lose to Arizona, 5-2

Arizona defeated Pearl City, 5-2, at the Little League Major (ages 11-12) Division Western Regional at San Bernardina, Calif., yesterday.

Pearl City fell into the consolation bracket.

Electricians Hawaii wins Summer League title

Predrag Savovic scored 29 points and Jamar Miller added 21as Electricians Hawaii beat Central Medical Clinic, 109-88, to win the NCAA Summer League championship last night at Kaimuki High School gym.

Umemura takes OCC low net championship

Anna Umemura shot a 143 to win the overall low net championship at the Oahu Country Club Ladies' Invitational yesterday at Oahu Country Club.

Bobbie Arakawa won the overall low gross title with a 172.

Malama third in national skating short program

Hawaii's Nani Malama placed third in the senior ladies' short program at the United States Figure Skating Association's national collegiate championships yesterday at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Malama, a student at Kapiolani Community College, took first place in her group's qualifying skateoff Thursday to reach the finals, which consist of a short and long program. The long program will be skated today.

Hubbert, Crawford on USVL Dream Team

Former University of Hawaii setter Nikki Hubbert and outside hitter Therese Crawford have been selected to the 19-member "Dream Team'' for the U.S. Volleyball League.

Hubbert, the Wahine's all-time assist leader, finished her eligibility last season while Crawford's final season for UH was 1997.

The members of the team will be paid a base salary of $30,000. The team will tour for the next 15 months in a promotional launch for the league, that beings play in 2001.

Kamehameha trio earn spots on Fab 50 team

Tony Ching, Trapper Perkins and Joshua Day, teammates on Kamehameha's state runner-up boys' volleyball team, were named to Volleyball magazine's Fab 50 list for the top high school players.

Ching, a 6-foot-2 hitter, and Perkins, a 6-1 setter, have signed letters of intent to play for the University of Hawaii next season. Day, a 6-5 blocker, will attend Southern Cal this fall.

Colbert and Baiocchi join Kaanapali field

Jim Colbert, the 1991 Kaanapali Classic champion, and Hugh Baiocchi, a runner-up at last year's event, will compete in the EMC Kaanapali Classic Oct. 18-24 at Kaanapali's Tournament North Course.

With their participation, 12 of the current top 20 senior pros on the official money list will be participating in the classic this fall.

Hawaii youths selected for track regional team

Six Hawaii youths have been selected for the Pacific Southwest Regional team, one of eight regional teams from the United States and Canada competing in the Hershey Track and Field Meet this Saturday in Hershey, Pa.

Alyson Ayers, a student at Le Jardin Academy, will compete in the 9-10 girls' softball throw. Alyssa Chun, from Heeia Elementary, will compete in the 11-12 girls' 200-meter dash. Kaneakua Friel, of Kapunahala Elementary, will compete in the 9-10 boys' softball throw.

Levi Kawai Maeda, of Waimea Canyon School, will compete in the 13-14 boys' softball throw. Pippa MacDonald, of Punahou School, will compete in the 13-14 girls' 1,600-meter run. And Dru K. Mizoguchi, of Iolani School, will compete in the 11-12 boys' standing long jump.

Wong and Heidger in beach volleyball upset

Rob Heidger and Hawaii's Kevin Wong, who are seeded 13th in the Spa Beach Volley 199 of Belgium, scored yesterday's biggest upset by defeating fourth-seeded Martin and Paul Laciga of Switzerland, 15-6, to advance to a third-round meeting today against fifth-seeded Julien Prosser and Lee Zahner of Australia.

New volleyball coach at University High

Joshua Suapaia, who played volleyball at University High from 1991 to 1994, succeeds Tony McInerny as the Junior Rainbows boys' volleyball coach.

Quarterback Club lineup

Speakers at Monday's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club are Kalani girls' volleyball coach Joey Miyashiro, Hawaii Pacific women's volleyball coach Tita Ahuna, Kailua High School athletic director Mel Imai and St. Louis School football coach Cal Lee.

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



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