Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, August 20, 1999

Pearl City finishes fifth

Blake Kaneshiro scattered five hits and Pearl City defeated North Scottsdale, Ariz., 2-1, yesterday in the fifth-place game of the Little League West Regional for the Major Division (ages 11-12) at San Bernardino, Calif.

Kaneshiro had seven strikeouts and one walk in a complete-game effort.

Both of Pearl City's runs came in the bottom of the first. Catcher Kamaka Crabbe drove in Kaeo Neal for a 1-0 lead; Crabbe then scored what would be the deciding run on a wild pitch.

Pearl City finished 6-2.

Wong, Heidger win twice

Hawaii's Kevin Wong and teammate Rob Heidger posted two wins in winner's bracket competition yesterday during the Spanish Open beach volleyball tournament at Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Wong and Heidger, seeded sixth, defeated 27th-seeded Bjorn Berg and Simon Dahl of Sweden, 15-6, and then beat 11th-seeded American rivals Sinjin Smith and Carl Henkel, 15-9.

Wong and Heidger finished seventh in last week's Belgium Open.

Garcia eliminated

Hawaii's Sunny Garcia, No. 2 in the Association of Surfing Professional rankings, was eliminated yesterday in round two of the T&C Lacanau Pro at Lacanau, France.

Garcia lost in a tight tussle with Tahitian wildcard Hira Terinatoofa, 18.65-18.4.

Hawaii's Andy Irons beat Australia's Beau Emerton in the second round, 20.5-19.65.

Other Hawaii surfers eliminated yesterday were Kalani Robb, second round, by Michael Barry of Australia, 16.55-15.75; Conan Hayes, third round, by Daniel Wills of Australia, 24.25-18.2; Shawn Sutton, third round, by Damien Hardman of Australia, 21.75-12.6, and Ross Williams, third round, by Peterson Rosa of Brazil, 23.1-16.5.

Drag race at raceway

The inaugural Hawaii Import Drag Invitational is scheduled for Sunday at Hawaii Raceway Park.

The 10 a.m. event is expected to draw Hawaii's fastest drag racers. Tickets are $10 and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at the track beginning at 8 a.m.

Ganir wins junior golf title

Maui's Kamden Ganir, 16, was crowned overall state champion at the first Callaway Hawaii State Junior Golf Championship yesterday at Coral Creek Golf Course.

Low girls' medalist and state champion was Rachel Kyono of Kauai with rounds of 75-81. She qualified for the Betsy Rawls AJGA Invitational next July in Wilmington, Del.

Basketball academy

The Hawaii Basketball Academy is now accepting applications.

Kalaheo's Pete Smith and Chico Furtado lead this workshop that consists of six two-hour clinics to be held Sundays at Kalaheo Gym. Cost is $125 per participant, with family and multiple session discounts available.

The first session runs from Sept. 12-Oct. 24, and the second one from Nov. 7-Dec. 19. Call 597-8212.

Holland get preseason honor

Moanalua High School graduate Katy Holland was named to the All-American second team as a forward on the Trinity University women's soccer team. She recorded 11 goals and five assists last season.

Oda Hilo tennis coach

Kula Oda was named head coach of the University of Hawaii-Hilo men's and women's tennis teams yesterday.

Oda, a 1997 Hawaii graduate, replaces men's coach Chris Brilhante and interim women's coach Bob Lamson. While at Manoa, Oda was the N1o. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles player in his junior and senior seasons.

Synchronized stop in Kona

The U.S. World Cup synchronized swimming team will visit Kona, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, to train and perform at the Kona Community Aquatic Center in preparation for the 1999 FINA World Cup.

The team, which won silver medals in both team and duet at the 1999 Pan American Games and at the 1998 Goodwill Games, is expected to contend for gold at the World Cup, Sept. 8-12 in Seoul, Korea.

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