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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, May 18, 2000

By Pierre Tostee, Special to the Star-Bulletin
Hawaii's Shane Dorian, left, finished second to Florida's
Kelly Slater at yesterday's Gotcha Pro surf meet
in Teahupoo, Tahiti.

Wayne, Komine

Hawaii prep products Justin Wayne and Shane Komine have been named to Baseball Weekly's college All-America first team.

Three pitchers were chosen to the team. The other is Kip Boutknight of South Carolina.

Wayne, a junior at Stanford, is 11-3 this season and 27-4 in his three-year career with the Cardinal. The Punahou School graduate is third on Stanford's career strikeout list and tied for the Pac-10 record for consecutive victories with 16.

Komine, a Kalani graduate, is 10-3 this season. He set the Cornhuskers' single-season strikeout mark of 135 and is second nationally with an earned run average of 1.70.

Another honor for Degen

University of Hawaii senior Dana Degen was named to the first team All-West Region softball team yesterday as the squad's designated player.

Degen, the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, is the first Wahine ever to earn the regional honor for four consecutive seasons.

She led the WAC with a .401 batting average and is Hawaii's all-time home run (29) and RBI (148) leader.

Dorian second in Tahiti

The Big Island's Shane Dorian came close but was unable to topple six-time world champion Kelly Slater yesterday in the final of the Gotcha Pro surf meet at Teahupoo, Tahiti.

Dorian scored a 9.80 in defeating Hawaii's Sunny Garcia in yesterday's Round 4. Garcia, however, remains the ASP ratings leader.

The Big Island's Conan Hayes reached the quarterfinals yesterday, finishing in equal fifth place after a loss to Australian Luke Hitchings.

Vilorias to Sydney fund

Gov. Ben Cayetano is the honorary chair of the "Vilorias to Sydney, Australia Committee'' that is soliciting funds to help the family of boxer Brian Viloria travel to the Summer Olympics.

Viloria, a Waipahu High graduate, recently qualified to represent the U.S. in the Olympics. It is the first time in 44 years that a boxer from Hawaii will compete in the Games.

The committee's goal is to raise $40,000 to help send Viloria's mother, father, sister and brother. Checks can be sent to "Vilorias to Sydney, Australia'' 1431 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

Rugby championship set

Northshore and the Honolulu Chiefs will meet Saturday at Kapiolani Park for the Hawaii State Rugby Union's spring season championship .

The third-place game between the Hawaii Harlequins and the University of Hawaii is at 2 p.m., followed by the title game at 4.

Stone leads Storm

Quarterback Heather Stone threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others to lead the Hawaii Storm over the Kauai Thunder, 44-0, in a women's tackle football game last Saturday at Kaiser High.

The teams are taking a six-month break before resuming competition.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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