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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, July 6, 2000

Fox Sports West 2
to show UH football

The television station that owns the rights to broadcast University of Hawaii sporting events will be beaming Rainbow football games to Southern California.

John Fink, general manager and president of KFVE, said the station is set to sign a two-year contract extension this week with Fox Sports West 2.

The contract calls for Fox Sports West 2 to carry all Rainbow football games KFVE televises live. Fox Sports West 2 is available to 2.7 million Southern California cable households in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs.

Fink said KFVE affiliate stations in Paducah, Ky., and in Cape Giradeau, Mo., have agreed to show Rainbow football telecasts.

In addition, Finks said stations in Detroit and Waterloo, Iowa, are interested in showing the Nov. 25 matchup between Hawaii and Wisconsin at Aloha Stadium.

Abubo moves to No. 1

Hawaii's Megan Abubo moved into the top spot in the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings today by advancing to the final of the Billabong MSF Pro meet at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

Abubo beat four-time ASP world champion Lisa Andersen of Florida in yesterday's semifinals to advance to today's title showdown with Australia's Trudy Todd.

Abubo will take over the No. 1 spot in the world rankings from Layne Beachley of Australia.

Meanwhile, current ratings leader Sunny Garcia of Hawaii and world champion Mark Occhilupo from Australia were among the casualties of yesterday's Round 4 action.

Garcia was eliminated by Brazilian Peterson Rosa and Occhilupo lost to Damien Hobgood.

Rankin, Ikeda champs

Kevin Rankin and Jan Ikeda successfully defended their men's and women's titles in the 16th annual Wailea Open Tennis Championships on Maui Tuesday.

Rankin beat Kaz Yamanoha, 6-2, 6-3, in the men's open final, then teamed with John Tullius for a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Aaron Placourakis and David Temple in the men's open doubles final.

Ikeda defeated Rita Anderson, 6-1, 7-5, for the women's open crown. Anderson and Lisa Dodson took the women's open doubles prize with a 7-5, 6-1 nod over Ikeda and Jaime Higa in the final.

Movers win in ninth

The Hawaii Island Movers scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning to claim a 4-3 baseball win over the Mat-Su Miners yesterday at Palmer, Alaska.

Jacob Flick and Brian Rooke reached base on errors and were credited with RBIs in the ninth as the Movers scored without benefit of a hit.

Dave Mallen pitched the final three innings for the win, allowing no hits and walking just one.

Pettit sets lift mark

Leah Pettit, who will be a junior at Leilehua High School, set a national weightlifting record in the 125-pound division by lifting 135 pounds in the 2000 Junior National Wheelchair Games in San Jose, Calif., Monday night.

Kahn Wali, a Kaimuki High School graduate, won a gold medal in the 132-pound class with a 180-pound lift.

Top bodybuilder coming

Bodybuilder Shawn Ray, one of the most consistent performers in recent Mr. Olympia contests, will make several appearances on Oahu Saturday and Sunday.

Ray will be at Max Muscle at 435 Atkinson Drive, Saturday from 4-5 p.m. He also will do a seminar from 6-8 p.m. at World Gym, 433 Keawe Street.

On Sunday, Ray appears at the Body Building Supply Co.'s 736 South Street location from 1-2 p.m., and then at the store's Aiea location at 98-029 Hekaha Street from 3-5 p.m.



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