Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Higa, Wilson qualify
for national tourney

Hilo's Kristen Higa and Gabriel Wilson won the Aloha Section Westfield Junior PGAChampionship yesterday at the Honolulu Country Club.

Higa and Wilson qualified for the Westfield Junior PGA Championship, July 17-20, in Westfield Center, Ohio.

Wilson shot a 71 yesterday and had a two-day total of 145 to finish two strokes ahead of Koa Furtado.

Furtado fired a hole-in-one Monay on the 141-yard No. 5 and took the lead, but faded with a 77(147) yesterday.

Higa held off defending girls' champion Ayumi Hori and Stephanie Kono with a 79, for a total of 152. Hori and Kono finished a shot off the pace.

2 final four teams on volleyball slate

The national champion Hawaii men's volleyball team has announced its schedule for the 2003 season. Two final four participants and two midwest powers are among a few of the featured matches.

The Warriors open the season Jan. 8 with two matches against Lewis University while Loyola-Chicago is slated to visit the first week of March.

The ninth annual Outrigger Classic will showcase final four participants Penn State and Ball State. Hawaii hopes the third team in the tournament is the Shanghai Sports Institute. Hawaii has contacted the Chinese team about doing an exchange. The Warriors hope to travel to China for fall preseason matches and host Shanghai for the Outrigger Classic.

UH's 22-match Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference schedule begins Jan. 22 with a home match against Stanford.

Schuman and Cambra win rodeo honors

Alex Schuman, a sophomore at Maryknoll, and Ryanna Cambra, a junior at Radford, were named All Around Cowboy and Cowgirl, respectively, at the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association state finals recently at the Parker Ranch Arena.

Schuman won the cutting, calf roping and steer wrestling events. Cambra won the breakaway competition.

Boys winning other events were Marcus Laymon and Kurtis Low of Kapaa, team roping; Ryan Porter of Pukalani, saddle bronc, and Sale Sproat of Kaunakakai, bull riding.

The girl event winners included Jodi Deluz of Honolulu, cutting; Rachael Rincon of Hawaii Prep, pole bending; Mackenzie McCoy of Koloa, goat tying, and Megan Capri of Kealakekua, barrel racing.

Hoops clinic on tap for this weekend

The Tobin Anderson Basketball Clinic, sponsored by the Kalakaua Basketball Foundation and the Moanalua High School basketball program, is this weekend.

The sessions are Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Moanalua H.S. Gym. The clinic is for boys and girls age 13 to 18. The cost is $50.

For more information, call Dana Dias at 837-8066.

1-mile ocean swim Sunday at Sunset

The Raging Isle Summer Sprint, a one-mile swim from Sunset Beach to Pipeline, is Sunday. Check in starts at 7 a.m. and the sprint starts at 9 a.m.

The entry fee at the beach is $35. For more information, call Chris at 372-8885.

Officiating classes start next month

Training of officials for the Oahu Independent Volleyball Officials Association will begin July 10.

The classes will be held Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Akana 523-9416.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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