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Tuesday, June 17, 2003


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Athletes exited the water during Saturday's Kalaeloa Triathlon.



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Wahine Porter named softball All-American

Hawaii first baseman Stacey Porter was named to Easton Sports' first team All-American squad yesterday.

Porter, a junior from Australia, set a UH record with a .479 batting average and broke the school and Western Athletic Conference single-season home-run records with 17 to make the 15-member first team.

She was also named the WAC Player of the Year and an NFCA/Louisville Slugger first-team All-American.

Porter is taking the 2004 season off to play for the Australian National Team. She is the eighth UH player named to the Easton All-America squad.

Hawaii also earned recognition for its media guide cover and was among five "cover teams of the year."

Schools sponsored by Easton were eligible for the team awards.

Nelson selected new UH men's tennis coach

John Nelson, who recently led San Diego State to the NCAA tournament, has been named the new Hawaii men's tennis coach.

Nelson, an NCAA Division II All-American at Cal State Hayward, succeeds Jim Schwitters. Schwitters, the all-time winningest coach in Division I history, is retiring after 38 seasons at Manoa.

Nelson was named the ITA Region VII Coach of the Year in 2000, 2002 and 2003 as well as the Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year in 2002.

Waikiki Roughwater Swim clinics starting

The Waikiki Roughwater Swim clinics, a series of three clinics to prepare swimmers for this year's swim, start this Saturday.

The clinics include an orientation of the race course, training guidelines, water safety and ocean swimming skills. The clinics will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday and July 26 at San Souci Beach, the Roughwater Swim start, and on Aug. 16 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach, the race's finishing point.

For more information, contact Joe Lileikis at 395-7433.

Outfielder Wilder inks with UH baseball team

Robbie Wilder, a center fielder from Sierra (Calif.) College, has signed with the Hawaii baseball team.

Wilder, a red-shirt freshman at Santa Clara in 2002, was an All-Bay Valley League performer for the Wolverines this past season. He was second in the conference in batting (.398) and stolen bases (17).

Manoa Cup broadcast on Sunday on KFVE

808Golf.com will broadcast the 95th Manoa Cup at noon this Sunday on KFVE-TV.

The 30-minute show, hosted by Dave Vinton and Scotty B., will show features and highlights from the June 2-9 tournament at the Oahu Country Club.

Fouts hosting goalkeeper clinic

Goalkeepers interested in improving their skills can do so at the Hawaii Soccer Camp, July 22-25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UH soccer field.

The camp, open to boys and girls age 8-13, is run by Josh Fouts, an assistant Wahine coach and the Olympic Development Program state goalkeeper coach.

The cost is $150 and includes a ball and T-shirt. Add a late fee or $25 after July 8. For information, call 956-6330.

Inline hockey signups set for Mililani league

Registration for new and returning youth and adult players in the Mililani Inline Hockey Association will be held July 5-6 and 12-13 at the Mililani Town Center.

Sign-ups are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The MIHA is also offering a "Learn to Play" program for new players on Tuesdays and Thursdays, running from July 8 to 31. The cost is $5 for eight one-hour sessions.

The program is for players age 6-14. Inline skates and safety helmets are required.

For more information, call 621-9184 or 622-4106.

Golf tournament raises record donation

Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. distributed record-level contributions of $800,000 to not-for-profit organizations that support programs benefiting Hawaii's children, youth, women and needy in 2003.

The majority of the funding was raised through the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA Tour gold tournament, one of Hawaii's largest charitable fund-raising events, in a charity partnership with The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

Martial arts tourney comes to Honolulu

Global Martial Arts, Inc. will bring the high-powered G-Series Tournament to Honolulu Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kamehameha Schools gym.

This is the second G-Series competition held outside Osaka, Japan. It offers students of various martial arts styles an opportunity to test their skills in a highly regulated, recreational environment. Admission is $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free.

Girls teams needed for summer basketball

Teams in two age groups are being sought for the inaugural La Pietra Girls Summer Basketball Classic.

Division I, for players going into the seventh through ninth grades, is scheduled to play Sunday through June 28. Division II, for players entering grades 10-12, is scheduled for July 10-12.

The entry fee is $225 for Division I teams. The fee is $200 for Division II teams by July 5 and $225 afterward.

For D-I registration, call Bernie Paloma at 737-8464 or e-mail bernardpaloma@hotmail.com

For D-II registration, call Anthony Cjiza at 947-6959 or e-mail anthonyc@lapietra.edu.



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