Hawaii World Series starts today
Sixty-five youth baseball and softball teams from Hawaii and the mainland are set to participate in the Hawaii World Series, which begins today at three parks on Oahu.
Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today at Central Oahu Regional Park. The tournament runs through July 26 with games at Central Oahu Regional Park, Ala Wai Field and Les Murakami Stadium. Admission is free.
The tournament of regional champions includes 35 mainland teams representing 12 states as well as local squads.
Hawaii competitors earn tae kwon do medals
Anju Jason of Salt Lake won a bronze medal in his division at the 23rd Junior Olympic Tae Kwon Do Championships held June 30-July 6 in Orlando, Fla.
Jason, a student as Oahu Tae Kwon Do Center, took the bronze in the 14-17 junior national division black belt competition. The winner earned a spot on the U.S. world championship team.
Other Oahu Tae Kwon Do Center students who won medals in the black belt division were Jarred Schaefer (gold-sparring, bronze-forms), Jaysen Ishida (silver-sparring, gold-forms), Kaitlyn Connolly (silver-sparring) and Jason Sam (bronze-forms).
Galen Chang won a silver medal in sparring in the senior red belt division. Keila Ben won gold in sparring in the red belt division.
Medalists in other belt divisions were David Deponte (gold-forms), Curtis Iaukea (gold-sparring), Christopher Young (silver-sparring), Connie Young (bronze-sparring), Payton Nagleman (bronze-sparring) and Tupe Taito (bronze-sparring).
See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.