Hawaii Beat

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Bulls advance to national championships

The Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club Under-19 boys team won the United States Youth Soccer Far West Regional in Spokane, Wash., yesterday by defeating the Irvine (Calif.) Strikers 4-3 on penalty kicks.

The Bulls, who were 5-0--1 in the regional, advance to the 2004 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships at the Disneyland Complex in Orlando, Fla., July 20-25.

In yesterday's championship match, the teams played to a 1-1 tie in regulation with Matt Fischer scoring the tying goal for the Bulls. In the penalty kick phase, Fischer scored first, then there was a Bulls' miss, followed by successful shots from Justin Kim, Satoshi Mitsuda and Duke Hashimoto.

Irvine had defeated the Bulls in a shootout last year in the Under-18 semifinals.

Match Play Championship opens tomorrow

The Aloha Section PGA's third major championship of the 2004 season, the Turtle Bay Resort Match Play Championship, begins tomorrow at the resort's Arnold Palmer Course.

The event features senior and championship divisions and a total purse of $8,000. Mike Iyoki and Kevin Hayashi were respective division champions in 2003.

HSJGA to hold state junior championships

The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association will hold its sixth annual Callaway Hawaii State Junior Championship on two islands, beginning this week.

Boys and girls in the 13-14, 11-12 and 10-under age divisions will play June 29-30 at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club. Boys and girls in the 15-18 age division will play July 6-7 at the Club at Hokulia on the Big Island.

A field of 91 juniors is expected next week for the Hawaii Prince tournaments. A field of 76 is expected for the 15-18 tournament on the Big Island, including defending champion Allan Baab and 2004 high school state champion Kurt Nino and 2004 Manoa Cup winner Ryan Perez.

Yonamine speaking at Quarterback Club

Wally Yonamine, the sponsor of the high school state baseball tournament, is one of three guest speakers in tomorrow's edition of the Quarterback Club.

Maui Interscholastic League executive secretary Steve Kim and Arnold Martinez, Moanalua High's football coach, will also speak. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. with the program following at noon.

Military appreciation day at polo grounds

Members of the military receive free admission to the Honolulu Polo Club's matches today in Waimanalo.

Gates open at 1 p.m. and matches start at 2:30. General admission is $3. Children under 12 and those with a valid military ID get in free.

Rainbow baseball camps coming up

The Hawaii Rainbow baseball team will hold three camps this summer for players ages 8-18. The day camp which covers all aspects of the game is tomorrow though July 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and costs $175. The pitching or catching camp is July 9-11 from 9 a.m.-noon and costs $115. The hitting camp is July 9-11 from 1-4 p.m. and costs $115.

The fee for players registering for both the pitching or catching camp and the hitting camp is $200. For more Information and an application form, call 956-6247.

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