Hawaii Beat

Thursday, October 14, 2004

UH to hold public meeting on courtside seats

The University of Hawaii will hold a public meeting tomorrow regarding the possibility of creating courtside seating for UH men's basketball games.

The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. at the Edwin Wong Hospitality Suite of the Stan Sheriff Center. There will be a briefing followed by public comment until all comments have been heard.

Prospective speakers will be asked to register and provide a written copy of their remarks. Testimony will be limited to three minutes.

Written comments may be faxed to 956-4637. For information, call 956-7301.

BYUH water polo team treads water at No. 13

The Brigham Young-Hawaii water polo team stayed at No. 13 in yesterday's Collegiate Coaches Water Polo Poll. It remains the Seasiders' best ever ranking in the national poll.

BYUH lost to No. 7 Loyola Marymount last week, but rallied to win all four of its matches at the Claremont Convergence, including a win over No. 18 Redlands.

The Seasiders host Chaminade Saturday at 2 p.m. in Laie and play an exhibition against Hawaiian Masters later that day.

Sony Open to 'Take a Swing at Crime'

The "Take a Swing at Crime in the Sony Open" project to raise funds for Friends of Hawaii Charities will take place at four golf courses over the next two weeks.

The promotion runs Saturday at the Hawaii Kai and Barbers Point golf courses, and next Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Pearl Country Club and Waikele Golf Course.

Players that give $10 donations will receive a free daily admission ticket to the 2005 Sony Open.

Participants who land a shot in a specific area also have a chance to be entered in the Sony Open Million Dollar Shot event.

For information about the Sony Open in Hawaii call 523-7888.

OCC Senior Men's Invitational starts Monday

The Oahu Country Club's 14th Annual Senior Men's Invitational begins Monday at 7 a.m.

Sixty-eight-year-old Wendell Kop -- who had the best score among both the Senior (55-64) and Super Senior (65-up) divisions last year -- highlights the field. Kop has won either the Senior or Super Senior divisions five times.

Former champions Russ McGarry, Mervin Matsumoto and Art Costas are also scheduled to compete, as well as former Hawaii Rainbow Wahine coach Vince Goo.

USTA 18th Tennis Weekend at McCoy Pavilion

The United States Tennis Association-Hawaii Pacific Section is holding a free family 18th Annual Tennis Weekend Saturday and Sunday at McCoy Pavilion.

Featured guests include 17-time Wimbledon competitor Vijay Amratraj, USTA Director of Operations and Pete Sampras coach Eliot Teltscher, sports scientist Dr. Jack Groppel, Tennis Channel commentator Katrina Adams and UH coach John Nelson.

There will be various clinics, games, skill challenges and fun activities throughout the two days.

Super Brawl 37 this Saturday

Jason "Mayhem" Miller will take on Ronald "Machine Gun" Jhun in the main event of Saturday's Super Brawl 37 card at the Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park in Kapolei.

Miller, one of the best submission fighters in the world at 170 pounds, enters the card boasting he can beat any fighter in Hawaii after defeating Egan Inouye and choking out Shawn Taylor, another local fighter.

Kai Kamaka from the 808 Fight Factory will take on Kona's Tony Espitia in another scheduled bout on a card that will feature eight mixed martial arts fights and four kickboxing bouts. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the first bell set for 7 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $75 and are on sale at CarQuest locations, Military ITT & ITR outlets, or at the water park.

Semi pro football team starts practice tonight

The Hawaiian Warriors semi pro adult football team starts practice at 8 p.m. tonight at Nanakuli District Park.

There is no fee for registration or trying out. The team will practice every Tuesday and Thursday at Nanakuli Park.

The team will play two games in November, home and away against the Maui Stars.

For information call 696-6725.

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