Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Hawaii gets 4 boxers in Golden Gloves quarters

Hawaii boxers went 4-1 in the national Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at Little Rock, Ark, yesterday, earning four local athletes spots in the quarterfinals.

Brian Battease (125 pounds) and John Phillips (165) of Wahiawa led the way for Hawaii, with Battease knocking down his opponent twice before the referee stopped the contest. Phillips knocked out his second opponent in as many days.

Van Oscar Penovaroff (132) of Kailua-Kona and Samson Guillermo (125) of Waianae won their bouts by decision.

Angel Gallardo (112) of Waimanalo was the only Hawaii fighter to lose.

The quarterfinals are today and the tournament runs through Saturday.

Hawaii-Hilo's Mason 1-over in NCAA II golf

Hawaii-Hilo's Nick Mason is 1-over-par after the first two days of the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships in Savannah, Ga., yesterday.

The tournament has been hampered by bad weather for two days. Tuesday's first round was postponed by lightning and was played yesterday morning. The second round was partially completed in the afternoon, with only a few schools finishing.

The Vulcans are far behind the leaders with a complete, two-round total of 22-over 590.

Mason shot a 3-over 74 in the morning, but followed with a 2-under 69 in the afternoon. Teammate Garrett Okamura is at 6-over 148.

St. Edward's (Texas) and Cal State Bakersfield were out on the course when the sun set, tied for the lead at 12-over.

Lambert has new beach volleyball partner

Punahou School graduate Mike Lambert has a new partner for this week's Santa Barbara Open beach volleyball tournament.

Lambert will team with Eric Fonoimoana, with whom he won this event last year. Lambert paired with Karch Kiraly for most of last season, winning three events en route to being named the AVP Team of the Year.

The Association of Volleyball Professionals tour concludes with the Best of the Beach stop in Honolulu, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Ala Moana Beach.

4 Hawaii gymnasts earn All-America status

Four Hawaii gymnasts earned Level 10 All-America status by placing in the top 10 of their age divisions at the Junior Olympic National Championship in Ontario, Calif.

Naomi DeLara placed fifth in the Junior D all-around and eighth in the balance beam.

Megan Harada finished seventh in the Junior B all-around, eighth in vault and 10th in uneven bars.

Randi Lau took eighth in the Junior A vault and ninth in uneven bars, and Tracie Tamashiro finished eighth in the Junior C vault.

Kauai Channel sailing race seeks entries

Registration is open for the annual Kauai Channel Race, a 78-mile event from Ko Olina, Oahu, to Nawiliwili, Kauai, on July 14.

The race is open to all classes of sailboats over 20 feet, with separate divisions for monohulls and multihulls. The entry fee is $80 by June 15, $130 until June 30.

Entry forms are available at www.kauaichannelrace.com. For more information, call the Nawiliwili Yacht Club at (808) 742-2512.

See line scores and results in the [ Scoreboard ] section.

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