Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Hawaii surfers move on in Roxy Jam UK

Hawaii surfers Rochelle Ballard and Keala Kennelly won their heats to advance to the third round of the Roxy Jam UK yesterday in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England. Megan Abubo also moved on to the next round.

Ballard earned 11.65 points in her heat to place first. Kennelly edged second-place Abubo 11.50-11.35 to win her heat.

Kennelly was third with 30 seconds left when she caught a wave that gave her 7.15 points to jump into first. Kennelly, still feeling the effects of a gash on her head suffered in Tahiti, avoided having to surf in the second round by winning the heat.

"When that cold water hit where I had my injury, it felt like somebody was taking a nail and a hammer and just pounding it into the back of my skull," Kennelly said. "That was really my motivation going into round one, I was thinking, 'If I make it through this heat, I won't have to surf again.' "

2 high school sports camps coming up

The Hawaii Baptist Academy Hoop Camp is accepting registration for its June 7-10 event.

The camp is open to players grades four through 12. Former University of Hawaii-Hilo coach Jimmy Yagi and NAIA All-District II guard Bill O'Rear head the coaching staff.

Other coaches include Daphne Honma of Honokaa, UH-Hilo assistant coaches Hamilton Manley and Eric Sanchez, and official Linda Lopez.

To register, call 595-2469.

» Hawaii TEAM Sports will host a combine on Saturday at Radford High School's Velasco Stadium.

The event is open to all interested players. For registration information, call 218-4060.

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

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