Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Tanoue wins World Cup

Saint Louis School graduate Ryan Tanoue won the 10-meter air rifle event by a tenth of a point at the ISSF World Cup Shooting Championship in Munich, Germany, on Sunday.

Tanoue's final score was 102.5 to 102.4 for Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu. The victory secured a quota slot for the U.S. in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing; Tanoue will still have to qualify as an individual during the U.S. Trials in spring of 2008.

It was the first international victory for Tanoue, who will graduate from Nevada in December. He was the 2002 NCAA air rifle champion, a four-time All-American, and won the bronze medal in the junior division at the 2002 World Cup.

Kawano taking juniors to nationals

Hawaii boxing coach Bruce Kawano will be taking a team of 12 local athletes to the National Junior Olympics in Brownsville, Texas, on June 16 - 26th.

The Hawaii Delegation consists of Thomas Juan (95 pounds), Keola McKee ( 101), Steven Yoshida (138), Kurtis Kala (145), Jentson Gumtang (106), Bruno Escalante (110), Corey Dennison (132), Daytin Kaua (201), Ikaika Villanueva (90), Kawika Tangjian Jr. (114), Tupo Kulihaapai (189), and Gina Ramos (95).

Keola McKee won last year and has been invited by USA-Boxing to participate in an Elite Camp until July 4.

Finalists will advance to the World Championships in Liverpool, England, in August.

Choy, Khil qualify for junior golf classic

Wahiawa's Britney Choy and Jonathan Khil of Honolulu earned spots in the Independent Insurance Agent Junior Golf Classic at Purdue July 31-August 4.

Choy won her spot on the third playoff hole of the qualifier yesterday, beating Ayaka Kaneko at the Honolulu Country Club. Khil only needed one playoff hole to knock out Alex Ching and Alika Bell. Choy shot a 2-under par 70 and Khil finished with a 72.

Hawaii's Travis Toyama won the tournament in 2003 and broke record for largest margin of victory previously held by Tiger Woods.

Garcia going to All-Star game

Mitchell Garcia of Kapolei placed first in his age-group at Sunday's Pepsi Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championships in San Diego.

The 8-year-old Garcia qualifies for the national finals to be held in conjunction with the 2005 All-Star Week in Detroit.

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

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