Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Thursday, June 23, 2005

ILH principals elect new league president

Mid-Pacific Institute principal Rich Schaffer was elected president of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu at Tuesday's regularly scheduled year-end principals' meeting.

Schaffer steps in for retiring Kamehameha Schools principal Anthony Ramos, who vacates his ILH position July 1.

As ILH president, Schaffer also serves as the league's representative on the Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive board. Ramos had served as the HHSAA executive board's president. The board will likely elect its new president by the beginning of the coming school year.

Three Warriors named All-American

University of Hawaii libero Alfred Reft and outside hitter Pedro Azenha were named first team ASICS/Volleyball Magazine All-Americans in the July 2005 issue of the magazine. Reft was also named Defensive Player of the Year while teammate Mauli'a La Barre was named to the second-team.

Reft will compete at the World University Games for the U.S. this summer and is scheduled to train at the U.S. Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Metzger, Wong lose: Former Punahou and UCLA alum Stein Metzger, along with partner Jake Gibb, dropped their second-round match at the Beach Volleyball World Championship in Berlin yesterday.

Gibb and Metzger fell 21-16, 21-14 to sixth-seeded Markus Egger and Martin Laciga of Switzerland Earlier in the first round, Gibb and Metzger defeated Austrians Robert Nowotny and Peter Gartmayer 21-18, 22-20.

Also in the first round, Kevin Wong, Metzger's teammate at Punahou and UCLA, dropped his match with partner Dain Blanton. The two fell to Marvin Polte and Thorsten Schoen 21-12, 21-19. Austrian Nikolas Berger, a former UH player, along with Clemens Doppler, were upset by fellow countrymen Florian Gosch and Bernhard Strauss 13-21, 21-12, 15-10.

Roster for Japan goodwill trip announced

Twenty-seven former University of Hawaii football players and Hawaiian Islanders were named to the Team USA Hawaii roster yesterday.

Former UH players Chad Kalilimoku and Chad Kapanui were two of 44 players named to the team, led by coach Ron Oyama, that will make a goodwill trip to participate in the Japan-USA Bowl against Team Japan on July 14 in Tokyo.

Team Japan is comprised of players from the X-League, formerly NFL Japan. Team USA Hawaii, which is made up of volunteers, is also looking for financial support. For more information, contact Oyama at 330-4514 or coachoyama@aol.com.

Soccer teams seeking donations

The Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club is asking for help in raising funds to send two regional-winning teams to U.S. Club Soccer national tournaments later this summer.

The Under-13 girls will play in the national event July 21-24 at Jacksonville, Fla. The U-17 girls play at Stony Brook, N.Y., from Aug. 4-7.

Corporate or individual donors can make checks out to HSC Bulls and send them to the Bulls, c/o Nadine Ando, 2063 Omea Place, Honolulu, HI, 96821.

All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, call Lori Chang at 864-5399. For information about the Bulls, go to www.hscbulls.com.

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