Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Kellie Nakamura competed in the opening round of U.S. figure skating at the Ice Palace yesterday.

Wilton hires former BYU coach McGown

Hawaii men's volleyball coach Mike Wilton has hired former Brigham Young head coach Carl McGown to serve as a UH consultant for the fall.

"Carl will be involved with every aspect of our program ranging from meetings, practices and evaluations," Wilton said. "I hope our players are able to tap his knowledge."

McGown is a former USA national team coach and has been honored with the USA Volleyball All-Time Great Volleyball Coach Award. He won two national championships at BYU.

He is also a former instructor and coach at the Church College of Hawaii (now BYU-Hawaii).

He fills the spot vacated by former UH assistant Aaron Wilton, who left to pursue his master's degree.

Pearl City on to Senior League World Series

Pearl City beat Southern California 2-0 last night to advance to the Senior League World Series Aug. 14-20 in Bangor, Maine.

The Hawaii team, representing Pearl City Little League, got two RBI singles from Kellen Ushijima and a complete-game two-hitter from Shannon Liu.

Senior League is for players 14-16 years old.

» Pearl City beat Washington 11-1 in the regional semifinal of the Junior League Western Regional Tournament.

Pearl City will play Southern California today for the right to compete in the Little League World Series in Taylor, Mich., beginning Aug. 14.

» Ewa Beach got an enormous win yesterday, beating Montana 26-7 to go 3-0 in the Little League Northwestern Regional Tournament.

Hawaii had 17 hits and 22 RBIs in the game, and has scored -- and won by -- double digits in each of its wins in the Little League World Series qualifying tournament.

Ewa Beach will play Alaska today and has already qualified for the regional semifinals.

Lajola in quarterfinals at USTA championship

Dennis Lajola of Aiea advanced into the quarterfinal round of the USTA Boys 16 National Tennis Championships yesterday. The tournament's No. 1 seed, Lajola will face No. 6 seed Dennis Nevolo today.

Lajola also advanced to the quarterfinals with partner Nathaniel Schnugg.

Lajola currently lives in Florida while training at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. He attends classes via Sagemont Online High School.

HSC's Simms fourth at Junior Championships

Hawaii Swim Club's Christel Simms finished fourth in the women's 100-meter freestyle last night at the USA Swimming 2005 Junior Championships.

Simms was seeded third after the preliminaries and turned in a faster time, 57.59 seconds, in the final. She also placed 35th in the nation in the 200 backstroke.

HSC also had Meredith Egloria at 74th after the 100 freestyle time trials and Brittany Beauchan 45th in the 200 breaststroke.

Beauchan and Simms are Punahou students and Egloria attends Kapolei High.

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

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