ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS / KAREN WILSON
Three-time world champion Andy Irons surfed into the Rip Curl Pro quarterfinals yesterday at Bells Beach in Australia.
Irons advances to Rip Curl Pro quarterfinals
Hawaii's Andy Irons beat Bobby Martinez today in his fourth-round heat to advance to the quarterfinals of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, Australia.
Two other Hawaii surfers -- Andy's brother Bruce Irons and Pancho Sullivan -- were eliminated from their fourth-round heats yesterday and failed to advance at the Association of Surfing Professionals' World Championship Tour event with offshore winds creating clean 3-5 foot conditions.
Hawaii golfer Ishii to be inducted in May
The Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for David Ishii on May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Waikiki Prince Hotel.
Ishii, who grew up on Kauai, won 14 times on the Japan Golf Tour. He also won the 1990 Hawaiian Open, a PGA Tour event.
The cost to attend the dinner and program is $55.
For more information, call the Aloha Section PGA at 593-2230.
Mavericks beat Vulcans in baseball
Texas-Arlington defeated Hawaii-Hilo 6-3 in a baseball game yesterday at Arlington, Texas.
The Mavericks (17-22) took a 6-0 lead after two innings and held off the Vulcans (15-30).
UHH outhit Texas-Arlington 11-8, led by Mark Veneri and Jimmy Crider, who had two hits apiece.
The Vulcans' Ryan Olszewski went the distance and finished with an eight-hitter in the loss.
Agena named as physical educator of year
Mililani Middle School's Gregg Agena will be honored as the Southwest District Middle School Physical Educator of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education at its national convention in Salt Lake City, April 25-29.
The award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity, according to NASPE.
Agena will vie for National Teach of the Year with four other district winners.