Maekawa takes first round lead at HCC
Sean Maekawa of Paauilo, Cyd Okino of Honolulu and Miki Ueoka of Lihue lead their respective boys and girls divisions after yesterday's first round of the Westfield Aloha Section Junior PGA Championship at the Honolulu Country Club.
Maekawa, 17, shot a 3-under-par 69 for a one-stroke lead over Max Bonk, 16, of Kamuela, and Colton Knedler, 15, of Honolulu.
Okino, 12, and Ueoka, 17, each posted a 3-over-par 75 to share the lead in the girls division.
Friends of Hawaii Charities gives out $1 million
Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc., distributed $1 million dollars today in grants to 130 Hawaii non-profit organizations for the second consecutive year.
Grant recipients served Hawaii's children, youth, women, elderly and needy.
The flagship event among its fund-raising activities is the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA Tour golf tournament. As a charity partner, The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. provides matching funds for each dollar raised by the Sony Open.
Other Friends of Hawaii Charities fund-raising events include the Champions Tour Turtle Bay Championship, the LPGA Tour's SBS Open at Turtle Bay and the Fields Open tournament.
MPSF All-Academic teams announced
Nine Hawaii women water polo players and five men's volleyball players have been named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic teams.
The water polo players honored are Iefke Van Belkum, the MPSF's Player of the Year, (3.21 grade point average), Amy Logan (3.64), Meike De Nooy (3.49), Robin Harney (3.36), Shannon Carroll (3.32), Anna Sieprath (3.24), Kristin Swanson (3.24), Jen Hohl (3.22) and Kristy Bagwell (3.16).
The Warrior volleyball players cited are Lauri Hakala (3.81), Kyle Klinger (3.66), Matt Carere (3.40), Matt Bender (3.28) and Eric Kalima (3.18).
To make the list, an athlete must have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA, be a sophomore academically, complete one full academic year at the school and compete in 50 percent or more of the team's matches.