Sullivan still alive at Jeffreys Bay
Hawaii's Pancho Sullivan edged Paul Moura of Brazil 11.5-10.67 to advance to the fourth round of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in South Africa yesterday.
Sullivan only caught two waves in his heat, but it was enough to overcome the struggling Moura. Sullivan, who is the only Hawaii surfer left in the draw, will face series leader Taj Burrow of Australia in the fourth round today.
Kam rolls through Pepsi field
Hawaii Baptist senior Jillian Kam won the Pepsi Youth Bowling championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this week.
Kam, 17, won the Division I girls' title by defeating Kristi Thurmond of Sanford, Fla., 215-197 after rolling eight games in qualifying the previous day. Kam was awarded a $2,000 scholarship for winning the event, which pits nearly 200 bowlers from all 50 states against each other in four divisions.
Laie team takes U12 national soccer title
Na Wahine Koa, representing the Laie Region, went undefeated en route to claiming the under-12 championship at the American Youth Soccer Organization National Games in Chicago.
Na Wahine Koa went 8-0, including a victory over previously unbeaten Kailua in the semifinal and a 2-1 overtime win over Newport Beach, Calif. Some 200 teams were in the division.
Members of the title team are: Rain Holburt, Holly Hix, Chantelle Abregano, Brieana Mahoni, Kayla Taulapapa,* Moana Mataafa, Kahili Graham, Kaoa Pauoha, Zhane Santiago, Kahi Naeole, Mata Tonga and Rachel Tailele. The coaches are William Mahoni and Jay Hix.
Maui paddleboard race starts tomorrow
The inaugural Maui International Paddleboard Race -- the $10,000 Honolua Maliko Run -- is scheduled for tomorrow.
The 9-mile event is open to men and women 18 years and older, and runs from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor.
The race is limited to 250 participants with a fee of $70. Check-in and final registration begins at 10 a.m.
The mandatory prerace meeting is at 12:45 p.m. with the race to start at 1 p.m. Categories are unlimited and stock paddleboards and unlimited stand-up boards.
All paddlers much carry a whistle and provide own water. For more information, call 575-7509 (Maui) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Web site is www.mauipaddleboard.com