Hilea wins HSWGA stroke play title
Jaclyn Hilea led from start to finish to claim the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association State Stroke Play Championship by four strokes yesterday at Mid-Pacific Country Club.
Hilea, a recent Moanalua High graduate, shot a 1-over 73 to finish with a 3-under 213. Kayla Moringa carded a final-round 72--217 to finish second in the 12-golfer field.
» At the Boys Junior America's Cup at Ogden, Utah, San Diego yesterday came back on the final day to beat Hawaii by a single stroke to win the team championship golf tournament.
Hawaii shot its worst team score of the tournament yesterday -- 217 -- for a three-day total of 642. San Diego was one stroke better after Hawaii had held the lead going into yesterday's final round.
Chan Kim's 70 led Hawaii. Sean Maekawa (72), Alex Ching (75) and T.J. Kua (79) rounded out the national runners-up.
» At the AJGA HP Boys Junior Championship at Orlando, Fla., Moanalua High School's Tadd Fujikawa yesterday shot a 1-over 73, putting himself in a tie for 21st heading into today's final round.
Rickie Fowler of Murrieta, Calif., shot a 6-under 66 to surge into a tie for first with Florida's Peter Uihlein.
» At the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship at Malvern, Pa., Florida's Marika Lendl -- daughter of former tennis star Ivan Lendl -- yesterday finished at 5 under to win the national junior girls golf tournament.
Honolulu's Stephanie Kono shot an 80 on the final day to slide from a tie for seventh into a tie for 18th.
Kahului's Elyse Okada (76) finished in a tie for 33rd and Pahoa's Kimberly Kim (74) finished tied for 43rd. Both climbed several spots up the leaderboard on the final day.
Yogi, Herring help U.S. to 3-0 record
Libero Sydney Yogi (Punahou) and outside hitter Kanani Herring (Kamehameha) combined for 16 of the team's 28 digs to help the U.S. to a 25-13, 25-14, 25-12 victory over Puerto Rico in 67 minutes yesterday at the NORCECA Girls Continental Volleyball Championships in Gainesville, Fla.
Middle blocker Jordan Meredith (Kamehameha) came off the bench in all three games. The U.S. (3-0) finishes out pool play against Canada (2-1) today and the Dominican Republic (3-0) tomorrow.
McKibbin, Jenkins earn beach volleyball gold
Riley McKibbin and Jacob Jenkins of Honolulu teamed to win the Under-18 boys division for the second year in a row at last week's USA Volleyball Beach Junior Olympic Championships in El Segundo, Calif.
McKibbin (Punahou) and Jenkins (Kamehameha) capped an unbeaten tournament by defeating Corey Palmer and Dylan Kordic of California 21-15, 21-17 at Dockweiler Beach. Finishing third were Charles Bell (Kahuku) and Trevor Crabb (Punahou).
McKibbin and Jenkins qualified for the main draw of the FIVB Youth World Championships, Sept. 6-10, in St. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda.
In the Under-16 division, Maddison McKibbin (Punahou) teamed with Matt Mirick of California to finish second.
3 named to U.S. Junior National Team
Kawika Shoji, Spencer McLachlin and Jordan Inafuku have been named to U.S. Men's Junior National Team following final tryouts this week.
The three were on the U.S. Youth National Team last summer. Shoji, a recent Iolani graduate, will attend Stanford this fall while McLachlin (Punahou) and Inafuku (Kamehameha) are incoming seniors at their respective high schools.
The U.S. team will be traveling to Monterrey, Mexico, for the NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championships Aug. 6-14.
» Erik Shoji (Punahou) and Brad Lawson (Iolani) will be heading to the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Olympic Training Center next month for the final tryouts for the U.S. Youth National Team.
The squad, coached by Hawaii men's associate coach Tino Reyes, will be trimmed to 12 players who will travel to the Dominican Republic for the Boys' Youth NORCECA Continental Championships Aug. 20-28.
» Kenneth Rewick (Mid-Pacific) and Taylor Donovan (Iolani) are currently competing at the inaugural Boys High Performance World Challenge in Sacramento, Calif.
Donovan is on the U.S. Select Red team while Rewick is on U.S. Select Blue. Competition continues through tomorrow.
Summer's last speed clinics this weekend
The final Hawaii Speed and Quickness clinics of the summer are set for tomorrow and Sunday at the University of Hawaii's Klum Gym.
Current Hawaii football and soccer players are scheduled to serve as guest instructors, along with UH coaches Rich Miano and Mel deLaura.
The clinic for ages 7-12 is from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and the session for ages 13 and up is from 10:30 to noon. Registration is 30 minutes prior to the starting times.
The fee is $10 per session, and includes gift certificates from Jamba Juice, Papa John's and Subway. For more information, call 739-5444.
Mililani falls in Bronco Pony West
At the Bronco Pony (12-under) West Zone tournament at Whittier, Calif., a late rally by Mililani wasn't enough yesterday in a 5-3 loss to Los Altos-Mountain View.
Mililani plays Westhills (Calif.) tomorrow morning.
Mililani's Cyrus Ah-Quin had 10 strikeouts in four innings of relief, but the Hawaii team was down 2-0 after the first inning and could never catch up.
Mililani's Micah Kitaoka had two hits and Austin Bolosan added a double.