Dalhausser-Rogers beat Lambert-Metzger
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. » Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers upset former Punahou standouts Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger 22-20, 21-23, 15-11 to win the AVP Manhattan Beach Open title yesterday.
It was Dalhausser and Rogers' sixth victory on the AVP Tour this season, tying the mark set by Karch Kiraly and Adam Johnson in 1998. They engraved their names on the Manhattan Beach Pier, a tradition bestowed on the pro beach volleyball tournament's champions.
"To be (on) the pier is something special," Rogers said. "Manhattan, it's the granddaddy."
Dalhausser and Rogers defeated Dax Holdren and former Punahou player Sean Scott 23-21, 21-18 in the semifinals. Lambert and Metzger advanced with a 21-17, 21-18 win over John Hyden and Jeff Nygaard.
On Saturday, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh defended their women's championship, the first time since 1986 that a team won back-to-back titles.
Louisville trips Honolulu Legion team
Louisville took a 7-1 lead after three innings and never looked back in a 10-6 win to eliminate Honolulu in the American Legion Region 8 Tournament at Albuquerque, N.M., yesterday.
Ridge Carpenter led the way for Honolulu (2-2) with three hits.
» El Campo, Texas, handed Pearl City a 9-0 loss in yesterday's Junior League World Series at Taylor, Mich.
A three-run homer by shortstop Andrew Kinder in the first inning was all the Texas team needed. Kinder knocked in five of his team's nine runs. Teammate Matthew Hamman pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out eight.
Pearl City, which plays again tomorrow, is making its third straight appearance in the Junior League World Series.
» In a Senior League World Series opener yesterday at Bangor, Maine, Pearl City routed the Philippines 21-4.
Duane Kiyota went 4-for-4 to pace Pearl City, which plays Yorktown, Va., today.
Hawaii baseball greats to be feted
Former University of Hawaii coach Les Murakami, Japan Baseball Hall of Famer Wally Yonamine and Oahu AJA Baseball co-founder Masao Koike will be honored at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii's Celebration of Leadership and Achievement dinner Sept. 30 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Tapa Ballroom.
Murakami won 1,079 games in his 30-year career with the Rainbows.
Yonamine, who also played pro football, was involved in Japan's pro baseball league for more than 30 years as a player, coach and manager.
Koike was instrumental in organizing AJA baseball and softball leagues on Oahu.
Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, call Mandy Westfall at 945-7633. The Web site is www.jcch.com.