Pearl City to play for Junior World Series title
Keanu Sato hit run-scoring singles in each of the final two innings and Kahana Neal gave up just one run on four hits in seven innings as Pearl City defeated South Bend (Ind.) 5-1 yesterday to advance to the championship game of the Little League Junior World Series in Taylor, Mich.
Ed Izumigawa added two hits for Pearl City, which will face Texas today at 2 p.m. for the title.
Pro Beach Volleyball event tomorrow
Players of all levels will have a chance to represent Hawaii on the Extreme Volleyball Professionals Tour by winning the Island Air & Corona Light EVP Qualifier set for tomorrow at Queen's Beach.
Past participants in the event include Victoria Prince, Logan Tom, Lauren Duggins, Lily Kahumoku, Eyal Zimet, Pedro Azenha and many other notable former University of Hawaii volleyball standouts.
For more information, visit www.whva.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sensley cut from German team
Former Hawaii forward Julian Sensley was cut from the German national team yesterday, two days before the team's opener in the FIBA World Championships in Japan.
Sensley was the final cut as the team trimmed its roster to 12. Coach Dirk Bauermann said "off-the-court issues" factored in the decision, according to a story on the FIBA Web site. "We told him we're confident in his abilities and that he has a future with the team," Bauermann said on the Web site.