Maui bull rider takes San Antonio rodeo lead
Myron Duarte, a professional bull rider from Maui, leads the overall bull riding standings at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Duarte established a point total of 248 after successfully riding all three bulls he faced.
He will ride his final bull of the rodeo on Saturday, with the event wrapping up on Sunday at the AT&T Center and Freeman Coliseum Grounds. The San Antonio Rodeo is the largest rodeo in the country next to the National Finals Rodeo held annually in Las Vegas.
Kamehameha cheerleaders capture nationals
Kamehameha compiled a final-round score of 713 (out of a possible 800) to win the Small Varsity division of the National High School Cheerleading Championships held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Kamehameha finished comfortably ahead of Hazel Green High School (693.5 points) and Hamilton S.E. High School (683). The Small Division included 56 squads made up of 12 or fewer cheerleaders each.
Wahine claim third in Paradise Classic
Tyleen Tausaga slammed a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift Hawaii over No. 15 Nebraska 6-5 in a softball game yesterday afternoon.
The win vaulted Hawaii (5-1) into a third-place finish in the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Hawaii Paradise Classic held at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Junior hurler Jessica Morton (2-0) earned the victory after tossing 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Tausaga, who was named the tournament's MVP, also hit a two-run walk-off homer on Friday to carry the Rainbow Wahine over No. 24 Auburn, 2-1. Teammates Kaulana Gould, Clare Warwick and Kate Robinson were also selected to the all-tournament team.