Kaneko finishes fourth, Kim fifth
Honolulu's Ayaka Kaneko shot a 6-over-par 76 yesterday to finish fourth at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, Colo.
Kaneko, a Sacred Hearts Academy student, finished at 223, six strokes behind winner Jane Rah, of Torrance, Calif.
Kimberly Kim, a former Big Island resident now living in Arizona, tied for fifth after a final-round 76 -- 225. Maui High's Elyse Okada tied for 21st with a 79 -- 234.
Former Warriors to play in Japan
Six former Hawaii football players and two Warriors coaches will participate in the New Era Bowl, July 8, in Osaka, Japan.
Included on the White team are Kila Kamakawiwo'ole, Lono Manners and Hyrum Peters on defense, and Derek Fa'avi, Kainoa Akina and Jeremiah Cockheran (2002-03) on offense.
UH assistant coaches Jeff Reinebold and Wes Suan head the White staff.
The Blue team features former University of California players and will be coached by current Golden Bears coaches Ken Delgado and Kevin Daft. Named to the Blue squad are former Cal players Chase Lyman, Tosh Lupoi, Joe Maningo, Mike McGrath, Tom Sverchek and Reggie Robertson.
The game at the Osaka Dome also includes players from more than 50 college programs in the Kansai area. This year's game will be televised on CSTV.
Ucker, Cabreros named tops in track
Keoni Ucker of Christian Liberty Academy and Punahou's Samantha Cabreros have capped their senior seasons by being named the Gatorade State Track and Field Athletes of the Year for Hawaii.
Ucker won the 1,500 meters at this year's state championship and also had the best times in the state when winning the 1,500 and 3,000 races at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation championships this season. Ucker was an All-BIIF selection in cross country, volleyball, basketball and track.
Cabreros helped the Buffanblu to the girls state championship with her third consecutive state title in the triple jump. She was also second in the long jump.
The two are now eligible for national honors.