Quizon wins Air Invitational title
Dustin Quizon landed a "reverse air" and claimed the $1,000 first prize in yesterday's T&C Surf/Surfer Magazine "Hot 100" Air Invitational at Queen's surf break in Waikiki.
The Ewa Beach native pulled off the day's highest-scoring maneuver. Derek Wong finished in second place and took home $500 and Kawika Stillwell claimed third place and $300.
The invitation-only contest featured Hawaii's top professionals. The event was part of the T&C Surf 10th Annual Grom Contest for which the finals will be held today.
Chan to speak at Honolulu QB Club
Scott Chan, the recently-named facility manager of Aloha Stadium, will address the Honolulu Quarterback Club at tomorrow's weekly luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel's main ballroom. The public is invited to the lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., and the program that follows at noon.
Chan will discuss the challenges he faces and some plans for operating the stadium.
Eric Kadooka, the head coach of Punahou's four-time-defending state championship baseball team, will share some of his memories from the team's historic run.
Miss Rodeo Hawaii 2007 Samantha Souza and Lu Faborito, president of the Hawaii Women's Rodeo Association, are also scheduled to speak.
Takata captures gold medal in judo
Former Hawaii resident Taylor Takata was one of six judokas to win gold for Team USA yesterday at the FEDOJUDO International Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Takata (Iolani '00) fought Nate Torra of California in the 66-kilogram final, a rematch of the USA Senior National title match earlier this year. Takata threw Torra in overtime for the victory.
This was the last competition for Takata and Team USA before the Pan American Games, July 19-22, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sea Warriors sign 2 for soccer team
The Hawaii Pacific women's soccer team signed Pualeilani Pedrina of Kapolei and Castle's Tami Kalaiwaa for the upcoming fall season.
"She's fast, skilled, and persistent in attack," said Sea Warriors coach Mark Kane of Pedrina, a forward. "Judging from what we've seen of her, she is a very unselfish player and will assist our goal scorers."
Kalaiwaa was named to the Oahu Interscholastic Association East first team after the last high school season, and was selected to the 2007 HYSA Senior All-Star game.