Ramos advances at boxing JOs
Honolulu's Gino Ramos dominated his 110-pound quarterfinal bout yesterday at the USA Boxing Junior Olympics in Marquette, Mich.
Ramos scored a 14-2 decision over Cody McNabb of Jasper, Tenn.
Ramos was the only Hawaii boxer to see action yesterday. Kihei's Josh Nakagawa advanced to today's quarterfinals with a 13-6 decision over David Aleman of Los Angeles in a 145-pound preliminary on Wednesday.
Wie has another bad day on course
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. » Michelle Wie was standing in the middle of the 14th fairway at Pine Needles yesterday when she hit her ball so far to the left of the green that it caromed off a grandstand.
Wie, who nearly won this championship last year, put her head down and began a long and crooked walk toward her ball, one of many sideways routes she took on a sweltering start to the U.S. Women's Open.
"It is shocking," Wie said after shooting an 11-over-par 82, her 21st consecutive round over par in competition. "It's shocking because it doesn't display how I played. It's very frustrating because I know I played better than this."
Former Pahoa resident Kimberly Kim had a better time, sitting 5-over through 13 holes before play was suspended because of darkness.
Smith on Australian WUG team
Hawaii women's basketball player Tanya Smith will represent her native Australia at the 2007 World University Games later this summer.
The 6-foot-3 forward from Sydney was one of 12 players chosen to compete at the Games, Aug. 8-18, in Bangkok, Thailand. Australia opens the tournament against Brazil on Aug. 8.
As a junior this past season, she led the Rainbow Wahine in scoring (14.4 ppg) and rebounding (10.4 rpg). She also had a team-high nine double-doubles on the season and led the Western Athletic Conference in field-goal percentage (.571) during conference games.
Ching shares 15th in AJGA event
Alex Ching, an incoming senior at Punahou School, carded an even-par 72 yesterday to tie for 15th at the AJGA Mission Hills Desert Junior Tournament in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Ching finished with a 216, 10 strokes behind medalist Sihwan Kim of California, who made history by winning this American Junior Golf Association event for the third consecutive year.