Stubblefield takes senior title
Larry Stubblefield shot a 68 on the second day of the Senior PGA Professional National Championship Qaualifier at Mauna Lani yesterday to win the title by five strokes.
Stubblefield shot a 77-68--145 to earn the $2,500 first prize. Ron Kiaaina took second place with a 76-74--150 for $1,100 and the organization's first invitation to the Senior National Championship in October at Port St. Lucie, Fla. Harold Perry took third with a 151 and also qualified for the tournament.
Stubblefield was not eligible to move on to the championship because he is not employed as a club professional.
Victorino hurt in Phillies win
St. Anthony product Shane Victorino and Michael Bourn departed with injuries for the Phillies during a 4-1 win over the Cubs yesterday.
Victorino strained his right calf trying to beat out a double play in the fourth inning and will have a precautionary MRI exam today. He said he felt it pop when he was running.
"I know Shane's hurting right now," center fielder Aaron Rowand said. "I think Shane's might be a little more serious than Mike's. Hopefully it's not as bad as it looks."
Bourne replaced Victorino and sprained his ankle stumbling on the bullpen mound while chasing a foul ball in the fifth inning. He stayed in the game, but was taken out in the seventh with a left ankle sprain. Bourn will get his X-rays today.
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Have you felt you had something to say about the University of Hawaii football team but never had a chance to express it? Well, now you do. In our upcoming Warrior football special section, fans of June Jones and Co. will have an opportunity to write down their thoughts and ideas in the letter section of the magazine.
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Hilo opens regional with win
The Hilo Senior Little League team beat Alaska 10-1 in Salem, Ore., to open regional pool play yesterday.
Jeremy Crivello, Keaka Pilayo and Kendal Ushijima combined to limit Alaska to one hit while Kolten Wong and Thad Yasuhara each drove in a pair of runs.
Hilo plays Arizona today with the semifinals beginning Aug. 6. The winner of the tournament advances to the Senior Little League World Series in Bangor, Maine.
More medals for judoka
Led by defending U.S. senior national champion Taylor Ibera's win in the 44kg division, Hawaii judokas added 13 more medals to their cache on the final day of the Junior U.S. Open Championships Sunday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Ibera defeated Diana Cobos of Ecudor, the 2006 Senior Pan American champ, for the gold. In the semifinals, Ibera defeated Pan Am silver medalist Alex Liddie of Colorado with a 25-second pin for ipon in the final minute.
Also winning gold from Hawaii were: Teshya Alo (Hawaii Tenri, Intermediate 1 30kg); Joshua Terao (Shobukan, Intermediate 2 31kg); Kekoa Morris (Shobukan, Intermediate 2 42kg); Dane Pestano (Hawaii Tenri, Intermediate 2 60-plus kg); and Zorich Palimo'o (Shobukan, Intermediate 1 34kg). Earning a silver was Bree Rapoza (Hawaii Tenri, Intermediate 2 48kg).
Iacovelli to coach at Hawaii Pacific
Punahou graduate Todd Iacovelli was selected as an assistant cross country coach at Hawaii Pacific yesterday following an All-American season.
Iacovelli competed for three seasons on the Michigan cross country team and was twice selected as Hawaii's Gatorade track and Field Athlete of the Year for his efforts at Punahou.
Christian Friis is the head coach for the HPU cross country program.
Ching takes division at junior tourney
Alex Ching of Honolulu shot a 1-under-par 71 yesterday to take first place in the boys 16-18 age division of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in Florida.
The Punahou junior won his division by seven strokes. Punahou's Anna Jang finished in 29th in the girls division.