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Vercruyssen takes title
Nani Vercruyssen captured the girls double mini-trampoline title at the Trampoline World Age Group Championships in Quebec City on Thursday.
Vercruyssen, 15, a Roosevelt High School sophomore, captured the gold medal in the 15-16 age group.
Spencer Dupio, 16, of Makiki, took the bronze medal in the boys double mini-tramp event (15-16 age group) and Kelsen Onigama, a seventh-grader at Kalakaua Middle School, placed sixth overall in both the individual and synchronized trampoline events.
Heinemann falls at Waikoloa Futures
University of Hawaii men's tennis player Sascha Heinemann was ousted from the USTA Waikoloa Futures tournament at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort.
Heinemann, a junior, lost 6-2, 6-2, to Ty Trombetta in the second round of the main singles draw.
UH women reach WAC soccer final
Koren Takeyama broke a scoreless tie with a goal in the first minute of the second overtime to lift Hawaii past Utah State 1-0 yesterday and into the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference postseason tournament in Boise, Idaho.
Takeyama was attempting a crossing pass that wound up sneaking past Aggies goalkeeper Ali Griffin to help the Rainbow Wahine (14-4-2) snap a six-game postseason losing streak.
"It was supposed to be a cross and I looked in there and was like 'Oh my God', it's curving into the goal," Takeyama said. "We'll take it for sure."
Hawaii plays Fresno State for the title tomorrow at 10 a.m. A win would assure the Rainbow Wahine of their first appearance in the NCAA tournament.
CaneFires hand Honu rare loss
The West Oahu CaneFires took advantage of a seven-run fifth inning to hand the visiting North Shore Honu a 12-2 thrashing in Hawaii Winter Baseball action yesterday at Hans L'Orange Park.
Fellow Los Angeles Dodger prospects Joshua Bell and Ryan Rogowski slammed three-run home runs to lead the CaneFires (10-19-1). Brad Corley went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Honu, who dropped to 20-10.
» Argenis Diaz singled home Fuminori Yokogawa in the top of the eighth to allow the Honolulu Sharks to tie the Waikiki BeachBoys 2-2 in the second game.
The teams called it a tie after nine innings to keep Waikiki (15-15) a half game ahead of Honolulu (14-15) in the standings with eight games left in the regular season.