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Farrington's Tani Ader hopes to represent the United States in the Olympics someday. Ader enrolled at Jamestown in North Dakota to help her get to that point. Kahuku's Cianah Hee, right, will wrestle at Cumberland College in Kentucky.
Stars shine at prep softball game
Three years ago, John Uekawa couldn't stand it anymore.
HIgh school football, soccer and girls basketball had their own postseason all-star games to call their own. For Uekawa, a softball coach at Maryknoll, there was a sense of urgency, which led to results.
The New City Nissan Goodwill Softball Classic enjoyed its third edition over the Memorial Day weekend. UH-bound Sarah Robinson enjoyed it, too, firing a four-hitter as Team Maxima topped Team Titan 6-1 in the championship game yesterday at Patsy Mink Central Oahu Regional Park.
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Fred Patacchia, above, defeated fellow Hawaii surfer Andy Irons in the third round of the Globe Pro Fiji surf contest today.
Patacchia and Sullivan advance in Fiji
Two Hawaii surfers moved on to round four of the Globe Pro Fiji surf contest with victories today.
In an all-Hawaii third-round heat, Fred Patacchia beat Andy Irons 16.34 to 5.38 in 4-to-6 foot waves at Cloudbreak.
Pancho Sullivan, meanwhile, stopped Australia's Joel Parkinson 14.83 to 6.17 in another third-rounder to advance in the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour event.
UH sailors in 15th in Rhode Island
Hawaii is in 15th place after the first day of competition at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's National Championship at Narragansett Bay in Newport, R.I.
Led by Becky Mabardy, Darla Baldwin, Hanna Tuson-Turner and Jackie McLoughlin, the Rainbow Wahine finished the day with 171.
Yale leads the event with 42 points, followed by Brown with 56.
Twisters gymnasts get national honors
Three Hawaiian Island Twisters gymnasts earned All-American honors at the USA Gymnastics National Championships for their scores at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla., on May 18.
Megan Harada, a Punahou junior, tied for third with a 9.52 on the uneven bars.
Becca Pang, a Punahou senior, scored a 9.5 and tied for eighth on the balance beam.
Becca Cardenas, a senior at Hawaii Mission Academy, scored a 9.525 on the uneven bars and tied for 10th.
Cardenas will compete on a full scholarship for the University of Arizona next school year, and Pang will compete for Maryland.