Hilo out at Big League regional
Hilo was eliminated by Nevada, 2-1, in the Big League West Regional yesterday in Silverdale, Wash.
Pitcher Jeremy Crivello was the hard-luck loser, scattering five hits over seven innings. The Hawaii team had the bases loaded with no outs in the sixth but only managed one run, that on an RBI single scoring Kolten Wong.
Keiley in hunt at US junior amateur
Justin Keiley of Maui opened with a 72 and Honolulu's Brett Komoto carded a 76 in yesterday's first round of the U.S. Junior Amateur golf tournament in Shoal Creek, Ala.
Keiley shared 13th place with 10 others at even par, seven strokes behind Jorge Fernandez Valdes of Argentina. Komoto was tied with 18 others for 66th.
World title to boxer Tangaro
In his last amateur fight before turning pro, Waianae Boxing Club's Ricky Tangaro won the BCR world title at Saturday's Desert Showdown Boxing Tournament in Palm Springs, Calif.
Tangaro was one of 11 fighters from WBC and one of six to bring home championship belts. Also winning were Autumn Pereira (12), Shayson Soares (13), Jonathon Dinong (open), Anthony Pereira (open) and Johannah Tangaro (open).
Placing second were Noa Suinoa, Jada Pereira, Dido Rodriguez and Ranson Flores. Kekoa Agoo finished third.
Judokas medal at Junior US Open
Judokas from Hawaii earned 15 medals, nine of them gold, at the Junior U.S. Open this past weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Winning gold in girls intermediate divisions Sunday were Kaylin Castro (38kg), Teshya Alo (34kg) and Cassidy Chandler (48kg), while Teniya Alo (26kg) took silver. In boys intermediate, Cole Chandler (34kg) won gold and Bryson Castro (42kg) a silver.
In the very competitive female IJF junior 52kg, Chrissy Chow finished second while sister Melinda shared third. Chad Taniguchi was fifth in male IJF junior 73kg.
On Saturday, juvenile division golds went to Teshya Alo (36kg), Melinda Chow (53kg), Anthony Kwon (60kg), Chaeden Grace-Reyes (53kg) and Dane Pestano (over-73kg). Silvers went to Nicole Taniguichi (44kg) and Bree Rapoza (48kg).