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ON TO THE FINAL: Minh Le returned a serve to the team of Michael Bruggemann and Erich Chen during a semifinal match of the annual Blue Moon Men's Night Doubles tournament yesterday in Kailua. Le and his partner, Wei-Yu Su, advanced in three sets.
Laguna Niguel wins billfish tourney
Laguna Niguel Billfish Club Team 2 boated Pacific blue marlins of 973 and 695 pounds to win the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament at Kona yesterday.
Charles Salinger tagged the last fish for the California team yesterday, giving it 3,323 points. Hilton Grand Vacations Fishing Club of Japan came in second with 2,600 points followed by Team Malaka of California in third with 1,887 points.
Neal Isaacs won the Henry Chee award as best captain, collecting eight billfish over the five-day tournament.
McKibbin’s beach team advances
Hawaii's Maddison McKibbin and teammate Will Montgomery advanced to today's quarterfinals of the SWATCH FIVB Youth World Beach Championships in The Hague, Netherlands.
McKibbin (Punahou '09) and Montgomery of California finished pool play 4-0, sweeping all matches. The No. 7 seeds face Poland's Marek Leznicki and Damian Wojtasik today.
Diver Friesen wins Kearney Award
Hawaii sophomore diver Emma Friesen was named the 2007-08 Joe Kearney Award winner as the top female athlete in the Western Athletic Conference.
Friesen is the first diver at UH to win the award.
Island Movers rally to beat Osaka
Kyle Kanaeholo drove in a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Hawaii Island Movers beat Osaka Gakuin 2-1 last night at Les Murakami Stadium.
Pulama Silva earned the win for the movers with two scoreless innings of relief. The teams meet again today.
UH-Hilo gets soccer coach
R. Cam Camarena will coach the UH-Hilo men's soccer team this season.
Camarena last coached at Santa Barbara City College, where he led the program from 1999-2002. He was 29-20-14 with a share of the Western States Conference championship in 2002.
Cuizon survives in Japan
Dustin Cuizon of Ewa Beach won his heat to move into the round of 24 at the Yumeya Billabong Pro Tahara surf contest in Japan yesterday.
Cuizon outlasted Japanese surfers Kazuya Sato and Keito Matsuoka. Jesse Merle-Jones of the North Shore finished last in his heat and Sunny Garcia of Kauai scored a 10.17 but finished third in his heat.
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Fredrick Patacchia Jr. from the North Shore won his round two heat at the Rip Curl Search Somewhere in Indonesia yesterday. Patacchia posted a total heat score of 17.73 out of a possible 20 in 4-to-6-foot surf.