Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Vulcans get Binghamton softball split

HILO - The University of Hawaii-Hilo women's softball team split a doubleheader with Binghamton University yesterday at Carvalho Park.

In the first game, the Vulcans got a six-hit pitching performance from right-hander Jennifer Medel to win, 2-1. Medel struck out two and walked two.

The score was tied, 1-1, in the bottom of the sixth inning, when catcher Renee Murano doubled in senior infielder Olga Martinez from second with the deciding run. Martinez had reached when she was hit by a pitch.

In the second game, Vulcans right-hander Kelly Guerin pitched one-hitter and struck out seven, but lost a 1-0 heartbreaker. A catcher's error in the the seventh inning allowed Binghamton to score.

The Vulcans are 21-12. Binghamton is 6-2.


Professional volleyball player Lee LeGrand was one of three athletes to receive a quarterly grant from the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.

LeGrand, one of two Hawaii players competing on the Association of Volleyball Professionals tour, was awarded a grant from the Tom Haine endowment fund. The Punahou School graduate was ranked among the top 50 players on the AVP two-man beach tour last season.

Also receiving grants were judoka Clifton Sunada, who has qualified for the U.S. Olympic judo team, and Mililani High School swimmer Keiko Price, who recently competed in the Olympic trials but did not make the U.S. team.

Two sports organizations also received grants. For the second consecutive year, the International Hawaii Canoe Association was awarded a grant. IHCA officials will attend the World Sprints in Noumea, New Caledonia, in May.

The Royal Hawaiian Rowing Challenge was awarded a grant for a fourth year to continue the development of its international event. The third annual crew regatta is scheduled for next January on the Ala Wai Canal.

The next application deadline is April 15. Applications are available by writing: ODKF, 2909 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815.


The Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua is sponsoring its annual golf tournament on May 2 at the Leilehua Course. The goal is to raise $8,000 for scholarships.

Interested golfers may enter as a three-man team or as individuals. For more information, call Tom Hrdlicka at 621-0911 or Donna Hatico at 622-1608.


The 19th annual Samurai Classic golf tournament, a fund-raiser for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, will be held on May 9 at the Pearl Country Club with a noon shotgun start.

The format is three-person teams, 1-2 best ball, with the field limited to the first 72 teams (216 players). The cost is $390 per team, $130 per person.

For more information, call Alan Furuno at the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, 949-5531.


The annual Labor Day Weekend Bicycle Trek, sponsored by the American Lung Association, will be held on Molokai this year, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

The registration fee is $125 until April 30; $160 beginning May 1.

The fee includes transportation from Honolulu or Neighbor Islands to Molokai and return for rider and bicycle, catered meals, snacks and drinks at rest stops, bicycle inspection, support crew, gear wagon and emergency medical and communications support.

In addition to the registration fee, trekkers are asked to collect a minimum of $500 in pledges to support lung health research and education in the islands.

For more information, call the nearest American Lung Association of Hawaii office or Tim Pfister in the central Honolulu office at 537-5966, extension 304.


The Hilton Tennis Classic II is April 19-21 at the Turtle Bay Hilton Courts.

Men's and women's competition will take place in the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 divisions. The entry deadline is April 12 at 3 p.m. The draw will be posted on April 17 at noon at the tennis center. For more information, call 293-6024.

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