Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, August 12, 1996


Kansas headlines 13th annual
Maui Invitational basketball field

The 13th annual Maui Invitational will give fans their first look at the Kansas Jayhawks, the team many college basketball experts are predicting will be the preseason No. 1 squad.

Kansas begins its title quest Nov. 25, opening the three-day tournament against Louisiana State.

Other first-round games at the Lahaina Civic Center have host Chaminade against Massachusetts, South Carolina meeting Virginia and Iowa taking on California.

ESPN will televise live three first-round games (South Carolina-

Virginia will not be shown), two championship bracket semifinals and the Nov. 27 championship game.

Among the possible semifinal scenarios is a meeting between Chaminade and Virginia, the first since 1982 when the NAIA Silverswords stunned the Cavaliers, then the No. 1-ranked Division I team in the country.

Chaminade, now a Division II school, is under the direction of first-year coach Al Walker.

Ticket information has not been announced.



SARDINHA HELPS U.S. WIN

At Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Dane Sardinha of Kahuku hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run over the left-field wall to help the U.S. to a 17-0 win over Italy in the International Baseball Association's World Junior Baseball Championships.

Sardinha's homer highlighted a 10-run fifth inning for the U.S., 2-0 in the tournament. Keoni DeRenne of Honolulu added a double.

The U.S. edged Panama, 1-0, Friday. DeRenne's single in the ninth, which was misplayed in the outfield, allowed the run to score.

In nine summer games, DeRenne is hitting .409; Sardinha .286.



OHIRA POWERS MOVERS

Chad Ohira tripled in Michael Dartt, then scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the Hawaii Island Movers' 4-3 triumph over the Anchorage Bucs yesterday at Rainbow Stadium.

The victory came in the championship game of the Hawaii International Baseball Championship tournament and was the Bucs' first tourney loss.

In semifinal-round games earlier yesterday, the Movers beat the Fairbanks Goldpanners, 6-2, and the Bucs defeated the Kansai (Japan) College All Stars, 6-2.

The Movers' Tobin Lanzetta got the victory with relief help from Linus Williams against the Bucs and Fletcher Lee pitched a complete-game, eight-hitter against Fairbanks.



SLATER SURF WINNER

At Huntington Beach, Calif., defending world champion Kelly Slater won the U.S. Open of Surfing in front of what organizers said was the world's largest-ever crowd (75,000) to watch a surf meet.

Slater defeated California's Shane Beschen in an incident-

marred final held in 4- to 6-foot beach breaks. On the first wave of the final heat, Beschen took off on a wave that Slater had already established position. Beschen was penalized and never closed the gap, losing, 21.00-16.75.

Four Hawaii surfers - Sunny Garcia, Kaipo Jaquias, Kalani Robb and Derek Ho - were eliminated in Saturday's fourth round and earned $2,000 each.



DOUBLE FOR LASWELL

Jay Laswell of Paia, Maui, was a double winner at the ninth Hawaii State Windsurfing Championships yesterday at Kanaha Beach Park on Maui.

Laswell defeated Tom Pace, the current U.S. masters champion, to win the men's 35 open division and edged out Bill Antilla in the men's 35 division.

Robby Seeger of Germany won the men's open competition; the women's open title went to Connie Knab of Kahului.

An international field of 125 windsurfers competed in 20- to 25-knot winds over a slalom course. Each windsurfer completed the course four times with the best three finishes counting.



LYAU WINS HICKAM 15K

Jonathon Lyau covered 15 kilometers in 52 minutes to win the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club foot race at Hickam Air Force Base yesterday.

Chris Crawford was runner-up in 53:56 with Michael Georgi finishing third in 55:48.

In the women's division, Christine Patrick finished first with a time of 1:03:42, 17 seconds ahead of Alethea Rehman (1:03:59). Ann Baginski placed third in 1:09:33.



THOME TOPS IN TRIATHLON

Ted Thome won the 800-meter swim, 20K bike ride and four-mile run Kapolei Triathlon at Barbers Point yesterday with time of one hour, five minutes and 20 seconds.

Gary Cooke came in second with a 1:06:34 clocking and Raul Boca placed third (1:06:56).

Heather Matz Jorris won the women's title in 1:11:55.

Lindsay Weeks was runner-up in 1:14:58 and Autumn Johnson took third place (1:15:57).



ALL-STARS WIN TITLE

At Crystal Lake, Ill., the Hawaii All-Stars used a five-run rally in the top of the sixth inning to defeat Crystal Lake, 6-3, and win the championship of the Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series for 15 year olds yesterday.

Akaniao Kozeniewski hit a two-run single and Duke Sardinha added a two-run homer to highlight the comeback.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, Jason Takamoto struck out the final Crystal Lake batter to end the game and pick up the save.

Takamoto was named the tournament's most valuable pitcher and Miles Luuloa the most valuable player. Named to the all-tournament team from Hawaii were Tee-Jay Amador and Kozeniewski.

The team manager is Doug Giannetti; the coach Craig Hayasaka.



PEARL CITY ROMPS

At San Bernardino, Calif., Pearl City dispatched Wyoming, 17-2, in the championship bracket of the Little League Western Regional for 11-12 year olds yesterday.

Jherell Miller, Guy McDowell and Chaz Aranita hit home runs for Pearl City.



AMATEUR CROWN TO HARDY

Lee Hardy of Hilo captured his first Big Island Amateur Golf Championship yesterday, carding a final-

round 73 for a 220 total and a seven-stroke victory at the Waikoloa Beach Resort courses.

Hardy, the golf coach at Waiakea High School, began the day with a three-stroke lead over Hilo's Lance Taketa. Taketa ballooned to a 77 to finish second at 227 in the championship flight; Waikoloa's Marc Hawkins came in third at 229 after a 76 yesterday.



McLACHLIN IN 12TH PLACE

At Columbus, Ind., Hawaii's Parker McLachlin was tied for 12th place going into today's third round of the Independent Insurance Junior Classic golf tournament.

McLachlin carded a 73-145 to tie Arizona's Bryce Molder, nine shots off the pace set by Jeremy Wilkinson of Indiana, who was at 8-under 136.

Two other Hawaii golfers are competing. Ryan Koshi of Wailuku was tied for 33rd place at 150 while Honolulu's Geoff Nuwash shared 43rd at 152.



KAYAKERS TO FINLAND

Five Hawaii kayak paddlers have been named to the United States team that will compete at the Junior World Championships in Lanti, Finland starting Wednesday and running through Aug. 26.

Mahealani Lum (Kamehameha), Christina Turney (Punahou), Andrew Bussey (Kalaheo), Henry Folmer (Mid-Pacific) and Hideru Inoue (Maryknoll) were named recently to represent the U.S. following a month-long training camp at the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Olympic Training Center.



SKATING SAFARI AT ZOO

A four-part workshop offering in-line skating instruction is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday and Aug. 24-25 at the Honolulu Zoo.

The workshop is from 4 to 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Hawaii Medical Service Association.

Pre-registration for HMSA members is $5 for all four days, $10 for non-members. Same-day registration is $5 per session.

Participants who do not own skates or safety gear may rent equipment for $15 from the Bike Factory Sportshop. For rental information, call 942-7655.

To register, call 948-6398.



3-ON-3 BASKETBALL CHALLENGE

The Jeep Eagle Aloha Bowl 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge is scheduled for Sept. 1-2 at Aloha Tower Market Place, starting at 8 a.m. daily.

The four-person teams will consist of three starting players and one substitute.

Teams can register at the Aloha Tower Market Place concierge desk or the Bowl Games of Hawaii office, 1110 University Ave., suite 403. The deadline is Aug. 23. For information, call Mike Griffith at 947-4141.



See line scores and results in the [Scoreboard] section.




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