H A W A I I _ S P O R T S

20th Wahine Invitational
opens today

There will be competition in three divisions: open, over 30 and over 40, on three fields at Kapiolani Park today through Sunday in the 20th annual Wahine Invitational Soccer tournament.

Teams from New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Washington and Hawaii are entered.

Matches start at 1 p.m. today and tomorrow and continue at 2:30, 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday's action begins at 11 a.m. Sunday's semifinals are set for 9 a.m. and championship matches for 2 p.m.

He Kini Popo is the defending over 30 champ. Purple Haze took the over 40 title last year. The open division is new this year.

SIX TEAMS ADVANCE: At Salt Lake City, six Hawaii Youth Soccer Association teams have qualified for the quarterfinal round in the U.S. Youth Far West Regional.

The girls teams are: Kailua 85 (under 12), Kailua 83 (under 14), Leahi (under 17) and the Aces (under 19).

The boys teams are: ACH 82 (under 15) and Kealii (under 18).

TEN TO PUBLINX: Ten Hawaii golfers will compete in the National Public Links Men's Amateur July 14-19 at the Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.

Joining Guy Yamamoto, who has an exemption for winning the 1994 national title, are nine qualifiers from four different islands:

Oahu -- Damien Jamila (147); Maui -- Jay Kurisu (144), Royden Hierakuji (145) and Patrick Silva (146); Big Island -- Ronn Miyashi-

ro (147), Lance Taketa (150); Kauai -- Jonathan Ota (143), Stan Kua (144), Del-Marc Fujita (145).

HONORS FOR KAM: Marcie Kam of Waipahu, who plays tennis for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., was an Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference academic all-conference selection.

Kam, a sophomore, carried a 3.87 grade point average.

Rose-Hulman is a private engineering and science institution that competes at the NCAA Division III level.

RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFIT: The HMSA-sponsored Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, is Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kapiolani Park.

The benefit involves teams of 10 taking turns walking, running, dancing (or any other forward motion) around a track to collect its minimum $1,000 in pledges.

Team registration is open. To register, call 595-7544, ext. 303.

BOX CAR RACING: The 1997 point series continues Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Tripler front (E-3) parking lot. For more information, call 947-3393.

WAHINE SURFING CLASSIC: The first Wahine Surfing Classic is Saturday and Sunday at Queens.

There are seven divisions: 6 and under, 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-21, 22-29, 30-49 and 50 and over.

The entry fee is $25 if paid in advance. The on-site fee is $75. For information and registration forms, call 845-4244.

AUTO RACING ACTION: Hawaii Raceway Park will hold its second "Import Insanity" event of the 1997 season Saturday night featuring both drag racing and a minicar show for imported cars and trucks.

The gates open at 6 p.m., with the event running to midnight. Admission is $8. For information, call 841-3724.

There also is street racing for cars and motorcycles tomorrow night from 6 to midnight ,with admission at $6.

CHARLES TO DEFEND TITLE: Bob Charles, the defending Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic champion, will defend his title at the 1997 event, Oct. 17-19 at Kaanapali's North Course.

Also entered are Don Bies, the 1988 and 1989 winner, Walter Morgan, Charles Coody, Bruce Devlin, Jerry McGee, Charlie Sifford, J.C. Snead, Rocky Thompson and DeWitt Weaver.

Dave Stockton, a runner-up three times, also is in the 78-man field.

GOYA HONORED: Tommy Goya was selected the George and Marion Hall Booster of the Year at the Vulcan Booster Club meeting at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Bill Dart was named Volunteer of the Year, Dr. Alton Okinaka received the Service Award and Island Rehab Center of Hawaii was selected Corporate Sponsor of the Year.

VULCAN RECRUIT ON HOLD: Tor Jensen, a 6-foot-2 University of Hawaii at Hilo basketball recruit, will forgo his freshman year at UHH to serve a mandatory national conscription with the Danish military.

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