Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Willoughby denies drug use

Former University of Hawaii All-American and 2008 U.S. Olympic volleyball player Kim Willoughby denies ever having taken performance-enhancing drugs.

“;That's not something that I do. I've been a great athlete all of my life without doing a drug, ever.”;

The Italian Olympic committee reported Willoughby tested positive for the steroid nandrolone after a professional match on April 5. Willoughby, 28, played for the club team Perugia at the time.

She says the charge is unconfirmed and she is fighting to clear her name.

“;I'm very confident because I know I haven't done anything wrong,”; she said.

However, Willoughby says the charge has had a financial impact because the team has refused to pay her.

A state judge ordered her to pay off $2,027 restitution and $400 in court fees as part of her probation sentence for second-degree assault yesterday at a rate of at least $50 per month because her criminal lawyer says the team hasn't paid her contract and other contracts are in limbo.


Waikiki whips Kauai in HCBL

Victor Torres drove in four runs and Brent Ohrman plated three as Waikiki beat Kauai 11-1 in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League playoffs at Mililani last night.

Ryan Donohue pitched the complete game for the Surfers, allowing only four hits and one walk.

Waikiki will take on the top-seeded Waimea Waves today.


Sasada, Nelson win pro-pro

Brian Sasada and Kirk Nelson shot a 2-under par 69 on the Royal Kaanapali course yesterday to win the Pro-Pro best ball tournament. Glenn Tamagawa and Tom Freestone finished second by a stroke after carding the low round of the day with a 68.