Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Saturday, October 10, 2009

Browns' Veikune in line to start

BEREA, Ohio » Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and kicker Phil Dawson missed practice and are doubtful for tomorrow's game in Buffalo.

Jackson, the team's leading tackler, has a hamstring injury that he suffered this week in practice. He would likely be replaced in the lineup by rookie linebacker David Veikune, a Hawaii and Campbell alumnus.

Jackson led the NFL with 188 tackles last season.

Dawson has been inactive for Cleveland's past two games with a left calf injury and has not been seen around the team's training facility.

Billy Cundiff will likely make his third straight start for Dawson against the Bills.

Hawaii's Lajola loses another

The lone remaining representative from the Hawaii men's tennis team lost in the consolation draw of the D'Novo/ITA All-American Tennis Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

Dennis Lajola, the No. 43-ranked player in the preseason ITA singles ranking lost in straight sets to Texas' Dmitar Kustrovsky yesterday 6-4, 6-3.

Watanuki honored by Mililani legion

Bret Watanuki was presented a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship from Mililani Post 56, The American Legion.

Watanuki, a senior at Leilehua High School, played on the Leilehua American Legion Baseball team and the award was for the Outstanding American Legion Baseball Player in the entire Western region of the United States.

The award was sponsored by Gatorade.