Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, March 9, 1999

Gymnasts big hits
on mainland

The Hawaii Island Twisters' Level 10's won the team title at an international level10/elite gymnastics meet at Verdugo, Calif., last weekend.

Tacia LaBatte, 16, of Kaneohe took first places in the all-around, bars and beam events. Nicole Vela-Bailey, 14, of Kailua was first in floor exercise and first in event finals on floor. Erin Geary, 14, of Honolulu (second on bars) and Ina Higashi-Izumi, 14, of Honolulu (third on vault) also were high scorers for HITS.

GOOD SKATES: The Hawaii Figure Skating Club's fourth Skate Aloha competition will be held Thursday-Saturday, at the Ice Palace.

Seventy-five skaters -- 23 of them from Montana, California and Canada -- ranging in age from 5 through 49 will take part.

The event will run from 2:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 2:45-6 p.m. Friday and 6:45-10 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 422-2576.

BYUH WOMEN WIN BIG: The unbeaten BYU-Hawaii women's tennis team trimmed Illinois State, 9-0, yesterday at Laie for its third straight victory over an NCAA Division I opponent.

The Division II BYUH women raised their season record to 14-0. Illinois State is 5-7.

AHUNA ON WINNING TEAM: Tiffany Ahuna, a University of San Diego sophomore from Honolulu, helped her intramural team, "We Got Next," capture the women's title in the recent Schick Super Hoops Championships at Los Angeles.

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

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