Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, April 10, 1999

By Craig T. Kojima, Star-Bulletin
Flex Wheeler and Susie Curry will be appearing in the
Hawaiian Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships
tomorrow evening at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.

Bodies beautiful on
parade in Waikiki

The 1999 Hawaiian Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.

There will be competition in three categories: Novice Men, Open Men and Women, and Miss Fitness.

Contestants will be joined on stage by guest posers Flex Wheeler, Rene Toney, Aaron Maddron and Susie Curry. Former Miss Hawaii Luana Alapa-Hee and KCCN's Randy Hudnall will emcee the event.

Tickets are $30-$35. Tickets for prejudging at 9 a.m. are $7.50 at the door.

BYUH in tennis final

The unbeaten BYU-Hawaii women's tennis team went for its 29th victory of the season today against host Auburn-Montgomery (16-3) in the championship match of the Small College Blue-Gray Classic at Montgomery, Ala.

BYUH, No. 2 in the latest NCAA Division II women's rankings, defeated Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.), 5-2, in yesterday's semifinals. Auburn-Montgomery, the third-ranked NAIA team, edged Brenau (Ga.), 5-4.

Gentle one-hits Aztecs

Senior right-hander Kelly Gentle struck out 10 and held San Diego State to one hit as the Hawaii Wahine softball team shut out the Aztecs, 3-0, in a WAC contest at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium last night.

Gentle (11-7, 6-2) did not allow a hit until the fifth inning, when SDSU first baseman Erryn Gutjahr singled to center to open the inning. The hit extended Gutjahr's hitting streak to 11 games.

The only other Aztec runner to reach first was Chris Puccio, who walked in the fourth.

The shutout was Gentle's sixth of the season and the 26th of her career. She has 104 strikeouts for her third straight 100-plus strikeout season.

Hawaii scored all of its runs in the first on five singles.

The teams end their WAC series today with a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.

Water polo split for UH

At Los Angeles, the Hawaii Wahine water polo team split a pair of matches on the first day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at UCLA.

The Wahine (17-12) opened with a 15-6 loss to top-ranked Southern Cal, then defeated Long Beach State, 11-7.

The Trojans jumped out to an 8-2 halftime lead and Hawaii never threatened.

Against the 49ers, the Wahine trailed, 3-2, late in the first quarter but answered with four consecutive goals to take the lead for good. Michele Wong, Katie Hill and Karin Umemura all scored three goals as Hawaii beat The Beach for the third time this season.

The Wahine faced UCLA and San Jose State today. The tournament winds up tomorrow.

Quarterback Club speakers

Speakers at the Monday luncheon of the Honolulu Quarterback Club are Punahou School gymnastics coach Paula Crabb, Kamehameha Schools wrestling coach Kurt Williams and Hawaii Hammerheads general manager Mike Vasconcellos.

Also at the luncheon, March Sportspersons of the Month Raylene Howard and Cheyne Block will receive their awards.

Howard is a basketball standout for the UH Wahine. Block is a state champion swimmer at Maui's Baldwin High.

Lunch at the Pagoda Restaurant is served at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon. The public is invited.

Cheerleaders in demand

BYU-Hawaii's Student Activities Department is dropping its dance leading program and squad members will switch to cheerleading.

Auditions for new cheerleaders will be held Saturday, April 17 at 9 a.m. in the BYUH Old Gym. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

About 10 cheerleaders will receive partial-tuition scholarships and those selected captain and co-captain will receive full tuition at BYUH.

Application packets can be picked up at the ASBYUH office or by calling 293-3552.

The cheerleading squad will be coached by Roxanne Johnson, a former award-winning cheerleader at the Laie school.

HPU's Okita honored

Hawaii Pacific softball coach Howard Okita, who recently won his 200th career game, will be honored tomorrow with a special presentation at the HPU Windward campus softball field.

The noon ceremony precedes the Sea Warriors' doubleheader with Sonoma State.

HPU (26-2-1) is ranked second in the NCAA Division II West Region rankings.

Wahine volleyball camp

The 18th annual Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Camp is offering four sessions for boys and girls, ages 4-12, this summer at the University of Hawaii.

Sessions are June 21-24, July 13-16, July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 4-7. The cost is $130 per session; the final session offers dormitory and meal service for $375.

The camp is designed for all ages and skill levels.

For more information, contact Kari Anderson at 956-2496.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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