Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, July 5, 1999

Zephyrus IV,
Pyewacket speed up
in Transpac race

Zephyrus IV and Pyewacket were running 1-2 for the early lead among the maxi sleds in the 40th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii yesterday.

At yesterday's roll call, the 75-foot Zephyrus IV, representing the St. Francis and San Diego Yacht Clubs, led Roy E. Disney's 72-foot Pyewacket from Los Angeles YC by 1 mile after sailing 219 nautical miles in its first 19 hours.

The question now is how long it will take the faster boats to overtake the Cruisers, which started last Tuesday. The Cruiser leaders, Kim Stebbens' 41-foot Hurricane from Seattle's Sloop Tavern YC and Bob Pace's 46-foot Esprit from Oceanside YC, are 446 miles in front of the Division 4 group of 40-foot racers led by Don Clothier's 45-foot Tower from Waikiki YC and 578 ahead of Zephyrus IV.

In the race for overall victory on corrected time, Zephyrus IV and Pyewacket also were 1-2, followed by Kjeld Hestehave's Velos.

Ishii wins Kauai Open

David Ishii fired a final-round 5-under-par 67 to win the Kauai Open by one shot over Casey Nakama yesterday at Kauai Lagoons' Kiele Golf Course.

Ishii finished the 36-hole tournament at 7-under 137.

Wong-Heidger finish fifth

BERLIN - Rob Heidger and Hawaii's Kevin Wong won two of four matches Saturday to finish fifth in the German Open, the fifth of 13 stops on the 1999 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.

The fifth-place finish earned the Heidger/Wong partnership $8,000. The USA pair has now posted an 11-6 match mark this season with $25,000 in combined earnings in three FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour events together.

Heidger and Wong defeated USA rivals Karch Kiraly and Adam Johnson in their first event together to earn the Bronze Medal at last month's FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stop in Toronto.

Tang, Price take triathlon

Chris Tang and Lindsay Price were the overall winners in the Jamba Juice Mountainman Triathlon Saturday at Waimea Valley Park.

Tang won the men's division in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 48 seconds. Bryan Benitez-Nelson was second in 1:23:54.

Price took the women's title in 1:30:19. Michelle Foster was second in 1:35:38.

The race consisted of a .31-mile swim, 9.5-mile mountain-bike ride and 2.75-mile run.

Hammerheads game back

The Hawaii Hammerheads moved one game behind league-leading Texas by beating the Terminators, 55-44, Saturday night at Blaisdell Arena.

The Hammerheads, 8-4, were led by Eddie Klaneski, who returned two intercepted passes and one kickoff for touchdowns.

The Terminators fell to 9-3.

Hawaii All-Stars play

The Hawaii All-Stars will take on Colorado/Oklahoma in a Football In Paradise game Wednesday at Castle High field at 7 p.m.

Admission is free

The Hawaii team is led by a trio of former all-state players from Kahuku: running back Talamoni Talamoni, defensive back Tavo Tupuola and defensive lineman Puna Vendiola.

3-on-3 tournament

A three-on-three basketball tournament to benefit No Na Keiki o Kaneohe will be held Saturday and Sunday at Windward Mall. Information: Mike Kai, 235-5814.

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

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