Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Ralbovski’s team
takes Pro-Lady title

The team of professional Kevin Ralbovski, Dicey Brinck, JoAnn Chun and Marilyn Kim won the Oahu Country Club Pro-Lady golf tournament yesterday with a score of 140.

Two teams headed by pros Henry Sieradzki and Casey Nakama tied for second at 141. Ann Weers, Carol Shimmin and Georgia Vouloumonos played with Sieradzki. Nakama teamed with Ann Wills, Amelia Andrade and Carol Case.

Sieradzki's 68 was the low score among the pros. Nakama and Chuck Davis shot 69s.

Matz-Jorris, Nichols strong in Japan half-marathon

Hawaii runners Heather Matz-Jorris and Katherine Nichols finished third and fourth, respectively, in the women's 30-and-above division and were the sixth- and seventh-place women overall in Sunday's Ichinoseki Half-Marathon at Ichinoseki, Japan.

The first woman to finish was Junko Kumagai of Japan, with a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds.

Matz-Jorris was clocked in 1:23:30, Nichols in 1:25:18.

Men's overall honors went to Japan's Kenichi Kawakubo, in 1:04:45.

Bo Ming Yee scholarship

To commemorate the life of the late professional tennis standout Bo Ming Yee, a memorial scholarship fund in his name has been established by family and close friends to benefit junior tennis players in Hawaii.

Checks are being accepted by the Hawaii Tennis Patrons Association to help the family set up the fund.

Yee died this past Fathers' Day.

Persistence pays for Abe

Persistence and patience paid off for Wilfred Abe of Honolulu, this week's winner in the Star-Bulletin's Football Fever contest.

Abe has entered the contest every week since its inception. He correctly picked the winners in nine of 10 games last week.

He says he is a fan of both college and pro football and will usually make mental notes of the stats on the teams in trying to figure out his winners for the week. His only loss was picking Denver to win over Tampa Bay, a game in which the Buccaneers hung on to win.

Kokokahi gymnasts prevail

Lauren Souza, Alyssa Kojima and Lauren Ching of the Kokokahi Gymnastics Team shared top honors in Kokokahi's Autumn Invitational meet last Sunday.

Souza was the Level 4 compulsory all-around winner with 32.10 points; Kojima had 33 to pace the Level 5 field and Ching was No. 1 with 34.15 in the Level 6 competition.

Kauai Coffee claims ILWU state slow-pitch crown

Led by tournament MVP Greg Santos, the Kauai Coffee team captured the 14th annual ILWU Local 142 State slow-pitch softball tournament championship last weekend at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park.

Kauai Coffee whipped the Maui Crackers, 13-3, in the final.

Kamehameha girls take title

Kamehameha's Uila Crabbe was named the most valuable player and teammates Casey Castillo and Nohea Tano also earned all-tournament selection after the Warriors' girls' volleyball team won the Maui Life-Durango Fall Classic last weekend at Las Vegas.

Kamehameha took a perfect record into the championship division final but was toppled by Mater Dei of California, forcing a one-game playoff for the title. Kamehameha won it, 15-11.

Breakaways 3.0 senior men's team in tennis nationals

The Breakaways, a 3.0 senior men's team, will compete in that division's USTA National Championships, Oct. 22-24, at Palm Springs, Calif.

The Breakaways qualified for the nationals in June by winning the Hawaii Pacific Section 3.0 Senior League title.

Members of the team, which is sponsored by Kazu's Electric, are Doug Char, Franklin Chee, Ed Hayashi, Lenny Kamp, Calvin Koseki, Malcolm Miyashiro, Kazu Samura, Bernard Walthall and Bob Watada.

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

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