Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, October 21, 1999

Seasiders sweep
Hilo Vulcans

The Brigham Young-Hawaii women's volleyball team swept Hawaii-Hilo, 15-1, 15-2, 15-10, yesterday at Hilo.

The Seasiders, top-ranked in the NCAA Division II poll, improved to 19-1 overall and 8-0 in the Pacific West Conference.

Vanessa Valansi had 14 kills and 11 digs to lead the Seasiders. Middle blocker Arlete Silva added 10 kills on 15 attempts and no errors. Silva and setter Juliana Lima both had six block assists. April Pana led the Vulcans with seven kills.

The Vulcans, who dropped to 3-10 and 2-5, host second-ranked Hawaii Pacific tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. in Hilo.

Plane pull benefit

The Plane Pull and Strongest "Da Kine" 1999 are scheduled for Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Honolulu Airport and will benefit Special Olympics Hawaii.

Hawaii-native Joe Onosai will be attempting a new world record, trying to pull a 100,000-pound DC9 jet by himself.

The Plane Pull event involves 20-person teams trying to pull a 50-ton DC9 airplane.

The Strongest "Da Kine" 1999 pits man against Hummer and woman against Saturn in competition.

Those interested in participating should contact Jenna Yancey at 531-1888, ext. 24.

Baiocchi/Charles win Gillette

The team of Hugh Baiocchi and Bob Charles shot a 1-under-par to win Tuesday's Gillette Tour Challenge.

The pair birdied the first and second holes, gaining a two-stroke margin over Bob Murphy and Tom Jenkins they would never relinquish.

They share a $9,000 first-prize purse for the victory.

The $23,000 event featured five two-man teams playing an alternate-shot format over six holes. The challenge is a pre-tournament event for the Senior PGA Kaanapali Classic on Maui, which takes place Oct. 22-24 and features a $1 million purse.

Charity bowling tourney

The fourth annual Great Charity Bowl-off is set to start Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Waialae Bowl.

The tournament, sponsored by the Pacific Rim Junior Chamber, benefits the American Lung Association.

The Chamber is currently seeking five-person teams to participate in the three-game tournament. The cost per team is $150.

For more information call 222-1034.

PAL expands tennis to Aiea

The Honolulu Police Activities League is expanding its tennis program to Aiea, beginning Nov. 2.

Classes for beginners will be held at the Aiea High School tennis courts from 3:30-5 p.m.

There is a $2 fee to participate in PAL athletics. For more information, call 529-3625.

Wrestling tournament

A USA wrestling tournament is open to anyone ages 6 and above this Saturday at Radford High School Gym.

Weigh-ins are from 8 to 9 a.m. and wrestling starts at 10 a.m. There is a $3 entry fee.

USA Wrestling cards, which are required, may be purchased there.

For more information call John Robinson at 696-8732 or e-mail

Kiaaina named Tour director

Ron Kiaaina Jr. was named tournament director for The Hawaii Tour, an 11-week international golf tour for professional golfers.

Kiaaina's resume includes tournament director of the Makaha Open and o the Hawaii State Open.

The Hawaii Tour will take place from Jan. 18 to March 31, 2000.

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

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