Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, November 27, 1999

Young named Hawaii’s
tennis pro of the year

Les Young has been selected by the USPTA-Hawaii Division as its tennis professional of the year.

Young, a teacher at Kamehameha Schools, has served the Hawaii Division as its vice president the past two years. He has coached the Warriors since 1985, winning the girls' high school state championship from 1993-95.

Other award winners were: Chris Leong, Rookie Pro of the Year; Bernard J. Gusman, High School Coach of the Year and Special Services; Henry Somerville, College Coach of the Year, and Albert Murata, Community Service.

Player of the Year selections were: Wei Yu Su, men's open; Jim Schwitters, senior men; Ann Pellow, women's open, and Doris Hakman, senior women.

Wakeboard contest

Shannon Best returns to defend his title in the professional division of the sixth Hawaii Wakeboard Pro-Am tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Keehi Lagoon.

Pros from Hawaii, Japan, Canada, Europe and the U.S. mainland are expected to compete for the $10,000 purse.

Honolulu New Year run

The Honolulu New Year Fun Run, the last of eight such races held worldwide, is scheduled for a midnight start Jan. 1 at Iolani Palace.

The 5-K run/walk is a benefit for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The other cities, in order of start, are Sydney, Tokyo, Bangkok, Cape Town, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and New York.

The cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 24. For more information, call The Running Room at 737-2422 or visit the website at

Rigg, Wagner, Yoshida, Jones on QB Club dais

Scott Rigg, who coached Punahou to the state boys' volleyball championship, will speak at the Honolulu Quarterback Club's weekly luncheon Monday along with BYU-Hawaii basketball coach Ken Wagner, Hawaii athletic director Hugh Yoshida and national football coach of the year candidate June Jones of UH.

Lunch is served at 11:30 p.m. at the Pagoda Hotel, with the program to follow.

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

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