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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Pearl Harbor
Hydrofest sunk

After a 10-year run, Hydrofest, the 2.5-mile hydroplane-racing event in the waters of Pearl Harbor, is no more.

Navy officials announced yesterday they would no longer host the event because it has not been able to generate sufficient revenue to pay for its continued operation.

Capt. Hank Sanford, commanding officer for Naval Station Pearl Harbor, said the decision was made after discussions with local business leaders, event sponsors and the Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Association.

Chaminade stuns HPU

The Chaminade softball team snapped a 14-game losing streak against Hawaii Pacific by sweeping a doubleheader yesterday in Kaneohe.

It was the first time the Silverswords had defeated the Sea Warriors in the teams' 13-year rivalry.

Silverswords pitcher Melissa Marquez shut out the Sea Warriors in both games, outdueling Jennifer Woodard, 1-0, in the opener and holding HPU to three hits in a 2-0 win in the second game.

Chaminade improved to 17-16 overall and 8-4 in the Pacific West Conference. HPU, ranked 16th in the NCAA Division II, fell to 26-9, 12-5.

UH volleyball banquet

The University of Hawaii men's volleyball awards banquet will be held Sunday at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel's Hawaiian Ballroom.

The cost is $35. No-host cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6.

The reservation deadline is Friday. For more information, call Dianne Fong at 532-8944.

The seventh-ranked Rainbows (17-9 overall, 11-6 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) conclude their home season Friday and Saturday with 7 p.m. matches against Pacific (10-15, 6-11) at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Last Wahine homestand

The seventh-ranked University of Hawaii women's water polo team (16-12) will play its final home games of the season Friday and Saturday against Cal State Bakersfield.

Seniors Denise Parreira and Karin Umemura, who were part of the inaugural Wahine team in 1998, will play their final collegiate home games.

Umemura is the UH career leader in goals (135) and assists (87). The games at Duke Kahanamoku Pool start at 6 p.m.

Fresno State up next

The University of Hawaii Wahine softball team will entertain fifth-ranked Fresno State this weekend as Wahine coach Bob Coolen seeks his 400th career victory.

UH (16-15, 3-1 WAC) has won seven of 10 games, including a sweep of Hawaii-Hilo last week.

The Wahine and Bulldogs (36-9, 4-0) play doubleheaders Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.

Coolen is two victories shy of 400 wins.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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