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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, June 3, 2000

Stanford calls on Wayne

Justin Wayne, Stanford's All-American pitcher from Punahou School, was called upon today to extend the Cardinal's baseball season in a Super Regional rematch with Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers beat the Cardinal, 7-3, in last night's opener of the best-of-3 series at Stanford, Calif. A Nebraska victory today would send the Cornhuskers to the College World Series. A Stanford win would force a showdown tomorrow for the CWS berth.

In another of the eight Super Regional openers, home runs by Anthony Lunetta and Josh Persell helped USC topple top-ranked Georgia Tech, 7-2, at Atlanta.

Sieradski charges ahead on Maui

Defending champion Henry Sieradski shot a 3-under-par 69 to take a one shot lead in the Maui Open at the Makena South Course yesterday.

Three players --Jerry Mullen, Kim Vontempsky and Rohn Stark --shot 70 and are tied for second in the 54-hole tournament which ends tomorrow.

Wahine soccer signs Eaton

Kalena Eaton, who helped Baldwin win the state girls' soccer title, has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Hawaii.

The 5-foot-8 midfielder also played volleyball and ran track for the Bears.

She was fifth in the state in the 100-meter high hurdles and fourth in the 300 low hurdles.

"We're very lucky to have Kalena in our program, " said Wahine head coach Pinsoon Tenzing. "She will help our team significantly because of her presence in the middle of the field."

Singletary an NFL intern

Vantz Singletary has been selected by the San Diego Chargers to participate in the minority internship program this summer.

"I was first introduced to the internship by my uncle Mike Singletary in 1993," said the University of Hawaii defensive line coach. "I loved it from that point forward."

The National Football League sets up the internships with every team. This is the third for Singletary. He spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996 and the New Orleans Saints in 1998.

"The internship provides minority coaches with hands-on experience as well as exposing them to people who make hiring choices later," said Ollie Wilson, the Chargers' running backs coach.

Wong, Heidger unbeaten

Punahou graduate Kevin Wong and partner Rob Heigder are unbeaten after yesterday's competition in the $300,000 Mexico Open, an FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event.

Heidger, of Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Wong, who now lives in Los Angeles, defeated teams from Puerto Rico and Germany to advance to today's winner's bracket match against Brazil's Marcio Araujo and Benjamin Insfran of Brazil.

Okamura, Whiting qualify

Garrett Okamura of Maui and Leah Whiting of Waiakea led boys' and girls' qualifiers in the state Independent Insurance Agents Junior Golf Classic held recently at the Big Island's Waikoloa Kings Course.

Okamura, Whiting and boys' runner-up Jarette Hamamoto of Waiakea will represent Hawaii in the IIAJC Nationals Aug. 14-18 at Alpharetta, Ga.

Hirono to open Aloha Games

Lt. Governor Mazie Hirono will light the torch and officially open the 10th annual Aloha State Games at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow at Skygate Park, on the grounds of the Honolulu Municipal Building.

Tomorrow's program includes a dramatic demonstration of capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts and dance discipline, and a medal ceremony for youth in-line hockey participants who competed last weekend prior to the official opening.

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