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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, June 8, 2000

Sea Warriors’
Gerhardt honored

Gabe Gerhardt, a catcher for the Hawaii Pacific University baseball team, has been named to the GTE Academic All-America third team.

Gerhardt, a marketing major from Santa Ana, Calif., maintains a 3.42 grade-point average.

Gerhardt started all 33 games for the Sea Warriors this year.

He hit .385 with nine doubles, three triples, six home runs, and he tied for the team lead with 33 runs batted in.

Rainbows sign forward

Bosko Radovic, a 6-foot-9 forward from Yugoslavia, has signed to play basketball for the University of Hawaii.

Radovic is the fifth and final recruit for Rainbow coach Riley Wallace.

Championships at HMS

The Hawaii Motor Speedway will host its Summer Sizzle World Championships Saturday.

Several divisions will be contested, including super modifieds and winged sprint cars.

The Bike Shop Series for age-group bike racing will also be held. The competition is open to riders, ages 5-14.

Competitors need to bring a bike and safety helmet. Pre-registration must be done by 7 p.m.

Gates open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 682-7139 or 685-5827.

Cartwright softball event

The Honolulu Fire Department will kick off its 150th anniversary celebration with the Chief Alexander J. Cartwright Jr. Softball Tournament Sunday at Cartwright Field.

The event honors Cartwright for his contributions to HPD. He is also considered the father of modern baseball.

Games begin at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony is at 2 p.m.

State surf meet on tap

The top amateurs in Hawaii will be competing in the Crazy Shirts State Surfing Championships, which are scheduled for Saturday through Tuesday at Ala Moana Bowls.

Among those entered are Dustin Cuizon, Sena Seramur, Kekoa Rogers, Kyle Rogers, Tiare Thomas, Joy Nagelssen and Miku and Mio Uemura.

There will also be a special "air show'' bodyboarding segment.

Competition begins daily at 8 a.m.

Vulcan booster meeting

The annual University of Hawaii-Hilo Vulcan Athletic Booster Club meeting is scheduled for June 29 at the Hilo Yacht Club at 6 p.m.

The guest speaker will be UH baseball coach Les Murakami.

For more information, call Kelly Moran at 969-9400 or the UHH athletic office at 974-7520.

Wahine surfing meet

China Uemura's Wahine Surfing Classic Millenium will be June 17 and 18, at Queen's Surf Beach in Waikiki.

The competition will begin both days at 7 a.m., and will include longboard, shortboard and bodyboard divisions.

The entry fee is $25 if paid by June 9 and $50 on the day of the event. The meet is limited to the first 200 entries.

Proceeds from the meet will benefit the Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. For more information, call 845-4244.

Baum signs with Vulcans

Brittany Baum, a 5-foot-7 setter from Dana Point, Calif., has signed to play volleyball for the University of Hawaii-Hilo.

Baum is a two-time all-league selection at Dana Hills High and set a school single-match record for assists with 59 this past season. She is the fifth recruit to sign to play for coach Sharon Peterson and the Vulcans.

Payne, Puaa win

Molly Payne and Maka Puaa were the top finishers at Sunday's Roxy Maui Surf Jam at Launiupoko Park.

Payne and Puaa both had two first- and one second-place finishes.

Puaa, a former University of Hawaii volleyball player and a teacher at Maui High School, won the bodyboard and longboard divisions of the senior women's competition and was second in shortboard.

Payne, a third-grader at Makawao Elementary, finished first in the longboard and bodyboard divisions of the teenie wahine competition, and was second in shortboard.

The two-day event drew 225 entries for the females-only meet.

UH men's volleyball camp

The University of Hawaii men's volleyball camp is signing up boys, girls and adults for its July 24-28 sessions.

The youth Camp (1:30-4:30 p.m. each day) is for boys and girls entering the sixth grade through members of the high school graduating class of 2000.

The adult Camp (6-9 p.m. each day) is for males and females of all skill levels in good physical health.

Tuition is $120.

The camp staff is UH men's volleyball coach Mike Wilton, assistant coaches Tino Reyes and Matt Johnson and current and former UH players.

Call 956-4509 for information.

Colin featured in magazine

Kathy Colin, a sprint kayaker from Kailua, is featured in the current issue of Psychology Today (May/June 2000).

In a story by U.S. Olympic Center Sports Psychologist James Bauman, Ph.D., Colin and other Olympic hopefuls, talk about the mental aspect of training.

Big Island senior golf

The Super Senior Club of Hawaii, Inc. has been formed to produce amateur golf tournaments on the Big Island for seniors.

The first tournament is Sept. 10-14 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort and Golf Course.

The tournament is for amateurs 50 and older, and the $1,500 entry fee includes golf and four nights at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

There will also be health and fitness symposiums that will focus on the health needs of seniors.

Golf legend Chi Chi Rodriguez is president of the managing corporation, and former Governor George Ariyoshi is chairman of the board.

Sumo great Taiho honored

Legendary grand champion Taiho, winner of a record 32 grand sumo tournament championships in his career, marked his 60th birthday in a ceremony today in Tokyo.

Taiho, who turned 60 on May 29, dominated sumo from 1960 to 1971, winning six tournaments in a row twice.

Tomorrow: Prep girls' all-star team

The Star-Bulletin will announce its All-State Girls' Basketball team tomorrow.

The winner of the Ms. Basketball award will also be named.

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