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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Degen, McGie named

University of Hawaii softball players Dana Degen and Melissa McGie capped their collegiate careers by earning honors on the Easton All-America softball team.

Degen, currently a rookie in the Women's Pro Softball League, was named to the first team. It was the fourth All-America honor for Degen, the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Degen led the Wahine in batting (.401), home runs (9), RBIs (36), walks (26) and slugging percentage (.620).

McGie, a Wahine co-captain, was named to the third team. She earned all-WAC first-team honors as an infielder.

McGie finished her UH career batting .333 and holds the school records for triples (10) and walks (74).

Both Degen and McGie were at-large non-position picks.

Isle boxers advance

Four Hawaii boxers advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2000 Junior Olympic National Championships with victories last night at the U.S. Olympic Education Center in Marquette, Mich.

Glenn Miyose of Waianae beat Curtis Neeks of Austin, Texas, on a third round disqualification in their 125-pound bout.

Glenn Dunnings of Honolulu and Waianae's Leroy Rosario won unanimous 5-0 decisions in their 132- and 139-pound bouts, respectively, and Walter Sallas of Waianae advanced in a walkover of Adrian Lopez of Sogorro, N.M., at 147 pounds.

Mililani's Alex Herb lost to Darae Crane of Davenport, Iowa, when the referee stopped their 156-pound contest in the first round.

Bodybuilding Saturday

The 22nd NPC Hawaiian Islands Bodybuilding Championships, featuring guest posers Nasser El Sonbaty, King Kamali and Cynthia Hill, is scheduled for Saturday at the Blaisdell Center Concert Hall.

Prejudging is from 8:30 a.m.-noon with the finals starting at 6 p.m.

The event is sanctioned by the National Physique Committee and is a national qualifier.

Held in conjunction with the bodybuilding event will be the 11th Women's NPC Hawaii Fitness Contest, the 11th Junior Hawaiian Islands Championships and the fifth Over-35 Masters Championships.

Tickets are $20-$40 and are available at Mits' Basic Foods, Inc., 24-Hour Fitness (Honolulu, Kaneohe and Mililani) and The Gym. Tickets will be on sale at the Blaisdell box office tomorrow and Friday, and at the Concert Hall Saturday.

For more information, call Mits Kawashima or Karen Hirasa at 988-7887.

Wahine surf meet reset

The China Uemura Wahine Surfing Classic has been rescheduled for this weekend at Queen's Beach.

The meet begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and will offer competition in longboard, shortboard and bodyboard divisions. Age-group categories run from 6-under through 40-over.

The on-site registration fee is $50. Entries are limited to the first 200 females.

For information, contact China Uemura at 833-9406.

Sony Open sponsorships

Sponsorship participation packages for the 2001 Sony Open in Hawaii are now available to Hawaii's private and corporate sectors.

Forty-six Hawaii charities and not-for-profit organizations were awarded over $559,000 through sponsorships last January.

Certain levels of sponsorship will include pro-am playing spots in the Jan. 15-21 event at Waialae Country Club.

For information, contact the event's headquarters at 523-7888. The Web siteis

Women's hoops on Maui

Led by the University of Tennessee, a perennial national title contender and 2000 NCAA Tournament runner-up, the inaugural Women's Maui basketball tournament is already being touted as one of the top preseason events of the season.

The Lady Vols will be joined by Illinois, Clemson and Alcorn State, meaning the first-year event boasts four teams coming off NCAA tournament appearances.

The tournament will be held Nov. 24-25 at the Lahaina Civic Center. The event is hosted by Chaminade, which also will host the men's Nov. 20-22 Maui Invitational Tournament, also at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Travel packages are available through Oahu Travel at 800-826-3822. The event's Web site is

Hurricanes vs. All-Stars

The Hawaii Hurricanes, comprised of law enforcement officers, will play a full contact football game against the National Law Enforcement All-Stars Friday at 8 p.m. at Cooke Field.

The All-Stars come from the Orange Country (Calif.) Sheriff's Department, Houston and New York.

Tickets cost $5 and are available at the gate or from any Hawaii Hurricanes team member.

Proceeds from Thunder Bowl 2000 go to the "Friends of Nick Ma'afala". He was recently diagnosed with leukemia and the proceeds will help defray Ma'afala's medical expenses.

Shipman on archery team

Phyllis Shipman of Haleiwa has been selected for the U.S. Field Archery Team that will compete in the XXVI World Championships in Italy next month.

Shipman left today to begin training at the ARCO Olympic Training Center near San Diego.

Wahine basketball camp

Applications are still being accepted for the Rainbow Wahine Basketball Camp this Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The camp is open to girls ages 9-18 and boys ages 9-13.

Session I (ages 9-13) is Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon and Monday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Session II (ages 14-18) is Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The cost is $75 and walk-up registration is welcome. For camp information, call 956-2710.

Campers in the eighth grade and below will be able to sign up for the Wahine Basketball Junior Fan Club.

Wahine basketball will have reserved seating this season. Junior Fan Club members are entitled to a free season ticket if any adult, parent of guardian purchases a season ticket.

Seat assignments will be on a first-registered basis and require a $25 deposit, which will be applied toward the purchase of the season ticket.

Season ticket prices are $120 (lower level), $75 (upper level adult), $60 (upper level senior citizen) and $40 (upper level student). For more ticket information, call 956-8185.

Basketball camp at UHH

With public schools going to year-round sessions, University of Hawaii-Hilo head men's basketball Jeff Law has a new idea for his summer camp.

Law's camp will be held on three consecutive weekends with the hope of building attendance.

The sessions are July 14-16 for grades 3-6; July 21-23 for grades 7-8, and July 28-30 for grades 9-12.

The fee for each session is $100.

The camps run from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 am. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sisters sign with Vulcans

Melissa and Michelle Martinez have signed letters of intent to play softball for the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

They will transfer from Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif.

Melissa Martinez, an outfielder with two years of eligibility remaining, hit .297 with four triples, a homer and 25 runs batted in last season.

Michelle Martinez, a pitcher with three years of eligibility left, was 11-0 with eight saves and a 0.25 earned run average. She struck out 92 and walked 14 in 85 innings.

Villaroman to U.S. team

Melissa Villaroman, an incoming, walk-on freshman at the University of Hawaii, has been named to the 18-member U.S. Junior National volleyball team.

The team is coached by former Wahine and current Nevada-Las Vegas head coach Deitre Collins.

The team will represent the United States at the NORCECA Zone Championships is Cuba, beginning July 31.

Macdonald sixth at meet

University of Oregon freshman Kailua's Eri Macdonald, a freshman at the University of Oregon, finished sixth in the 800-meter run at last Saturday's Olympic Trials Qualifier held at Stanford University.

Macdonald was timed in 2 minutes, 9.6 seconds, her second-fastest time this season. She ran a 2:08.62 at the Oregon Invitational last April.

Sacramento Track Club's Nicole Teter won the race in 2:05.44.

Hoop Jam coming up

Hoop Jam, with over 400 teams expected to participate, will take place July 8-9 at the Mother Waldron Playground at the corner of Pohukaina and Coral streets.

The entry fee is $100 for a 3-Ball Half team and $150 for a 4-Ball Full team. Applications are available at 7-11 Stores, 24-Hour Fitness, Local Motion and most sports retail outlets.

The entry deadline is June 29. For more information, call the Hoop Jam hotline at 235-2020, extension 2.

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