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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Former Vulcan named
to Olympic softball team

Former University of Hawaii-Hilo shortstop Kristy Odamura has been selected for the Canadian Olympic softball team that will compete in the 2000 Games in Sydney.

Odamura, a four-time academic All-American, was a two-time Division II West Regional selection for the Vulcans (1998-99). She holds nine UHH career records, including hits (227), slugging percentage (.548) and assists (524).

Hamamoto, Ito qualify

Jarett Hamamoto of Hilo and Aiea's Merynn Ito won their respective divisions of the Aloha Section PGA Junior Championship golf tournament yesterday at The Links at Kuilima.

The two have qualified to represent Hawaii in the 25th PGA Junior Championships, Aug. 23-26, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Hamamoto carded a 74 yesterday to tie Hilo's Laine Malson at 148. Hamamoto then won the boys' division title on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Ito finished at 73-144 for a two-stroke victory over Kauai's Rachael Kyono in the girls' division.

Vic-Maui race sets sail

The biennial Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, a 2,308-mile event from Victoria, British Columbia, to Lahaina, Maui, began yesterday.

Twenty yachts are participating in the 17th event, including three representing the Lahaina Yacht Club. The first yachts are expected to arrive July 7.

Daily progress is available on the Internet at

New football league

The Oahu Football League, which is scheduled to compete in the North American Football League, is seeking players and teams.

The organizational meeting is set for tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Pacheco Park in Pearl City. For more information, call 671-8213.

Rainbow Soccer opens

The 20th Rainbow Soccer Tournament, featuring more than 100 teams from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and Norway, kicks off tomorrow with opening ceremonies at 3 p.m. at Kapiolani Park.

Play begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday and continues through the finals on July 4.

UHH boosters to meet

The University of Hawaii-Hilo Athletic Booster Club's annual meeting is set for 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Hilo Yacht Club.

University of Hawaii baseball coach Les Murakami is the guest speaker.

For information, call 969-9400 or 974-7520.

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