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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, October 3, 2000

Kamehameha, Punahou
fight for title tonight

Star-Bulletin staff

Kamehameha and Punahou meet tonight to decide the Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys' volleyball first-round title. The match at St. Louis' McCabe Gym starts at 7 p.m.

The winner gets an automatic berth into the state tournament.

St. Francis secured the girls' first-round championship -- and the state tournament berth that goes with it -- Saturday with a win over University along with a Punahou loss to Kamehameha.

The Iolani and Kamehameha girls meet at 5:30 p.m. today at St. Louis. The winner plays Punahou on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Klum Gym for second place in the ILH's first round.

HPU drills Northwest Nazarene

The Hawaii Pacific University men's soccer team routed Northwest Nazarene 11-2 yesterday in Seattle.

Toni Stephanov scored three goals and Elie Sauma added a pair of goals for the Sea Warriors (5-2-1), while Walea Kalama, Pierre Byman, Michael Koo, Kurt VerEecke, Leo McNight and Olav Fyrileiv scored one apiece.

Warriors get new mat coach

Billy Venenciano is the new varsity wrestling coach at Kamehameha Schools, athletic director Blane Gaison announced yesterday.

Venenciano was a two-time state champion at Molokai High and an NAIA All-American at Pacific University.

He was an assistant to former head coach Palani Williams, who stepped down to devote more time to teaching.

Seattle blanks BYU-Hawaii

Seattle University tripped the Brigham Young University-Hawaii, 5-0, in men's soccer yesterday in Seattle.

Seattle outshot the Seasiders 20-4.

BYUH(2-6, 1-2 in PacWest) trailed just 1-0 at halftime, thanks to the work of back up goalie Michael Akana.

Miranda, Uemura surf ahead

Hawaii's Dino Miranda and Kekoa Uemura advanced from the trials to the main event of the Oxbow World Longboard Championship in Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 3-5 foot surf yesterday.

Miranda won the event in 1997.

Links to Literacy golf Friday

The seventh annual Links to Literacy Golf Tournament will be held Friday at the Honolulu Country Club.

The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start.

The tournament is a benefit for the Hawaii Library Foundation.To register, call 837-8069.

Dillingham tennis coming soon

The 48th Annual Dillingham Tennis Championships are slated for Oct. 9-11 at Punahou School with singles and doubles players vying for $6,000 in prize money.

Defending singles champions Ryan Ideta and Tracie Anne Chong are the number one seeds. For more information, call 944-5835.

Prep coaches clinic Saturday

The Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is holding a high school coaches basketball clinic Saturday at the Radford High School gym.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the clinic running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fee is $25 for on-site registration. High school coaches can bring their players for $1 per player.

Speakers include Chic Hess, Howie Landa, Merv Lopes, Jeff Law, Aaron Griess and Ken Wagner.

A variety of topics and strategies will be covered.

HASA surf series continues

The third event in the Hawaii Amateur Surfing Association's 2000-2001 series will be held Saturday and Sunday at Sandy Beach.

For more information, call the HASA hotline at 262-2488.

Fitness competition upcoming

The fifth annual STREND Fitness Challenge World Championships will be held Oct. 21 at Tripler Army Medical Center's baseball field and track at 3 p.m.

The strength and endurance competition combines five upper body tests -- bench press, pull up, shoulder press, chin up and bar dip -- followed by a three-mile run.

World champion Sonki Hong of San Francisco will return to defend his title.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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