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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, November 27, 2000

By Pierre Tostee, Special to the Star-Bulletin
Makua Rothman of Haleiwa drops into a big wave
at the Rip Curl Cup at Sunset Beach on Oahu's North
Shore yesterday. Rothman, 16, advanced to the third
round where he will meet Keith Malloy of California,
Great Britain's Spencer Hargraves and Australia's
Sasha Stocker.

Patacchia surf
heat winner

Star-Bulletin staff

Hawaii's Fred Patacchia kept his hopes alive of qualifying for the elite Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour by advancing from his first round heat of the Rip Curl Pro in solid 10- to 15-foot swells yesterday at Sunset Beach.

Other Hawaii surfers to advance from heats yesterday were Conan Hayes, Roy Powers, Liam McNamara, Love Hodel and Makua Rothman.

Hawaii's Sunny Garcia, who has clinched the world tour title, and Pancho Sullivan surf in the third round.

The Rip Curl Cup is the second event of the Vans G-Shock Triple Crown of Surfing.

Irwin to play in Senior
Skins Game on Maui

Hale Irwin will join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and defending champion Gary Player in the 2001 Senior Skins Game at the Wailea Resort's Gold Course Jan. 27-28.

Irwin, the 1999 champion, gave up his spot last January in order to allow Tom Watson to play in the event at the Mauna Lani Resort. Watson had been with the other three in the original Skins Game in 1983.

The Senior Skins Game will be held on Maui for the first time after 11 years on the Big Island. It will be televised nationally on ABC-TV. The first nine holes will be played Saturday, and the final nine on Super Bowl Sunday.

"Arnold and Jack have helped make this event what it is, Gary is a great defending champion and we are delighted to have Hale back after he graciously stepped aside (in January)," said Chuck Gerber, ESPN Regional Television executive vice president and general manager.

Jennings honored

University Lab School graduate Summer Jennings, a senior middle blocker for the Colorado State women's volleyball team, was selected to the All-Mountain West Conference first team.

Jennings also was named to the all-tournament team at this past weekend's Bankers Classic, hosted by Pacific in Stockton, Calif. It was her fourth all-tournament selection this season.

No. 6 CSU defeated No. 9 Arizona Friday, 3-1, but fell to No. 5 UOP in five games Saturday.

Kaimuki wins cheer event

A Kaimuki High School group won the Best Group Stunt Competition-High School Division in a National Cheerleading Association contest at Dallas over the weekend.

Five girls from Hawaii Cheer Company's Na Alii All-Stars took third place in the Best Group Stunt Competition-All-Star Division.

Yee leads raceway victors

Sam Yee of Kaneohe gunned his 1970 Camero to victory in the Domestic Quick-8 final of the Pearl Harbor Transmission-Fastest StreetCar Shootout Saturday night at Hawaii Raceway Park.

Other winners were Carl Imaye of Mililani (Domestic), Sheldon Agewa of Kailua (Import Quick-8) and Brian Harrison of Honolulu (Import).

Vince Longboy of Waipahu won the Smoky Burnout contest.

Gold Cup finale set

The final event for the 2000 Budweiser Gold Cup drag racing series is Dec. 9 during the NAPA South Pacific Championships at Hawaii Raceway Park.

Angie Ilac holds a slim lead over Roy Nagamine in the Pro Gas Division.

John Martos is ahead of James Barboza in the Super ET division and Leonard Barboza enjoys a comfortable cushion over Dennis Martos in the Super Gas division.

Bulls get kicks in San Diego

The Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club had three teams (U-10, U-15, U-17 girls) in the San Diego Girls Surf Cup soccer tournament over the weekend .

The U-10s' record was 1-1-1 and the U-15s finished 0-2-1.

The U-17s' record was 2-2-0 and they advanced to the semifinals, losing, 2-1, on a goal in the last minute of the second half

Challenger on Big Island

The Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Challenger, Hawaii's only ATP Tour affiliated tennis event, returns to the Big Island in 2001.

The main draws will be played Jan. 23-28 following the qualifying draw, Jan. 21-22.

Tickets will be available from Ticket Plus.

Mainland meets for UH

The University of Hawaii women's track and field team will participate in five regular-season meets on the mainland before the Western Athletic Conference championships, May 16-19 at Fresno, Calif.

The Wahine's first meet is the Long Beach Classic March 17.

They also will take part in the Fresno Relays March 31, the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational April 13, the Mt. San Antonio College Relays, April 14-15 and the Texas All-Comers Meet, May 5-6.

Pop Warner fund-raiser

The Kaneohe Pop Warner midgets team will hold a concert fund-raiser Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Castle High School football field from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fiji tops the list of entertainers scheduled to perform. Also set to appear are Mana'o Company, 3 Plus, Soul Free, Local Born and Cool Change.

Advance tickets are $12, $15 at the gate. Youngsters 7-and-under are free.

Tickets are available at Caesars Cleaners in Kaneohe, and at the Castle High School cafeteria.

Sony volunteers needed

Volunteers for many chores are needed for the Sony Open in Hawaii golf tournament at the Waialae Country Club, Jan. 15-21.

In addition to getting a first-hand view of the PGA tournament, volunteers are provided with a golf shirt, hat and lunch. For more information, call 523-7098.

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

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