Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sunday, May 27, 2001


Aaron Napoleon won the paddleboard event in the Starbucks
Paddling Shootout
at Ko Olina Resort yesterday. Competition
was also held in one-person canoes and surf skis.

Clay leads Azusa
to NAIA title

Star-Bulletin staff

Castle High School graduate Brian Clay, a junior at Azusa Pacific, scored 21 points over three days -- more than any other individual track and field athlete -- to help the Cougars to a NAIA national championship in the organization's season-ending meet at Simon Fraser University.

Clay scored five points on yesterday's final day by throwing the javelin 2061/2 feet and taking fourth in the event. He also competed in the pole vault, coming in 14th overall with a vault of 14 feet, 6.25 inches, but saw his 4x100 relay team miss the finals by one-third of a second.

Clay's teammate Jesse Aust won the javelin event to clinch the title with 97 points, 47 ahead of second place and defending national champion Life University.

On the previous two days of competition, Clay won the long jump and came in third in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Clay is the defending NAIA champion in the decathlon, but skipped the event to prepare for the U.S. championships in three weeks.

Warrior football tickets on sale Tuesday

University of Hawaii football season tickets go on sale to the general public this Tuesday at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office.

The UH ticket office is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays. Telephone sales begin May 29 from noon to 4 p.m.

The Warriors are scheduled to play eight home games at Aloha Stadium.

The Hawaii-Montana game in Maui on Sept. 8 is not included in the season ticket package.

The first game on Oahu is on Sept. 29 when the Warriors host Western Athletic Conference rival Rice.

The Warriors' remaining home games are UTEP on Oct. 13, Fresno State on Oct. 27, San Jose State on Nov. 3, Boise State on Nov. 10, Miami, Ohio, on Nov. 17, Air Force on Nov. 24 and Brigham Young on Dec. 2.

All game times at home are 6:05 p.m. but subject to change depending on national television.

Season ticket prices are as follows: Mauka/Makai sideline (limited) $135; south end zone $117; north end zone $117 (adult); north end zone $77 (senior citizen); north end zone $77 (youth 4-18).

Hawaii's own

Benny Agbayani, Mets: The St. Louis and Hawaii Pacific alumnus went 1-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts in New York's 7-3 loss to Florida. His average dropped to .273.

Mike Fetters, Dodgers: The Iolani graduate did not pitch in Los Angeles' 7-2 win over Houston.


Everett Wery, 15, in back, and his brother, Ezra, 12, stretched for
the volleyball during practice for the weekend's Amateur Athletic
Union Junior Beach Volleyball Tournament at Waikiki.


Name: Chester Chee
Age: 59
Position: Statistician for prep boys and girls soccer.
Why?: "So the correct standings and right scores can be in the newspaper."
People would be surprised to know: "I'm a self-employed accountant doing financial statements for mom and pop businesses. I didn't participate in sports as a student at St. Louis."

For an accountant, the numbers have to add up, just as wins have to equal losses in sports standings.

"When my twin sons, Nathan and Nelson, played for Kaiser, I enjoyed watching them participate, but the standings were never right in the paper," Chee said. "When (son) Jonathan started playing, I decided to find out how this happens."

Chee ended up getting in touch with Mark Kane, who was coaching at Castle High School, and asked him what could be done to rectify the situation. Kane gave Chee a list of OIA coaches' telephone numbers. Chee's initial interest was in keeping stats for the boys, but Kane got him to do the girls' stats, too.

"At first, I just wanted to have the standings be correct," Chee said. "After several years, the standings were correct, so I decided to work on getting the correct goal scorers. The referees began helping and that worked well."

Peter Estomago of the ILH called Chee to ask if he would take on another league, and he did. He's been at it for eight seasons, and he's now doing state tournaments.

>> To nominate a sports volunteer, call 529-4784.

--- By Al Chase, Star-Bulletin


Oahu Interscholastic Association: In recent years, the high school baseball and girls basketball state titles have gone to Interscholastic League of Honolulu teams, but not this year, as OIA teams Kailua (baseball) and Aiea (girls basketball) won championships.

UH baseball fans: The 3,192 fans who showed up at Rainbow Stadium last Saturday night to honor retiring baseball coach Les Murakami, the man who built Rainbow baseball, were treated to an emotional show.

Barry Bonds: The San Francisco Giants' slugger hit eight homers in 10 games, and has 519 in his career -- two shy of Ted Williams and Willie McCovey. Bonds played Triple-A ball for the Hawaii Islanders in the '80s.

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