Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, July 23, 2001

LeGrande, Doble
win AVP beach title

Honolulu's Lee LeGrande and teammate Brent Doble of Minnesota won their second straight AVP beach volleyball tournament yesterday, defeating former University of Hawaii players Albert Hannemann and Sean Scott.

LeGrande and Doble, seeded second, needed 64 minutes to top the No. 4 seeds, 21-16, 20-22, 15-9, in the final of the Sunkist Open at Belmar, N.J.

LeGrande and Doble have now won 12 straight matches, going through the two tournaments undefeated. The winners split $14,000 while Hannemann and Scott split $9,250.

Former UH player Jason Ring and teammate Paul Baxter placed seventh, earning $2,500.

Metzger, Wong third in FIVB beach doubles

Fourth-seeded Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong of Hawaii finished third at yesterday's FIVB men's volleyball tour stop in Marseille, France.

Metzger and Wong defeated the Olympic gold medal team of Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana, 33-31, 13-21, 15-11, in 88 minutes. The winners split $18,000.

3 represent United States at world judo tournament

Honolulu's Amy Tong, Taylor Takata and Neal Takamoto are part of the U.S. team that will compete at the World Judo Championships, Thursday through Sunday, in Munich, Germany.

Tong, a former Olympian, is competing in the 78-kilogram division, Takata in the 60kg division and Takamoto in the open class.

Kaneohe Yacht Club sweeps Asahi Cup

Kaneohe Yacht Club won all three divisions as the 5th Asahi Super Cup sailing regatta finished yesterday off Waikiki.

For the third consecutive year, David Nottage and his crew aboard "Kaimiloa" won the PH-1 class, David Brown and his team of Japanese dentists on "Ho'onanea" successfully defended their PH-2 title, and Kenneth Kaan's "Backbreaker" claimed the Melges class.

The five-race event provides Hawaii and Japanese sailors with the opportunity to test their skills, equipment and consistency of performance over three days. Twelve teams competed in the unique international event.

Hilton leads Granders in Billfish tournament

Led by Don Hilton's two tag-and-release catches, The Granders Billfish Team won the 24th Hawaiian International Pro-Am Billfish Tournament off Kailua-Kona Saturday.

Granders finished with 942 points and $10,170 in winning the warm-up event for the Aug. 11-18 HIBT. Kona Game Fishing Club finished second with 629.5 points and $12,402.

Entries are still being accepted for next month's HIBT. For information, call 329-6155 ore e-mail

6th UH Pigskin Pigout Thursday at Murphy's

The 6th Murphy's Warrior Pigskin Pigout, a benefit for the University of Hawaii football team, is set for Thursday at Murphy's Bar & Grill.

The event includes a Merchant Street block party that starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, which covers dinner and entertainment.

Among the donations for the live auction is a luau catered by Sam Choy worth $3,500. There are also neighbor island stays, a trip to a Denver Broncos home game and dinner with UH football coach June Jones.

For information, call Murphy's at 531-0422 or 585-6442.

5 to tee it up today at U.S. junior girls golf

Ayumi Hori of Honolulu, Maui's Lisa Kajihara, Rie Ganir and Dale Gammie, and Rachel Kyono of Kauai began play today at the U.S. Girls' Junior Golf Championship at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan.

The first two rounds are stroke play with match play beginning Wednesday. The 36-hole final is Saturday.

Judokas fare well at USJF nationals

Hawaii judokas won a total of 24 medals -- including 10 gold -- to finish second at last weekend's USJF Junior, Youth and Team National Judo Championships at Monterey, Calif.

California finished with 158 medals with Washington third with eight. Some 900 competitors from the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Germany were in the event.

Winning gold in their respective events were Melinda Chow and Daniel Chow of Shobukan; Danica Kamakana, Derron Maki, Brady Lafortune, Justin Yun and Tadd Fujikawa of Salt Lake Judo; Marcus Yoshii from Mililani Seidokan; and Ryan Pena and Nicole Nakata of Hodokan Judo.

Hawaii's Own

Benny Agbayani, Mets: The St. Louis School and Hawaii Pacific alumnus started in left field and hit seventh in the order, going 0-for-3 with a walk and three runners left on base. He also collided with shortstop Rey Ordonez on a Travis Lee pop-up that went for a double. New York lost the game 3-2

Mike Fetters, Dodgers: After appearing in games Friday and Saturday, the Iolani school product was given a day off in Colorado. Los Angeles won 9-8.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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