Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, July 27, 2001

Tsunami Bowl IX set
for tomorrow on Maui

The Maui Stars go after their fourth Hawaii Football League Championship tomorrow in Tsunami Bowl IX.

The Stars (6-1) will face defending HFL champion Na Kani Koa (4-2-1) from Oahu in a 4 p.m. game at Keopualani Park in Kahului, Maui.

This is the sixth championship game appearance for Maui and the second for Na Kani Koa.

Fonoti named by media to All-Big 12 grid team

Kahuku High product Toniu Fonoti, a junior offensive lineman at the University of Nebraska, was named to the preseason All-Big 12 first team yesterday by the conference media.

Kern, U.S. water polo qualify for World Cup

The U.S. men's water polo team, with Honolulu's Sean Kern on its roster, qualified for the 2002 World Cup after finishing fourth in their bracket at the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

The U.S., which lost to Croatia yesterday, edged Australia on goal-differential for the No. 4 spot in the bracket. The Americans take on Japan tomorrow.

Kern scored once in Wednesday's 6-5 win over Australia.

Tong eliminated from world judo tournament

Amy Tong of Honolulu lost two matches yesterday and was eliminated from the World Judo Championships in Munich, Germany.

Tong, competing in the 78-kilogram class, lost to Korea's So Yeon Lee in her first match then was ousted in the repechage round by a Russian judoka.

Obrey, Jackson selected for all-star contest

Iolani School products Kainoa Obrey and Doug Jackson, now playing for Brigham Young, have been named to the New England Collegiate Baseball League-Cape Cod League's all-star game tomorrow in Keene, N.H.

Obrey and Jackson are both playing summer ball for Newport (R.I.) Gulls.

Jackson , an outfielder, is batting .349 while third baseman Obrey shares the league lead with RBIs with 28.

Zodrow named MVP at elite volleyball camp

Brian Zodrow, a recent graduate of St. Louis School, was named the Most Valuable Player at last week's High Performance volleyball camp held at Long Beach State.

Zodrow, a 6-foot-3 opposite, was among an elite group invited to the development camp sponsored by USA Volleyball. He will compete for the University of Pacific this coming season.

Longboarders continue surf series on Maui

Over 100 longboard surfers will compete in the Local Motion No Ka Oi contest, the third event of the Steinlager Longboard Series, off Launiupoko Beach, Maui tomorrow and Sunday.

Some 20 professionals, including Kanoa Dahlin and Joey Valentin, will compete for the $1,500 purse tomorrow. This is the first time a Hawaii Longboard Federation competition will be held on Maui.

Olympian Chertow holds wrestling clinic in Hilo

Former Olympian Ken Chertow will present a three-day wrestling clinic at the University of Hawaii-Hilo Gym Sept. 14-16.

The clinic is open to male and female wrestlers in grades 7-12. The deadline is Tuesday.

Application packets are available from local high school wrestling coaches statewide as well as from the Waiakea Settlement YMCA. For more information, call 935-3721 (Big Island) or write to the YMCA Wrestling Club, 300 W. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, 96720.

Hawaii's Own

Benny Agbayani, Mets: With catcher Mike Piazza nursing a sore right arm, the St. Louis School and Hawaii Pacific alumnus started in the cleanup spot for only the third time in his career in a 3-2 loss to the Phillies.

The new spot did not matter much though, as Agbayani came up only once with a runner on base, grounding out to short in the eighth inning with Edgardo Alfonzo on first and two outs.

Agbayani did have a hit in his second at-bat against Randy Wolf to stop an 0-for-8 slide.

Mets' manager Bobby Valentine again took Agbayani out of the game in a double switch in the ninth, losing his team's second leading late-inning hitter. Agbayani's .324 mark this year (23-71) is exceeded only by Desi Relaford's .367.

Mike Fetters, Dodgers: The Iolani School graduate did not pitch in Los Angeles' 3-1 win over the Rockies yesterday.

He lost the Dodgers' primary setup job earlier this week.

In the eight games since coming off the disabled list, Fetters has a 15.00 ERA. He's allowed 10 runs on 14 hits in six innings. Before that stretch, Fetters had a 3.97 ERA.

But if the Dodgers are going to contend in the final two months of the season, Dodgers manager Jim Tracy knows Fetters must return to form.

"I won't quit on (Fetters). I will not. It won't happen," Tracy said Tuesday. "I don't believe in quitting on players. I've shown that already this year. He threw the ball better the other day in Colorado in that inning he worked."

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