Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, September 7, 2001

Salud will fight on
Big Isle on Oct. 12

Former world champion Jesus Salud of Nanakuli said he is scheduled to fight Oct. 12 on the Big Island at the Hilo Civic Center.

Salud takes on Indonesia's Virgo Waraou (15-6) in "Fight Night at the Civic," subject to state boxing commission approval.

He shares the bill as co-headliner with Hilo's John Lopez, who fights Indonesia's Andrew Tucker.

Salud said he has another fight in the works for the end of October on Maui. He shrugged off talk of retirement, at least for a while.

"I'm just having fun," he said.

Maui Marathon moving from spring to fall in 2002

Beginning in 2002, the Maui Marathon will become a "fall marathon" and will be held in September each year. The confirmed date for the 32nd annual Maui Marathon is Sept. 22.

Recognized as one of the 10 most scenic marathons in North America, this 26.2-mile course from Kahului to Kaanapali often runs within 50 feet of the ocean.

Now attracting entries from around the globe, the Maui Marathon's recent growth has been rapid: From 920 entrants in 1996 to 2,717 in 2001. The field for the 2002 Maui Marathon is limited to 3,200.

The early bird entry fee, available until Oct. 1, is $50. After that date, the entry fee becomes $60 until May 31. If entries are still available after that, the fee will be $75. Entry forms are available by calling 808-871-6441, faxing 808-244-7735, e-mailing or visiting the Web site at

There is $10,000 in prize money awarded and all finishers receive a T-shirt, logo medallion, finisher's certificate, results booklet and complimentary massage at the finish line.

Wahine softball team to hold open tryouts

The Hawaii softball team is holding its annual open tryouts beginning Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. with a organizational meeting at the athletic complex in room 343.

Actual tryouts will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 and Oct. 17 at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Interested athletes are encouraged to bring their own equipment (glove, cleats and practice attire). Bats and balls will be provided.

The Wahine will start with the exhibition 2001 Fall Softball Classic on Nov. 16-17, with two split Hawaii squads, UH-Hilo, Chaminade, Hawaii Pacific and BYU-Hawaii. The regular season begins Feb. 5 at Long Beach State.

Hawaii's Own

Mike Fetters, Pirates: The Iolani graduate did not pitch in Pittsburgh's 8-6 loss to Cincinnati.

Chris Truby, Astros: The Damien product did not play as Houston lost to Milwaukee 4-3 in 10 innings.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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