Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Festivities continue
for national champs

The national champion Hawaii men's volleyball team will parade through downtown on a trolley tomorrow, beginning at noon at the university. The route will go through Bishop, Alakea, Beretania and King streets and Nimitz Highway and end up at Murphy's Bar & Grill.

The team will have lunch from 12:45-1:15 p.m. and will be available to sign autographs from 1:15-2 p.m.

On Friday, the Warriors will have lunch at Washington Place with Gov. Ben Cayetano then receive a proclamation from Mayor Jeremy Harris at 3 p.m. at Honolulu Hale.

Okamura scores better in second round

Hawaii-Hilo golfer Garrett Okamura followed up a first-round 76 with a 72 yesterday, drawing within nine strokes of the leader at the NCAA Division II West Regional at Goodyear, Ariz., yesterday.

Nick Mason is playing right with his teammate, shooting rounds of 74 and 75 to sit one stroke behind Okamura. Okamura is in 20th place but is only one shot behind Anders Magnusson of Western New Mexico for the best score by a golfer competing with an at-large bid.

Matt Lawless of Cal State Stanislaus leads the pack with a 5-under-par 139 with one day left.

Tickets running out for roast of Riley

A limited number of tickets remain for Riley Wallace's roast on Saturday at the Honolulu Country Club. Wallace will receive the Abercrombie Award, honoring him as the Person of the Year, by the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii.

Star-Bulletin sports editor Paul Arnett is among the panel of local sportswriters and reporters who will speak.

Tickets are $100. For more information, call Sheila Bierwert or Carla Evans at 528-3058 or Ed Kemper at 524-0330 (ext. 2).

Hawaii-Hilo lures another local talent

The Hawaii-Hilo softball team secured another local softball player for next season, receiving a letter of intent from Punahou catcher Natalie Fujimoto.

Fujimoto started all four years at Punahou and hit .310 last year when she wasn't proving herself as the Interscholastic League of Honolulu's best thrower in track. She broke the ILH shot put record and also reigns as the league's best in the discus.

The Vulcans have already gotten a commitment from Kamehameha pitcher Leo Sing Chow and Shaina Overbay, a shortstop from Sparks, Nev.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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