Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Search for UH athletics director
remains ahead of schedule

University of Hawaii interim chancellor Deane Neubauer and six members of UH's athletics director selection advisory committee will participate in interviews of finalists for the AD job.

The interviews will be this weekend in Dallas, but UH vice president Paul Costello answered "not necessarily" when asked if that means all the finalists will be interviewed away from Hawaii.

Costello said UH does not plan to release the names of the finalists.

Former Hawaii and Arizona football coach Dick Tomey is believed to be among the finalists, but he declined to comment.

Also, UC Santa Barbara athletics director Gary Cunningham said yesterday he is not among the candidates for the job.

The committee members who will be involved in this weekend's interviews are Costello, David McClain, Ron Cambra, Bitsy Kelley, Bert T. Kobayashi and Ed Kuba.

UH president Evan Dobelle said he wanted an athletics director to replace Hugh Yoshida by the end of July.

It appears now that a finalist could be presented for Board of Regents approval at the board's June 21 meeting.

"We've certainly been on the fast track but we want to give ourselves enough time in case we hit a snag," Costello said.

Hashimoto to play in McDonald's game

Iolani's Duke Hashimoto will be the first player to represent Hawaii in a McDonald's High School All-American game Saturday.

Hashimoto , who has signed a letter of intent with Southern Methodist, will play in the first annual soccer event in South Carolina.

Hawaii to take 5 boxers to U. S. Junior Olympics

Justin Lawlawe of Mililani will lead a team of five boxers to the U.S. Junior National Olympic Championships in Marquette, Mich., beginning Friday.

Joining the 165-pounder will be Kevin Kahoohanohano of Maui, Rance Okano of Kakaako, Jeffrey Pelen Jr. of Waianae and Travis Teixeira of Pearl City.

The team will be managed by Bruce Kawano.

Punahou to sponsor basketball tournament

The Punahou Basketball Summer Challenge is set to tip off June 26-29 at the Hemmeter Fieldhouse.

Each team is guaranteed four games with a round robin format, and eight teams have already committed, including Iolani and Kamehameha.

Entry fee is $250 per team. Call 944-5816 for more information.

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