Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Hilo still leads after
second day of fishing

After two days of fishing, local team Hilo Yacht Club remains in first place at the Hawaii International Billfish Tournament with 600 points.

The Buzzard Angling Team of California with 300 points follows in second place and the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club Young Adults Team is in third place with 300 points.

Also on the scoreboard are the Port Hacking Game Fishing Club of Australia with 300 points, the Foxy Lady Fishing Team with 300 points, the Huggo's Na Pua O Ke Kai Wahine Team with 250 points and the Nevada Billfish Club with 250 points.

According to tournament rules, in the case of a tie in the number of points, the team who earns the points earliest in the tournament receives the higher ranking.

The Port Hacking Game Fishing Club of Australia had its sights set on marlin as it headed out on the Pamela with Captain Pete Hoogs. At 9:26 am, angler Bob Lowe hooked a blue on 50-pound test line.

"It was a very lively fish and gave us a sensational aerial display," commented Lowe. "The fish was very healthy. We got the hook out easily and he swam right away."

The tag and release put 300 billfish points on the board for the Australian team. Port Hacking Game Fishing Club is competing for its second HIBT title.

The team won the HIBT in 1993.

Lottery pick headlines Newell Big Man Camp

Three picks in this year's NBA Draft, including No. 3 Mike Dunleavy from Duke, have committed to the 25th annual Pete Newell Big Man Camp.

The camp, in its ninth year in Hawaii, is scheduled for Aug. 10-16 at Kekuhaupi'o Gym on the Kamehameha Schools campus.

Dunleavy, a 6-foot-9 forward for the Blue Devils, was Golden State's first pick in June. Also participating will be Kentucky 6-9 forward Tayshaun Prince, chosen 23rd by Detroit, and Arkansas State's 7-foot center Jason Jennings, the 43rd pick overall by Portland.

It is doubtful that Yao Ming, the 7-6 center from China, will be in attendance. Ming was the No. 1 pick overall by Houston.

The camp has two sessions daily: 8:30-11:30 a.m. for pro players, and 1-4 p.m. for collegians.

Kaikamahine off to fast start

The state champion Kaikamahine softball team won its first two games in the American Softball Association 12-and under national championship tournament in Sterling, Va.

The Hawaii squad defeated Maryland 6-3 in its tournament opener on Monday and beat Oklahoma 3-2 yesterday.

The 79-team tournament runs through Sunday.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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