Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Hawaii's Michael Ho advanced to the quarterfinals of the Quiksilver Masters at Makaha yesterday.

Hawaii’s Kerbox
moves on at Makaha

Maui's Buzzy Kerbox advanced to the quarterfinals of the Quiksilver Masters surf contest at Makaha yesterday.

Surfing in the Grand Masters (45 and over) division, Kerbox won his round-three heat and placed third in his round-four heat.

Hawaii's Michael Ho and Bobby Owens also moved on to the Grand Masters quarters.

Derek Ho was the only Hawaii surfer to qualify for the quarterfinals in the Masters (35-44) division. He placed third in both the third and fourth rounds.

Kerbox is a former world Masters champion and is perhaps the fittest surfer in the event as one of the leaders in the extreme sport of tow-in surfing. He's been slightly distracted by the giant tow-in waves that are pouring into Maui in his absence.

"I'm still in disbelief," Kerbox said. "This result definitely helps ease the fact that I've been missing the tow-in action back home. I wanted to at least reach the quarterfinals, and as long as you stay in, you've got a chance at winning."

One day of competition remains and it's scheduled to take place today, surf permitting.

Vulcans lose two to Jayhawks

Kansas swept Hawaii-Hilo 5-3, 6-0 yesterday in a baseball doubleheader at Kailua-Kona's Simmons Field.

The Vulcans (2-10) took a 3-1 lead in the opener on Tom Henderson's two-run double, but the Jayhawks (4-2) fought back to tie and won it in the seventh on sacrifice flies by Jason Appuhn and Sean Flynn.

Kansas pitcher Kevin Wheeler hurled a two-hitter and got all the runs he needed early as the Jayhawks erupted for three runs in the first inning of the second game.

The Jayhawks' sweep was their first over the Vulcans in three days of competition. The two teams split doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.

Pro Bowl practices free at Aloha Stadium

Pro Bowl practice sessions at Aloha Stadium this week are free and open to the public.

The AFC practices at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday. The NFC practices at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 10 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

The Pro Bowl is Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

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

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