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Metzger-Wong advance to AVP semifinal

SAN DIEGO >> Former Punahou School standouts Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong advanced to today's semifinal of the San Diego Beach Open.

Metzger and Wong, seeded fifth, will take on top-seeded Scott Ayakatubby and Brian Lewis.

Yesterday, Metzger and Wong defeated fourth seeds Eric Fonoimoana and Dax Holdren in a quarterfinal match 21-19, 21-14, 15-12.

Also advancing today was former University of Hawaii player Sean Scott and partner Todd Rogers. Scott and Rogers, seeded 10th, will take on three-time Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly and partner Brent Doble.

The only upset in the men's field came when second-seeded Lee LeGrande, another former Punahou player, and partner Canyon Ceman were eliminated in the third round of consolation play.

On the women's side, former Wahine Heidi Ilustre and ex-Hawaii-Hilo player Tanya Fuamatu lost in the second round of the contender's bracket to finish 13th.

Hawaii's Stein Metzger dove for a ball at the San Diego Open yesterday. Metzger and teammate Kevin Wong reached the semifinals of the beach volleyball tournament.

Regents consider tiered pricing

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents will vote on a tiered pricing range for seven sports next week.

The new price range will affect men's basketball, women's basketball, men's volleyball, baseball, softball, water polo and soccer.

The board will vote on a proposal that calls for a ticket range for men's basketball from $3 to $26 for top tier opponents and $3-$20 for second tier opponents.

The range schedule would be for both individual game and season tickets and would be for the 2003 through 2005 seasons.

Lumpkin talking football at QB Club

Hawaii linebackers coach George Lumpkin will join WBO Asia Pacific Champion Teddy Limoz Jr., promotor Tom Moffatt and Brigham Young-Hawaii tennis coach Dave Porter at the Honolulu Quarterback Club tomorrow.
The program begins at noon at the Pagoda Restaurant in Honolulu and costs $7.50 for club members and $8 for others.

Thurber, Alcon named to national JC teams

Nate Thurber, a Hawaii Rainbow recruit for 2004, and Kelii Alcon, an infielder from Molokai, have been named to National Junior College Association all-district baseball teams.

Thurber, an outfielder from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, was named to the South Central District team.

He compiled a .422 batting average, had 13 doubles, 19 home runs and recorded 59 runs batted in.

Alcon was selected to the Western District team. A sophomore at Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz., he hit .360 with 10 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 42 RBIs.

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