Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Kai chosen preseason WAC Player of the Year

Natasha Kai, a sophomore striker for Hawaii, yesterday was named the preseason Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year by the league's coaches.

She also was the only Rainbow Wahine soccer player named to the 2003 preseason All-Western Athletic Conference team.

Kai set numerous school records last year, established league records for goals (10) and points (23) in a season and was named WAC Freshman and Player of theYear.

Hawaii inks 2 baseball transfers

Hawaii baseball coach Mike Trapasso announced yesterday the signing of transfers Gregory Kish an outfielder from Redondo Beach, Calif., who hit .306 for Oklahoma last season and catcher Creighton Kahoali'i from Fremont, Calif., who played for the California Bears last spring.

"Both players come in with a lot of experience, having played in the two best conferences in the country," said Trapasso. "They should add some experience and competitiveness to our team."

Kahoali'i's family is originally from the islands and he has relatives on the Big Island.

Bauer pitches Whitecaps into first in division

Ricky Bauer helped the Brewster Whitecaps ease into first place in the Eastern Division of the Cape Cod League Monday night when he beat the Hyannis Mets, 8-2. Bauer, who will be a junior with the Hawaii Rainbows this year, allowed four hits in seven innings, walked one and fanned four. He lowered his earned run average to 2.95 and improved to 2-1 for the summer.

Hawaii prep baseball stars to face Japan squad

A team of local high school baseball standouts will take on a Japan all-star team in a goodwill series Aug. 18-19 at Les Murakami Stadium.

Games are tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. on both days. Admission is free.

The Hawaii roster includes first-team all-state selections in Kamehameha shortstop Keoni Ruth, Kamehameha pitcher Isaac Kamai and Roosevelt pitcher Kaimi Mead.

Allen and Ching to coach camp

An all-star coaching staff will conduct the Volleyball Camp of Champions at Seabury Hall on July 25-28. Former U.S. national team member Allen Allen, former Warrior Tony Ching, and current player Arri Jeshke are instructors at the clinic on Maui. Lena Quilantang, a former defensive specialist for Long Beach State, and Kahala Kabalis, a member of the Chaminade women's team, are also part of the coaching staff.

For more information, contact Alfred Agcaoili at 808-779-6459.

Turtle Bay to host qualifying tournament

A qualifying golf tournament for the Buick Scramble will be held Aug. 10 at the Turtle Bay Resort's George Fazio Course.

The scramble is open to amateur golfers of all ages and skill levels with certified USGA handicap indexes. Players compete in four-person teams. Local winners advance to one of 130 PGA sectional championships. The sectional winners move on to the national championship set for Oct. 8-12 in Orlando, Fla.

The entry fee is $105 per person.

For more information, call Matthew Hall or Larry Keil at 293-8574.

Karate students invited to state championships

The 21st annual Aloha State Tradition Karate Championships will be held Aug. 10 at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Gym.

The tournament will feature competition in kata, kumite and kobudo (weapons) and is open to karate or martial arts students of all ranks and ages.

The tournament fee is $15 per event for pre-registration or $20 per event at the door.

For more information, call tournament director Joseph Bunch at 488-6372.

Leeward Soccer Club to hold tryouts

The Leeward Soccer Club will conduct tryouts July 27 from 3-6 p.m. at Kapolei Regional Park for boys ages 8-10 and girls ages 8-13. For more information, call Lori at 693-8859 or email

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