Hilo senior league squad beats Canada
BANGOR, Maine >> Kulea Bondallian went 2-for-4 with an RBI and gave up just one run as Hawaii beat Canada 8-1 in pool play at the Senior Little League World Series yesterday.
The team of 15- to 16-year-olds from Hilo -- 2-1 in Pool A, tied for first with teams from Chesterfield, Va., and Moscow -- plays the host team from Orono, Maine, today. A win would put Hilo in tomorrow's semifinals. Orono is 1-2 in pool play.
Bondallian allowed eight hits over seven innings and walked none. He struck out six. Other top hitters for Hilo were Dane Inouye (3-for-4 with an RBI) and Matt Haasenritter (2-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs).
Toyama tied for first at New Jersey tournament
COLUMBUS, N.J. >> Kaneohe's Travis Toyama carded a tournament-best 5-under par 66 yesterday to move into a tie for first place after the second round of the Independent Insurance Agent Junior Classic at the Olde York Country Club.
Toyama shot a 75 in the first round and entered yesterday's play in 21st place. He closed the second round by sinking a shot out of a sand trap from 130 yards away for an eagle on the 18th hole. He is tied with Teddy Collins of Louisville, Ky., going into the third round of the 72-hole event.
"I wasn't really hitting the ball that well, so I was just going for pars," Toyama said in a press release. "But when I did hit the greens, I was able to make the birdie."
Lajola helps U.S. defeat Italy in junior tennis
PROSTEJOV, Czech Republic >> Dennis Lajola of Aiea teamed with Chicago's Donald Young to defeat Italy's doubles team of Thomas Fabbian and Andrea Volpini 6-4, 6-1 at the World Junior Tennis Final on Tuesday.
The doubles win helped the U.S. team to a 3-0 victory over Italy.
Two Hawaii kayakers open Pan Am competition
Hawaii kayakers Kathy Colin and Brandon Woods open competition today at the Pan American Games on Rincon Lake in the Dominican Republic.
Colin, a 2000 Olympian, won three medals at the 1999 Pan Am Games: a silver in both K1 500 meters and K2 500 meters, a bronze in the K4 500. The Kailua resident will compete in the K1 500, the K2 500 with Ruth Nortje, a 2000 Olympian for South Africa, and with Nortje, Sonrisa Reed and Kari-Jean McKenzie in the K4 500.
Woods of Kaneohe is making his Pan Am debut. He will compete in the K2 500 and 1,000 events with Benji Lewis of Miami.
The Americans are looking to improve on their third-place finish in 1999, when the team won six medals.
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