Hawaii Beat

UH football tickets on sale tomorrow

Individual game tickets and WAC Packs for the Hawaii football season go on sale tomorrow at 8 a.m.

The Warriors will play eight home games at Aloha Stadium, beginning with the Sept. 4 opener against Florida Atlantic. The WAC Pack includes all four Western Athletic Conference home games against Tulsa, Nevada, San Jose State (homecoming) and Louisiana Tech.

Current UH students can get a free ticket to the Florida Atlantic game. Tickets may be picked up at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office only with a valid UH fall ID.

Tickets are available at the Aloha Stadium and Stan Sheriff Center box offices, the RainBowTique at Ward Centre, the UH Campus Center, and Windward Community College OCET Office. Tickets are also available by phone at 944-2697 or online at

Bolla, Fink headline QB luncheon

New Hawaii women's basketball coach Jim Bolla and KFVE-TV general manager John Fink are among the speakers for tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel.

The club's Athletes of the Month will also be honored. Phil Neddo, coach of the national champion Honolulu Bulls 19-under soccer team, and state women's match-play golf champion Mari Chun are the July recipients. Lunch is served at 11:30 at the hotel's ballroom. The program starts at noon.

Junior leaguers stay undefeated

Alika Pruett's two-run double highlighted a five-run fourth as Pearl City pulled away from Arizona 9-5 at the Little League Junior League (13-14) West Regional yesterday in Forest Grove, Ore.

Pearl City (3-0), one of three unbeatens among the 12 teams, finishes pool play Monday against Montana. The Hawaii team has clinched the top seed for the semifinals, which begins Tuesday.

Babe Ruth team unbeaten: Paul Snieder and Matthew Suiter each drove in two runs to lead Hawaii to a 9-1 win over Nevada in the Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regional for 14-year-olds at Murray, Utah.

Hawaii, 3-0, plays either California or Arizona tomorrow.

Mililani off to good start: Dustin Antolin hit a pair of home runs and P.J. Esclito added another to lead Mililani's team of 13-14 year -olds to a first round win at the PONY West Zone Championship at Fullerton, Calif., yesterday.

Kyle Gonzaga struck out eight batters in his three innings of hitless ball on the mound. Mililani plays again today.

Aiea wins Legion title: Pitcher Blake Lamug gave up one run and struck out three to lead Aiea over Kalani 4-1 yesterday in the championship game of the American Legion baseball tournament at Hans L'Orange Field.

Lamug was named the MVP. Other awards went to Ty Sarchet of Kalani (most inspirational) and Punahou's Kasey Ko (batting champion). Aiea advances to the Western Regional in Greeley, Colo., starting play Aug. 12.

Sakamoto wins swim event, Darling wins series

Noa Sakamoto won yesterday's North Shore Challenge but third-place finisher Quinton Darling finished as the overall North Shore Swim Series winner.

Sakamoto finished the 2.4-mile race from Ehukai Beach to Waimea Bay in 39 minutes, 17 seconds. Andrew Lester was second in 40:50 followed by Darling in 41:31.

Darling's combined time for the four-race series was 1 hour, 50 minutes and 7 seconds.

Yesterday's top female finisher was Ashley Swart (42:11). Kristi Torkilson was second in 46:47 and Rachel Smith third (46:56).

Swart won the series title in the female division. The series included the 1-mile Summer Sprint, 1.2-mile Surf & Sea Cup and 2,000-meter Cholo's swims.

Tracksters fare well at Hershey meet

Jeffrey Pedrina finished second in the boys 11-12 100 meter dash, the best performance of the five Hawaii competitors at the Hershey Youth Program National Track and Field Met in Hershey, Pa.

Pedrina, representing the Kailua Track Club, was timed in 13.52 seconds. He was edged out by Canada's Tremaine Harris (13.49).

Other results include: Sanoe Aina of Crestview placing fourth in the girls 13-14 softball throw (180 feet, 10 inches); Kaenen Aukai Akau of Honoka'a fifth in the boys 9-10 50-meter dash (7.8); Blaine Bastatas of Kaneohe, seventh in the boys 13-14 100 (13.04); and Jace Saplan of Hilo, ninth in the standing long jump (7-10 1/4).

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



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