Hawaii Beat
Star-Bulletin staff and wire reports

Cabbage added to K-1 card at Aloha Stadium

Wesley "Cabbage" Correa makes his K-1 debut as part of the 8-man heavyweight grand prix tournament at the K-1 World Grand Prix July 29 at Aloha Stadium.

Other fighters in the tournament include Butterbean, Carter Williams, Michael McDonald and Scott Junk.

The card also features Akebono against Hong Man Choi in a kickboxing match and BJ Penn against Renzo Gracie in the first mixed martial arts match at the stadium.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. at the Blaisdell Center box office, Stan Sheriff Center, UH campus center, Rainbowtique and Windward Community College.

Ticket prices range from $35 to $300.

» UFC Hall of Famer Dan "the Beast" Severn is holding a mixed martial arts seminar at Farrington High School on Friday.

Severn headlines Saturday's Extreme Wars X-1 card at the Blaisdell Arena.

The triple main event is Severn vs. Shannon Ritch, former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez vs. Ruben Villarreal and Jeff Monson vs. Rich Wilson.

Team Hawaii earns Hamilton Island Cup victory

Team Hawaii beat out 17 other open men's crews, including runner-up Lanikai, to win the prestigious Hamilton Island Cup 42-kilometer marathon outrigger canoe race yesterday around Hamilton Island, Australia.

Team Hawaii was timed in 3 hours, 6 minutes and 53 seconds in the event that uses a crew of nine with open water relief paddler changes.

Lanikai, which holds the course record, finished in 3:10:38.

The Team Hawaii senior men's crew placed second behind Mooloolaba, finishing in 3:33:57. The Australians won in 3:30:27.

Team Anuenue of Oahu placed third in the golden masters division in 4:13:14.

Lewis is part of winning crew in prep race

Honolulu's Andrew Lewis was part of the winning ABN AMRO crew in the Route De L'Equateur sailing race yesterday.

The event was a training race for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. The team finished the race from Marseille, France, to Congo-Brazzaville, Africa, in 22 days, 16 hours, 28 minutes.

LaSalle Bank and parent company ABN AMRO used an open selection process, which started on the Internet, to get a young, relatively inexperienced crew for the Volvo Ocean, which starts in Spain in November and ends in Sweden in 2006.

"For me personally, this trip was quite a learning curve," said Lewis, one of two Americans on the crew, after finishing his longest sailing trip. "I was in charge of food, and while we did have to ration at the end, we ate pretty well."

Pro Bowl is subject of new TV special

The Pro Bowl is the subject of an upcoming TV special on Fox Sports Network.

"Helmets Off" is the name of a series of six monthly specials. The first one, "Helmets Off: Life at the Pro Bowl," is the first in the series and it airs Saturday.

The show gives viewers a behind-the-scense look at the NFL's All-Star game at Aloha Stadium.

It will be rebroadcast throughout July on FSN regional affiliates.

Highlights of the Pro Bowl special include: the shadowing of Jeremiah Trotter, a vocal leader of the Philadelphia Eagles' NFC Championship defense; an unforgettable car ride to the North Shore with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez; a peek at Marcus Washington's (Washington Redskins) trip to Pearl Harbor; and a trip to watch the University of Alabama take on the University of Hawaii in baseball with the Seattle Seahawks' Shaun Alexander.

Hawaii Boyz to compete in Cooperstown

The Hawaii Boyz baseball team is playing in the Cooperstown Dreams Park and American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., in early July.

The team is made up of players from Aiea, Mililani, Moanalua and Wai-Kahala.

» The University of Hawaii baseball team is hosting specialty camps for students ages 7 through 18 at Les Murakami Stadium.

The first session is July 8-10 and the second sessions is July 29-31.

Pitcher and catcher camps are from 9 a.m. to noon and hitting camp is from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $120 for each camp or $200 for both.

For more information or an application, call the UH baseball office at 956-6247.

Holomua captures Veteran's Cup tourney

Holomua, an over-50 women's soccer team, won the Veteran's Cup soccer tournament in Wilmington, N.C., last week.

Lee Kalama headed in Martha Chock's cross in the 76th minute of the championship game against Seattle.

Holomua scored 18 goals and didn't allow any goals in five tournament games.

Epilepsy Foundation run/walk next week

The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii is sponsoring its 5K Freedom Run and a 1-mile walk on July 4.

The race is also a memorial to foundation supporter Bill Emerson. The race starts and ends at Kailua High School. The entry fees range from $12 to $20.

For more information, call Katherine Chung at 528-3058.

Bowling congress offers certification

The United States Bowling Congress coaching program will hold a bronze level coaching certification conference Aug. 5-6 at the Schofield Barracks Chapel, Building 790.

The on-lanes portion of the conference is Aug. 7 at Schofield Bowling Center.

To register, call USBC at (800) 514-BOWL, ext. 3169. The registration fee is $245.

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