Hawaii Beat
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Asia Nakakura skated in the second round of the U.S. College championships yesterday at the Ice Palace.

Rainbow Wahine doubling up practices

The No. 4 University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team will now hit the court twice a day. Starting today, the Rainbow Wahine will hold two-a-day practice sessions. Practices officially started on Tuesday, but were limited to one a day due to the team's summer camp for students in grades 4-12.

On Sunday, the Rainbow Wahine will practice just once in Gym 1 due to summer commencement exercises in the Stan Sheriff Center.

Also, incoming freshman Jennifer Lindsey returned to Kauai yesterday with an injury. Lindsey, a 6-foot-3 hitter from Kapaa, was one of five walk-ons trying to make the team. A two-time state high-jump champion, Lindsey will return later this month for the fall semester and may also compete on the Rainbow Wahine track team.

West Oahu cruises into regional semifinal

Four pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter and West Oahu beat Alaska 10-0 in four innings in Hawaii's final game of pool play of the Little League West Regional at San Bernardino, Calif., yesterday.

West Oahu faces Oregon tomorrow for the right to play in the regional final. West Oahu beat Oregon 17-1 in pool play and has outscored its opponents 69-13 in four regional games.

Alikai Aglipay, Sheyne Baniaga, Michael Memea and Von Feao all paired hits for West Oahu.

The regional final will be played Monday and broadcast live on ESPN2.

» Pearl City beat Southern California 5-1 at Forest Grove, Ore., yesterday to earn a berth in the Juniors (13-14 years old) World Series at Taylor, Mich., beginning Sunday.

Alika Pruett led the way for Pearl City, striking out seven batters while only giving up a pair of hits.

» Randy Kitagawa pitched a three-hit shutout and Hawaii scored 12 runs in the sixth inning to beat Nevada 17-0 at an American Legion regional tournament at Las Vegas yesterday.

Hawaii spread 16 hits and six walks among 11 batters and will play California today.

Lau struggles at Visa Championships

Randi Lau of the Hawaiian Island Twisters is 28th out of 29 competitors in the all-around at the Visa Gymnastics championships at Indianapolis, Ind., yesterday.

Lau was 14th in the floor exercise and 15th in the balance beam but struggled to 28th-place finishes in the vault and uneven bars.

Natasha Kelley of Rosenberg, Texas, leads the all-around going into tomorrow's finals.

Lajola washed out at national tennis tournament

Top seed Dennis Lajola led Dennis Nevolo 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the USTA National Championships at Kalamazoo, Mich., before rain suspended play.

Lajola will finish the final set today for the right to play in the semifinals tomorrow.

Lajola did win his quarterfinal matchup in the doubles tournament yesterday, teaming with Nate Schnugg to save a pair of match points and beat Will Guzick and Mateusz Kecki 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Lajola and Schnugg will take on third-seeded Steven Forman and Steve Johnson in the semifinals tomorrow.

Swimming Hall of Fame adds 18

Olympians Christopher Duplanty, Christopher Woo and Robin Backhaus will lead a class of 18 into the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame in November.

Among the 18 inductees are 12 swimmers, four water polo players, a coach and a contributor.

The hall of fame was established in 2002.

UH offers savings on tickets with partnership

The University of Hawaii has teamed up with CreditBack to offer fans discounts at more than 200 Oahu retail stores and event tickets, the school announced yesterday.

The UH CreditBack Card costs $35 and includes a voucher of two free tickets to any UH sporting event based on availability.

The cards go on sale Monday with a ticket window at the Stan Sheriff center dedicated to the sale of the cards.

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