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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 9, 2001

Isle File
Former Wahine will coach at Kalani

Advertiser Staff

Tehani Miyashiro, the state girls volleyball co-Player of the Year five years ago, is starting to give back as head coach at her father's high school.

Miyashiro, 22, a 1997 Punahou graduate, was named this week as head girls coach at Kalani High by her father, athletic director Gordon Miyashiro.

She replaces Roblyn Camara, who coached one season, and whose regular job required too much time for her to continue, Gordon Miyashiro said.

Miyashiro played two seasons for the University of Hawai'i.

Gordon Miyashiro also named Walter Thompson boys and girls cross country coach, and David Rita junior varsity football coach.


• Hawai'i advances to World Series: Hawai'i's 15 and under Babe Ruth team advanced to the Babe Ruth World Series yesterday after beating El Segundo (Calif.), 3-0, in the championship game of the Southwest Regional Tournament in El Segundo, Calif.

Kaimi Mead was named tournament MVP after striking out 10 and allowing only four hits in the game.

Earlier in the day, El Segundo beat Hawai'i, 12-2, to force a second championship game.

The World Series will be held Aug. 17-25 in Hamilton Township, N.J.


• Wong to play in Waikiki: An all-star roster of Hawai'i's finest beach volleyball players, including U.S. Olympic Team member Scott Wong, will compete in the 4th Annual Iams Players Championship on Saturday at Queen's Beach in Waikiki (across from the zoo.)

The tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until sunset. Several former and current UH players are expected to compete.

Registration is still open for the two-person team event, with a fee of $40 per team. For more information, call Marc Haine at 220-8457.


• Bulls win: Richard Higa headed in a pass from Satoshi Mitsuda in overtime to help the Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club win the Boys under-17 title at the San Diego Surf Cup XXI on Monday.

The Bulls defeated the FWU Bullets, a team from Washington. They finished the tournament with a 4-0-1 record.

The score was tied at 4 at the end of two 45-minute halves and two 10-minute overtime periods.


• Ofa wins gold: Haeane Ofa of the Family Martial Arts Center won three gold medals at the USKA World Karate Championships, which was held last week in New Orleans.

Ofa, competing in the senior division, placed first in kata, kumite and continuous sparring.

Ofa's son, Tevita, won golds in kata and kumite in the 5-under division. Margie Ledgerwood won gold in women's grappling and Daniel DePinto won gold in men's grappling. All are from Family Martial Arts Center.


• Juniors 11th: Hawai'i finished 11th at the Junior America's Cup, held last week at Yellowstone Country Club in Billings, Mont.

Hawai'i's score was 678. British Columbia, from Canada, won the title with a 645 total.

Casey Watabu (74-220), who was tied for 12th, was Hawai'i's highest individual finisher.