Three more surfers reach third round
Three more Hawai'i competitors advanced to the third round of the Oxbow World Longboard Championship yesterday at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
The completion of the second round was held yesterday in 2- to 4-foot waves.
Three-time former world champion Rusty Keaulana of Makaha advanced with a three-point victory over Brazilian Phil Rajzman.
Chris Vandervoort of Maui posted one of the top scores of the second round with a 21.6 (out of 30) in his victory over Luis Juquinha of Brazil.
Professional rookie Kekoa Uemura from Honolulu advanced with a victory over South Africa's Craig Daniel.
Three other Hawai'i surfers were eliminated: David Kinoshita, Keola Rapoza and Kapono Nahina.
Five other Hawai'i competitors previously advanced to the third round: Bonga Perkins, Dino Miranda, Lance Ho'okano, Zane Aikau and Duane DeSoto.
Of the 32 remaining competitors, eight are from Hawai'i.
Mililani falls: Mililani Prep finished in a tie for 22nd place out of 96 state qualifiers in the American Softball Association's National Tournament (ages 18-under).
Brandi Peiler pitched a five-hitter as Mililani Prep defeated the California Grapettes, 1-0, on Saturday in their fourth game of the tournament. Alicia Pada scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch.
Omaha Sizzle then ousted Mililani Prep, 3-0, despite solid relief pitching from Kira Kashiwa.
West O'ahu wins: Kippi Aldosa yielded two hits and struck out 11 in four innings as West O'ahu defeated Guam, 12-2, yesterday in the championship game of the Babe Ruth South Pacific Regional (ages 11-12) at Central O'ahu Park.
Dominic Barbadillo, T.J. Esclito and Alika Borabora homered for West O'ahu.
West O'ahu advances to the Babe Ruth World Series, Aug. 18-26, in Vincennes, Ind.
Shoji to speak: Dave Shoji, University of Hawai'i Wahine head volleyball coach, and Cal Lee, St. Louis School head football coach, will speak at the Honolulu Quarterback Club's weekly meeting today at the Pagoda International Ballroom.
Deirdre Tennant, the women's Tinman triathlon winner, is also scheduled to appear.
Lunch starts at 11:30 for $7, with the program set for noon.