Pearl City plays for Babe Ruth softball title
Advertiser Staff and News Services
The Pearl City Pearls lost one game and won another to reach the finals of the Babe Ruth World Series (16-under) softball tournament at Abbeville, La.
The Pearls, 2-1 in the championship round, meet Tri County, Texas (2-0), today. The Pearls must beat Tri County twice to win the title.
Yesterday, Tri County scored a run in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Pearls, 6-5.
Pearl City came back to defeat New Hamburg, Mo., 10-0, to advance in the double-elimination championship round.
Pearl City's Miki Asamura pitched a six-inning complete game against New Hamburg, striking out 11. Asamura, Leo Sing Chow and Natalie Fujimoto each had two hits for Pearl City.
Perkins loses in semifinals: Bonga Perkins of Hawai'i finished tied for third at the Oxbow World Longboard Championships yesterday in 6-8 feet waves at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
Colin McPhillips of California won the meet and the World Longboard Tour title, defeating Jason Ribbink of South Africa in the final for the $15,000 first prize.
Perkins beat fellow Hawai'i surfer Chris Vandervoort in the fourth round, and Amaro Matos of Brazil in the quarterfinals before losing to Ribbink in the semifinals.
Duane DeSoto defeated Dino Miranda, both of Hawai'i, during the fourth round. DeSoto lost to McPhillips in the quarterfinals.
Perkins earned $4,600, DeSoto $3,000, and Vandervoort and Miranda $1,250 each.
Ex-Kahuku player's son killed: Police have identified the 5-year-old boy who died Wednesday evening after he was hit by a golf cart inside the Barnett Center at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.
Killed was Grant Atuaia of Aberdeen. He was the son of Alema and Tina Atuaia. His father is a Northern State senior who graduated from Kahuku High School in 1993, and is beginning his third year as a member of the football team.
Grant and two other children were playing on the cart as football practice was ending outside.
Police say Grant fell off the cart, which struck him. The boy was taken to an Aberdeen hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The death was ruled accidental.
Football practice was canceled Thursday, and a public prayer service was held Thursday night at Johnson Fine Arts Center on campus.
Sun finishes 9th: Iolani Swim Club's Hongzhe Sun finished first in the "B" final and ninth overall in the 100-meter backstroke at the Phillips 66 Summer National Championships at Clovis, Calif., yesterday.
Peter Marshall of Stanford, Calif., won the event in 55.57 seconds.
The "B" final was for swimmers who finished Nos. 9-16 in the preliminaries.
Sun finished in 56.51 in the final. He finished 12th in the preliminaries with a time of 57.90.