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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 24, 2001

Isle File
Ultimate fighting event at Blaisdell

Advertiser Staff

Ken Shamrock, a WWF superstar and ultimate fighting champion, and current UFC champion Tito Ortiz will attend Warrior Quest II — Battle of the Champions tomorrow night at the Blaisdell Arena.

Shamrock and Ortiz will not be fighting.

Dallas' Pete Spratt, a student of Ortiz, will fight Ron Jhun of Honolulu in a bout for the middleweight (180-pound) title.

The semi-main event features Ray Cooper of Wai'anae against Jeremy Williams of California.

The card will feature 10 bouts, with the first starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $29 at the door and VIP tickets are $45.


• Wahine's scrimmage: The University of Hawai'i Wahine soccer team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Waipi'o Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

The Wahine return 11 letterwinners and seven starters from last year's 5-12-3 squad.

Hawai'i opens its regular season at home against Sacramento State on Aug 31.

• Coed event: The Honolulu Coed Tournament, with both 11-a-side and 7-a-side divisions, will be held at Waipi'o Peninsula Soccer Stadium on Sept. 1-3.

The semi-annual state tournament "was supposed to be on Kaua'i, but because of our new soccer complex, the coed group wanted it here," said organizer Lisa Miyashiro.

The other coed tournament is held in Kona each Presidents' Day weekend.

A team from Japan is entered in the weekend event under the name Honolulu International, as well as New Hope, Samba, Shaka Saka Club of O'ahu, the Honolulu Hot Spurs, Kaua'i, Lokahi of Hilo, the Big Island Earthquakes, Waimea, Mexi Kona, FC Kona, Central Maui and Maui International.


• Ginger Cup: The Torch Ginger Cup Invitational Golf Tournament, held today at the Waikele Golf Club, will benefit the Waikiki Community Center.

The WCC is a private, nonprofit human service agency located on the grounds of the old St. Augustine school. Since 1978, WCC has provided programs and services from domestic violence counseling projects to child care.


Sports editor:

Curtis Murayama 525-8017
cmurayama@honoluluadvertiser.com, cmurayam@honolulu.gannett.com

Assistant sports editors:

Clyde Mizumoto 525-8006
Bart Asato 525-7454