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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, August 26, 2001

Isle File
Punahou grads advance in beach tourney

Advertiser Staff

Punahou School graduates Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong remained in contention for the championship of the Association of Volleyball Professionals' Manhattan Beach Open in California.

Los Angeles Lakers fans were out en masse at the Stan Sheriff Center box office yesterday as ticket sales began for the NBA champions' Oct. 7 exhibition game against the Golden State Warriors.

Cory Lum • The Honolulu Advertiser

Metzger and Wong, seeded fifth, beat the fourth-seeded team of Brent Doble and Lee LeGrande, another Punahou alumnus, 21-19, 19-21, 16-14, yesterday to reach today's fourth-round match against eighth-seeded Eric Fonoimoana and Rob Heidger.

Mike Lambert, yet another Punahou alum, and partner Eduardo Bacil also are in contention, but are in the losers' bracket.

On the women's side, Punahou graduate Danalee Bragado and partner Ali Wood also advanced in the losers' bracket.


• Wahine volleyball: Individual tickets for the University of Hawai'i Wahine volleyball season go on sale tomorrow at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office.

Box office's hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available at the UH Campus Center, all Foodland and Sack N Save stores (except School Street), and all Ticket Plus outlets. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Ticket Plus at 526-4400.

Ticket prices are: $12 lower level (single seats only), $9 upper level adult, $8 senior citizen (65-older) and $6 students (4 years-high school, and UH students).

The Wahine open their home schedule Friday as host of the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic. They play Kansas State in the first round of the tournament that runs through Sunday.


• QB Club: Honolulu Advertiser sports editor Curtis Murayama will speak at tomorrow's weekly meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club at the Pagoda International Ballroom.

Also scheduled to speak are University of Hawai'i trainer Melody Toth, Kamehameha Schools football coach Kanani Souza and KHNL general manager John Fink.

Lunch ($7 for buffet) begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program at noon. The public is invited.


• Ortiz, Burr win: Lou Ortiz won the Hickam Triathlon yesterday with a time of 54 minutes and 45 seconds. Susan Burr was the first woman finisher in 57:55.

The 500-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and 5-kilometer run took place at Hickam Air Force Base.