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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, July 29, 2002

UH football tickets on sale

Advertiser Staff

University of Hawai'i football season tickets go on sale today at the Stan Sheriff Center box office and by telephone.

The box office is open from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. weekdays, except holidays. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 944-BOWS (2697) beginning today from noon to 4 p.m.

Tickets are sidelines ($135), south endzone ($117), and north endzone tickets are $117 for adults and $77 for senior citizens and students through high school.

There also is an additional premium seat donation of $25 or $50 on seats in designated sections.

The Warriors will play eight home games this season, opening Aug. 31 against Eastern Illinois.

• Pigout set: The annual Pigskin Pigout, a fund-raiser for the University of Hawai'i football booster club, Na Koa, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Murphy's Bar & Grill.

The fund-raiser will include a Merchant Street block party with entertainment and games, and a silent auction, featuring items such as Neighbor Island and Mainland trips, wines, gift items, attire, sports memorabilia, golf tours and an annual quilt creation by Marion Murphy.

Tickets are $100.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Murphy's at 531-0422 or 585-6442.

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• Babe Ruth (13-15): Kyle Sakamoto, Bucky Aona, Kip Masuda and Nicholas Furamoto each had three hits as O'ahu Babe Ruth All-Stars routed Guam 27-0 at the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament at Fresno, Calif., yesterday.

Four O'ahu pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the game was called after five innings.

O'ahu scored 12 runs in the first inning and added six in the second. The team finished with 22 hits.

O'ahu (1-1) plays Northern California today.

• Babe Ruth (13-under): Parker McCready allowed two hits and struck out five to lead Hawai'i to a 6-1 victory over Antioch, Calif., yesterday at the Babe Ruth 13-under regionals at Napa, Calif.

Andre Kaukini was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Colin Kodama was 2-for-2.

Hawai'i (2-0) continues play through Wednesday.

• Little League Juniors (13): Erick Soeth went 3-for-4, including a triple and three RBIs to lift Waipi'o past Washington, 10-3, and into tomorrow's championship game of the Division 1 tournament at Ala Wai Field.

Waipi'o will play the winner of today's elimination games.

The winner advances to the regionals in LaMiranda, Calif.

• CABA (12-under): Hawai'i won two games yesterday to improve to 3-1 after the second day of pool play at the Continental Amateur Baseball Association 12-under World Series at Omaha, Neb.

Hawai'i defeated Broken Arrow, Okla., 14-2, behind a four-hitter by Dustin Shitanishi. Russell Doi and Zachary Shikada each had two hits.

In the second game, Hawai'i outlasted host Omaha 14-10. Doi, Shikada and Justin Yamamoto each had three hits.

Pool play concludes today.

• Cal Ripken (11-12): Kaimuki beat Manoa Hana Hou 3-0 yesterday to win state championship at Kilauea Park.

Grant Liu homered in the bottom of the fifth to score Kaimuki's final run.

Kaimuki advances to the Cal Ripken World Series Aug. 17-26 in Matoon, Ill.

• CABA (10-under): The Honolulu Warriors won two games yesterday and are 3-1 after the second day of the 10-under Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series in Aurelia, Iowa.

The Warriors beat Indiana, 13-2, and Oklahoma, 6-4.

Todd Nagamine went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Warriors past Indiana. Davis Chang added three RBIs.

Hawai'i trailed Oklahoma 4-2, but scored four runs in the fourth inning.

Jon Carlile went 2-for-3 for the Warriors.

The tournament continues through Saturday.

• PONY Mustangs (9-10): The PONY Mililani Mustang A team (9- to 10-year-olds) will play in the West Zone Tournament starting Thursday in Chino Hills, Calif.

The Mililani team, which defeated 'Aiea, 8-5, early July to win the state tournament, will play in the South Division in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament.

The winner of this tournament advances to the World Series Aug. 7-10 at Irving, Texas.

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• UH's Thomas shines: The U.S. men's junior national team — led by 22 kills by University of Hawai'i's Delano Thomas — earned its first win in round-robin action at the NORCECA Junior Continental Championship, defeating Mexico, 26-28, 25-17, 26-24 and 25-20, at Okanagan University College at Kelowna, British Columbia, on Friday night.

Thomas also had four blocks and two service aces.

Canada and Puerto Rico finished the round-robin tournament at 2-1, and Mexico and the U.S. at 1-2.

• U.S. women ousted: A year after winning the prestigious FIVB World Grand Prix tournament, the U.S. women's national volleyball team failed to advance to the championship round after going 0-3 this past weekend at Taipei.

Yesterday, top-ranked Russia defeated Team USA, 25-18, 26-24, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7. The U.S. finished sixth in the tournament with a 3-6 record. The top four teams — China, Russia, Germany and Brazil — advanced to the finals.

Stanford's Logan Tom scored 18 points and Heather Bown, a former University of Hawai'i athlete, added 16 to lead a balanced attack for the United States.

Bown capped a strong tournament with a match-high seven blocks, seven kills and two aces. She finished pool play third in kill percentage (.500), sixth in blocks per set (0.72), eighth in scoring (111 points) and 11th in service aces per set (0.22) among all players in the tournament.

The U.S. women fell to Japan, 25-22, 25-28, 22-25, 25-23 on Saturday night. Bown scored 14 points on 12 kills, one block and one ace. Team USA lost to Cuba on Friday.

The team returns home later this week to begin preparations for a six-nation tournament in Italy (Aug. 21-27).

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• Volcano winners: Honolulu's John Smith and Alaska's Tina Devine were winners of the marathon division (26.2 miles) of the 20th annual Kilauea Volcano Wilderness Runs on Saturday at the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.

Smith of Honolulu was the men's winner in 3 hours, 9 minutes, 14 seconds. Clint Iizuka-Sheely, also from Honolulu, was second in 3:09:47.

Devine of Fairbanks won the women's race in 3:55:36.

In the 10-mile division, Abby Hurst of Honolulu won the women's race (1:17:34) and Andrew Harris of Honolulu took the men's top spot (1:04:59).

In the five-mile race, Eileen Morley of Port Orchard, Wash., was the women's winner (43:02), and Alastair In of Kamuela won the men's race (33:59).

A total of 920 athletes participated in the runs.

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• Quarterbacks and tennis: Dan Morrison, University of Hawai'i quarterbacks coach, and quarterback Tim Chang will speak at today's meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.

The club's luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and meeting at noon at the Pagoda Restaurant.

Also scheduled to speak are Madeline Dreith, the United States Tennis Association-Hawai'i's director of community development and Henry Somerville, Hawai'i Pacific tennis coach.