Wilson takes second at Junior World golf
|Kane'ohe Canoe Club's Boys 16 crew paddlers that appeared in Friday's sports section are, from left, Seth Ramolete, Chase Silva, Gabe Tabadero, Justin Kumai, Jonathan Ukauka and Keoni Anderson. Information in a photo caption yesterday was incorrect.|
Wilson and Japan's Sakura Yokomine finished the four-round tournament played at Torrey Pines North golf course at 6-under-par 290.
San Diego's Hannah Jun won the tournament at 13-under-par 283.
Pearl City's Mari Chun and Lihue's Lehua Wise finished tied for 21st at 309.
Hawai'i World Series kicks off: Sixty-five regional championship teams in baseball and softball, including 35 from the Mainland, will participate in today's Hawai'i World Series.
Games will be played at Central O'ahu Regional Park, Ala Wai Field and the University of Hawai'i's Les Murakami Stadium. There is no admission charge.
The boys' age divisions will be 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 19, while the girls' will be 14, 16 and 18.
The format will be first-round pool play with winners advancing to the double-elimination championship bracket, while losers will play in the consolation round. Each team will play a minimum of six games.
Hawai'i edges Guam: Chris Sekiguchi singled in Timmy Arakawa with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning as Hawai'i edged Guam, 3-2, in a 10-and-younger game yesterday in the Cal Ripken Jr. League's Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament at Kingsburg, Calif.
Richard Villasenor and Arakawa went 3-for-3 at the plate.
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Pigout nets cash: Murphy's Warrior Pigskin Pigout at Murphy's Bar & Grill on Thursday raised $140,000 for the University of Hawai'i football program, according to owner Don Murphy.
Ex-Warrior Fuata signs with Jets: Former Hawai'i offensive lineman Lui Fuata signed a contract with the New York Jets yesterday.
Fuata, a 6-2, 313-pound center/guard was undrafted out of Hawai'i. He was an All-WAC selection last season and appeared in the East West Shrine all-star game.
Terms of the contract were not released.
Fuata, who is recovering from a left-knee injury, earlier said the Jets will place him on the physically-unable-to-perform list, meaning he would draw a salary and rehabilitate but likely not play this season.
Rally for Blast: In a last ditch effort to save its Women's Professional Football League season, the Pacific Blast will be selling $10 game tickets at the Blast Booth at the Aloha Stadium swap meet today, according to Blast owner Nicole Wylie.
The Blast is the only women's professional football team in Hawai'i and is playing its first season in the WPFL.
The tickets will be valid for any Blast regular season game, regardless of venue, Wylie said. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (808) 286-5150.
On Tuesday, Wylie said the team would need to secure at least $80,000 by week's end to ensure the team's survival. The 10-game season starts on Aug. 3.
Wylie this week withdrew her plans to play at Aloha Stadium and is looking at other fields.