Hawai'i wrestlers earn top honors
Four wrestlers from Hawai'i earned All-American honors at the Junior National Championships at Fargo, N.D., on Friday and Saturday.
Danyelle Hedin of Kailua High, Desiree Memea of University High, Carla Watase from Iolani School and Shyla Iokia from Baldwin High finished in the top eight of their respective weight classes to earn All-American honors.
Hedin, in the 119-pound division, finished third and also won the Most Falls award with five falls in 21:54.
Memea placed third in the 175-pound division, Watase placed fifth in the 101-pound division, and Iokia placed seventh in the 128-pound division.
Kelli Furutomo of Hawai'i Baptist, Lauren Primiano from Punahou and Sheryl Manglaylay of Lahainaluna competed but did not place.
Rip Curl, O'Neill to sponsor meets
Two of Hawai'i's biggest surfing contests will have new title sponsors this year.
The Pipeline Masters, scheduled for Dec. 8 through 21 at the Banzai Pipeline, will be sponsored by Rip Curl. The Rip Curl Pipeline Masters will be the final event of the 2004 men's World Championship Tour.
Also, O'Neill will sponsor the World Cup of Surfing, Nov. 26 through Dec. 7 at Sunset Beach. The O'Neill World Cup of Surfing will be the final event on the 2004 men's World Qualifying Series.
Both contests are a part of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The other contest in the Triple Crown is the Vans Hawaiian Pro, Nov. 12 through 24 at Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach.
Pearl City to play for regional title today
Benjamin Kaleo hurled a no-hitter to lead Pearl City past Alaska on Sunday, 16-0, in the Little League Senior Division (16 to 18) Western Regional at Missoula, Mont.
Kaleo, who went 2 for 4 with a double at the plate, was aided by six Alaska errors. Chevis Asato-Ganiron went 3 for 4 with a double and Kellen Ushijima had a pair of RBIs for Pearl City, who defeated Washington, 7-2, on Saturday. Ushijima and Tyler Hee each belted a two-run homer in that game.
Pearl City plays for the championship today.
Lingle will honor AAU national champions
The Hawaiian Warriors, which won the 9-and-under AAU National Championship in July, will be honored in a special ceremony by Gov. Linda Lingle.
The ceremony will take place Friday at the State Capitol at 11:30 a.m.
The Warriors, a select team from around O'ahu, won eight of their 10 games at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., including all five single-elimination games.
Head coach Neal Kugiya said the Warriors "played as a team, that everyone did their part and different players on different days made the big plays that led to victory."
Kahuku Iaea won four games, including a perfect game in pool play and a complete-game shutout in the semifinal.
Players: Bryce Asao, Edison Sakata, Landon Teramoto, Reece Foy, Jase Kugiya, Taylor Taliulu, Travis Garcia-Perreira, Matthew Sparks, Kahaku Iaea, David Torigoe, Brent Sakurai. Coaches: Neil Kugiya, Ray Sakurai, Andy Perreira, Lance Teramoto, Maurice Torigoe. All-tournament: Garcia-Perreira, Iaea, Taliulu, Sparks, Sakurai.
Pampulov, Tribler win at Kailua tournament
Fourth-seeded Stefan Pampulov and Jan Tribler defeated Yoshifumi Manabe and Brendon Pacheco by default last night and rain washed out several other matches in the 34th annual Kailua Racquet Club's Men's Night Doubles.
Pampulov and Tribler will play Bob Beckvall and Charles Swift in a quarterfinal match tonight at 7:15.
Three other matches will be played tonight with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals.
Those matches are: Top seeded Michael Bruggeman and Erich Chen versus Randy Baldemor and Ryan Laws at 6 p.m., Ben Salomon and Willem Schutte versus third-ranked Hong Tae Kim and Wei-Yu Su at 6 p.m. and Mike Burger and Kai Ohuchi against No. 2 Ikaika Jobe and Bradley Lum-Tucker at 7:15 p.m.
The Kailua Racquet Club's Men's Night Doubles features live music and food, and is one of the most popular tournaments in the state drawing up to 700 to 800 spectators during the later rounds. Admission is free. The tournament purse is $7,500.
2004 season to start Saturday with rally
The University of Hawai'i kicks off its fall sports season Saturday with a pep rally at Ward Village Parking Lot.
Fans will be able to meet players and coaches from the UH football, men's golf, soccer, swimming and diving and women's diving teams. The pep band will also make an appearance.
"It will be an exciting event for the whole family, including food and game booths, giveaways and a chance to win great prizes," said Tom Sadler, UH's associate athletic director.
KKEA's Scott Robbs will host the event, which begins at 11:30 a.m.