Bulls soccer earns first national win
The Honolulu Soccer Club Bulls '85 defeated the Baltimore Bays of Maryland, 3-0, yesterday in the opening game of the boys under-19 division of the U.S. Youth Soccer Association National Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.
Duke Hashimoto, Satoshi Mitsuda and David Gualdarama scored for the Bulls, the first team from Hawai'i to play in the national championships.
The Bulls rest today, play CASL Elite of North Carolina tomorrow, and Scott Gallagher of Missouri Friday.
The top two teams in the age group, which consists of regional winners Honolulu (Far West), North Carolina (South), Missouri (Midwest) and Maryland (Region I), advance to Sunday's championship game.
Withy-Allen national player of the week
Hawaiian Islanders quarterback Shawn Withy-Allen was named arenafootball2 Baby Ruth Real Deal National Offensive Player of the Week.
Withy-Allen passed for 326 yards and five touchdowns, and ran for 48 yards and two more scores to help the Islanders defeat the Louisville Fire, 62-59, Saturday night.
Withy-Allen, a former Kalaheo and University of Hawai'i quarterback, is the second Islander player to receive a national award. Josh Robinson won the ADT National Defensive Player of the Week back on May 25.
Kilauea Volcano runs scheduled for July 31
The Kilauea Volcano Wilderness Runs are scheduled for July 31 in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.
The runs include a marathon, 10-mile rim run, 5-mile caldera run and a 5-mile caldera walk.
The runs are sponsored by the Volcano Art Center and the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
Volunteers also are being sought to help with the runs.
Kalewa captures O'ahu-to-Kaua'i race
Kalewa, a 46-foot catamaran built by Kevin Millett, swept the Nawiliwili Yacht Club's Kaua'i Channel Race this past weekend.
Kalewa finished the race from Ko Olina, O'ahu, to Nawiliwili, Kaua'i, in 6 hours, 20 minutes, 16 seconds. In 13 previous races, the event started at the Ala Wai. Kalewa was first overall in elapsed time, corrected time (6:38:34) and in the multihull division in the 78-mile race.
Four monohulls and three multihulls entered the race, which started Friday and ended Saturday morning.
Speedy won the monohull division in 8:40:44.
Results in corrected time (all boats out of Nawiliwili Yacht Club unless noted)
Monohull: 1, Speedy 8:40:44; 2, Gingerbread Man (Kane'ohe Y.C.) 8:49:24; 3, Coyote 9:10:21; 4, Allure (Waikiki Y.C.) 9:41:06.
Multihull: 1, Kalewa 6:38:34; 2, Meshach 7:18:47; 23, Malihini 8:26:08.
Tickets still available for Goo fund-raiser
Individual tickets and table requests are still available for a fund-raiser honoring retired Rainbow Wahine basketball coach Vince Goo on July 31.
The "Thank Goo For the Memories" event at the Stan Sheriff Center begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes cocktails, live entertainment, a silent auction and dinner, followed by guest speakers. Table prices range from $1,000 to $5,000. Individual tickets are $100.
Gov. Linda Lingle, Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona and comedian Frank DeLima and others will honor Goo.
Those interested in attending may get a fund-raising form at www.hawaiiathletics.com or call Michelle Kaminaga at 956-4325.
6 swimmers, 2 divers will join UH
The University of Hawai'i signed six swimmers and two divers for next season. All eight competed in their country's Olympic trials, according to UH swimming coach Mike Anderson.
Thomas Winkler (Germany), Kurtis Miller (Canada), Grame Tozer (Canada), Grzegorz Mroz (Poland/Cal State Bakersfield), Mackenzie Downing (Canada) and Cassandra Hunt (Australia) make up "the best recruiting class we've had since I've been here," Anderson said. Downing reached the Olympic trials finals in the 100 and 200 butterfly.
Rui Wang (China) and Mats Wiktorsson (Sweden) will join the diving team. Wang won the 10-meter platform championship at the 21st World University Games in 2001.
UH's season begins Oct. 15.
Pac-Five football reunion on Sunday
The first Pac-Five football alumni reunion and fund-raiser, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Wolfpack football, is Sunday at the Ocean Club at Restaurant Row.
The event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and costs $10.
For more information, contact Kip Botelho at 223-7101 or email@example.com.