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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, July 24, 2005

Mililani Pony team wins West opener

Advertiser Staff


Raymond Sugihara had two hits and two RBIs as Mililani rallied past Morgan Hills (Calif.), 7-3, yesterday in the PONY Pony-13 Division (age 13) West Zone Tournament at Fullerton, Calif.

Brett Kakugawa had two hits and Keanu Carmichael added a double and an RBI for Mililani, which scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead.

Sugihara, who replaced starter Jaryn Inakfuku in the fifth, was the winning pitcher.

Mililani plays Long Beach in a winners' bracket game today.



Joe Peterson hit a three-run homer and Sacramento took advantage of six Hilo errors to score eight unearned runs in a 12-4 victory at the Little League Big League (ages 16-18) Western Regional in Sacramento, Calif.

Kulea Bondallian had two hits and an RBI, Makaala Heidenfeldt hit a two-run double and Kyle Correia doubled and scored a run for Hilo, which suffered its second straight loss and was eliminated from the tournament.


Alika Pruett pitched a complete game and Pearl City rallied past 'Aiea, 4-3, in the championship game of the Little League Junior Division (ages 13-14) State Tournament Monday at Iron Maehara Stadium in Wailuku, Maui.

Pearl City scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth after 'Aiea took an early 3-0 lead into the fourth inning.

Edwin Izumigawa and Jordan Casarez each doubled for Pearl City. Izumigawa and Bryson Namba each added an RBI.

Pearl City advances to the Western Regional, Aug. 2 to 11 in Forest Grove, Ore.



Junior golfers from Hawai'i got off to a hot start yesterday in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the heat index rose to more than 105.

Kyung Kim of Wailuku, Maui shot a 69 to share the first-round lead in the girls' 10-11 age division, and Bradley Shigezawa of Honolulu shot a 69 to tie for the lead in the boys' 12-13 division.

Also, Alina Ching of Honolulu made a hole-in-one in the girls' 10-11 division.

Earlier, Scotty Yamashita of Kapolei and Cyd Okino of Honolulu won the long-drive competitions in their 10-11 divisions.



Lance DeSilva threw three touchdown passes as the Maui Stars beat the Kona Razorbacs, 28-0, last night in the Hawaii Football League's Tsunami Bowl XIII at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku, Maui.

DeSilva's TD passes went to Simon Jaurio (40 and 63 yards) and Philip Thrash (6 yards). Lucas Higa ran 7 yards for Maui's other touchdown.

DeSilva was named MVP of the HFL championship game.



Joy Symons won the open female division and Shane Lichtenberg won the open male division of the Surf & Sea Cup swim race at Hale'iwa Beach Park yesterday.

Symons, who completed her senior season at the University of Hawai'i this past school year, finished the 1.2-mile triangular course in 24 minutes, 33 seconds.

Lichtenberg finished in 21:51.

The race was the third of the North Shore Swim Series, which concludes with the North Shore Challenge on Aug. 6.