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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, July 1, 2006

Australia's Mitchell back to defend title

Advertiser Staff

Jamie Mitchell of Australia will defend his championship in the men's open division of the 28th annual Hui O He'e Nalu Independence Day Paddleboard Race on Tuesday.

More than 150 paddleboarders are expected to compete in the race.

The 3 1/2-mile course will start at Sunset Beach and finish at Waimea Bay. The race will start at 11 a.m., and first finishers are expected to reach Waimea Bay around 30 minutes later.

Mitchell is the three-time defending champion of the men's open division.

Entries are still being accepted. Entry fee is $25 for solo paddlers and $40 per tandem team. For information call 638-8208.



A field of 13 golfers, including three-time USGA national champion Lori Planos, will compete in the U. S. Women's Amateur sectional qualifying Wednesday at Waikoloa's Beach Course.

The top two finishers advance to the U.S. Women's Amateur, Aug. 7 to 13 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon.

College golfers, and former Jennie K. champions, Mari Chun and Amanda Wilson are back for the qualifier.

The field also includes 12-year-old Cyd Okino and Waikoloa's Tammy Surtees, 16, who is playing her first sectional. Surtees learned to golf in the Waikoloa junior program.

Players go out from 7 a.m.


Part-time athletic trainer at Sacred Hearts Academy. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. Applicants must be certified by the NATA and have past working experience. Information: Athletic Office, 734-5058 ext. 251 or e-mail wokamura@sacredhearts.org.

Punahou School is seeking head and assistant JV cheerleading coaches. Information: Tom Holden, 944-5744 or e-mail tholden@punahou.edu.

Roosevelt High School is seeking a head cheerleading coach. Send resumes to: Roosevelt High School, c/o Athletic Department, 1120 Nehoa St., Honolulu, HI, 96822. Information: Rodney Iwasaki, 587-4600 ext. 326.

Hawai'i Baptist Academy has coaching openings for cross country assistants, girls junior varsity volleyball assistants, intermediate volleyball head coaches and assistants, and a girls varsity basketball head coach and program coordinator. Contact athletic director: Deren Oshiro, 564-0327 or e-mail doshiro@hba.net.