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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2006

Jammers' 12-under girls win Far West volleyball

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The Jammers Volleyball Club girls 12-under team from Hawai'i won the Far Western Junior Olympics National Qualifier at Reno, Nev., on April 29.

The Jammers, who went 8-0 in the qualifier, earned a berth in the Junior Olympic Championships in Atlanta, June 28 to July 5.

During the qualifier, the Jammers, seeded seventh, didn't lose a game, going 6-0 in pool play matches. They beat Golden Gate Fitness, 25-16, 25-15, and top-seeded Vision Gold Volleyball Club of San Jose, Calif., 25-18, 25-13, in the championship round. The Jammers rallied from a 12-4 deficit in the first game against Vision Gold.

The Jammers are coached by Ferol K'alele and Debby Ann Yee.


Kailua's Jim Severson and Richard Kersten are one of 64 teams scheduled to compete in the seventh annual Rolex/International Game Fish Association Offshore Championship Sunday to next Friday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The blue water fishing tournament is a four-day catch-and-release event. Teams will earn points based on the type of catch. Marlin (blue, black or striped) earns the most points.

Severson and Kersten won the International Roosterfish Tournament in Mexico last year to qualify for the world championship.

They are one of 22 teams from the United States. Other countries represented include France, England, Ireland, Slovenia and South Africa.


Sisters Teniya and Teshya Alo captured wrestling national titles at the USGWA National Championships at Lake Orion, Mich., on April 1 and 2.

Teniya, 7, and Teshya, 8, of Honolulu, competed in the elementary school age division. Teniya won at 44 pounds and Teshya won the 55-pound B division. Both compete for Rainbow Wrestling.

Also in the elementary school division, Latisha Alo of Lihu'e finished in sixth place at 78 pounds, Hau'ula's Jocelyn Alo was third in the 82.3-pound division, and Hau'ula's Sabrina Alo was sixth at 83.2 pounds.

In the middle school division, Alena Santiago was eighth at 97.5 pounds and Libby Petrie was fifth in the over-150 pound division.