Takata, Toriumi win judo national titles
Hawai'i's Taylor Takata and Arnold Toriumi won gold medals on Sept. 2 at the Fall Classic Nationals in Harlingen, Texas.
Takata, now training with the USA Judo national program in Harlingen, won the 66-kilogram (145-pound) division. He first beat Nate Torra in a repeat of the Senior National final from April. In the gold-medal match, Takata defeated Kenny Hashimoto.
Toriumi, from Honolulu and Hawai'i Tenri, won the 55-kilogram (121-pound) division.
Hawai'i placed sixth the following day in the Ladder Tournament, amassing 11 points. Takata won the 73-kilogram (161-pound) division, while Honolulu's Danica Kamakana (Kamehameha Judo Club) and Toriumi captured silver medals.
SEATTLE RALLIES BY HPU
Seattle scored four second-half goals to rally past Hawai'i Pacific, 4-1, yesterday in a men's match at HPU's Atherton Field.
Pat Thomas scored two goals for Seattle (5-2).
Akihide Adachi scored at the 16-minute mark and Christian Nilsson made seven saves as HPU (2-2) led 1-0 at the half.
"It was good for us to see where we stood with one of the better teams in the region," said HPU coach Frank Doyle. "We may have been a little winded playing our third match in four days, but our guys need to learn to do it because we'll do it again later in the season."
BYUH TO HOST CLINIC
The Brigham Young-Hawai'i women's soccer team will host a free clinic for girls on Sept. 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the BYUH soccer field.
The clinic is open to girls ages 8 to 13 and is limited to the first 100 to submit completed registration forms.
Instruction will focus on defense, shooting, dribbling, footwork and scrimmage play.
To register print the registration form and release from the BYUH athletics Web site (http://w2.byuh.edu/sports/WSoccer/camps/girlscamp2006.htm) and fax, mail, or bring in the form to the BYUH athletic department (attention women's soccer). Registration deadline is Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.
Participants should report to the BYUH soccer field by 4 p.m. on Sept. 23, bringing their own water and ball with their name on it.
LEE TO DEFEND TITLE
Pearl Country Club's Regan Lee will defend his title at the Aloha Section TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship this week at Ko Olina Golf Club.
The $8,000 event tees off today at noon, with the final round starting tomorrow at 7:20 a.m.
Lee will play in the same group with Turtle Bay's Kellan Anderson and Mililani's Joey Tadeo. Last year, Lee shot a final-round 68 to beat Tadeo and David Havens by five strokes.
The tournament is a 36-hole qualifier to determine two spots representing the Aloha Section in the 2006 TaylorMade-adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship, Oct. 26 to 29 at The PGA Golf Club South Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The section champion gets airfare to the national event and $2,500.
KOP, KONG MISS CUT
Neither of Hawai'i's representatives — Brandan Kop and Gary Kong — advanced to match play at the 26th U.S. Mid Amateur Championship in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Kop shot an 83 yesterday in the lightning-suspended second round to finish at 166. Kong shot 86—167. The qualifying cut for the tournament featuring amateurs 25 and older was 148.
HAWAI'I PAIR FINISH 1-2
Hawai'i's Riley McKibbin and Jacob Jenkins finished the 2006 SWATCH-FIVB Under-19 World Championships with a 1-2 pool play record at Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda.
The threat of Tropical Storm Florence forced organizers to push up the schedule. Pool play and the first and second rounds of single elimination were completed Friday. Semifinals and finals finished Saturday.
McKibbin and Jenkins lost their final pool-play match, 19-21, 17-21, to Jesus Castizo and Sergio Del Pino of Spain Friday. The other U.S. boys team, from California, went 0-3.