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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bruce Irons ousted

Advertiser Staff

Kaua'i's Bruce Irons was eliminated in the third round of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay yesterday.

Only two heats of the third round were completed yesterday in 2- to 3-foot waves at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, before the rest of competition was postponed due to deteriorating surf.

Brazil's Adriano de Souza defeated Irons, 15.0-13.66. De Souza clinched the victory when he received a score of 6.87 in the closing minutes of the heat.

Three other Hawai'i surfers advanced to the fourth round earlier in the week: Andy Irons, Fred Patacchia Jr. and Pancho Sullivan.



Former University of Hawai'i guard Matt Lojeski, who is trying to make the Utah Jazz roster, had four points, two rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes, 40 seconds of playing time as the Jazz beat Seattle, 102-88, last night in a Rocky Mountain Revue game at Salt Lake City.

Lojeski had six points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes, 45 seconds of playing time in Utah's 75-71 loss to San Antonio Monday.



Windward defeated 'Aiea, 9-4, yesterday to win the PONY Pony Division (ages 13-14) state title at Walter Victor Stadium in Hilo.

Windward advances to the West Zone tournament, July 21 to 25, in Fullerton, Calif.



Rosebud, Roger Sturgeon's STP 65, and Pyewacket, Roy Disney's Reichel/Pugh 90, appeared headed for the showdown after their third day at sea in the 44th biennial Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawai'i.

At mid-day yesterday, Pyewacket, although 29 feet longer than Rosebud with a taller 130-foot mast, was making 9.2 knots, only six-tenths of a knot faster than Rosebud, suggesting that Rosebud was sailing in better breeze. Rosebud had logged a race-high 297 nautical miles to Pyewacket's 246 in the previous 24 hours.