*               -==** HAWAII SPORTS NEWS **==-                  *
* The following is a summary of the 5/6/98 Hawaii Sports News   *
* compiled from a variety of sources. Email Dayle Turner        *
* (turner@hawaii.edu) if you have any comments or suggestions.  * 

** Sports Shorts **

Several island road races have been cancelled because of waning
participation.  A couple of staples on the local running scene, the
Hawaiian Style 8-K and the Hard Rock Cafe 10-K will not fly this year
because the number of entries have dropped and sponsorship has been hard
to come by.  "I think there are just too many races on the calendar now,"
said Honolulu Marathon Association president Jim Barahal.  "The average
person doesn't want to spend $15, $20, $25 every weekend to enter a race."
Hawaii small college tennis teams have had a good year with the UH-Hilo
men (NCAA Division II nationals), the HPU men (No. 5 NAIA), and the
BYU-Hawaii men (No. 6 NAIA) and women (No. 1 NAIA) all headed to
postseason national tournaments.  
The Hawaii Pacific softball team will take on Point Loma Nazarene in a
first-round game of the NAIA Far West Regional tomorrow at Costa Mesa,
Calif.  The Sea Warriors (31-15), seeded third in the regional, are ranked
17th in the NAIA.  Point Loma (33-14) is seeded fourth.
Garrett Gabriel, 29, has been named head boys' basketball coach at his
alma mater, Maryknoll.  Gabriel, the brother of St. Louis coach Darryl
Gabriel, was a star for the Spartans and Pac-Five in the mid-80s and went
on to play quarterback at the University of Hawaii.  He assisted his
brother at St. Louis this past season and was head coach at Radford
for a single season prior to that.
Kamehameha rocked Punahou, 21-8, and St. Louis pounded UHS/HBA, 13-2, in
ILH baseball double-elimination tournament games yesterday at Ala Wai
Field.  The Buffanblu and Jr.Bows/Eagles were eliminated from the tourney
while Kamehameha will take on Mid-Pacific, and St. Louis will face Iolani
in continuing action tomorrow.
Punahou finished the ILH girls basketball season at 11-1 after beating
Kamehameha, 34-32, last night at Kekuhaupio Gym.  The Warriors and
University High finished in a second place tie with 8-4 records.  Iolani
ended up 6-6.
Noam Katz, the brother of UH great Yuval Katz, has signed a letter of
intent to play volleyball for the University of Hawaii.  Katz, 21, is a
6-3 southpaw setter and is completing a three-year stint in the Israeli
Army.  He will enter UH as a freshman next fall.
Last weekend at Sacramento, Calif., Dennis Alexio beat Achille Roger
of France with a fifth round TKO to retain his world heavyweight
kickboxing title.  Alexio is 67-1 while Roger dropped to 42-3.

** Oahu Surf Report **

North shore: 3 to 5 feet
South shore: 1 to 2 feet
East shore : 2 to 3 feet
West shore : 1 to 2 feet

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Aloha sports fans,


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