Kauai Sports Briefs

Want to become a Kaua’i referee?

Do you want to learn the game? Really study the inner workings of sports and build a repoire with the island’s strongest team? Then look into becoming a Kaua’i referee.

For all those who are interested in pursuing the knowledge of the game, contact Lenny Rapozo at 639-1965, or his father Leo at 245-4123. Or, show up at the weekly meeting on Wednesday at HGEA Akahi Street in Lihue.

NHRA drag race takes place today in Mana

MANA – The Garden Isle Racing Association will host NHRA championship drag racing today at the Kauai Raceway Park in Mana.

The gate opens at 8 a.m., time trials begin at 9 a.m. and competition begins at 1 p.m.

The race will feature the NHRA Castrol Jr. Drag Racing Challenge. Sunday’s Jr ET winners will receive special prizes and will also be covered in the National Jr. Dragster News.

The event will include racing open to all street legal cars and licensed drivers in Street ET and Super Street ET with speeds up to 120 MPH. It will also include Pro ET race cars capable of speeds of more than 150 MPH.

After five races in the 2002 season, Jim Rosa leads the Pro ET class, Matt Pancho and Bill Winningham are tied for the lead in the Street ET class, and the Super Street ET points race is led by Riley Takayama.

Additional races are set for Saturday Night, Sept. 14; Sunday, Oct. 6, and Saturday Night, Nov. 9.

Major sponsors for drag racing on Kauai are provided by PS&D Napa, King Auto Center and Budweiser. For more information about GIRA and drag racing on Kauai call 823-6246. TGI Report

Roosevelt beats Iowa for Kaua’i High Challenge title

LIHUE – Roosevelt High School dominated the first game and held off an Iowa All Star resurgence in second game to win the Kaua’i High School Volleyball Challenge Saturday in Lihue.

Roosevelt topped Iowa 15-9, 15-8 in the championship match.

The tourney, sponsored by the Aston Hotels and Resorts and Bank of Hawaii Insurance Services, featured Santa Barbara (CA), Iowa, Ke Ola Ikaika (Lanai), Oahu powerhouses Pearl City and Roosevelt, and the three Kaua’i Interscholastic Federation schools: Kapa’a, Waimea and Kaua’i High.

The Waimea High Menehunes fell to Santa Barbara 3-15, 13-15 in the third place game.

Other matches on Saturday: Ke Ola Ikaika topped Kaua’i High 15-16, 19-17, 15-10. Waimea beat Pearl City 15-9, 15-6. Roosevelt topped Kapa’a 15-10, 15-12. Iowa defeated Santa Barbara 15-12, 15-13. Waimea beat Kapa’a 15-6, 15-7, and Santa Barbara edged Ke Ola Ikaika 15-4, 16-14.

In games played on Friday, Waimea fell to Iowa in straight sets. Santa Barbara defeated Pearl City in two sets. Kapa’a beat Ke Ola Ikaika in three sets. Roosevelt topped Kaua’i in three sets.

In games played on Thursday, Iowa vs Ke Ola Ikaika 11-8, 3-11; Santa Barbara vs Waimea 11-8 11-3; Roosevelt vs Kauai 11-8 11-6; Pearl City vs Kapaa 5-11 2-11; Ke Ola Ikaika vs Kauai 11-5 11-6; Waimea vs Pearl City 5-11 11-6; Iowa vs Roosevelt 7-11 9-11; Santa Barbara vs Kapaa 11-4 11-8; Ke Ola Ikaika vs Roosevelt 11-3 6-11; Waimea vs Kapaa 11-4 10-12; Iowa vs Kauai 3-11 10-12; Santa Barbara vs Pearl City 7-11 11-5; Iowa vs Santa Barbara 11-13 2-11; Roosevelt vs Kapaa 11-4 11-9; Ke Ola Ikaika vs Waimea 8-11 5-11; Kauai vs Pearl City 12-10 11-2.

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