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• Jones tries to clear her name
• Lindsey rocks the Rim Rockers
• Hanapepe youth baseball meeting
• Waimea youth baseball fundraiser
Jones tries to clear her name
SAN FRANCISCO — A defiant Marion Jones issued a plea Wednesday for a public hearing she hopes will clear her name amid drug allegations that could keep her out of the Athens Games. The champion sprinter is one of the most prominent athletes who testified in a federal probe of a drug lab accused of illegally distributing steroids. She answered questions from a grand jury and the United States Anti-Doping Agency but remains under a cloud of suspicion less than two months before the games.
I’m trying to make the U.S. Olympic team and this is a constant distraction,” Jones said.
Lindsey rocks the Rim Rockers
Wailua 1’s Matt Lindsey scored 12 points to lead his team to a 41-29 win over Rim Rockers “B” in a boys 14-and-under game on June 15 at Kalaheo Gym.
Jeremy Manuel gave Lihu‘e (Unlimited Construction) problems all night en route to scoring 16 points, as the Southside Boys ran past Lihu‘e, 40-29. Aren Racca notched 11 points for Lihu‘e in boys 19-and-under action.
Meanwhile, Koa Navarro led the other Lihu‘e squad with 12 points in a 39-33 win over Westside in another boys 19-and-under game. Akeem Allen netted 12 points for Westside.
UH football graduation rate up The University of Hawai‘i football team is graduating its player’s at a higher rate, according to a study released by the American Football Coaches Association.
Hawai‘i graduated 75 percent with a degree, which is up six percent from last year. The overall graduation rate of the participating teams was 59 percent, similar to the previous year.
Boston College and Northwestern were the only two participants to achieve a 100 percent graduation rate, receiving the prestigious Academic Achievement Award.
Hanapepe youth baseball meeting
The Hanapepe Youth Baseball Association is having an end of the season general membership meeting on Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Hanapepe Neighborhood Center. For more information, call Clinton Owen at 651-2932.
Waimea youth baseball fundraiser
Waimea Youth Baseball’s Hawaiian Plate fundraiser has been moved to Sunday, June 27. With the funds raised, the team plans to participate in the Kaua‘i Aloha Tournament in Carlsbad, California, happening in July. For more information, call Thomas Nizzo at 645-0956.
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