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• Transfer Baldwin stars at swim meet
• Kaua‘i Polo Club meeting
• UH wahine volleyball update
• HPU cheerleader on magazine cover
Bethany presents new book at Rip Curl
By The Garden Island
Bethany Hamilton (Haw) (pictured), 14, who lost her arm from a near fatal shark attack while surfing last October presented her new book “Soul Surfer” during the opening function for the Rip Curl Pro at Granita Restaurant in Malibu, California today.
The book is a story about how she overcame adversity, and is now pursuing her dreams as a professional surfer.
Hamilton will be competing in the Rip Curl Wetskins Trials on Friday to earn a wildcard into the main event where she will compete against the top 14 women surfers in the world.
The Rip Curl Pro Malibu is the fifth of 8 eight WCT events for the women and features the top 17 women and one wildcard.
Transfer Baldwin stars at swim meet
14-year-old Ben Baldwin, a transfer from the mainland, starred for Mokihana Aquatics by placing in the top eight in every meet he competed in at the 2004 Aulea Invitational in Kailua from Sept. 24-26.
Baldwin finished third in five events (male 13-14 100 breast, 13-14 200 fly, 13-14 200 IM, 13-14 200 back, and 13-14 200 breast).
He also placed fourth in the 13-14 100 fly and 13-14 50 free.
14-year-old Kelsey Tanaka finished in seventh in the 13-14 50 free and eighth in the 13-14 200 free.
Other Mokihana competitors included Keyah-Leilani Agoot, Tyson Chihara, Kelly Culliney, Meaghan Sims, Amanda Tanner, and Makana Waiamau.
Kaua‘i Polo Club meeting
The Kaua‘i Polo Club is having a meeting on Oct. 3 at the Anini Polo Field at 3 p.m. Meetings will also happen every first Sunday of each month.
On the agenda are fundraising, sponsorships, recruitment of players and officials, procedures, security, parking, logo shop matters, and volunteer programs.
For more information, call Betty Layton at 826-4472.
HPU cheerleader on magazine cover
The spotlight is shining on the HPU national champion cheerleading team and specifically on psychology senior, Lori-Ann Amodo, who has been named American Cheerleader Magazine’s “Cheerleader of the Month.”
Lori-Ann is a stunter and team captain on the two-time national champion co-ed cheer squad.
As an American Cheerleader Magazine Cheerleader of the Month, Lori-Ann has received a $1,000 scholarship from Bonne Belle and Soffe sportswear.
The Moanalua High School graduate remembers having a tough time making it as a cheerleader before college.
“In high school, I wasn’t chosen to be a cheerleader, but I think God had something better planned,” admits Lori-Ann. “I got a scholarship to HPU through Gymnastics.”
UH wahine volleyball update
The University of Hawai‘i wahine volleyball squad travels to Nevada on Saturday, October 2. The game will be televised on K5 at 4 p.m. (HST). UH returns home to face Boise State on October 8 at 7 p.m. and UTEP at 4 p.m. Both games will also be televised on K5. The Wahine are now 11-0 and ranked 6th in the nation.
Duane Shimogawa, Sports Editor. Call 245-3681 (ext. 257) email@example.com
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