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Outrigger earns silver in volleyball

Outrigger Canoe Club finished second in the 18 open division at the USAV Boys Junior National Championships yesterday in Austin, Texas.

Outrigger went 10-1, with the only loss coming in the championship match where it fell to MB Surf, 25-23, 21-25, 15-13. Named to the all-tournament team were Taylor Crabb, Scott Sakaida and Micah Christenson.

Also on the Outrigger team, coached by Tino Reyes, were Austin Ako, Henfry Cassiday, Daylan Chock, Colins Fearn, Nainoa Frank, Noah Hammond, Benjamin Lam, Logan Nowac, Jaylen Reyes and Lowell Tong.

In the same division, Ku’ikahi (6-4) placed 15th overall, losing to SCVC in the semifinals of the bronze bracket.

Also concluding play yesterday was the 18 club division, with Ku’ikahi finishing 11th, Pilipa’a tying for 13th and Lanakila taking 25th.

Dixon commits to Idaho

McKinley High two-sport athlete Solomon Dixon has committed to play football for Idaho.

The 5-foot-9 cornerback won the 400-meter run as a sophomore at the state track and field championship meet. He has consistently ranked in the top five in several categories at the Pacific Island Athletic Alliance Combine, including a 4.56 second time in the 40-yard dash.

Napoleon, Appleby tops in SUP race

Aaron Napoleon was the overall winner and Candice Appleby the top female in the stand-up paddle division of the 32nd Hui He’e Nalu Independence Day on Sunday.

Napoleon finished the four-mile course from Sunset Beach to Waimea Bay in 26 minutes and 3 seconds, 43 seconds ahead of Robert Stehlik. Appleby was timed in 29:46, over two minutes ahead of Dane Ward.

Some 500 competitors took part in SUP, paddleboard and surfboard divisions.


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