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Chow time at junior nationals

Sisters Mindy and Chrissy Chow are continuing the family tradition of wrestling crowns.

This time, though, they did something new: the sisters shared the 124-pound title at the USA Wrestling Junior Nationals Women’s Freestyle tournament in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday.

Mindy, 14, is a one-time HHSAA state wrestling champion. Chrissy is already a two-time state titlist, but at this tourney, officials opted to have them share the crown rather than face each other in what probably would’ve been a fierce battle.

The sisters, following in the footsteps of older brother and former state champion Daniel Chow, both attend Punahou.

Another island wrestler, Megan Yamaguchi, defeated Natalie Rutt (Minnesota) 6-2, 1-0 for the 109 weight class championship.

Four more Hawaii wrestlers finished among the top four in their respective divisions, giving the islands ample representation in the tournament. The girls team is guided by Matt Oney.


Vegas Elite ousts Hawaii Select

Las Vegas Elite got a last-second putback to eliminate Hawaii Select 49-47 in championship bracket play yesterday at the adidas Super 64 girls basketball tournament in Las Vegas.

Hawaii Select had won its pool, but turnovers and missed free throws proved costly in the single-elimination playoff format.

Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo (Farrington) led the islanders with 16 points and Hailey-Ann Maeda (Punahou) returned from an eye injury to score 10.

"We hurt ourselves, but the kids battled back," coach Chico Furtado said.


Hawaii Select boys win silver

Hawaii Select’s boys team defeated Emerald City Elite (Seattle, Wash.) 57-41 yesterday to capture the silver bracket title in the AAU West Coast Championships basketball tournament in Las Vegas.

Kona Makaula and Michael Urcia scored 12 points each, and Micah Dunhour added 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Dylan King (Seabury Hall) provided key defense in the final.

The team went 3-2 overall in pool play and championship-bracket competition.

"We expected that we could compete. We’re big enough and long enough," coach Ryan Hogue said.


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