Valley Isle Sports/In Brief

Tanner Hendrickson competes in the first round of the U.S. Open of Surfing qualifying series event Monday. World Surf League / Kenneth Morris photo

Hendrickson bows out at U.S. Open of Surfing

Tanner Hendrickson of Haiku advanced out of the first round before bowing out in the second round of the U.S. Open of Surfing on Monday at Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hendrickson had a two-wave score of 11.80 to finish second in his first-round heat in the World Surf League qualifying series event. In the second, he placed fourth with a 10.07.

Cody Young, who is into the quarterfinals of the junior boys event, was eliminated in the first round of the QS event after his 9.27.

Still to surf in the second round are Maui’s Dusty Payne and Billy Kemper, who both received first-round byes.

Summer Macedo is an alternate for the junior girls event.


Mauians help Hawaii Rush 03 girls win title

Six players from Hawaii Rush Maui were part of the Hawaii Rush ’03 Nero team that won the silver bracket of the girls under-15 division at the Oswego Nike Cup on Sunday in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Hawaii Rush went 3-0-1 in pool play to earn a spot in the final, beating Crossfire Oregon 3-2, Pacific Northwest (Wash.) 3-0 and Timber Barons (Wash.) 6-1, and playing to a scoreless draw with Global Premier (Ore.).

In the championship, Hawaii Rush defeated FC Portland 3-1.

The Maui players were Caitlyn Duarte, Takara Lee Kiesel, Jacylin Nakamura, Kaena Kehano, Kaiya Kapaku and Maile Kehano.