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Shane Victorino an All Star; Bryan Clay needs your vote

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By Jason Tang - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Flyin' Hawaiian is cruisin' on cloud nine.

Thanks to you the fan, Maui boy Shane Victorino is going to St.Louis for the 80th Major League All-Star game.

It'll be a first for the St.Anthony grad, and a first for Hawaii since Sid Fernandez went in 1987.

But there was still a game to play, and Vctorino was all business.

Against Cincinnati, Victorino finishes 1-3 with two runs batted in, as Philadelphia wins 9-6. Prior to the victory, Victorino talked about getting into the 80th Mid-Summer Classic.

"The first day I was gung-ho but then I started to get exhausted, and then I said to myself I gotta focus on the field, and that's what it's about and going out there, and I'm sure doing things that I did last night added excitement and energy to the table, it's just one of those things that I'm excited and I'm happy, and now I get to go and figure out things from here, but I'm sure the family will be getting on the plane from Hawaii because you never know how many of these things you get to play in," said Victorino.

The game is scheduled for July 14th. But there's no time to rest your weary fingers, another local boy needs you to get online and vote!

Castle grad and Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay is up for an ESPY award in the Best U.S. Male Olympian category.

Clay, a Castle high alum is facing some pretty solid competition though, which includes 8-time Beijing gold medalist Michael Phelps, who set another world record today in the 100 meter butterfly, but who's also been engulfed in controversy.

Despite the tough odds, Clay is still fighting for the underdogs.

"For me if I could win best male Olympian, it'd just be kind of a little bit of validation that people that try do it well and do it right, and who don't get a lot of publicity and stuff like that, that maybe they can still get recognized for the hard work they put in, so it'd be just be kind of cool for me as a track athlete to win that award," said Clay.

ESPY voting closes on Saturday.

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