KEAAU — With Kamehameha’s season on the line, Isaiah Nakoa-Oness stepped to the plate and started to hit home runs on the volleyball court and had a big helping hand in Nalu Kahapea.
Waiakea senior David Nakamura had one of those five-star performances on the pitching mound, and the first thing he did was credit his defense, which could have taken the day off because of his strikeout prowess.
Kamehameha had two of the three key parts (pitching, defense, and hitting) working, and that was enough to handle Konawaena, which couldn’t stop beating itself.
Kamehameha’s pipeline of sending Warriors off to college on scholarships continues to grow, and Grayson Cosier is the director of the latest production.
KEAAU — Kamehameha senior Isaiah Nakoa-Oness was on fire from the start, hammering rockets and looking unstoppable, and his teammates followed along in an overpowering sweep against Hilo.
After 11 years, the end is near, closing in with each passing hour for Tony DeSa, the baseball coach about to become a former baseball coach when his eighth season at Hilo High School comes to and end.
Gonzales, Gaspar fuel Vuls to winning streak
By KEVIN JAKAHI
The 121-pound division was filled with thorns — a handful of judoka owned various medal colors — but Hilo sophomore Seth Wilson walked out smelling like a rose and carrying gold.
Waiakea senior LiAnn Yamamoto made history the easy way. She didn’t even have to set foot on the judo mat because her opponent forfeited. At least, she had the opportunity to cheer on her sister, Samantha Yamamoto.