For decades, Waiakea has had teachers who doubled as baseball coaches on the diamond, focusing on more than just the game’s fundamentals.
By KEVIN JAKAHI
Waiakea senior David Nakamura was a model of consistency, pitching with cool efficiency, especially when the game’s temperature was turned up.
KAILUA-KONA — The Papa Kimitete Regatta started with a blessing, as is tradition. But on Saturday morning, the words that rang over the loudspeaker meant just a little more.
Ka‘u junior Josiah Barrios received an invitation by mail to play in the 30th annual Down Under Bowl this summer in Australia, a nice surprise because his coaches didn’t nominate him.
Kurtistown’s Sarah Dvorak has been on the Big Island tennis radar for much of the past decade.
KAILUA-KONA — By now, Kai Ehitu is used to the pressure of being first up on the Moku O Hawaii regatta circuit. Almost four decades of opening day hosting duties can do that for a club.
KAILUA-KONA — Zach Chaikin never asked questions.