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.
Captain Comeback was always doing push-ups, not that Kealakehe senior Anthony “Head” Trevino minded, even during matches.
Imagine holding your breath for nearly three minutes, all while diving to ocean depths that force the body to battle increased lactic acid buildup, hypoxia and nearly nine atmospheres of pressure.