Kamehameha’s hitters provided instant offense against a Kalaheo staff that pitched to the No. 1 seed’s strength in the quarterfinals of the HHSAA Division II state baseball tournament.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Waiakea’s season of brilliance, which took time, patience and trust to get going in the right direction and over a big mountain named Konawaena.
When Kohala wasn’t hitting, it was taking advantage of errors and bases on balls, defeating Konawaena 16-6 in Kealakekua to take sole possession of second place in BIIF Division II softball.
Hilo High taking coaching applications
Chanelle Molina’s basketball idol is Michael Jordan, who had a killer instinct in championship games, just like the Konawaena senior.
KEALAKEKUA — Logan Canda was a little wild, but when he wasn’t walking batters he was nearly unhittable as Konawaena rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat the Kohala Cowboys 3-1 at Gabby Inaba Field in Kealakekua on Wednesday.
KEAAU – Kamehameha’s Alyssa Pelanca stabbed the ball out of midair for a steal near the middle of the pool and swiftly swam on the counterattack, scoring on a breakaway against athletic Waiakea goalkeeper Kaira Chang.
University of Hawaii forward Stefan Jankovic will forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for early entry in the NBA draft. The Rainbow Warrior junior announced the move in a UH press release Wednesday afternoon.
Against one of the best teams in the PacWest, the UH-Hilo softball team was competitive in one game against Dixie State and overmatched in the other.
WAIMEA — Some time away from the pool didn’t put a damper on Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s hot streak in the water.
While things are set at the top of BIIF Division II softball, much is still to be determined down below.