Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Kohala’s Kekoa

  • Jaylah Kekoa made a big impact for Kohala during her first two high school games.

Jaylah Kekoa • softball
It’s unknown whether the Kohala High freshman will play another game this BIIF season due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that’s a shame.

Either way, get used to seeing her name in this space, just like her older sister (see below).


In Kekoa’s first two games, she was sterling in the circle and at the plate, striking out nine and going 5 for 5 against Konawaena, then fanning five in a three- hit, three-RBI performance against Hawaii Prep.

5 questions

Favorite food: Steak and shrimp, all rice, no salad

Favorite movie: Sandlot

Favorite athlete: My sister Mikayla Kekoa (a two-time Athlete of the Week)

Favorite thing about softball: Having a team that is willing to play together; and pitching


Favorite spot on the Big Island: Kailapa homestead

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