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).

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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

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Favorite spot on the Big Island: Kailapa homestead

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