Big Isle briefs, July 2

Frederick takes another honor

Here’s how good of an athlete recent Kamehameha graduate Chenoa Frederick is: She can win accolades without even lifting a finger.


Frederick was honored as the Gatorade Hawaii girls track and field athlete of the year for a third time for a career in which she won eight Hawaii High School Athletic Association gold medals – one off the Hawaii career mark – including four in the 2019 finals.

Unfortunately, Frederick wasn’t able to add to her total during her senior season, which was wiped out completely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Frederick, also a two-time all-BIIF soccer player, graduated with a 3.08 GPA as a peer mentor, signed to compete in track and field at the University of Hawaii and was a member of the HHSAA’s Hall of Honor for 2020.

“Chenoa is mentally tough and able to compete with other athletes at a very high level,” Kamehameha track and field coach Manly Kanoa said. “She’s also kind and respectful, and she’s often seen motivating and encouraging other competitors.”

Yagi hoops camp canceled

Set for July, the Vulcan Basketball Camp with Coach Jimmy Yagi was canceled due to COVID-19 health guidelines at the state and county levels.

“This is very disappointing as this would have been the 45th year,” Vulcans athletic director Patrick Guillen said in a release. “But the health and safety of our keiki, coaches and the community is more important.”

Parker hiring in volleyball

Parker School has an opening for a head girls volleyball coach and an assistant varsity/junior varsity coach.

For more information, email athletic director Greg Dunigan at gdunigan@parker


Galvin Fujii aced the 163-yard 13th hole Sunday at Hilo Municipal Golf Course using a 6-iron.


Hilo Muni recently changed from raised cups to foam-filled cups, allowing for the ball to partially enter the hole.

Eddie Tyler witnessed Fujii’s fourth hole-in-one.

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