BIIF paddling: Only Kealakehe can prevent HPA sweep; COVID-19 remains a factor

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kealakehe boys crew –Taylor Balanga, Maliki Farrell, Koa Berringer, Kainoa Plato, Duke DeGuair, Kai Gonzales White – wisn its race during a BIIF paddling regatta at Hilo Bay. Hawaii Prep’s girls and mixed crews claimed the other two races.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hawaii Prep finishes first in the girls varsity race Saturday at a BIIF Regatta on Hilo Bay.

It was a perfect day for canoe paddling with flat water and practically no wind at Hilo Bay, but not everyone showed up, a clear sign the Big Island is still dealing with COVID-19.