Looking ahead and thinking about when the baseball season would start and what shape it might take was fun, for a while.
Everything else in sports is shut down amid the necessary coronavirus concerns, but football season is still far enough in the distance that we can look ahead to next season in hopes it will arrive on time, with practice starting as usual in August.
We are surrounded by everyday heroes, by the kind of people we all feel are in short supply, and that might be the case because it could be a lot of those exceptional people are like Justin Masayoshi Perry.
Aspiring Big Island divers got a needed assist this week when the USA Diving Foundation gave Hilo Hi-Diving a $10,000 grant for a new 1-meter stand the local club plans to use for a new 1-meter board at Kawamoto Swim Stadium.
High school can be a real drag, and thats what keeps a couple dozen Hilo side young people motivated.
You could call it a sudden rise and then a splash, but that sort of applies to every springboard dive.
Growing up in Hilo, when he was just another sports-minded keiki, Alden Arakaki was earnestly interested in basketball. He played the game daily, practiced shooting and ball-handling and had a childhood fantasy of one day being a player of some consequence, until his father interceded.
Its one of those things thats a little difficult to describe in words, because its more about the feeling that comes from deep inside somewhere, and then spreads out and tends to consume you, from head to toes.
Two champions played for a berth in the Hawaii High School Athletic Association girls Division II championship Friday night at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and the closer they got to the end, the tighter the game became.
From start to finish, Hawaii Baptist Academy made it a rough opening night for Hawaii Prep on Wednesday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in the first round of the girls basketball Division II State Tournament.
Theres something to be said for living in a place thats not too big, not too small. Too big means congestion, people who dont relate to each other and, usually, living in a small space in a big building. Too small means a lack of diversity, little to do and too many people nosing into your business as a form of entertainment.
If you just moved here, its possible you dont know about Jimmy Correas legacy in Hilo baseball, but you would be hard pressed to find anyone, at any level, who has participated for any amount of time from Little League through college baseball here who doesnt know about his lasting imprint on the game.
The tears rolled out in uncontrollable bursts, like they would never stop. Then, Bree Brown thought maybe it was all wrong, maybe it had been some big, inexplicable mistake.
The New Year approaches with a level of advancement in Big Island volleyball that can best be summarized in three words:
Somewhere, sometime, the concept of taking personal responsibility, the self-motivation or kuleana to show accountability seems have been eroded when it comes to youth sports on the Big Island.
Wela Mamone has no problem with sports history in Hawaii, he just wants to change it up slightly, tip it a little in a new direction.