Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Puna Canoe Club paddling duo

Louie Mendonca, Bubba Baldado • paddling
Louie Mendonca and Bubba Baldado were part of the Puna’s men 55 crew that won a state title at the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association championships last Saturday on Kauai along with Afa Tuaolo, Steve Blyth, Troy Parker Bailey, and Dave Okita. The crew finished the season unbeaten, the only Moku O Hawaii team to do so.