The Scene: Off the beaten trail in Ka’u, a rugged course awaits

With only a handful of years in the rearview mirror, it’s been a short but almost neon-style history for the Ka’u Coffee Trail Run, scheduled for its sixth renewal Saturday a little after daybreak, when more than 250 trail runners will take off in Pahala on an adventurous run popular for two reasons.

Wright On: ‘If you have the talent, they will find you’

Common sense tells you there’s a larger interest, per capita, in high school baseball here on the Big Island, because there are few communities the size of Hilo that have churned out as many major league draftees as has our city by the bay.

Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: UH-Hilo’s Ashton Jessee

Ashton Jessee • volleyball
UH-Hilo interim volleyball coach Chris Leonard mentioned Jessee as a name to watch in regard to Pacific West Conference postseason selections, and the middle blocker certainly got her junior campaign off to a strong start.

The Scene: Big runs are not his first rodeo

Nick Muragin grew up in what he refers to as “a Waiakea rodeo family,” riding bulls from the time he was “around 5 or 6,” which, admittedly, is not the way a lot of keiki were raised on the Big Island, but the linkage to the past is a long one.