The Hilo Pony 13s followed their recipe and laid down a winning foundation Thursday, all without utilizing too many pitching resources.
It was a fitting soccer send-off last weekend for Kamehameha graduate Jonathan DeMotta.
Scott Nakahara is a black belt in karate, but his arm can be twisted if the cause is good enough.
Teagen Tamiya, Dayson Moses • baseball
Waiakea boys soccer has another reason to think big.
Nobu Yamauchi RBI baseball coach Earl Moses understandably wasnt worried about conserving his pitchers at the RBI West Regional in Los Angeles, figuring hed worry about it when the time came.
Defeating the team to beat for the second time in as many days proved too tall of a task for Nobu Yamauchi RBI.
On the main soccer field Saturday at Hilo Bayfront, the Chicas vintage edition paved its the way to the championship game, and a little while later across the stream the clubs next generation did the same.
Had it been the opening of a Broadway play, the reviews would have called it a smash hit, or maybe it would have been referred to as boffo, in the tabloids.
With a two-goal lead and his side of the ledger clean, Waiakea goalkeeper Kainalu Mattos was ready to wonder.
The storm has passed, and the grass at Hilo Bayfront soccer fields has been manicured and fertilized and is open for business.
Pomaikai translates to lucky, and in Hawaii Kupuna Softball circles it also means good.
There was, of course, the obligatory you dont look a day over 70 joke heard on the field, and considering the sheer number of games, it probably wasnt the only one.
There probably arent too many similarities between Louisville, Kentucky and Hilo, but Cardinals assistant tennis coach Kevin Fulton managed to bridge the gap of some 4,250-plus miles.
Its been 55 years for three of them, even more for one since they last played Little League baseball together in Hilo for Joe Estrella.
Thirty-five years later, Stan Lawrence decided he had done his time as organizer, marketing and publicity agent and all-around Mr. Do Everything of the Quiksilver-Maui Jim Sunglasses Pro-Am Surfing Trials at Honolii.
Kai Opuas Mel Kelekolio spent portions of Saturdays Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Racing Association regatta advising paddlers as the clubs wahine coach, but in two instances the talk stopped so she could get on the water at Hilo Bay.
Standing in the circle at UH-Hilo softball field, Honolulu 13-year-old Jenna Sniffen already looked the part.