TOKYO — Americans Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne got thrown together so quickly on the eve of the Tokyo Games they didn’t even have time to figure out the traditional post-point high-five that all beach volleyball teams do, with varying degrees of choreography.
Hilo All-Stars coach Melissa Pang said her 12-and-under team had a “surprise party” over the weekend in its Little League Softball West Regional opener.
Big Island resident and Kona Aquatics swimmer Taeyanna Adams finished fourth in her heat Sunday in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke in Tokyo, failing to advance with a time of 1:25.36.
TOKYO — By his own count Fernando Aguerre said he worked 22 years to get surfing added to the Olympic schedule. So when the first of the 40 Summer Games competitors hit the waves early Sunday morning at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach in Chiba Prefecture, about 40 miles east of Tokyo, it was a special moment.
Rainy conditions did not stop Waikoloa’s Sam Anderson-Moxley and Papaaloa’s Melissa Schad from repeating as overall male and female champions at Saturday’s Hilo Climbing Time Trial.
This doesn’t figure to be as much a blast from the past for Kaniela Aiona, but more so a tiny glimpse, he hopes, of things to come.
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had the Larry O’Brien Trophy in one arm, the NBA Finals MVP trophy in the other and there was a cigar on the table in front of him.
After Hilo’s win Saturday, its first of the state Little League tournament, coach Earl Moses sent his all-star team right back to work.
The Hilo 12s All-Stars dropped their opening game at the state Little League tournament on Friday, 4-3 to Honolulu in Kihei, Maui.
The Hilo High and Konawaena High football teams usually have to wait until the end of the year to play in front of a statewide television audience on OC16, but showtime is coming early this season.
Hilo All-Stars coach Earl Moses has tunnel vision when he looks ahead to the state tournament. He’s hesitant to consider the possibilities that lurk beyond Maui, or for that matter, anything other than his team’s opening game.
Make it nine consecutive years that a player with Hilo ties has been selected in the MLB Draft.
The question comes his way often enough that the answer is practically reflexive.
It’s a critical and pivotal fight for Brad Tavares and his opponent Omari Akhmedov at UFC 264, scheduled for Saturday at T-Mobile Area in Las Vegas, serving as the appetizer for the main event trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.