Tahiti Nui qualifying series set to return to Hawaii

HONOLULU – The World Surf League (WSL) Hawaii/Tahiti Nui Qualifying Series (QS) and Longboard Regional Qualifying Series contingent are back beginning — June 10 – 17 at the Local Motion Surf Into Summer At Home In The Hawaiian Islands competition, a QS 1,000 and Longboard QS 1,000.

Chang signs college wrestling offer

Three-time undefeated BIIF champion wrestler and Pahoa High senior Jezney Chang announced her intent to accept a full-ride athletic scholarship to Southwestern Oregon Community College on Wednesday.

Obituaries for May 10

Akinori Imai, 95, of Kealakekua died April 14 at home. Born in Olaa, he was a middle school teacher at Honaunau School, owner-operator of Aki’s Electrical Service, member of the SNI Truth of Life Center, Lions Club of Kona and Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, May 27, Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 27, at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Celenration of life services at 11 a.m. Survived by daughter, Shari Ann (Gordon) Ogi of Kealakekua; hanai son, Clifford Tanouye of Kealakekua; sisters, Kimie Okamoto of Hilo, Kiyoe Adachi of Kaneohe, Oahu, and Kay Kuniko Kardack of Los Angeles; two grandsons; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

State playoff brackets released

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) released the brackets for its Division I softball and Division II baseball championships on Wednesday morning.

KSH edges Castle to win home playoff game

The Kamehameha Schools – Hawai‘i boys volleyball team emerged triumphant from a five-set scrap with Castle High during the first round of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Division I state championship on Monday night in Kea‘au.

Obituaries for May 8

Valerie S. Kailiwai Derasin, 41, of Keaau died March 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Barrow, Alaska, she was a cashier for K’s Drive In. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday (May 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Radford Derasin of Keaau; brothers, Nathaniel Morry of North Dakota, Larry (Evelyn) Morry of Alaska and Isaac Kailiwai of Hilo; sister, Ewa (B.J.) Kailiwai of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Let’s Talk Food: A tribute to Dr. Francis Zee

The agricultural industry lost a great ally with the passing of Dr. Francis Zee, who was the Research Leader and horticulturist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Daniel K. Inouye Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center.

Obituaries for May 7

Valerie S. Kailiwai Derasin, 41, of Keaau, died March 24 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Barrow, Alaska, she was a cashier for K’s Drive In. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday (May 10) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at the Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Radford Derasin of Keaau; brothers, Nathaniel Morry of North Dakota, Larry (Evelyn) Morry of Alaska and Isaac Kailiwai of Hilo; sister, Ewa (B.J.) Kailiwai of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Judge maintains bail for narcotics, firearms suspect

A judge maintained bail at $718,500 for a 45-year-old Mountain View man police say was in possession of a wide variety of dangerous drugs, including fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, and several firearms — two of which are unserialized “ghost guns.”