Konawaena spent its offseason stewing after a 17-3 five-inning mercy rule loss to Kamehameha in last year’s Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II softball title game.
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Chasing history is never easy, especially when mighty tradition lives a couple of miles away.
Waiakea is the longtime powerhouse of Big Island Interscholastic Federation girls golf, winning 10 straight team and individual championships — a record unlikely to ever be broken.
Kamehameha’s nemesis in baseball is also an acquaintance, not a close pal to catch a movie with but a friendly and fierce competitor who raises the competition bar.
Kealakehe seeking coaches
HONOLULU — The roar of applause and appreciation from the Stan Sheriff Center crowd of 8,688 Saturday night was more than loud enough, and it spoke volumes about Falaniko and Al Noga’s place in University of Hawaii sports history.
Results of Saturday, March 8
A lot of attention will be targeted on Waiakea senior left-hander Kodi Medeiros, who is projected to be a first-round pick in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft in June.
Lia Galdeira cut through the Pacific-12 Conference women’s basketball championships just like she used to on the Big Island Interscholastic Federation level.
HILO — As Keaukaha Warriors first baseman Kele Coloma chased after an errant throw, the Keaukaha Legends’ Kobi Candaroma raced around the bases in search of the tying run.
They entered with the same No. 8 ranking, went back in forth dividing up the first four sets and then UC Irvine and the University of Hawaii took turns trading points in the decisive game.
HONOKAA — Kamehameha sophomore Mykala Tokunaga spent part of the time leading up to this season strengthening her wrist and working on her pitching repertoire.
A trio of women wearing tutus run the 5K portion of the Run For the Hops 10K and 5K races Saturday morning. (Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today)
With a deep bench, talented catcher and experienced pitching staff, the Konawaena Wildcats are primed for a run at the Big Island Interscholastic Division II title.
KEALAKEKUA —The contest between the top contenders to knock off Kamehameha for the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II crown was as close as expected Saturday in the finale of the Keaau Cougar Invitational Tournament at Konawaena’s Gabby Inaba Field.