LARNACA, Cyprus — Ukraine’s national football team gave its troubled country something to cheer about on Wednesday when it beat the United States 2-0 in an international friendly.
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Mad Marlin X, out of Mad Marlin sport bar in Kailua-Kona, won the West Hawaii Mixed Pool League at Korner Pocket in Kealakekua against Korner Pocket A Team.
Konawaena guard Chanelle Molina was a dominant force, both outstanding and valuable for her basketball team, leading the league in pretty much everything, not only stats but also intangibles such as hard work and motivational fire.
The preseason is precious for Keaau, which faces a big experience gap compared to its big-school East Hawaii brethren.
Kamie Imai and Thea Hanato-Smith were here last year, while Kirstie Williams, McKenzie Mangino and CC Rode played in postseason games at prior stops.
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii women’s and men’s basketball teams will celebrate their “Senior Night” games today and Saturday, respectively, at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Kealakehe and Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino faced off in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation volleyball contest Wednesday night at Ellison Onizuka Gymnasium. As expected, the Waveriders easily defeated Na Io in three sets, 25-13, 25-12, 25-7.
Vikings will cut TE John Carlson
KEAAU — Perseverance will always be a lifetime friend to Kamehameha seniors Timmy Burke and Kamuela Kawamoto.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Tucker Higgins spikes a ball past two Konawaena defenders at Castle Gymnasium Tuesday night. HPA defeated Konawaena in three sets (25-21, 25-9, 25-16) to run its record to 2-0 on the season. In JV action, HPA defeated Christian Liberty in two sets (25-17, 25-13). (Patrick O’Leary/special to West Hawaii Today)
The list recognizes the biggest fish caught on rod and reel (except opakapaka and onaga, for which we’ll accept hand line catches) in West Hawaii waters for 2014 in each of 22 categories. They are listed by species, weight, angler, skipper, boat and date.
Kealakehe seeking cross-country, cheerleading coaches
HONOLULU — Due to a rare scheduling quirk, the University of Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams will both celebrate Senior Night this week, with the women playing host to UC Santa Barbara on Thursday and the men playing their home finale on Saturday vs. Cal State Fullerton.
Peawees splash and run at Peaman’s Zoomin Zac Plunge and Plod Biathlon on a rainy and chilly Sunday at Kailua Pier. (Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today)
University of Hawaii at Hilo coach Jaime Wallin had a point to make to her players ahead of their rematch against Notre Dame de Namur’s Jenna Bassler, so she sent them a text Saturday night. The crux of her note: visualize.