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Sloppy Wildcats get early lesson

KEALAKEKUA — There was a lot of offense expected in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation football opener between Division II title contenders Kamehameha (1-0 BIIF Division II, 1-0) and Konawaena (0-1, 1-1) Friday night at Julian R. Yates field. What it turned out to be was a game filled with the unexpected.

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Runnin’ with Rani: Kaloko — the formidable challenge

For the past 24 years, one hill in Kona has served as the ultimate climbing challenge, offering a true testament of an athlete’s courage and strength. At a distance of 6.5 miles with gradients up to 20 percent, the ascent is not an easy task, nor does it attract a huge field. The finish scene at the top is always the same: cyclists and runners in agony, bent over and gasping for air, holding back urges to dispel that morning’s breakfast.