When Grant Miller ran through the deafening cheers of the spectator-frenzied finish line during the 1994 Ironman World Championship race, he knew someday he would return to hear Mike Reilly’s golden words, “You are an Ironman.”
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It’s not often that the season opener has major playoff implications, but that is exactly the case Friday night when Konawaena hosts Kamehameha in a battle of Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II contenders.
Brandon Howes lit up the box score last season for Konawaena and his ability to get the ball downfield to speedy Wildcat receivers was the catalyst in an undefeated title run.
Editor’s note: Longtime Hawaii Tribune-Herald sports editor Bill O’Rear will retire from Stephens Media Hawaii on Friday after more than 30 years covering Big Island sports.
Waimea offers volleyball league
Despite some unexpected surf, dozens of paddlers showed up for the inaugural Hulakai OC4 eight-man relay in Kailua Bay — the kickoff event of the Queen Liliuokalani Outrigger Canoe Races.
Wahine win first game of season in soccer
Run for Hope
Saturday at Waiakea
Aug. 6 at Kohanaiki Beach Part
Labor Day weekend rodeo action at Parker Ranch
Echo City Knockouts jammer Kootie Pie (88) starts to work her way through the pack while blockers Do Something, center, and Jam Brawlaya (504) deal with Paige Forbidden of the Paradise Roller Girls Killer B team in their match Saturday night at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona. Echo City won 177-126 and now focuses on the “Big Island Showdown” scheduled for Sept. 6 at Honokaa Sports Complex Gym. For more information, visit echocityknockouts.com.
Sunday at Hualalai Golf Course
Talk to the coaches and players at Kohala High School and there’s a word that surfaces in almost every conversation: hungry.