The No. 1 seeds lived up to their billing, sweeping the titles at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Championships at Holua Resort Saturday afternoon.
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KEALAKEKUA — It was a long day for both Konawaena and Honokaa on Saturday in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation’s new playoff format: a best of three series that doubled as a Charles Darwin survival of the fittest experiment.
Waiakea no longer features the battled-tested, seasoned rosters that dominated Big Island Interscholastic Federation softball from 2007-11.
KEALAKEKUA — Waiakea senior Skye Matsuura is not one to step away from challenges, especially on the judo mat, where she would rather walk through thorns than stop and smell the roses.
Saturday at Keaau
Kamehameha dominated a showdown Saturday against Hawaii Preparatory Academy to get back to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association baseball tournament.
PITTSBURGH — Short-handed goals have a way of turning games around. Only time will tell if the one Matt Calvert scored Saturday night will be a series-changing goal.
PITTSBURGH — Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good.
CHICAGO — A split-second decision by Brent Seabrook has altered the course of the Blackhawks’ first-round playoff series against the Blues.
BOSTON — Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series.
KEAAU — Luca Vartic’s start was fine, but his turn wasn’t.
When Michael Godden helped resurrect Konawaena’s water polo program last season, the roster was young and inexperienced, but it carried one key trait in spades.