Souza baseball tournament begins today

Games will be played at two fields — the Waimea Canyon Park and Hanapepe Stadium — when the Walter Souza Invitational Baseball Tournament opens starting at 1 p.m. today. The tournament is hosted by Waimea High School.

The three Kauai Interscholastic Federation baseball teams — Waimea, Kauai, and Kapaa high schools — will be part of the eight-team field, which includes Damien, Kaiser, Hanalani, Waipahu, and Mid-Pacific Institute.

Thursday’s schedule will have Damien taking on Kaiser in the 1 p.m. opener at Hanapepe Stadium. That game will be followed by host Waimea taking on Hanalani starting at 3:30 p.m.

Kauai High School will open action at the Waimea Canyon Park by playing the Owls of Mid-Pacific at 1 p.m. Kapaa High School will go up against Waipahu in the 3:30 p.m. game at Waimea.

The winners and losers from Thursday’s matches advance to a double elimination format on Friday and Saturday at both sites.

Saturday’s action is limited to Hanapepe Stadium with the first match starting at 8 a.m. The tournament championship game will play at 3:30 p.m.

  1. Sunrise_blue February 8, 2018 11:13 am Reply

    Few facts about this tournament; “better than you.” Walter Souza was a high school teacher in the 1970s to 1990s. Time period.

    About the high school. Student body enrollment (2014-15) season year. Total enrollment 590. Male, 54%, Female, 46%. Minority enrollment is 92%. 1 of 65 high schools in DOE. 16:1 ratio, teacher to students. Student diversity; Ethnicity/Race, 0.3% American indian or Alaskan, 42% Asian, 0.3% black, 40% Hawaiian or pacific islander, 3% hispanic, 8% whites, 6% two or more races, total minority, 92%. 37% receive free lunches. 14% reduced lunches. 52% disadvantaged. 37 full time teachers.

    About 27.6% play or playing sports at Waimea high school.

    Statistics at Waimea high school.

  2. Sunrise_blue February 8, 2018 11:50 am Reply

    On another note, being politically correct at this high school means…if a person or student plays sports and excels, like your mayor, he or she is considered an honor roll student (92% minority statistics) say this is the trend.

  3. Sunrise_blue February 8, 2018 12:27 pm Reply

    “Stand and deliver”, pg 13″ 1982 movie. Fact…!

  4. Sunrise_blue February 8, 2018 1:00 pm Reply

    I played in this tournament. 3 years. I hit 6 homeruns over the fence. 2000-02

  5. Sunrise_blue February 8, 2018 2:42 pm Reply

    Champions (3-0)

    Consolation (3-1) champs

    Second place (2-1)

    Trophies given:

  6. Sunrise_blue February 8, 2018 4:47 pm Reply

    Oh yes. You can visit the website HHSAA state circle of honor. It gives you names of listed past champions.

    Baseball. And might I add, “my lovely daughter Lisa.”

    Good tournament.

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