Kauai beats Island to stay in 2nd round contention

LIHUE — The Red Raider boys won at home to stay within one game of the second round lead with one match left in the regular season. Kauai High School’s varsity boys volleyball team defeated Island School in straight sets Tuesday evening — 25-17, 25-14 and 25-12.

Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Glenn Mickens remembers Jackie Robinson

KAPAA — Today, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, commemorating the man who broke baseball’scolor barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The MLB has done so annually since 2004 when former baseball commissioner Bud Selig proclaimed April 15 as such and started the tradition. Since 2009, all on-field personnel — including players, managers, coaches and umpires — wear Robinson’s No. 42 on game day.

KIF baseball doubleheader postponed

KAPAA — Saturday’s scheduled Kauai Interscholastic Federation varsity baseball doubleheader between Kapaa and Kauai high schools was postponed because of unfavorable weather.

Stepping through a baseball time capsule

Mahalo to Glenn Mickens for graciously letting me come to his home and talk baseball. For those of you who don’t know, Mickens enjoyed a brief career as a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. I repeat, the BROOKLYN Dodgers, not the L.A. Dodgers.

Menehune win in straight sets at home

WAIMEA — The Menehune boys won at home to get their first win of the season’s second round. Waimea High School’s varsity boys volleyball team defeated Island School on Tuesday at the Clem Gomes Gym at Waimea High School.