Los Angeles native and gymnastics teacher Karla Villanueva-Bernal loves gymnastics. She has ever since she was a youth. She never thought, though, that she’d one day operate her own gym. But then after offering a free class at the All Saints Episcopal Church gym in Kapaa, her membership grew so much that she did open her own gym on the Eastside.
Kapaa High School alumna Brianna Binder accomplished a lot in her high school soccer career. She is a four-time Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls soccer all-star and a two-time Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II All-Tournament Team selection. Now, she can add one more item on her list of accomplishments — national championship.
With the college football regular season now in the books, fans now anxiously await to see who will be crowned as this year’s brightest star. The 2018 Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation is scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (3 p.m. HST) in New York. The ceremony will be broadcast on ESPN.
Six teams, three each from clubs Futsal Kauai and Kauai Futsal, competed at the 2018 Pacific Rim Futsal Cup tournament over the weekend at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. “It was amazing how the whole island really came together and supported each other up there,” said Taryn Dizon, Futsal Kauai coach. “Even though we had different teams or different clubs throughout our season, it was very heartwarming for all of us as an island to come together.”
WAIMEA — Local nonprofit The W of Kauai will host an engagement at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Waimea Theater. The event features public speaker Jerry Ackerman. It is free and is open to the public.
KAPAA — Rainy conditions dampened Thursday’s practice at the Kapaa Roller Rink, but everybody was still all laughs and all smiles.