Talk Story: Karla Villanueva-Bernal, Daniel Bernal

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.

Is Tagovailoa still the favorite to win Heisman?

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.

Red Raiders Napoleon, Ventura bag braces

LIHUE — The Red Raiders started their regular season with consecutive wins. Kauai High School’s varsity girls soccer team defeated Kapaa High School, 5-0, Wednesday afternoon at Vidinha Stadium.

Footballers take home medal haul

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.”

Soccer season underway

LIHUE — The Red Raider girls started its regular season with a win at home. Kauai High School’s varsity girls soccer team defeated Waimea, 6-0, Saturday afternoon at Vidinha Stadium in the Kauai Interscholastic Federation season opener.

Kapaa’s Banasihan, Perono named POYs

The Kauai Interscholastic Federation announced Friday its selections for this year’s football all stars as voted for by KIF coaches. Most of the standouts listed come from KIF champion and Division II state runner-up Kapaa High School.