WAIMEA — A couple of Kauai’s young wrestlers will soon compete on the national stage. Westside Wrestling Club’s Matt Tamanaha and Jolette Miner-Ho will join Team Hawaii and take part at the USA Wrestling Junior Nationals, which begins July 12 in Fargo, N.D.
I was just as shocked as anyone else following the FIFA World Cup when defending champion Germany was eliminated in the group stage following its stunning 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. And with that result, Mexico advance to the knockout round despite suffering a 3-0 loss to Sweden.
LIHUE — One of Kauai’s highly decorated student-athletes can add one more award to the trophy case. Kauai High School graduate Taegan Keep received a certificate of recognition by the Kauai County Council on Wednesday morning at the Historic County Building.
KAPAA — It’s been weeks since Kapaa High School graduate Kade Kupihea stepped foot on the Ron Martin Field at the high school. He’s known it as home field for years. Being back on it gave him a case of nostalgia. It brought him back to when the team clinched its league title in early May.
KAPAA — In the fall, one of Kauai’s young soccer players will continue her journey on the East Coast. Kapaa High School graduate Brianna Binder will attend Williams College, a NCAA Division III liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Binder received a scholarship and will join the school’s women’s soccer team.
KALAHEO — A couple of young soccer players from Kauai will head to Spain to test their skills. Nicholas Semblante, of Waimea High School, and Whitney Lugo, of Kauai High, will join youth club Honolulu Bulls SC and compete in the Donosti Cup, an international tournament in San Sebastián, Spain.
PUHI — Island School’s Voyager Booster Club recently sponsored an athletic awards banquet for athletes who participated in high school competitive athletics for the 2017-18 school year.
It’s the one question that has gotten soccer fans from all over into heated debates: Who’s the greatest? Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. The two are clearly the best soccer players. If one is asked who’s the best in history, three names usually come up: Pelé, Ronaldo and Messi. They’re simply in a class of their own.
The 2018 Westside Wrestling Camp wrapped up Saturday with two sessions of the Clarissa Chun clinic in the Clem Gomes Gym at Waimea High School — the last event of Kauai USA Wrestling Spring Season.