LIHUE — Kauai High School’s Finn Haake went for a bucket in the third quarter Wednesday night against Waimea at the Kauai High School gym. The shot was blocked by Waimea’s Jason Newall and the Menehune gained possession, triggering enthusiastic cheering from the several hundred people that jammed the Raiderdome for the Kauai Interscholastic Federation boys basketball game that saw the Red Raiders claim a 56-47 victory over Waimea.
The first week of the NFL postseason, I was 3-1 with my predictions. With last weekend’s divisional round games, I was 1-3.
KAPAA — The Menehune girls held on to win their last game of the season, and also put the Warriors out of reach.
Things have gone about as well as Eran Ganot could have hoped through the team’s first four conference games. The University of Hawaii got a split on their opening road trip and then picked up a pair of home wins last week to start the Big West season with a 3-1 record.
Despite the massive traffic snafu and the threat of a missile attack, the Kauai Senior Softball League opened the 2018 season at Hanapepe softball complex. Under brilliant blue skies, league commissioner Pat Baniaga conducted the opening ceremonies, including leading the fans and teams in the national anthem and “Hawaii Pono‘i.”