With the conclusion of the Port Stephens Pro in New South Wales, the rookie qualifiers for next season’s Championship Tour have been finalized. Two fresh faces will make their full-time debuts in 2019, one of whom will be Oahu’s Brisa Hennessy.
KAPAA — Kapaa High School senior Lanakila Pagtolingan will have the chance to showcase his talents on the national stage. Pagtolingan, who plays as a receiver for Kapaa High’s varsity football team, was selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on Jan. 14 in Houston, Texas.
It all gets underway on Monday as the 2018 Triple Crown of Surfing opens at Haleiwa with the Hawaiian Pro. It’s the first opportunity for anyone to begin their quest for points in the winter’s most prestigious and anticipated series. Past winners have run the gamut from renowned superstars like Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina, local legends like Sunny Garcia, Andy Irons and Derek Ho, or breakout stars like Kauai’s Sebastian Zietz in 2012 or defending champ Griffin Colapinto.
I typically stay within the realm of sports in my weekly column. But today, I must talk about something else. I woke up Thursday morning to the news of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., in which 12 people were killed at a country music bar Wednesday night.
The top six boys and girls shooters from the past season were named Kauai Interscholastic Federation Air Riflery All-Stars. The list of six boys and six girls were released by the league Wednesday. The shooters who had the best scoring averages make up the list of standouts.