Pro racquetball player, coach visits

PUHI — A local racquetball player got some lessons from a pro player and national team coach. Robbie Collins, 27, a native of Makakilo, Oahu, came down to Kauai on Thursday to give some personal instruction to player and instructor Philip Eliana.

Efforts to get kids to college are encouraging

Congrats to the boys of the TAVA Hawaii boys volleyball club for their accomplishments at the USA Volleyball Boys Junior Nationals Championships in Phoenix. The team, made up of players from three local high schools and one local that attends school on Oahu, placed third in their division. The tourney concluded earlier this week.

Local girls club finishes 10th in Arizona tourney

A couple of coaches wanted to give local players a better chance at playing at the next level. At the club’s first showing on the Mainland, the team made an impression. Local club Ike Loa Volleyball Club competed in the Arizona Festival Volleyball Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., which ended July 1.

Kauai bowlers headed to nationals

LIHUE — Alvin Reis III, a senior at Kauai High School, was so excited, he hit his ankle with the bowling ball. “But I’m alright,” said Reis, one of three Kauai Junior Blazing Bowler qualifying for the Junior Gold Bowling Championships in Dallas. “I can still bowl. This is only my first time I’ve reached this level, and I was nervous — so nervous that I hit my ankle. I can’t believe it. I was in one of the qualifying tournaments and in third place. Ian Luis, a 2017 Junior Golf Qualifier, was in first, and Dana Murata, whose mother is bowling in this tournament, was in second. But, I ended up winning, and qualifying.”

Kauai team places 3rd at boys volleyball nationals

Youth volleyball team TAVA Hawaii placed third in the 17 club division (ages 17-and-under club teams) at the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz. The tournament ended Monday, and the team returned to Kauai on Tuesday.

Gents crush Rookies; Aloha Kia Lihue A’s rout Islanders

KAPAA — The weekend of games in the Kauai Senior Softball League were played at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex Softball Stadium and at the Wailua Houselots Garden Park. The six games cleared up the fight for seedings as the league heads into the State Senior Softball Championship in a few weeks on Maui.

Ruff Ryderz in Waimea

This is the third tournament the Kauai Ruff Ryderz have had, said the Titans’ Under 12 team manager Francis Gonzaga of California, Monday at the Waimea Canyon Park.