Kauai Senior Softball season starts Saturday

HANAPEPE — Several softball players who are more than 80 years old will be recognized Saturday when the Kauai SeniorSoftball League opens its season at the Hanapepe Softball Complex with ceremonies starting at 9 a.m.

Tua’s heroics cement him within Alabama lore

Some time during the second quarter, a friend looked at me and asked “Do you think Tua will be the starter next season?” Alabama was trailing Georgia, 6-0, in what had started off as a pretty boring College Football Playoff Championship. My response was basically the grimacing face emoji and an “Eh, maybe two years from now.”

Kapaa tops Wailua regatta

Kapaa High School’s paddling teams dominated the fourth Kauai Interscholastic Federation regatta that returned to the Wailua River Saturday following a week’s break.

Ludicke aces Hokuala 17

Rob Ludicke carded a hole-in-one on the Hokuala Ocean Course No. 17 on Jan. 2. The Miami Shores, Florida, man used a Callaway 5 iron to crank his ball off the blue tee for the 173-yard ace on the par 3 hole. It was his first ace.

‘Appreciate’ is AJA opener message

Leighton Ottoman represented the Makaweli Indians in accepting the Kauai Americans of Japanese Ancestry baseball league championship trophy for the 2017 season, and Jason Nakata and Shawn Ogata of the Indians were recognized as the league’s Most Valuable Players Sunday at Vidinha Stadium.

Raiders hold off Menehune

Kauai High School’s Kaimani Tecson finished with 18 points and Christian Manera added 13 points Saturday night as the Red Raiders held off a strong Waimea challenge, 46-42, before a crowd that nearly filled the Clem Gomes Gym in Waimea.