KAPAA — Today, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, commemorating the man who broke baseball’scolor barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The MLB has done so annually since 2004 when former baseball commissioner Bud Selig proclaimed April 15 as such and started the tradition. Since 2009, all on-field personnel — including players, managers, coaches and umpires — wear Robinson’s No. 42 on game day.
The first two days of the waiting period saw expected minimal swell and action at the Margaret River Pro didn’t get underway until Friday. But even when the competitors were given the go, the waves were sometimes haphazard, hostile and unpredictable in nature at North Point.
PUHI — Kapaa High School’s varsity boys volleyball team defeated Island School in straight sets Friday evening. The Warriors beat the Voyagers at the Wilcox Gymnasium at Island School — 25-20, 25-15 and 25-7.
LIHUE — Waimea High School’s Kieren Henderson and Makeyah Wisneski each hit home runs and Cheyla Goias-Soares threw a two-hitter to lead the Menehune to a 22-4 win over Kauai High School during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation softball game that opened Round 2 on Wednesday at the Isenberg Park.
LIHUE — One of Kauai High School’s longest-tenured coaches has stepped down. Red Raiders cheer coach Carrie Nakaahiki-Young has decided to retire from the program after 16 seasons.