Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Glenn Mickens remembers Jackie Robinson

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.

KIF baseball doubleheader postponed

KAPAA — Saturday’s scheduled Kauai Interscholastic Federation varsity baseball doubleheader between Kapaa and Kauai high schools was postponed because of unfavorable weather.

Hawaii crew starts strong at Margaret River in tough conditions

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.

Red Raiders fight to the end

WAIMEA — The Kauai High School boys volleyball team was five points away from closing its Kauai Interscholastic Federation season Friday night at the Clem Gomes Gym in Waimea, said Red Raider coach Enoch Aana.

Home runs, pitching lead Menehune win

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.

Stepping through a baseball time capsule

Mahalo to Glenn Mickens for graciously letting me come to his home and talk baseball. For those of you who don’t know, Mickens enjoyed a brief career as a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. I repeat, the BROOKLYN Dodgers, not the L.A. Dodgers.