What to watch for in 2019

I’m excited about 2019. Kauai went through a lot last year and though just turning the calendar to a new page doesn’t really signify much, it can at least allow us to reset our brains and look forward with optimism and excitement.

Red Raiders unbeaten through 8 matches

LIHUE — The Red Raider girls inched closer to clinching the league title. Kauai High School’s varsity girls soccer team (8-0-0 KIF, 24 points) defeated Kapaa High School, 7-2, Saturday afternoon at Vidinha Stadium.

Fast start in new year

When Nancy Vaughn finished the Resolution Run on Saturday, she may have summed things up well for the 250 people who came out. “This was an awesome start to the year, a 5K to kick it off,” she said.

Waimea’s Acosta wins silver at Pa‘ani Challenge

A handful of wrestlers from the Kauai Interscholastic Federation placed at the Pa‘ani Challenge all-girls preseason wrestling tournament over the weekend at Punahou School in Honolulu. Waimea High School’s Shai-Lein Acosta placed second in the novice 132-pound weight class. In the same class, Kapaa High School’s Theresa Lindsey placed fifth. The class competed in a round robin bracket.

Kikuchi named HSJGA Player of the Year

LIHUE — Kade Kikuchi of Lihue did not let the possibility of finishing tops in the boys 11-12 age group in the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association take away from his routine. “I never thought about it,” the modest eighth grade student said. “I kept on practicing, and kept working on my game.”