The first Qualifying Series contest on the Hawaii surf season is off to a quick start on Oahu. The Sunset Open is just a QS 1,000 contest, but the competitors include some of the state’s best. Any event at Sunset Beach has more prestige attached to it than just points or prize money, so a lot of familiar faces still around during the North Shore winter season are in the field.
Mahalo to Debra Badua and her Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School staff on hosting the Kauai Complex Area Spelling Bee (and mahalo to Brent Mizutani, Leila Kuboyama and the state Department of Education ohana for the coordination) Thursday night (yes, there was Kauai Interscholastic Federation junior varsity soccer, too).
February 7 is the 32nd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and the theme is “Play Fair, Play IX.” Title IX ensures that students receive educational opportunities free from discrimination based on gender. It is a concise law — just 37 words — that has greatly expanded opportunities for females in sport, authored in part by the late U.S. Rep. Patsy T. Mink of Hawaii.
Geotechnical work will be performed at Lydgate Beach Park on Monday and the adjacent sports fields from Wednesday to Friday to allow the county Department of Public Works Wastewater Management Division to evaluate subsurface soil conditions at each site.
LIHUE — Kauai High School’s Bailey Perreira got her only basket with 45 seconds remaining in the game Friday night against Kapaa High School at the Kauai High School gym. Her late-game pair pushed the Red Raiders into the lead for the final time as the Warriors’ responding effort came up empty. Kauai High School’s Cici Tanicala, one of six seniors to celebrate Senior Night, hit the tail end of a charity pair with 23 seconds showing to lock up the 55-52 victory before a good-sized, enthusiastic audience.