Bali Hai, Circle Z top polo matches

ANINI—Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty edged ECC Las Vegas 4-3 to start things

rolling in double-header polo matches held Sunday at the Anini Polo Field.

Circle Z defeated Hanalei Bay 5-3 in the day’s second matchup.

Derrick

Naauao broke a scoreless first chukker deadlock ten seconds into the second

chukker with a nearside back shot to put ECC Las Vegas on the boards.

But,

Herman Louis DeCoite responded for Bali Hai as he emerged from the fast-moving

pack to score, tying the contest in the chukker that was highlighted by Naauao

and Greg Smith providing spectators with a demonstration of hard riding and

hooking techniques.

Three goals emerged from the defensive play that

dominated the third chukker as Kamalu Sheldon broke the ice by going the length

of the field to draw blood for ECC Las Vegas.

Herman Louis DeCoite

responded for Bali Hai by setting up a textbook play for Smith who followed

through on the opportunity for the score.

Naauao’s ball handling drew

cheers from the audience as he gained control and drove the ball downfield,

centering it, and capping the drive with a shot through the pylons to give ECC

Las Vegas the edge at chukker’s end.

Herman Louis DeCoite controlled the

final chukker by scoring twice for Bali Hai, the first coming from a near side

back shot, then drawing blood again, minutes from the final bell to ice the

match.

The finale, featuring Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay and Mike Zapara’s

Circle Z, was delayed slightly when the umpire was bucked off his horse, but

when play got started, both teams worked aggressively until a penalty shot

against a defended goal was awarded to Circle Z.

Mike Conant took the shot

from midfield with a power shot that fired through the Hanalei defense and

through the pylons for a Circle Z score.

Kimo Huddleston’s long shot spread

play out on the field to kick off the second chukker, but as the pack converged

in front of the goal mouth, Conant gained control of the ball and walked it

through traffic to score his second goal for Circle Z.

After three

unsuccessful scoring attempts on long downfield plays, Hal Hargrave finally put

Hanalei Bay on the boards by driving the ball between the pylons.

Circle Z

moved out 3-1 in the third chukker as Ronnie Tongg broke through the

stale-mated offensive and defensive struggle to get control of the ball from

several defenders and driving it through the pylons putting Circle Z up

3-1.

Tension was running at a high level, forcing two throw-ins to get the

fourth chukker started. Both teams bunched around the goal mouth, and

Huddleston was about to walk the ball across the goal line when Mike Sheehan

moved in to steal the ball, preventing the score.

Conant and Huddleston

parrying each other during this chukker, provided spectators with a show as did

the cat-and-mouse maneuvering of Bonaguidi and Conant.

The defense of

Circle Z withstood the scoring attempts of Hanalei until Zapara gained control

of the ball, and with an open field, made a run for the goal.

Bonguidi

ended the chukker by taking the ball through heavy traffic to score for Hanalei

Bay.

The high goal polo being played at Anini this season is on par with

any of the polo clubs across the country, and the matches at the Kaua`i Polo

Club’s Anini Field are open to the public.

Games are played each Sunday

with club polo starting at 1:30 p.m. and high goal polo starting at 3 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person.

Teams: Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty:

Julian Chapa, Greg Smith, Herman Louis DeCoite, Celia Goodman.

ECC Las

Vegas: Kamalu Sheldon, John Elwin, Derrick Naauao, Kaaina DeCoite.

Umpire:

Mike Conant.

Circle Z: Mike Zapara, Ronnie Tongg, Mike Conant, Mike

Sheehan.

Hanalei Bay: Ron Bonaguidi, Hal Hargrave, Kimo Huddleston, Knox

Weymouth.

Umpire: Greg Smith.

By JACK LAYTON

Special to The Garden

Island

ANINI—Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty edged ECC Las Vegas 4-3 to

start things rolling in double-header polo matches held Sunday at the Anini

Polo Field. Circle Z defeated Hanalei Bay 5-3 in the day’s second

matchup.

Derrick Naauao broke a scoreless first chukker deadlock ten

seconds into the second chukker with a nearside back shot to put ECC Las Vegas

on the boards.

But, Herman Louis DeCoite responded for Bali Hai as he

emerged from the fast-moving pack to score, tying the contest in the chukker

that was highlighted by Naauao and Greg Smith providing spectators with a

demonstration of hard riding and hooking techniques.

Three goals emerged

from the defensive play that dominated the third chukker as Kamalu Sheldon

broke the ice by going the length of the field to draw blood for ECC Las

Vegas.

Herman Louis DeCoite responded for Bali Hai by setting up a textbook

play for Smith who followed through on the opportunity for the

score.

Naauao’s ball handling drew cheers from the audience as he gained

control and drove the ball downfield, centering it, and capping the drive with

a shot through the pylons to give ECC Las Vegas the edge at chukker’s

end.

Herman Louis DeCoite controlled the final chukker by scoring twice for

Bali Hai, the first coming from a near side back shot, then drawing blood

again, minutes from the final bell to ice the match.

The finale, featuring

Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay and Mike Zapara’s Circle Z, was delayed slightly

when the umpire was bucked off his horse, but when play got started, both teams

worked aggressively until a penalty shot against a defended goal was awarded to

Circle Z.

Mike Conant took the shot from midfield with a power shot that

fired through the Hanalei defense and through the pylons for a Circle Z

score.

Kimo Huddleston’s long shot spread play out on the field to kick off

the second chukker, but as the pack converged in front of the goal mouth,

Conant gained control of the ball and walked it through traffic to score his

second goal for Circle Z.

After three unsuccessful scoring attempts on long

downfield plays, Hal Hargrave finally put Hanalei Bay on the boards by driving

the ball between the pylons.

Circle Z moved out 3-1 in the third chukker as

Ronnie Tongg broke through the stale-mated offensive and defensive struggle to

get control of the ball from several defenders and driving it through the

pylons putting Circle Z up 3-1.

Tension was running at a high level,

forcing two throw-ins to get the fourth chukker started. Both teams bunched

around the goal mouth, and Huddleston was about to walk the ball across the

goal line when Mike Sheehan moved in to steal the ball, preventing the

score.

Conant and Huddleston parrying each other during this chukker,

provided spectators with a show as did the cat-and-mouse maneuvering of

Bonaguidi and Conant.

The defense of Circle Z withstood the scoring

attempts of Hanalei until Zapara gained control of the ball, and with an open

field, made a run for the goal.

Bonguidi ended the chukker by taking the

ball through heavy traffic to score for Hanalei Bay.

The high goal polo

being played at Anini this season is on par with any of the polo clubs across

the country, and the matches at the Kaua`i Polo Club’s Anini Field are open to

the public.

Games are played each Sunday with club polo starting at 1:30

p.m. and high goal polo starting at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per

person.

Teams: Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty: Julian Chapa, Greg Smith,

Herman Louis DeCoite, Celia Goodman.

ECC Las Vegas: Kamalu Sheldon, John

Elwin, Derrick Naauao, Kaaina DeCoite.

Umpire: Mike

Conant.

Circle Z: Mike Zapara, Ronnie Tongg, Mike Conant, Mike

Sheehan.

Hanalei Bay: Ron Bonaguidi, Hal Hargrave, Kimo Huddleston, Knox

Weymouth.

Umpire: Greg Smith.

By JACK LAYTON

Special to The Garden

Island

ANINI—Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty edged ECC Las Vegas 4-3 to

start things rolling in double-header polo matches held Sunday at the Anini

Polo Field. Circle Z defeated Hanalei Bay 5-3 in the day’s second

matchup.

Derrick Naauao broke a scoreless first chukker deadlock ten

seconds into the second chukker with a nearside back shot to put ECC Las Vegas

on the boards.

But, Herman Louis DeCoite responded for Bali Hai as he

emerged from the fast-moving pack to score, tying the contest in the chukker

that was highlighted by Naauao and Greg Smith providing spectators with a

demonstration of hard riding and hooking techniques.

Three goals emerged

from the defensive play that dominated the third chukker as Kamalu Sheldon

broke the ice by going the length of the field to draw blood for ECC Las

Vegas.

Herman Louis DeCoite responded for Bali Hai by setting up a textbook

play for Smith who followed through on the opportunity for the

score.

Naauao’s ball handling drew cheers from the audience as he gained

control and drove the ball downfield, centering it, and capping the drive with

a shot through the pylons to give ECC Las Vegas the edge at chukker’s

end.

Herman Louis DeCoite controlled the final chukker by scoring twice for

Bali Hai, the first coming from a near side back shot, then drawing blood

again, minutes from the final bell to ice the match.

The finale, featuring

Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay and Mike Zapara’s Circle Z, was delayed slightly

when the umpire was bucked off his horse, but when play got started, both teams

worked aggressively until a penalty shot against a defended goal was awarded to

Circle Z.

Mike Conant took the shot from midfield with a power shot that

fired through the Hanalei defense and through the pylons for a Circle Z

score.

Kimo Huddleston’s long shot spread play out on the field to kick off

the second chukker, but as the pack converged in front of the goal mouth,

Conant gained control of the ball and walked it through traffic to score his

second goal for Circle Z.

After three unsuccessful scoring attempts on long

downfield plays, Hal Hargrave finally put Hanalei Bay on the boards by driving

the ball between the pylons.

Circle Z moved out 3-1 in the third chukker as

Ronnie Tongg broke through the stale-mated offensive and defensive struggle to

get control of the ball from several defenders and driving it through the

pylons putting Circle Z up 3-1.

Tension was running at a high level,

forcing two throw-ins to get the fourth chukker started. Both teams bunched

around the goal mouth, and Huddleston was about to walk the ball across the

goal line when Mike Sheehan moved in to steal the ball, preventing the

score.

Conant and Huddleston parrying each other during this chukker,

provided spectators with a show as did the cat-and-mouse maneuvering of

Bonaguidi and Conant.

The defense of Circle Z withstood the scoring

attempts of Hanalei until Zapara gained control of the ball, and with an open

field, made a run for the goal.

Bonguidi ended the chukker by taking the

ball through heavy traffic to score for Hanalei Bay.

The high goal polo

being played at Anini this season is on par with any of the polo clubs across

the country, and the matches at the Kaua`i Polo Club’s Anini Field are open to

the public.

Games are played each Sunday with club polo starting at 1:30

p.m. and high goal polo starting at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per

person.

Teams: Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty: Julian Chapa, Greg Smith,

Herman Louis DeCoite, Celia Goodman.

ECC Las Vegas: Kamalu Sheldon, John

Elwin, Derrick Naauao, Kaaina DeCoite.

Umpire: Mike

Conant.

Circle Z: Mike Zapara, Ronnie Tongg, Mike Conant, Mike

Sheehan.

Hanalei Bay: Ron Bonaguidi, Hal Hargrave, Kimo Huddleston, Knox

Weymouth.

Umpire: Greg Smith.

By JACK LAYTON

Special to The Garden

Island

ANINI—Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty edged ECC Las Vegas 4-3 to

start things rolling in double-header polo matches held Sunday at the Anini

Polo Field. Circle Z defeated Hanalei Bay 5-3 in the day’s second

matchup.

Derrick Naauao broke a scoreless first chukker deadlock ten

seconds into the second chukker with a nearside back shot to put ECC Las Vegas

on the boards.

But, Herman Louis DeCoite responded for Bali Hai as he

emerged from the fast-moving pack to score, tying the contest in the chukker

that was highlighted by Naauao and Greg Smith providing spectators with a

demonstration of hard riding and hooking techniques.

Three goals emerged

from the defensive play that dominated the third chukker as Kamalu Sheldon

broke the ice by going the length of the field to draw blood for ECC Las

Vegas.

Herman Louis DeCoite responded for Bali Hai by setting up a textbook

play for Smith who followed through on the opportunity for the

score.

Naauao’s ball handling drew cheers from the audience as he gained

control and drove the ball downfield, centering it, and capping the drive with

a shot through the pylons to give ECC Las Vegas the edge at chukker’s

end.

Herman Louis DeCoite controlled the final chukker by scoring twice for

Bali Hai, the first coming from a near side back shot, then drawing blood

again, minutes from the final bell to ice the match.

The finale, featuring

Ron Bonaguidi’s Hanalei Bay and Mike Zapara’s Circle Z, was delayed slightly

when the umpire was bucked off his horse, but when play got started, both teams

worked aggressively until a penalty shot against a defended goal was awarded to

Circle Z.

Mike Conant took the shot from midfield with a power shot that

fired through the Hanalei defense and through the pylons for a Circle Z

score.

Kimo Huddleston’s long shot spread play out on the field to kick off

the second chukker, but as the pack converged in front of the goal mouth,

Conant gained control of the ball and walked it through traffic to score his

second goal for Circle Z.

After three unsuccessful scoring attempts on long

downfield plays, Hal Hargrave finally put Hanalei Bay on the boards by driving

the ball between the pylons.

Circle Z moved out 3-1 in the third chukker as

Ronnie Tongg broke through the stale-mated offensive and defensive struggle to

get control of the ball from several defenders and driving it through the

pylons putting Circle Z up 3-1.

Tension was running at a high level,

forcing two throw-ins to get the fourth chukker started. Both teams bunched

around the goal mouth, and Huddleston was about to walk the ball across the

goal line when Mike Sheehan moved in to steal the ball, preventing the

score.

Conant and Huddleston parrying each other during this chukker,

provided spectators with a show as did the cat-and-mouse maneuvering of

Bonaguidi and Conant.

The defense of Circle Z withstood the scoring

attempts of Hanalei until Zapara gained control of the ball, and with an open

field, made a run for the goal.

Bonguidi ended the chukker by taking the

ball through heavy traffic to score for Hanalei Bay.

The high goal polo

being played at Anini this season is on par with any of the polo clubs across

the country, and the matches at the Kaua`i Polo Club’s Anini Field are open to

the public.

Games are played each Sunday with club polo starting at 1:30

p.m. and high goal polo starting at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per

person.

Teams: Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty: Julian Chapa, Greg Smith,

Herman Louis DeCoite, Celia Goodman.

ECC Las Vegas: Kamalu Sheldon, John

Elwin, Derrick Naauao, Kaaina DeCoite.

Umpire: Mike

Conant.

Circle Z: Mike Zapara, Ronnie Tongg, Mike Conant, Mike

Sheehan.

Hanalei Bay: Ron Bonaguidi, Hal Hargrave, Kimo Huddleston, Knox

Weymouth.

Umpire: Greg Smith.

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