State senior softball starts Wednesday in Kapa`a

KAPA`A—A total of 33 teams from throughout the state will converge at the New

Kapa`a Ball Park from August 9 through 11 for the state tournament being hosted

here by the Kaua`i Senior Centers softball program.

The tournament will be

celebrating the 25th anniversary of senior softball in the state and will be

featuring four games being played at the same time at the Kapa`a

complex.

Starting times are 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9 and 8:30 a.m.

on Thursday, August 10, with the finals for all four divisions being played on

Friday, August 11 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Rookies, by virtue of their

playoff win against first-round champion West Kaua`i in a special game last

weekend, will be representing Kaua`i in the “A” Division with West Kaua`i

competing in the “B” Division.

The Lihu`e A’s and East Kaua`i will fill

slots in the “C” Division, and Kawaihau and the K-Makules will be playing in

the “D” Division.

Other teams participating in the state tournament include

the Maui Raiders, Nakoa, Bell Atlantic, the Hawaiians, Kohala Seniors, Aikane

Foundation, and Hilo Pomaikai in the “A” Division.

Division “B” competitors

include Pu`uwai Opio, T. Matsumoto, the Yankees, Cami’s Lounge, Hui Ohana, the

Waimea Paniolos, and the Mustangs.

Car Quest, Honomu Gilroy, Maui Ohana,

Golden Eagles, Paipaikou, and Lokahi make up the field for Division “C,” and

Hui O Kolohe, RME, Hamakua, First Hawaiian MF, the vikings, Kona Gold, and

Harley’s Davidson’s fill out Division “D.”

Opening day will have the

Rookies in action at 10:30 against Bell Atlantic, West Kaua`i taking on Hui

Ohana at 11:45, Lihu`e A’s tangling with Maui Ohana at 10:30, Kawaihau taking

on Hui O Kolohe at 9:15, and the K-Makule matching up with Kona Gold at 3:30

p.m.

There will be no night games played.

Friday’s finals will have all

divisions competing for their respective title with the one team from each

division with the worst record being eliminated from competition.

THE

ROOKIES, Kaua`i Senior Centers’ softball league champions for the 2000 season

will enter the state senior softball tournament in the “A” Division.

A total of 33 teams from around the state will converge on the New Kapa`a Ball

Park starting Wednesday, August 9 with the championships taking place on August

11.

(Photo by Dennis Fujimoto)

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