Smith Memorial, JJ’s Cups decided at Anini Field

ANINI – Three polo matches highlighted the weekend at the Anini Polo Field as

winners of the Shannon Shea Smith Memorial and the Third Annual JJ’s Cup

emerging on Sunday afternoon.

JJ’s Broiler took a 4-2 win over Sport

Fishing Kaua`i to take the Smith Cup, with Smith Chiropractic bettering Circle

Z 8-7, 8-7 to take home the JJ’s Cup.

Ka`aina DeCoite opened up the

scorebooks on the Friday contest by capitalizing on a defensive play with a

score for Smith’s.

Mike Zapara provided key defensive playing in the second

chukker, with Ronnie Tongg reaping the fruits on a goal only to have Ka`aina

DeCoite demonstrate his abilities with another Smith score that was highlighted

with some fancy stick work.

Kim Kelly answered for Circle Z by picking up a

Tongg shot for a score only to have Smith answer back on a play by Kimo

Huddleston who controlled the bowl in for the long drive downfield and the


Herman Louis DeCoite heralded the start of the third chukker by

taking a pass from Ka`aina DeCoite and scoring on the run.

A three-way play

from Huddleston to Ka`aina DeCoite, to Greg Smith yielded another score with

Herman Louis DeCoite closing the chukker on another score from a mid-field

penalty shot for Smith.

Circle Z came back in the fourth chukker to tie the

contest 7-7 with Huddleston providing the go-ahead on a 60-yard penalty shot

against a defended goal.

Derrick Naauao opened the first chukker in the

Sunday finals with a circle Z goal only to have Smith Chiropractic answer on a

Huddleston score that came off an assist from Herman Louis DeCoite.


striking team play from Herman Louis to Huddleston set up a Ka`aina DeCoite

score on a back shot.

Tongg opened the second chukker with an early score

only to have Huddleston answer back with a penalty shot that zipped past the

goal posts with so much speed it forced the goal judge to hop out of the


Herman Louis DeCoite also scored for Smith in the


Huddleston opened the third chukker scoring by accelerating

through the pack for the goal.

Greg Smith scored on a penalty shotadding

another Smith Chiropractic notch.

Naauao opened the final chukker with a

goal that brought Circle Z to another 7-7 deadlock with Herman Louis DeCoite

breaking the stalemate on an acute angle score.

Rachel DeCamp got Sport

Fishing into the scorebooks of the JJ’s Cup matchup only to have Celia Goodman

countering on a pass from Hal Hargrave in a three-chukker match for the JJ’s


Julian Chapa came back on a Sport Fishing goal, but Michelle

Lindstedt answered for JJ’s by taking a pass from Hargrave who controlled the

ball following a penalty shot.

Hargrave moved JJ’s further into the lead in

the second chukker.

Jana Mailow reaped the final score of the matchup by

taking a Hargrave set up shot just before the final bell.

Mary Jasper and

daughter Carol presented the winning team with trophies of the Third Annual

JJ’s Cup.

Polo continues at the Anini Field on Sunday with the club match

starting at 1:30 p.m. and the high goal matchup starting at 3:00 p.m.


Fifth Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show will be an added feature for this

week’s matches.

The public is welcome with admission being charged at $5

per person.

Celia Goodman and John Elwin fight for ball control in

Sunday’s polo matches. (Photo by John Love)


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