Sports Capsule for Friday — July 11, 2003

• Surfing event starts August 2 • Hornets edge Big “D”

Surfing event starts August 2

The Kauai Surfing Association will be holding its 5th Annual Hoonua O Ke Kai Ocean Festival. The event takes place Aug. 2 and 3 at the Prince Kuhio Beach fronting the Beach House Restaurant starting at 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Surfing, Long Boarding, Body Boarding, Open Ocean Swim Race, Paddle Board Race and one-man Canoe Race, Awards Banquet are the events. Entry forms are available at Progressive Expressions, Nukumoi Surf Co., Kai Kane and Hanalei Surf Company.

For more info, call Curt Smith at 652-3720, Danny Garcia 639-3820 or Jeanne Jackson at 639-2424.

Each year the event has grown in numbers of competitors, events and fun. This year it looks like we can expect more of the same. Some of our new events include the “45 to 100 Masters” division in both short and long board categories and an “Open Drop Knee” in the body boarding category.

This year’s “One-man Canoe Race” will run from Kalapaki Bay to the Prince Kuhio Beach. We will also have some fun events for the little keiki on the beach.

The Kauai Surfing Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of fun ocean activities for people of all ages. Proceeds from this event are used to help the many amateur surfers and body boarders from Kauai with the expense of attending the Hawaii State Surfing Championship held each year on Oahu.

Hornets edge Big “D”

KALAHEO — The Westside Hornets KYBA girls 10 and under squad earned a tight 19-17 decision over the Kapaa Big “D” on Wednesday night at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Arlene Valmoja scored eight points for the winners while Maluhia States poured in seven points for Kapaa.

In a boys 17 and under contest, the Westsiders took a 44-40 win over the Southside Boys.

Desmond Rodrigues led all scorers with 22 points for the Westsiders while Talo Matsumoto tallied 11 points for the Boys.

In 10 and under games played in Kilauea, the Magic 1 beat Kanu 40-23 with Princeton Gee leading the winners with 10 points while Chancen Bateman totaled 10 for Kanu.

In the final game of the evening, Lihue downed the Magic 2 39-7. Kelsey Cadiente was the leading scorer for Lihue while Donovan Harrison scored four points for the Magic 2.


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