Sports Capsule for Thursday — October 23, 2003

• SI features Hawai‘i sports scene

• Kona student to Eastern Kentucky


SI features Hawai‘i sports scene

This week’s Sports Illustrated highlights the sports scene in the state of Hawai‘i, marking the 15th of 50 state-specific sections as part of the magazine’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration.

The Ironman Triathalon which was completed over the weekend has been identified as an event unique to the state, and an essay by pro surfing’s reigning world champion Andy Irons is part of the six-page feature.

A wide range of facts, figures, and photographs highlighting the most memorable moments and personalities that have shaped Hawai‘i’s sports landscape rounds out the offering.

Copies will hit the newsstands starting Wednesday, Oct. 22 and will have a special cover-flap identifying the Hawai‘i special.


Kona student to Eastern Kentucky

Konawaena High School senior Nancy Hoist has verbally committed to play basketball for Eastern Kentucky University.

Hoist, the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Player of the Year, helped lead Konawaena to the state tournament for the third year in a row.

The 5’10” student-athlete recently returned from a visit to the campus where she will accept a full scholarship to play for the Lady Colonels.

She is the second Neighbor Island hoopster to get a full ride to EKU in less than a year. Lahainaluna center Fatai Hala‘api‘api was offered a scholarship before her senior season and is now attending the university.

Both Hoist and Hala‘api‘api are part of the scholarship program for Hawai‘i Sports Network Foundation, a non-profit organization.

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