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• BYUH runner to represent the United States
• Gene Wells Memorial opens at Nawiliwili
• Lihu‘e’s Porter-King elected again
• Lihu‘e’s Morioka gets first ace
Positive Coaching Clinic coming up
By The Garden Island
The Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i is having a Positive Coaching Clinic, which is mandatory for all boys and girls club basketball coaches.
If there’s a clinic you have to attend this year, make it this one. It will teach players, coaches, parents, and everyone involved with the game, the importance of being a great sportsman.
There will be a clinic at the Lihu‘e Convention Center on Friday, March 18 from 6-8 p.m. Then on Saturday, March 19, the clinic will head to the Kilauea Neighborhood Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
All coaches and parents are welcomed to attend this free clinic. Positive Coaching Alliance is working to replace the “win-at-any-cost” youth sports mentality with a culture that honors the game and provides each athlete with a positive, character-building experience.
Certified instructors will be provided from the Stanford University Positive Coaching Alliance program.
This clinic is possible because of the countless sponsors, which include John and Jenny Conley, Kilauea Seniors, Lions, PTSA, Ching Young Village, Neighborhood Association, and Mokihana Pest Control.
Bret Gabby is the basketball director and youth site director at Kaua‘i High School. For more information, contact Bill Trout-man at 828-2844.
BYUH runner to represent the United States
Former BYUH women’s cross-country runner Chelsea Smith will be representing the United States as part of the United States National Cross-Country Team at the World Cross-Country Championships next month in France. The 8k race will be held on March 19 in Saint Galmier in southeastern France.
Gene Wells Memorial opens at Nawiliwili
The Nawiliwili Yacht Club’s “Gene Wells Memorial Series” opened Thursday, February 17 with seven boats participating. The race covered 3.51 nautical miles with the NE wind blowing between 10 and 15 knots. Malia, a Gene Wells creation, took first place in both the Open and Monohull classes in the first of this 6 race series.
Saturday’s race from Nawiliwili to Ahukini and back was the first of 10 races which take place on the third Saturday of each month through October. Five boats sailed in the 7 mile course along Kauai’s eastern coastline. First in the Open Class was Malihini followed by Malia which took first in the Monohull Class.
Lihu‘e’s Porter-King elected again
Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Junior Golf president Mary Bea Porter-King was recently elected to her fifth year as a member of the United States Golf Association’s executive committee. The elections were Feb. 5 at the USGA’s annual meeting at Santa Bar-bara, Calif.
Lihu‘e’s Morioka gets first ace
It was a special day on Saturday, Feb. 19 for Lihu‘e’s Mark Morioka, who nailed a hole-in-one at Puakea Golf Course’s 13th hole (171 yards).
He used a Callaway Big Bertha 5 Wood on the shot. Dick and Linda Kahn, along with Reyn Morioka were the witnesses to Mark’s very first hole-in-one. “First hole-in-one, witnessed by my son,” Morioka said.
Meanwhile at the Kukuiolono Golf Course, Richard Hedges (Jan. 18) and Ralph Zipp (Jan. 31) both nabbed a hole-in-one. Hedges did it on hole #6 with a seven iron and Zipp used an three iron on hole #8.
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