Side Lines for Tuesday — September 13, 2005

• KAGRA rodeo, Sunday

• Bonds is back

KAGRA rodeo, Sunday

The Kaua’i All Girl Rodeo Association will be hosting a rodeo this Sunday, Sept. 18 at the CJM Country Stables in Po’ipu.

Two more rodeos, including the one this Sunday, remain on the calendar for the KAGRA which is sponsored by the YMCA of Kaua’i.

Admission to the rodeo that starts at 10 a.m. is free, and Rosie’s Lunch Wagon will be on hand offering local-style grinds and beverages. A table featuring logowear for the KAGRA will also be available.

Sunday’s lineup include six fast-paced horseback events including barrel racing, break-away roping, goat tying, dally team roping, pole bending, and steer undecorating.

The cowgirls invite every-one, visitors and residents alike, to enjoy the action while watching some of the state’s finest cowgirls compete for the “All Around Cowgirl” top honors.

For more information, please contact KAGRA secretary Linda Antipala at 742-7595.

Free hunters classes

Hunter education classes are being offered at the Kaua’i Humane Society from Oct. 25-27, 6-10 p.m.

Call 1-800-353-4868 to preregister.

Bonds is back

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds casually strolled into the dugout Monday for his pre-game preparations with hordes of cameras clicking at his every move — even his brief stop at the water cooler.

The San Francisco Giants activated their star slugger from the 60-day disabled list Monday after months of rehabilitation on his troublesome right knee, which needed three operations since Jan. 31. He was expected to start in left field and batted cleanup in the opener of a three-game series against NL West-leading San Diego.

This will be the 41-year-old Bonds’ first time facing major league pitching in almost a year. He is third on the career list with 703 home runs, trailing only Babe Ruth (714) and Aaron (755). Bonds’ last homer came against the Dodgers on Sept. 26, 2004, a solo shot off Jeff Weaver — one of seven homers Bonds hit in September last year.

Bonds entered the game 6-for-19 with three homers life-time against Adam Eaton, San Diego’s starter in the opener of this three-game series.

Bonds’ timing in the batter’s box has never been a concern of manager Felipe Alou, though the skipper expects Bonds to be a half-step or so slow in left field at first. Alou is leaving it up to Bonds — as has always been the case — to decide whether he plays in day games following night games.


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