• Holtzman, Anaya head to states
Holtzman, Anaya head to states
By The Garden Island
Mokihana Aquatics swimmers Matthew Holtzman (11-12 boys) and Keenan Anaya (17-18 boys) will be heading up to the Hawai’i Age Group Short Course Swimming Championships from Jan. 16-19 at Kihei, Maui.
Holtzman will be competing in eight races (100 back, 50 fly, 100 breast, 50 breast, 50 back, 100 free, 100 IM, 50 free).
Anaya also has eight events on his slate (50 free, 200 fly, 200 free, 100 back, 100 free, 200 IM, 200 back, 100 fly).
Mokihana Aquatics still selling Christmas trees
Mokihana Aquatics still has some Christmas trees available for sale, which is a fund-raiser for the club. They deliver the $60 refrigerated 6-7-foot, premium Douglas firs to any location. Contact Coach “O” at 821-0587 or 651-4216 for more info. They will be selling trees across from The Shack in Kapa’a and at Two Frogs Hugging from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You can also purchase a tree from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at both locations.
Agoot, O’Connor tie for first
In the 13-14 girls division for the Ed Ho Memorial Swim Meet, Keyah-Leilani Agoot and Kelsey O’Connor tied for the top spot.
Agoot took first in the 100 breast, 100 butterfly, and 200 IM. O’Connor also came in first in all of her events.
Kawaihau Little League signups
The Kawaihau Community Little League minors division is having signups going on now through Jan. 9.
Tryout times for Jan. 10-11 will be announced later. Applications are available at Pono Market, Kapa’a Elementary School, Kapa’a Middle School, Kilauea School, Kula School, and King Kaumuali’i Elementary School.
Applications can be dropped off at Kapa’a Ballpark’s food booth from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Dec. 12 to Jan. 9 (Mondays only). Contact Adrianne at 639-2794, Charlene at 652-6515, or Brian at 635-5926 for more info.
Masters musters up an ace
Kapa’a’s Garth Masters carded his very first hole-in-one at the Kaua’i Lagoons Mokihana Course on Dec. 9. He used an 8-iron on the 15th hole (155 yards) from the gold tees. Kathi Masters and George Costa witnessed Masters triumph.
HYSA U14 boys tryouts
There will be tryouts for HYSA U14 boys in the Hanalei area and if you’d like to participate, call Nan Greer at 652-3189.
Armstrong to stand trial on defamation charge
ROME — Lance Armstrong’s next challenge from a cycling rival will come in court.
The retired seven-time Tour de France champion has been ordered to stand trial in Italy on charges of defaming Filippo Simeoni. The case is to be heard starting March 7, to settle a feud from the 2004 race. If convicted, Armstrong faces a fine rather than jail time, his lawyer in Italy, Enrico Nan, said Thursday. Nan said Armstrong was indicted Wednesday. Armstrong’s representatives in the United States did not respond to requests for comment. Armstrong is being investigated for chasing Simeoni during a stage.