Happy Camper

Kingsley Simeona got to watch his daughter Cherisse Simeona (she’s No. 6) play Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation girls’ softball on Saturday before heading back to Iraq and Afghanistan. Much mahalo for the Operation Iraqi Freedom cap! But, caps don’t end there, as Ashley Nonaka, home for the winter break from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, also had a fitted version, too. Goes well with the “Happy Camper” version. Ashley was at the ballpark with sister Cara Nonaka, and had to see how the Kaua‘i High School Red Raiders were doing, since she used to play first base for them. Ross Shimabukuro and Aaron Uyeda were wrapping up 2005 with a final game, and coach Jacqui Inouye gave some of her bench some game time. Charlene Quinones was at the Thursday-night soccer game, and was calculating when was the right time to head to the Raiderdome to check out KIF preseason boys’ varsity basketball.

Was nice to spend some time chatting with coach Karl Ubongen, who is looking ahead to the upcoming basketball season, and Greg Gonsalves was spending some time doing the food booth. Was also nice to see Dan Agan at the game, since he was at the junior-varsity game, but the Menehune were playing basketball. Sam Grant-Henriques was busy between the Thursday-night soccer games and the Friday-morning softball tilt, while husband Manny Henriques had to do baby-sitting chores. Michael Alonzo was there with his video cameras. Charging between halves doesn’t quite give enough juice.

Contact Dennis Fujimoto at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@kauaipubco.com.

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