Side Lines for Thursday — January 26, 2006

• Online poll reveals Seattle the team to beat

• Soccer team needs players

• Koloa Pop Warner looking for coaches

• Anne Short Golf Tournament coming up

• New golf group forms in Po’ipu


Online poll reveals Seattle the team to beat

By Duane Shimogawa Jr. – The Garden Island

Seventy of you managed to vote online at www.kauaiworld.com for the team most likely to make it to Superbowl XL.

And after the final vote was tallied, the Seattle Seahawks edged out Denver by one vote to be your choice as the team to beat.

Seattle gathered up 23 votes for 33-percent, followed by Denver with 22 votes (31-percent), Pittsburgh with 21 votes (30-percent), and Carolina with four votes (6-percent).

We even got a long distance vote from Gilbert Furtado Jr., who is now living in Youngstown, Ohio.

The former Waimea resident is a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan and so is his son, so they were extremely happy to see the Steelers’ win over Denver last weekend.

Furtado mentioned that Ho’okanos, Kuapahis, and Taniguchis are all related to him.

Gilbert’s grandfather used to live on Robinson’s ranch.

Superbowl XL will be played on Feb. 5 in Detroit, between Seattle and Pittsburgh.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next online sports poll, by checking out www.kauaiworld.com.


Soccer team needs players

An east side U12 boys soccer team is heading to O’ahu for a tournament and they need players to go to the Kirk Banks Soccer Tournament from March 30 – April 2. Tryouts are Saturday, January 28, from 10 am to noon at Wailua Homesteads Park.

Players must have played AYSO fall season 2005 in the U12 boys Division to be eligible to participate.

Players must be able to attend most practices (twice a week) and participate in fundraising activities. Bring: soccer ball, shin guards and shoes as well as a positive attitude.

For more information, call Coach Donna Palmer at 823-9245. They also need sponsors/contributors for the team; if you would like to help, call coach Palmer.


Koloa Pop Warner looking for coaches

Koloa Pop Warner is now taking coaches applications for their 2006/07 football and cheer season. All applications must be in by Feb. 3. Anyone interested can contact Koloa Pop Warner president Garet Teharo at 652-7050.


Anne Short Golf Tournament coming up

Attention all golfers, mark your calendars on May 21 at the Kiahuna Golf Course for the “The Anne Short Golf Tournament.”

This tournament will be a fundraiser for Kaua’i Hospice. Registration forms will be available on April 1st for this four-person scramble. Great prizes for longest drive, closest to the pins and high team score. Joe’s on the Green will host the luncheon. For more information, contact Sandy Helmer at 742-1875.


New golf group forms in Po’ipu

A “Pau Hana Twilight Golf Group” is forming at the Kiahuna Golf Course. Starting this Friday, all golfers are welcomed to join the 9-hole scramble format.

Check-in starts at 2:30 p.m. and tee time is 3 p.m. Teams will be formed at check-in. The cost is $25 which includes green fees and cart. Another $5 donation can put you in the closest to the pin and team score contests. Come join the fun, every Friday, at Kiahuna. Call 245-9595 for reservations or Sandy at 742-1875.

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