Side Lines for March 16, 2006

• Kirby Yates goes down with elbow tear

• Soccer players, volunteers needed

• Hanalei Canoe Club meeting

• Kauai Umpires Association meeting


Kirby Yates goes down with elbow tear

After getting its 11-game winning streak snapped recently, Yavapai College (Arizona) suffered a bigger blow when former Kaua’i High School stand-out Kirby Yates went down with an injury.

An MRI revealed a partial elbow tear for the freshman right hander.

Yates strained the injury while throwing a breaking ball in the third inning of a start against Glendale (JC).

The 26th round draft choice of the Boston Red Sox will likely miss the remainder of the season, costing the pitching staff a starter in the rotation.

The Koloa native mentioned on the team’s Website that the most interesting nonsports thing about himself is that he’s “considered Hawaiian in Prescott.”

Meanwhile, older brother Tyler is still in the minor league system for the Baltimore Orioles after recovering from an injury that sidelined him for the entire 2005 season.


Soccer players, volunteers needed

Registration for AYSO Region 940 (Kekaha-Lihu’e) is coming soon to Kalaheo. Pre-register at www.AYSOkauai.com.

Register at Kalaheo Neighborhood Center Friday, April 7 from 5-8 p.m., or Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The registration fee is $50.

Bring an original birth certificate for proof of player’s age (for new players only).

Present two signed and printed pre-registration forms per player or volunteer, or emergency contact, doctor and medical insurance information.

Payments may be made with cash or check payable to AYSO Region 940. Ask about special pricing for U16/U19 players and multi-family discounts. Many referee and coach volunteers are needed this year. Visit www.AYSOkauai.com or call 742-AYSO for further information.


Hanalei Canoe Club meeting

Hanalei Canoe Club will host an annual general meeting and potluck lunch on Sunday, March 26 at 10 a.m.

Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends and join the club at their clubhouse on the river in Hanalei. They look forward to an exciting outrigger canoe paddling season. Youth practice begins on Tuesday, March 21 at 2:45 p.m. for youths 14-and-under, and 3:30 p.m. for youths 18-and-under. Youth practices will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Women’s practices are Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. (co-ed). Men’s practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Hui O’Akahi Akahi, a morning group, meets Monday and Friday at 9:45 a.m. They will be accepting nominations for officers. The Hanalei Canoe Club offers its members the opportunity to paddle/train using one-man canoes and ocean kayaks as well as six-man canoes. Call 639-4048 for further information.


Kauai Umpires Association meeting

The Kauai Umpires Association (KUA) will be conducting an umpires clinic on Saturday at the Koloa Ballpark from 9 a.m. ’til 2 p.m. Topics of instruction will be plate and field mechanics, as well as umpire-related discussions. All KUA members and prospective PONY/ASA officials should attend. For more information contact Mike Koerte at 645-0654.

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