• County awards hoops winners
• Lihu’e Pop Warner meeting
• Kaua’i Keiki and High School Rodeo
• Koloa’s Rodrigues picks up another win
County awards hoops winners
By Duane Shimogawa Jr. – The Garden Island
The County recently awarded its top honors to teams around the island, who competed in their 12-and-under boys and girls leagues.
In the girls 12-and-under division, Island School, coached by Greg Meyers, took home the sportsmanship award.
Kaulupono, coached by Bobby Kamakele, won the participation award, and Ben Agu’s Waimea squad grabbed the most outstanding team award.
For the 12-and-under boys, Brian Inouye’s Kaua’i Fire Raiders won the sportsmanship award.
Meanwhile, the Kalaheo Tigers, coached by Sandi Nadatani, snagged the participation award, and Hanamaulu, coached by Neil Fagarang and Clarence Sales, won the most outstanding team honor.
Lihu’e Pop Warner meeting
The Lihu’e Pop Warner Association will be having their first general membership meeting of 2006 on Friday, April 7 at the Lihu’e Neighborhood Center at 7 p.m.
All LPWA participants, family and friends are urged to attend this very informative meeting.
Items up for discussion: 2006 operating budget, spring festival, new logo items this season, and much more. Come by and pick up your registration packets.
All board members and head coaches will be present to answer questions and take comments and suggestions.
For more information please call Gracie Grace at 635-5517.
Kaua’i Keiki and High School Rodeo
The fifth Kaua’i Keiki and High School Rodeo will be held at CJM Country Stables in Po’ipu on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.
Admission is free and there will also be a lunch wagon available for your eating desires.
Koloa’s Rodrigues picks up another win
The University of Hawai`i Rainbow baseball team (20-8) had a huge offensive explosion over the UH-Hilo Vulcans (9-18) 13-5 at Francis Wong Stadium Wednesday. Koloa’s Mark Rodrigues (3-1) went 6.0 innings, allowing just one run and two hits in 6.0 innings pitched. Ryan Olszewski (2-4) got the loss for the Vulcans.
Justin Frash had a huge game, going 5-for-6 with four RBI, a double and two runs. Luis Avila added a 2-for-5 game with a home run, two RBI and two runs. Matthew Inouye went 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI while Robbie Wilder went 1-for-3 with three runs.
Elijah Christensen again started the scoring in the game, driving in Inouye in the second inning, making it 1-0 in favor of the Rainbows. UH-Hilo then took advantage of an error by Hawai`i in the bottom of the second, scoring an unearned run to tie the score at 1-1.
Frash put the `Bows back ahead in the third on a RBI-single to right field, scoring Wilder. UH looked to extend their lead, but Derek DuPree was thrown out at the plate after an attempted sacrifice fly, completing the Vulcans third double play in as many innings.
Hawai`i finally had their breakout inning in the top of the fifth. Frash started it off with a RBI-single, bringing in Wilder to make it 3-1. Avila then came up with the big blast, hitting a two-run home run to straight-away centerfield, making the score 5-1.
Hawai`i will now take a few days off before hosting the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Sunday, March 26 at 1:05 p.m. at the Les Murakami Stadium.