Happy Camper for Saturday, April 1, 2006

One last time to call him “Captain:” Capt. Jeff Connelly of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Mis- sile Range Facility was doing the Johnny Michael bit (taking pictures) at the girls’ high school basketball game in Kapa’a Tues- day night. Commanding Officer Connelly has done a great job with the PMRF facility at Bark- ing Sands, near Kekaha and Mana, as have all his predeces- sors. A change-of-command ceremony is Monday at the base, and Connelly, whose daughter plays basketball for Waimea, is to retire from the Navy, and hoping to stay on the island. It was nice to see people come out to the game in spite of the rain (Annette Hashimoto didn’t use the totan boat), and Greg Gonsalves did a great job spiffing up the Bernice Hundley Gym. And mahalo to coach Gary Maguire for the halftime offer. Travis Toguchi was there to enjoy the game, and on the subject of golf, Marissa Agena said Angel Miyake was thrilled to get a better score than Kristy Rapozo last week.

Michael Alonzo was on hand with his video camera, and said his Tuesday-night game tapes will be aired on Fridays at 10:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Channel 52.

He’ll figure out when the Friday night games will go on the air.

Speaking of mahalo, thanks to Karin Panui (the Kaua’i High School Class of 1966 re- union is in Las Vegas this year) for the new jacket. But, it still can’t beat having a home-made one to hold equipment.

Out on the baseball field, it was a treat to cover the game with some of the most knowledgeable people in the sport, as Anahola Joel Pahukula, Glenn Mickens (coach is heading to Italy this year), and Joyce Evens shared the shelter out in Waimea. Mimi Pagador (she was at the Koloa Public/School Library book sale) is waiting for the Saturday game that starts at 2 p.m. in Kapa’a.

Joel will be there broadcasting, how about you?

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


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