Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School mats get face time again

PUHI — Eastside dominated most of the events at the fourth Kaua‘i Police Activities League (K-PAL) Wrestling match of the season yesterday at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.

K-PAL Wrestling tournament director and Kaua‘i Police Officer Mark Ozaki was in full uniform at the KPD sponsored event.

Although he was manning the scoreboard, Ozaki managed to let the youths know about the drug awarness displays, which were posted near the stage area.

“This is a big part of the program as well. The coaches make sure to let the kids know about the harm drugs can cause,” Ozaki said.

Eastside wrestlers took nine of the 17 matches, with Shain Davis, Riley Young, Thomas Yam, Kristen Yam, Trevor Bonilla, Kory Kaneholani, Richard Kaui, Ekolu Yam, and Ikaika Ki‘ilau picking up victories.

Other winners included Westside’s Ashley Pitt, Aaron Sears, Aydan Sears, and Archilles Singsons.

Keenan Kaya, Gage Gusman, and Glen Gusman chipped in with triumphs for central.

K-PAL Wrestling continues next Thursday at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.

The matches get underway at around 6 p.m. in the fifth and final regular season contest.

The island championships are set for April 30. The top wrestlers will head on to the state championships on Maui.

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