Side Lines for Friday — April 14, 2006

  • Eight Mokihana swimmers head to Manoa

Eight Mokihana swimmers head to Manoa

By Duane Shimogawa Jr. – The Garden Island

Eight Mokihana Aquatics swimmers, five girls and three boys have qualified for the 26th Annual Harry M. Mamizuka Manoa Invitational Swim Meet (O‘ahu) on April 21-23.

Participants include Keyah-Leilani Agoot (girls 13-14, 12 events), Kesia Anaya (girls 13-14, 11 events), Kelly Culliney (girls 11-12, five events), Kaitlyn Jarry, (girls 11-12, eight events), Meaghan Sims (girls 15-16 girls, 12 events), Matthew Holzman (boys 11-12 boys, 10 events), Matthew Ross (boys 15-16 boys, 10 events), and Kelsey Tanaka (boys 15-16 boys, 10 events).

Four other swimmer qualfied for the meet, but have other commitments.

“We’ve been going almost every year for about 20 years,” Mokihana head coach Orlando Anaya said.

The Manoe contest is a long course meet in an Olympic-sized pool.

“It’s always a challenge for us. They usually stand up to the challenge. It’s a good warm-up for the Sakamoto Invitational on Maui,” Anaya said.

At the Manoa qualifiers this past Saturday and Sunday, Mokihana got a special treat with swimmers from Las Vegas, Seattle, and Wisconsin participating in the event.

Also, free tryouts for Mokihana Aquatics are going on now and run through the end of the month in Lihu‘e (Kaua‘i High School’s pool) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. In Kapa‘a, the group will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information about Mokihana Aquatics, contact Orlando at 821-0587.


K-PAL flag football registrations

There will be Kaua‘i Police Activities League (K-PAL) 2006 flag football and cheerleading registration sign-ups islandwide in the following areas:

Kilauea/Northshore: April 12-13, 3-5 p.m., Kilauea N.C. or Gym.

Anahola: April 10 and 12, 4-6 p.m., Anahola Clubhouse, upper Anahola park.

Kapa‘a: April 10 and 12, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Kapa‘a Ballpark Pavilion (across from Kapa‘a Armory).

Lihu‘e: April 11 and 13, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Isenberg Park.

Koloa: April 11 and 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Koloa Ballpark.

Hanapepe: April 12-13, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Hanapepe Ballpark, backside of Hanapepe Neighborhood Center.

Waimea: April 11-13, 5-6 p.m., Waimea Canyon Park.

Complete registration and medical forms with parent/guardian signatures, along with a copy of the players’ birth certificate, and a $15 registration fee are all required.

There will be no late registration accepted this season.

They’re also recruiting flag football and cheer coaches.

For more information, contact Mark at 652-6999.

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