Side Lines for Thursday — April 20, 2006

• Final H.S.F. contest this Saturday in Po’ipu

• Mokihana Aquatics heads to Manoa

• Waimea searching for soccer coaches

• Tennis officials course happens Saturday

• Hanalei Canoe Club meeting this Saturday

• ‘Ele’ele’s Umetsu makes the grade

Final H.S.F. contest this Saturday in Po’ipu

The Garden Island

The fifth and final regular season H.S.F. contest hits PK’s in Po’ipu on Saturday.

For entry forms, go to or pick one up at any surf shop on the island. Entry deadline is on Friday.

Events include menehune 11-un-der, boys 12-14, junior men 15-17, open men 18-24, girls 17-under, girls longboard, senior men 35-over, G.I.B. 4-A, boys bodyboard 14-under, and jr. bodyboard 15-17.

Call the contest line at 338-1952 for updates.

Mokihana Aquatics heads to Manoa

Eight swimmers will be heading up to the 26th Annual Harry M. Mamizuka Manoa (O’ahu) Invitational Swim Meet tomorrow through Sunday.

The athletes will be vying for medals in one of the most prestigious swimming events in the state.

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.

Waimea searching for soccer coaches

Waimea High School is still looking for anyone interested in coaching the Menehune boys and girls soccer teams next season. Both teams have head coaching vacancies and if interested, contact athletic director Jon Kobayashi at 338-6804.

Tennis officials course happens Saturday

For those of you interested, the Kaua’i District Tennis Association will be holding a course to certify USTA (provisional) officials. Bill Liston from USTA-Hawai’i will be here to teach the course on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The course is free and will be held in the KIUC Main Conference Room located at 4463 Pahee Street in Lihu’e. For more information on the class, please contact Dan Miyamoto at 246-9310.

Hanalei Canoe Club meeting this Saturday

Hanalei Canoe Club is hosting a Canoe Season Starter Brunch and informational meeting on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. All prospective, new, and returning paddlers are welcome to come down and meet team members and coaches and be introduced to the fun and successful program that Hanalei Canoe Club has enjoyed for decades. Their youth program is a great venue for kids to get out and enjoy water sports and friends.

Paddlers of every age and ability are encouraged to come down and enjoy good food, company, and see what the great sport of Hawaiian canoe paddling is all about. For more information and practice times call 639-4048.

‘Ele’ele’s Umetsu makes the grade

Undeclared freshman Katelyn Umetsu, who hails from ‘Ele’ele, was one of 19 student-athletes at Pacific Lutheran University who were named to the winter sports Northwest Conference Academic All-Conference Teams. Umetsu, a Waimea High School graduate, lettered in swimming for PLU.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 and be a member of a varsity team.


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