Lihu‘e Baseball gears up for second bash

Youth baseball teams from around the state and the island will converge on the Garden Isle for the Second Annual Lihu‘e Baseball Bash.

Preparations for the big event have already begun and this Friday, officials from the Lihu‘e Baseball League will be setting up the field.

The festivities begin on Saturday, with the first pitch at 8 a.m.

Mustang division teams will play on pinto and mustang fields at the Lihu‘e Ballpark, which is located across from the War Memorial Convention Hall.

Bronco divisions will play on the main diamond and at Isenberg Park.

The opening ceremonies are scheduled for 10:20 a.m. at the main diamond. The second set of games should begin at 11:15 a.m., with the third game starting at 1:30 p.m. The fourth game is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.

At 6 p.m., there will be a homerun derby, which will be followed by a pot luck dinner at 7:15 p.m. Kids Fear Factor games begin at 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, the first game is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. The day ends with a movie in the park at 8:30 p.m.

The championship games are scheduled for Monday at 12 noon.

Motocross races continue Sunday

Kaua‘i Motocross races start up again on Sunday at the Wailua Motocross track.

Entry fee is $25 (before the day of the event). Classes include minis, wahines, pit bikes, 65, 85, 125, 250, TT, vets, masters, and quads.

Class champions will receive a huge trophy and a No. 1 plate. Admission for the event is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12-17, and children 11-and-under enter free of charge.

For more information, contact Leilani Furugen at 482-0155 or Brian Barretto at 651-6453.

Rodeo action this weekend at CJM Stables

American Cowboy Team Roping Association action commences on Saturday (make-up) and Sunday at CJM Country Stables in Po‘ipu. The action begins at 10 a.m. on both days (9 a.m. sign-ups). American West Barrel Racing continues this weekend too, along with the team roping events. For more information, call 742-6096.

Kaua‘i teams invited to soccer tournament

The 2nd Annual Andrew Dobransky Soccer Tournament would like to invite your team to participate in their tournament to be held July 8-9.

This is a Class I Tournament open to USYSA and FIFA affiliated teams. Visit their Web site at for further information and an application. For questions e-mail

Naito, Yaguchi first

state tennis winners

In May 9th’s sports section (B1), it was incorrectly reported that Kaua‘i’s S. Masaki and D. Mizutani held the only KIF doubles state tennis title (1970).

However, thanks to Charles Yokomoto’s good memory, in 1958, the Red Raider women’s duo of Janet Naito and Judy Yaguchi claimed the first KIF tennis state doubles crown. Kaua‘i also won the girls team state title in that year, with Jane Hirota (Kaua‘i) finishing second in the state.


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