Happy birthday, coach Hank Ibia! Besides being the final home game for Kaua‘i High School, Joy Kouchi said it was coach Hank’s birthday (earlier in the season Hank’s wife got flowers at the game when it was her birthday). Of course, Waimea coach Kelly Robinson had his special present for the coach when the Menehune came from a 6-1 deficit to take a 10-9 win in extra innings. But it’s all good since Kaua‘i clinched the KIF title with a 10-0 Game 1 win.
Hats off to Gordon Yee and his committee for doing such a good job with the Kaua‘i High School Spring Festival! There were festivals everywhere — Erin and Molly Connelly’s parents got some time off from the St. Theresa’s carnival, and coach Kirk Correa said he’s gotta start looking at the calendar for the next Island School mini track meet since a lot of the St. Theresa’s parents and athletes were at the carnival … traffic in Waimea was heavier than normal, Friday night.
Was good to see Bill Dahle who has been emcee-ing the opening of the Contractors Association of Kaua‘i expo for as long as they’ve had it … Joe Grace had his KJ’s Lunchwagon there.
More kudos to all those KCC people who put together that fabulous scholarship reception and student employee of the year program … got to see people like Catherine Lo who has a lot of info on the sugar industry and Paul Isenberg, David and Marion Penhallow who were accompanying Anna Sloggett, the event’s keynote speaker.
OK, ‘nuff said … it’s off to Hanalei for a new Zonta club…who knows, maybe there’s time to check out Terry Moehler and his chess tournament at Hanalei School.