Reichle receives post-season honors

THE GARDEN ISLAND

Alec Reichle, a 2004 Kaua‘i High School graduate, received second team all-conference honors for the Mid-Continent Conference’s baseball post-season.

The freshman starting pitcher for Southern Utah University was joined by his teammates Cameron Nelson, Bucky Aona and Keli‘i Zablan on the second team.

Reichle was a late addition to Southern Utah’s rotation and parlayed the action into a 2-2 record and a 2.92 ERA, marking the lowest ERA of any starting Thunderbird pitcher.

Prior to signing with Southern Utah, Reichle signed with Brigham Young University, but didn’t play because of a medical redshirt. While at Kaua‘i High School, he was a four-year letter winner in baseball and basketball and a two-year letter winner in cross country. Back in 2002, Reichle was named a Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation all-star while playing outfield and first-team all-state honors and league MVP while playing utility and pitcher in 2003. Reichle was also a member of the 2001, 2003 and 2004 KIF championship baseball team.

Tennis clinic in Kapa‘a next Tuesday

Tennis players between the ages of 7 and 17 are invited to participate in the Coach Stan’s 5th Annual Summer Junior Tennis Clinic. The clinic will be held at the Kapa‘a High School tennis courts on June 12 and June 13 between 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Cost to participate is $25 per player and a can of tennis balls.

The clinic will be conducted by Coach Stanford Iwamoto, the Kapa‘a High School’s tennis coach. Hui Opio Kenika O ‘Kapa‘a, or Kapa‘a Junior Tennis Club, is sponsoring the clinic and the cost of the clinic also covers annual club membership.

For more information, call Coach Stan at 634-3523, or Jonathan Tom at 652-6888.

U.S. Junior and Girls Junior Qualifiers scheduled at Wailua

A qualifying round for the 2007 U.S. Junior and Girls Junior Championship will be held later this month at the Wailua Golf Course.

The deadline for entries must be received by the United States Golf Association by 11 a.m., today. The cost is $25 to enter.

Boys who will not turn 18 until after July 28 and have a handicap of less than or equal to 6.4 must register at www.uaga.org before 11 a.m. today.

The 36-hole sectional qualifying will be on June 22 and 23.

The USGA Junior Championship will be held at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo., during the week of July 23 through 28th.

Girls who will not turn 18 until after July 28 and have a handicap less than or equal to 18.4 must also register before 11 a.m., today.

The 18-hole sectional qualifying will be on June 23. The USGA Girls Junior Championship will be held at Tacoma Country & Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash., during the week of July 23 through 28.

Sectional qualifiers will be held nationwide in June, with spots awarded at each site to fill the championship field of 156 players. The championship format will be two rounds of stroke play, with the low 64 scorers advancing to single-elimination match play.

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