Happy Camper

Congratulations to Uncle Louie Almadova who got to throw out the first pitch at the Bronco State Championships when it opened Friday at Hanapepe Stadium.

Kudos to Paul Pancho, Brenda Jose, Pat Baniaga and all the Kaua‘i people involved in hosting this great event. Assistant fire chief John Blaylock was looking around for his friend, Saturday, and didn’t realize how many people were here for the event.

Wally Rezentes Jr. knew he had a friend in the crowd somewhere, but didn’t have his cell phone, or number.

The Mililani A parents were trying to figure out if you needed reservations for the Menehune Mart manju, and Gerald Ako came down to meet with his buddies from the Aiea team.

Congratulations to Karen and Steven Matsumoto on hosting another great basketball tournament.

Clay Tang (he was checking out the YMCA pool, Thursday) and his Ikaika Basketball girls were part of the crowd at the Kaua‘i Hospice “Concert in the Sky,” Friday night.

Coach Cecil Gee has been trying to keep everyone happy with the schedule and Vonda Aki had the best solution: ask Oprah Winfrey for a gym so everyone can be happy. Tonight’s games are at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (that’s according to Vonda).

Somehow, it doesn’t seem right to see Gene Padilla just at basketball, but it’s all good. Was nice to see Maynard Shay and Bryan Inouye (even Aeron was helping with the scorekeeping along with Katie Ceria-Johnson).


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