Herbert Honjo was a star for the Kawaihau Little League. Sherwood Iida said the team had so much confidence in his culinary expertise, they told him to just buy what he needed to feed both the Kawaihau team and the Kipu Upu U team from Kona.
Steven Fujii was most generous in his offer for both food and drink and John Ochoco might not have been able to play, but was busy taking photos and coordinating figures for the six games which were being played at the same time. John even had time to introduce Nathan Suganuma who was Pat Baniaga’s counterpart from the Big Island.
Nathan said Dennis Onishi (Piopio Bears, anyone?) is running for the Big Island County Council. Now, wasn’t there a Maui councilman playing for one of the Maui teams? Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho, JoAnn Yukimura and Mel Rapozo were chatting with a former Maui mayor following the grand opening, too.
Earl Miyao got to rest with Russell Wellington and Uncle Louie Almadova had shade as he cheered on Louie II of Kipu Upu U, Wednesday. The big question is how the puppy could sleep through all that cheering and foot-stomping.
Donovan Travaso and Peter Ishibashi were both comparing who had the redder ears (they forgot their hats) and Adam Brun and Dickie Koerte had their game in control.
Congratulations to Bernard Carvalho and the Parks and Recreation staff who did a tremendous job in hosting the great tournament.