Sports year in review

Randy Dela Cruz / Contributed photo

Red Raiders junior catcher Skyler Sadora hits a 2-RBI double in the third inning of the championship game of the Wally Yonamine Foundation Baseball Championships – Division II state tournament at Les Murakami Stadium, in this April 29 photo.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

Kauai High School varsity baseball head coach Hank Ibia (27) during a KIF baseball game at Vidinha Stadium, in this April 12 photo.

John Steinhorst / The Garden Island file

Tandem surfing champions Kalani Vierra and Krystl Apeles were honored with a plaque and appointed their own day of recognition, in this Oct. 24 photo.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

Morris Unutoa Jr. dons a Utah cap before signing his letter of intent at the Bernice Hundley Gym at Kapaa High School, in this Feb. 1 photo.

Photo courtesy Michelle Chiba

The Kekaha Titans Pop Warner cheer team stops for a photo with the championship trophy from the 2017 Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships in Orlando, Fla., in this December photo. From left: Laulea Durant, Hailey Mata, Kiara Gandia, Tristan Raposas, Gianna Pimental-Piccirilli, Deyshia Kenney, Qiyrah Rapanot, Harmony Woodman, Amaya Andres, Hayley Oyamot-Taniguchi, Jayla Albina, Kaytelyn Butac-Kahawai, Wailenalena Kaohi and Tisha Burton.

Hollyn Johnson / Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Kauai High School’s Taegan Keep throws during the girls discus event at the Island Movers Track and Field Championships at Keaau High School, in this May 13 photo.

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press file

San Diego Padres pitcher Kirby Yates throws during an MLB baseball game this past season.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

The coaches and players of the Kauai Yankees stop for photos with Art Umezu, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and James Kealalio of the Department of Parks and Recreation at the Moikeha Building, in this July 6 photo.

Photo courtesy Kalae Makua Martins

Niumalu Canoe Club’s Girls 12U crew stops for a photo during the Hawaii Canoe Racing Association State Championships on Maui. Pictured: Laule’a Asano, Neva Burkart, Karlie Carvalho, Alexia Cruz, Mekayla Finch and Eleiah Gouveia-McCarthy.

Photo by Todd Fuerte / The Countdown

A driver charges through the mud pit during the third annual Mud Out, in this Aug. 13 photo.

Once again, another new year is upon us.