Kapaa bats drive sweep over Kauai

Kapaa High School softball team’s bats were hot, and the Warriors took both ends of its doubleheader against Kauai, 13-4, 15-1, in Kauai Interscholastic Federation softball at Isenberg Park in Lihue.

Schools share in video awards

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School media team was the sole recipient of a first-place honor among the five awardsearned by Kauai schools at the 2019 Student Television Network Convention that wrapped up on March 31 in Seattle.

Happy Camper for Sunday, April 7, 2019

Kudos to Kalaheo School’s Annalisa Rivera for coordinating a successful Beach Day at Puolo Point, Salt Pond Beach Park (great job coordinating all those professionals, Jean Souza and Malia Nobrega-Olivera!).

Garden Fair, Makahiki pack the house

Rhonda Liu of Kauai Community College was thrilled with how many people braved the scorching sun to take in the Garden Fair presented by the Kauai County Farm Bureau, and the Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council Makahiki that was set up alongside the fair Saturday at KCC.

An opera of orchids

The mayor’s office will have to wait, said Caryn Sakahashi on Friday during the opening day of the Garden Island Orchid Society’s Spring Fantasy orchid show and plant sale at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ social hall.

SKA’s Chloe Inouye wins gold at Seattle regionals

LIHUE — Swim Kauai Aquatics swimmer Chloe Inouye, 12, found gold at the Pacific Northwest Regional swim meet by taking the 50 breaststroke in Seattle during the meet that was wrapped up March 24. Inouye touched the wall on a 31.03-second swim. She was praised by SKA coach Curt Colby as being the top performer of the group of five SKA swimmers who qualified for the meet.

Happy Camper for Friday, April 5, 2019

Avery Ortal of Boy Scout Troop 334, sponsored by Holy Cross Church, took advantage of the weekly Kauai Culinary Market (the Soup Girls — they said the Soup Lady is retired — had corn chowder, Ron Wood) to sell his Makahiki tickets (Boy Scout Simon Oyama sold all his during the Flavors of Kukuiula benefiting the Charity Walk at The Shops at Kukuiula!) for the event that takes place Saturday next to the Garden Fair at Kauai Community College.

Home runs, defense anchor Waimea win

WAIMEA — Waimea High School girls softball went to the long ball and great defense to catch Kauai High School, 13-6 during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation softball game, Wednesday at the Waimea Canyon Park.

Burn out suicide!

Kaylynn Drake started Kekua Aloha Foundation after being impacted by suicide. That was four years ago when she was just a high school freshman, when her home town of Anahola saw a rash of youth and young-adult suicides.