Burns Intercollegiate tees off Thursday

WAILUA — The University of Hawaii men’s golf team will be on the Wailua Golf Course for the 43rd annual John A. Burns intercollegiate golf tournament Thursday through Saturday.

Going back to Cali! Machado signs record deal with Padres

Though it seemed more and more like a possibility the longer the free agency period dragged, the San Diego Padres were a long shot to land prized free agent Manny Machado. After months of speculation has crept all the way into the beginning of spring training, they did just that, signing the third baseman to a 10-year, $300 million deal on Tuesday.

Keonimana Gents stand alone

PUHI — Persistent showers made a quagmire of the Wailua Houselots Garden Park Softball diamond, forcing the Kauai Senior Softball League to rapidly rearrange the schedule and make use of the softball stadium in Puhi Park. Despite the storm, the park in Puhi handled the weather well and was in fine condition for play.

Warrior headed for Washington showcase

KAPAA — Kapaa High School senior Michael Encinas will be headed to Washington state to show his stuff. The Warriors basketball player will participate in a showcase hosted by The High School All-American Showcase at Shoreline Community College near Seattle.

Hang Loose Pro will be first major test of QS season

It’s unfortunate to say it, but the Hawaii portion of the annual surf season has essentially come to a close. Hawaiian waters dominate the professional landscape for about three straight months, but it’s now time to share the wealth and give some other nations a chance to see the best of the best up close.