Kauai golfers share in HSJGA awards

LIHUE — Rilen Loo of Lihue and Samantha Nichols of Waimea are among the six recipients named to share in $20,000 in scholarships through the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association.

Gandia notches first hole-in-one

Derek Gandia of Kapaa scored a hole-in-one on July 6 at Wailua Golf Course. He hit a five-wood 165 yards on the seventh hole. It was his first hole-in-one in 24 years of golfing. Witnesse were Jared Lopez, Eric Sakazaki and Kobe Bryant.

Mueller is all smiles in sailboat race

Tess Mueller, exchanging deck-hand chores for duty on the stick of Fast Company, wore a big smile after piloting the Olson 30 across the finish plane Thursday when the Nawiliwili Yacht Club opened the four-race Wahine series.

Dominating baseball in California

The Ruff Ryderz Baseball group, including its 15 and under team that recently won the Fourth of July Classic in California, will be presenting its Fourth Annual Baseball in Paradise tournament from July 24 through 27 at Waimea Athletic Field.

Majors prepare for state

Members of the Kawaihau Community Little League Majors All Stars will be exchanging their baseball gear for fishnets, sponges, brushes, hoses, and even Zumba wear — for the next few days, at least.

‘99+1 Holes’ helps juniors

LIHUE — A hundred holes of golf in a single day. Registration for golfers attempting the feat during the “99+1 Holes” is currently being accepted by the Kauai Junior Golf Association as a fundraiser.

Parducci hits second hole-in-one

Conrad Parducci, of Kapaa, landed a hole in one on hole 7 at Wailua Golf Course on Sunday, July 8. He shot 164 yards with a Callaway 6 iron to accomplish the feat.

KIF football 7-on-7 scrimmages this month

LIHUE — It will still be a while before football season starts, but fans can get a small glance of what’s to come this year. Kauai High School will host seven-on-seven scrimmages on July 13 and July 20 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Games will be held on Kauai High’s football practice field behind the gym.

Ike Loa volleyball players headed for college

POIPU — When local volleyball club Ike Loa started a couple of years ago, the goal was to help Kauai’s young talent reach the college ranks, if that was where they wanted to go. A handful of former Kauai Interscholastic Federation players that have also played for the club reached that goal.

Swim Kauai Aquatics group ‘small, but mighty’

HONOLULU — Swim Kauai Aquatics had just three swimmers competing at the Hawaiian Senior Championships on Oahu. “This was a small, but mighty crew of Tyler Tanaka, 15, Kamaira Silva, 14, and Chloe Inouye, 12,” said SKA coach Curt Colby. “Being that you have to be 12 years old to participate, this was Chloe’s first time at this event, and she proved herself determined and ready, as she swam against collegiate swimmers from the University of Hawaii, swimmers from the mainland, as well as Olympic swimmers from the island of Palau, who were coached by former SKA coach Billy Brown.”

Vierra, Apeles-Erikson tandem champions

Kalani Vierra and Krystil Apeles-Erickson are confirmed as the world champions in tandem surfing, according to Tiffany Rabacal-Harper, the International Surfing Association co-president.

Silva holds off Medeiros challenge

POIPU — Two points separated Casera Silva and Kim Medeiros following the most recent Kauai All Girls Rodeo Association event, Sunday at the CJM Country Stables in Poipu where Casera emerged as All Around Cowgirl.

Hana Hou routs Rebels; mud stops Kapaa games

Heavy rains in Kapaa on Saturday inundated the softball diamond at the Bryan Baptiste Sports Complex. Three of the four games slated to be played on the field were postponed due to the unplayable conditions of the ballpark. The fourth scheduled game between the Keonimana Gents and Kuku’s Aces was moved to Kaumakani at the Wally Sonoda Field. Games between the East Kauai Legends and Kawaihau, Solid Steel and Da Kruzers, and the Islanders versus the Hanamaulu Hillsiders will be re-scheduled.

Ike Loa competes at Volleyball Festival national tourney

Some of Kauai’s young volleyball players were on the mainland and took on clubs from all around the country. Local youth club Ike Loa Volleyball Club competed in the 2019 Volleyball Festival National Championships from June 27 through 30 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.