HANAPEPE — Waimea High School’s 33rd annual softball invitational tournament is set to start Thursday. Play runs through Saturday at Hanapepe Stadium.
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.
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.
LIHUE — Kauai High School’s varsity boys basketball team will enter unseeded in the 2019 Snapple Boys Basketball Championships–Division II state tournament.
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.
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.