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Jan. 26 Big Island briefs

Waiakea High seeking

head football coach

Waiakea High School is seeking applications for a head football coach.

Applications can be picked up from the school office Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the deadline to apply is Feb. 14

For more information, contact Tom Correa at 974-4830.

Pirates sweep AJA

baseball doubleheader

Onan Masaoka was overpowering and the Waiakea Pirates banged out 29 hits in sweeping an AJA Memorial Baseball League doubleheader from the Corsairs last Sunday at Wong Stadium.

In a 10-2 victory, Masaoka struck out 15 over seven solid innings and was 2 for 5 with a run-scoring double an four RBIs.

Third baseman Rory Inouye and catcher Bryce Onaga each collected three hits, Tyson Goo added a pair of run-scoring singles for the Pirates (3-1) and Dax Gushiken was 2 for 3.

Center fielder Randall Iha had two hits for the Corsairs (0-6). Kaili Tanaka took the loss, striking out three in four innings of work.

Shortstop Kylen Uyeda and third baseman Tyler Thornley were each 3 for 3 with two RBIs in the Pirates’ 18-6 victory in the second game. Goo was 2 for 5 with four RBIs to help back Cody Urasaki on the mound. Urasaki fanned five in five innings.

Corsairs infielder Patricio Tsue finished 4 for 4, including a run-scoring double and three RBIs, and Iha was 2 for 4. Losing pitcher Chase Komatsu lasted three innings.

The Pirates and Warriors (4-0) will play a doubleheader Sunday at Wong Stadium starting at 10 a.m.

Track certification

testing set for Feb. 9

USA Track and Field officials certification testing will be held 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Feb 9 at the Waiakea High library.

Certification expires every Olympic year, and anyone interested in officiating Big Island Interscholastic Federation track is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Waiakea High School athletic director Tom Correa at 974-4830.

UHH soccer makes

pledge in cancer fight

The University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s soccer team will make a donation to the American Cancer Society following the Vulcans’ Oct. 27 “Kick Out Breast Cancer Day.”

The pink jerseys that the Vuls donned in a match against BYU-Hawaii were auctioned off in an effort to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, and UHH raised $708.


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