HONOKAA — Kamehameha sophomore Mykala Tokunaga spent part of her time leading up to the season strengthening her wrist and working on her pitching repertoire.
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With a deep bench, talented catcher and experienced pitching staff, the Konawaena Wildcats are primed for a run at the Big Island Interscholastic Division II title.
Lia Galdeira cut through the Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball championships just like she used to on the Big Island Interscholastic Federation level.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo rode a pair of strong pitching performances and the hot bat of Rebecca Lee to sweep Holy Names University in a doubleheader on Saturday at the Vulcans’ softball field.
HONOLULU — Keith Shamburger converted 12 of 14 free-throw attempts in the final 3 minutes as Hawaii held off Cal State Fullerton, 81-77 in a regular-season finale Saturday.
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DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Jabari Parker had a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Duke past No. 14 North Carolina 93-81 Saturday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With strands of net behind their ears, Florida seniors Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin, Will Yeguete and Patric Young stopped at midcourt and kissed the floor.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Kelly Johnson homered after Mark Teixeira’s first hit of the spring, and the New York Yankees beat a Houston Astros split squad 9-6 on Saturday.
For Florida Gulf Coast and Mercer, the ultimate tiebreaker awaits.
DORAL, Fla. — Patrick Reed turned his game around in four holes Saturday and wound up with a 3-under 69 in much tamer conditions at Doral, giving him a two-shot lead at the Cadillac Championship going into a final round that will prominently feature Tiger Woods for the first time this year.
The Big Island is quickly becoming known as a hotbed of high-caliber rugby talent.
KEALAKEKUA —The contest between the two top contenders to knock off Kamehameha for the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II crown was as close as expected Saturday in the final game of the Keaau Cougar Invitational Tournament at Konawaena’s Gabby Inaba Field.