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Nakama: A rough week for UH

HONOLULU — Last weekend was a rough one for three of the University of Hawaii’s “marquee” spring sports, as the baseball, softball and men’s volleyball teams went a combined 0-for-8 in crucial conference competition.

Medeiros fans 14, Warriors edge Viks 2-1

Waiakea senior left-hander Kodi Medeiros has a lot of confidence in his slider, not only with its sweeping across-the-plate movement to miss bats, but also his command to hit a bull’s-eye strike on the inside corner only inches away from an opposing hitter.

Konawaena pulls past Kohala 5-1

KEALAKEKUA — Like any good hitter, Konawaena’s Evyn Yamaguchi belted the ball, put his head down and ran as fast as he could. Yamaguchi only slowed down when he heard the cheers.

Primetime slot for Hilo, Waiakea

In the annual meeting of the league’s best crosstown baseball rivalry, Hilo battles Waiakea today with more than first place in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation standings on the line.

Hilo produces heavy hitter for No. 1

Ridge Hoopii-Haslam keeps on hitting, despite a jump up in competition and change of location that bears no resemblance to his comfortable home in Hilo, where there’s nothing like mom’s cooking and a dip in the ocean.