By KEVIN JAKAHI
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A lot of attention will be targeted on Waiakea senior left-hander Kodi Medeiros, who’s projected to be a first-round pick in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft in June, and whose every movement will be watched like a hawk by scouts.
As Keaukaha Warriors first baseman Kele Coloma chased after an errant throw, the Keaukaha Legends’ Kobi Candaroma raced around the bases in search of the tying run.
They entered with the same No. 8 ranking, went back in forth dividing up the first four sets, and then UC Irvine and the University of Hawaii took turns trading points in the decisive game.
Three Pacific West Conference men’s teams have been selected to play in the West Region of the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament: fifth-seeded Cal Baptist, sixth-seeded Dixie State and eighth-seeded Chaminade. Cal Baptist won the PacWest regular season title and Chaminade the tournament title.
HONOKAA — Kamehameha sophomore Mykala Tokunaga spent part of her time leading up to the season strengthening her wrist and working on her pitching repertoire.
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.
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.
A trio of standouts representing three state championship teams have been named the Big Island Athletes of the Month for February.