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Champion Lady Vulcans

After a good night’s rest, University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Kristen Sawada felt confident going into the final round of the 2014 Pacific West Conference Championship.

Waiakea’s Igawa in charge

If Waiakea senior Andi Igawa has a bad round of golf, by her gold standard, it’s still better than the rest of the field — a fashionable way to inch closer to her first Big Island Interscholastic Federation title.


Three Big Island standouts have earned spots on Team Aloha 2014 and will help represent Hawaii in the 17th Annual Arizona Elite Spring Classic girls basketball tournament.

NCAA, Vaccaro battle on

There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the late ’70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes.

Nakama: Hawaii trying to dress for success

HONOLULU — There has been a shortage of good news around the University of Hawaii athletic department these past few weeks, with the men’s volleyball team falling short of a league playoff berth and the baseball and softball teams struggling through conference slumps.

Golf: Junior Tour Series results

Saturday-Sunday at Waikoloa Village Golf Course Girls 7-10 Par 72; 4,415 yards 1. Minny Byun, Honolulu 79-81—160 2. Kiersten Saludares, Hilo 78-87—165 3. Kailey Oki, Hilo 94-99—193 4. Michiko Ejima, Hilo 108-103—211 Girls 11-12 Par 72; 5,480 yards 1...

Hawaii Kupuna Softball League glance

STANDINGS Eastside Coconut Crushers 13-1 Honomu Rockets 13-1 Hilo Pomaikai 12-2 Junkyard Dogs 11-3 Onomea Rangers 12-4 Onipaa 9-5 Team Sports 9-5 Kuikahi 5-9 Waiakea 5-9 Hui O Na Kolohe 3-13 Kupuna Pride 2-14 Tsunami 2-14 Puuwai Opio 0-16 Westside...

Diamond deadlock

The Big Island Interscholastic Federation has some funky or logical rules, depending on one’s perspective. One is a baseball game that starts during the day with no lights on, can’t be turned on when darkness is approaching. If the score is tied after seven innings or later, that’s the way things end, at least during the regular season.

Hawaii Prep honors Max Unger

Super Bowl champion and Hawaii Preparatory Academy alumnus Max Unger made a surprise appearance at his high school Wednesday during a special assembly held in his honor. HPA retired Ungerʻs number “77” during a ceremony held in the schoolʻs Castle Gym. Ungerʻs wife, Leah, and his parents, Keith and Cynda, also HPA graduates, attended the event.

Hard-hitting Ka Makani overpower Dragons

HONOKAA — On the mound, DJ Sekiya got stronger. At the plate, Hawaii Prep picked up steam and hit the ball harder. Considering how long Tuesday’s Big Island Interscholastic Federation baseball game lasted, one almost could say Ka Makani simply got better with age.