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Bug-In race results ^ The Big Island Auto Club and Big Island VW Club annual Bug-In was held April 19-20 at the Hilo Drag Strip. Results follow: ^ Saturday • Team Germany (VW) vs. Team Japan (sports compact). Behind the power performance of Laramie...

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Hawaii Kupuna Softball League glance

Westside Kona Gold 16-0 Kona Legends 16-0 Kohala 12-4 Jackie Rey’s 11-5 Puukapu 10-6 Hamakua Coast 9-7 Local Boyz 6-10 Pueo 5-11 HK 4-12 Waimea Paniolo 3-12 Ka Nani O Honokaa 2-13 Kona Warriors 1-15 ^ Eastside Coconut Crushers 15-1 Honomu Rockets 13...