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Expos Hand Yankees 10-4 Loss

Kawaihu Little League took over Brian Baptiste Sports Complex May 16 for a contest between the Expos and the Yankees. The Yanks tried their best, but fell to the Expos 10-4. Photos by RON KOSEN PHOTO SPECTRUM KAUA‘I

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An Eye For Sports Action

Please join the entire Kauai Midweek staff in offering hearty kudos to Ron Kosen of Photo Spectrum Kauai. On May 15, during the statewide Hawaii Publishers Association Pa‘i Awards luncheon at The Plaza Club in Honolulu, Ron was awarded first place in the Excellence in Sports Photography category. The image, originally published Jan. 1, 2014, […]

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Futsal Kauai advances to KSA Finals

After leading 2-0 at halftime, Makani gave up the game-tying goal in the last minute. Futsal Kauai went on to win the May 9 Kauai Soccer Association semifinal match 3-2 in a shootout.

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Good Guys (And Gals) Of Isle Sports

It’s a holiday tradition — the annual Bob Hogue/MidWeek Nice People Awards, as I honor those who made covering sports such a great privilege this past year. Here are my selections as the Nice People for 2014: Marcus Mariota: Humble. Honorable. Heroic. Hawaii’s first Heisman winner not only had a great season to win college […]

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Chronicling 40 Years Of Coaching

There’s a quote in the first chapter of Dave Shoji’s new memoir, Wahine Volleyball: 40 Years Coaching Hawaii’s Team, that tells you how far the sport of women’s volleyball and Dave Shoji have come. Just after winning his first national title in 1979 in his fifth year as head coach of the Rainbow Wahine, Shoji […]

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Coach Wag’s Excellent Retirement

Former University of Hawaii head football coach Bob Wagner is a Facebook friend of mine. Recently, I’ve been enjoying his posts and pictures as he’s been visiting various college football stadiums around the country. “This past month, I’ve been traveling with my wife Gloria and going to football games, where I have friends and former […]

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Globe-trotting Coach Comes Home

Long before there was Little League girl pitching ace Mo’ne Davis, there was another little girl who was a youth league baseball all-star right here in the Islands. She grew up on Kauai and excelled as a pitcher, shortstop and second-baseman. “I remember making the all-star trips to Oahu,” she tells me. “Playing against the […]

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Getting A Leg Up On Man Cred

As I lay anxiously awaiting the siren call of surgery, I came upon a universal truth: Injuries can give a guy some serious man cred. They also can destroy reputations if the wrong ones occur. Back injuries are never good. One can hit a retaining wall at 180 mph and it still doesn’t matter – […]

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The First Native Football Player

When former Pearl City High football player Les Hutchins first saw the list of the inaugural class of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, he was impressed. Hutchins, who is part-Hawaiian, admired the names of Gouveia, Mawae, Seau, Wedemeyer, Kreutz, Thompson and Niumatalolo. Hutchins hopes another name is listed in a future Hall of Fame […]

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Mariota, Victorino: Flyin’ Hawaiians

Is it an overused cliché? Or a fun nickname? The Flyin’ Hawaiian (yes, it does rhyme, kind of) has been utilized by sportswriters and publicity departments so much lately it’s hard to figure out who actually owns the title. Historically, there was Squirmin’ Herman Wedemeyer, the original Flyin’ Hawaiian. A few years back, there was […]