The Konawaena Wildcats jumped off to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and broke open in the second inning with seven runs to shut out Ka Makani. Our girls will travel to Hilo to play the Kamehameha Warriors on March 9th.
Our girls got off to a good start after Pahoa struggled to find the strike zone, allowing us to put up ten runs in the first inning. Freshman pitcher, Hillary Connors, gave up one infield single to Pahoa's first batter in the first inning but held them hitless for the rest of the game.
After a two and a half hour bus ride, the boys stepped onto the court ready to take care of business. A clean sweep, 3-0, the boys didn't waste time in taking their first DII win. With the passing at a 2.0, the team hammered out 33 kills from 74 attempts, making it their best hitting and passing game so far. The boys will play their next game against Kealakehe at home on April 1st.
The girls traveled up to play the Kohala Cowboys on Thursday afternoon. The girls had a tough time in the early innings after the powerful hitting Kohala team. After going on a 14-0 run in the first two innings, the girls were able to regroup and hold the cowboys to one inning for the rest of the game. They will play at home this Saturday against Pahoa. Come out and support our Softball team!
The boys played their season opener against the Kamehameha Warriors last night. A battle all the way to the finish, they boys pulled one set from underneath the strong Division I team. The team will hop on the bus again Saturday morning to travel to Ka'u for their first official Division II match-up.
Our girls held Kona to one run through two innings before Kona opened the game up and took off with a six run third inning. Although our girls were in scoring position several times, Kona's defense was holding strong.
Stumbling onto the school bus at 7 o'clock on a Saturday morning is just where these boys wanted to be. They traveled for two hours to Pahoa High School to play in their first games of the season. The boys played five games winning four of them beating Pahoa, Lanai, Honokaa, and Kona, and falling to the Division I Waiakea Warriors. "Today was an exceptional day for our team," captain, Ghar Pautz says when reflecting on the day, "we really came together and played tough. Winning four out of five games AND beating Kona, who knocked us out of the BIIF tournament last year, was better than any of us expected. I can tell this season is going to be special." The boys finished 3rd out of 10 teams overall and will play in their season opener on Wednesday, March 1st, against Kamehameha.
Our boy's singles were unstoppable sweeping both of their opponents 6-0 in both sets of their matches. Our first boys doubles group, Ethan James and Jeff Marks, lost a close match to Waiakea's Lucas Chun and Brennan Yamamoto. But our second and third doubles group (Rex Lin/Eric Gou and Zane Willman/David Welch Keliihoomalu) won both of their matches. In our girl's singles, Kayla Hollister was defeated and Sora Frysinger won but unfortunately, all three of the the girl's doubles fell to the powerful DI Waiakea team.
Our Ka Makani softball team lost their season opener to the Honokaa Dragons 15-2 last night. Our girls jumped out 1-0 early in the first inning but couldn't hang on to it. They fell 4-1 in the second and the dragons broke away in the third. Our runs were scored by Hillary Connors '20 (1) and Caroline Parks '18 (1).
In the boys singles, Ryo Minakata and Hayden Virtue both went 6-0 in both sets of their matches. In the boys doubles, Jeff Marks and Ethan James, Rex Lin and Eric Guo, and Noah Henderson and Andy Lee all won their matches. In the girls singles, Kayla Hollister won her match in 3 sets (6-2, 4-6, 10-8). In the girls doubles, Kirra Brown and Charlotte Head and Nadoka Shirakawa and Anna Morita won their matches and Megan Abe and Sora Hataji lost their match in a tough game against Makua Lani's Lenae Nygaard and Katie Mccormick.