Celebrations and lamentations: Happy to put 2020 in past, but before we do let’s recall moments worth savoring

In what might have been the best contest of the year, Waiakea’s John Grover, right, scored a hat trick to lift the Warriors to a 3-2 win in double OT against Hilo in the BIIF Division I boys soccer championship, their first since 2006. (Brad Ballesteros/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

The feel-good story of the year? That’s easy. Led by O’shen Cazimero (20), Kohala’s boys basketball team stormed the court in celebration Feb. 21 after winning HHSAA Division II tournament, the school’s first state title. (Parish Kaleiwahea/Courtesy Photo)

The early returns actually looked promising.