Hometown Heroes: Despite pandemic, Keahole Center for Sustainability ensures educational program goes on
Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Meiling Kam went to her first water polo team practice, she had no idea what in store for her. The now-graduate of Kealakehe had never played the sport before, but it only took one practice for her to realize she may have found her calling.
By this time next year, Caiyle Kaupu will have long traded in the green, black and white uniforms she has donned at Konawaena for the blue and gold of the UC Irvine Anteaters.
Date for 2020 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii rescheduled again; Kohala triathlon pushed back from August to Nov. 21
Following the postponement of the Ironman World Championship earlier this month, Ironman announced Tuesday this year’s 70.3 Hawaii triathlon, also known as Honu, has been postponed once again, from Aug. 15 to Nov. 21.
Queen Liliuokalani Race postponed until 2021; Kai Opua hopes to hold smaller event in Sept. to honor monarch, sport
Kai Opua Canoe Club announced Wednesday the annual Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Race has been postponed until 2021 and will not take place during the first week of September this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Kailua-Kona’s biggest sporting event — the Ironman World Championship — to be postponed until 2021, an economic hit for Hawaii Island, which depends on the race bringing in thousands of visitors every year in the month of October.
The bright lights of the “ninth island” of Las Vegas recently shined on a few future Big Island basketball stars.
At 29,029 feet, Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, has always been one of the most difficult challenges a mountaineer can face. Besides the physical labor that comes with summiting a mountain of that scale, climbers face oxygen deprivation, avalanches, snowstorms and hypothermia in their quest to make it to the top of the world.
The Kona Marathon has seen a lot of changes with new courses and new owners in its more than two decades running, but its biggest change comes this year with its cancellation.