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Keiki Athletes

Send pictures of your young sports stars to bmossman@midweek.com. Please provide first and last names of athletes pictured, their ages, the communities they’re from and any information about the event or league they’re participating in.

Their season now behind them, varsity runners from the Pac-Five cross-country team can now look forward to bright pathways ahead. Pictured (from left) are Wyatt Fujikawa (UH Lab), Pieter Nauwelaerts (UH Lab), Koby Oku (UH Lab) and state championship qualifier Chevez Grilho (Assets High School). PHOTO COURTESY RITA GRILHO

Zyden-Jordan Karratti of the 8U ICEE Gold Black team gets ready to juke a defender during a flag football game. Zyden-Jordan competes in the Gridiron Football Hawai‘i league. PHOTO COURTESY NATASHA AGCAOILI

It was a rousing success for Tropic Lightning Taekwondo’s Konnor Higa, who competed at the 2020 Hawai‘i State Taekwondo Championships. Entering his age-appropriate sparring division, the 7-year-old Waipi‘o resident struck gold. Congratulations, Konnor! PHOTO COURTESY JAYME HIGA

The Holy Family Catholic Academy Wildcats (girls black team for grades 6, 7 and 8) put the finishing touches on another season of “divine” play in the Catholic Schools Sports League. Members of the team are: (front, from left) Vanessa Zawierusynski, Kylie Uekawa, Elle Arceneaux, Alexis Husain, Elodie Cummings, (back) Ilyana Alba, Leana Abe, Shaley Wilcox, Mikayla Siaosi, Sophia Bein and Kaitlyn Dela Cruz. Missing from the photo is Melany De Souza.

Like their older peers, the Holy Family Catholic Academy Wildcats (girls blue team for grades 5 and 6) were just as heavenly this past season competing in the Catholic Schools Sports League. Members of the team are: (front, from left) Nicole Shigeta, Aundrea Parages, Emerson Carroll, Iris Soto, Brianah Schecht, Sabrina Alejo, (back) Calleigh Palacol, Kaci Kawahakui, Makenzie Higa, Kaimalino Matthews, Sophia Zawierusynski and Ria Macias. Missing from photo is Kassidy Paco. PHOTO COURTESY ALYSSA SOTO