Keiki Athletes

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Players laced up their shoes and brought their A games to the hardwood while competing in the Proformance Hawai‘i 3v3 Basketball Tournament at Waialua High School earlier this month. Entering were more than 60 teams made up of boys and girls in the fifth grade, and keeping things well organized were Kyle Pape and a very supportive crew. Joining Pape (center) are players from several different teams. They are (from left)Pierce Kohl and Ren Hess from Eastside; Noa Manaea, Colt Peleiholani-Kuhns, Aiden Mateo and Desmond Cotterell from Wilson Park Crew; and Kellen Kwock from Dawgs. PHOTO COURTESY CORBIN PELEIHOLANI-KUHNS

The Honolulu Sharks swam off with the sixth grade AAU Level 1 division title at the Jam On It Hawai‘i District Tournament, held at Hawai‘i Convention Center in March. Members of the team are (back, from left) coach Chris Young, Butter Peneueta, Ansen Parker, Grayson Pien, coach Darren Matsuda, (front) Kobe Hino, Rhys Matsuda, Kanoa Kameehonua, Bryson Myles, Kellan Young and Jase Morita. PHOTO COURTESY LORELEI BERNARDINO

It was all smiles for the Wong ‘ohana after a Sacred Hearts Academy softball game. Flashing their pearly whites are 15-year-old Jenica Wong and her proud daddy, Eric. PHOTO COURTESY ERIC WONG

i9 Sports’ Black Snake Heroes (ages 4-7) show off their sportsmanship medals and new bats, donated by coach Nick Reichard. The Heroes capped off their baseball season recently at Ala Pu‘umalu Community Park. Pictured are (from left) Cole Kaya, Hudson DiPasquale, Karter Navarrete, Ronin DiPasquale, coach Reichard, Tyson Reichard, Enzo Ferris, Zayven Salavea-Erice and Caden Soeda. PHOTO COURTESY MARK SOEDA

Congratulations are in order for the U13 girls champions, who won big at the 2022 HYSA Memorial Day Cup. They are (front, from left) Tayte Munechika, Leah Ogasawara, Lana Nakayama, Brooke Proctor, Olena Kuhau-Liftee, Jana Nishikata-Paulo, Kelcie Hirayama, Mia Waki, (back) coach Jerry Proctor, Ava Lau, Brooke Harris, Kacy Uyeno, Sadie Hamamoto, Koiau Ledward, Sophia Santiago and coach Lea Nakayama. PHOTO COURTESY NATE LAU