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Keiki aerialist Ayla Sprecher looks heavenly while competing for Samadhi Hawai‘i Aerials. Photo by Kaveh Kardan.

Kudos to Manakoa Gymnastics on its first-place finish at Aloha Gymfest 2018. Winners included Mia Manzo (first place all around, second on vault), Lorianna Herrmann (first on bars with the highest score of 9.700), Josie Kurt (fourth all around, second on beam and third on vault), Micayla Herrmann (fifth place all around, second on bars), and Maya Coloma (sixth all around, first on floor). Participating teams came from Hawai‘i, California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Minnesota, as well as from Australia, Canada and Japan, to compete.

Members of the Whitfield Soccer Club 2011 team gather after a game at Waipi‘o Soccer Complex. Photo by La‘akea Event Designs.

Division champions of the Barbers Point Junior Open, presented by O‘ahu Junior Golf Association and held Dec. 27-28 at Barbers Point Golf Course, gather for a photo. They are: (from left) Jacob Torres (boys 15-18), Rayden Hara-Shimabuku (boys 11-12), Rachael Wang (girls 11-12), James Fujita (boys 10 and under), Kate Nakaoka (girls 10 and under, winner by sudden-death playoff), Alex Kam (boys 13-14) and Karissa Kilby (girls 13-14). Missing: Kamie Hamada (girls 15-18).