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Kona Royals U18 team win state Rugby league championship for first time

After an undefeated season, the Royals beat local club Poly United, 14-5.

20th annual Luck of the Irish charity golf tournament for Hawaiʻi Island United Way

The Luck of the Irish Golf Tournament is back on March 12 and 13 for its 20th year as a fundraiser for the Hawai’i Island United Way.

Football champs Konawaena Wildcats honored by Hawaiʻi County Council

The Hawai’i County Council celebrated the Konawaena High School Wildcats on Wednesday before moving on to agenda items during its regular session meeting. The Wildcats won the Division I state high school football championship last November, bringing the school’s first-ever state football championship back to the Big Island.

‘The Voice’ of University of Hawai’i Athletics Jim Leahey has died

Jim Leahey announced sports for the university for over 40 years.

UH-Hilo’s Peat named PacWest Defender of the Week for Jan. 9-15

This is the second time this season the 6-foot-11 sophomore forward-center for the Vulcans has received the honor.

Stricker cruises to 6-shot victory at Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai

“I didn’t know what kind of game I had coming into this week, but it was pretty good,” Steve Stricker said after winning the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai.

42-player field set for senior PGA tournament Jan. 19-21 at Hualālai on Big Island

The 42-player field for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai, in which competitors must be 50 or older, includes first-timers Justin Leonard and Thongchai Jaidee.

Seven World Golf Hall of Famers to play in PGA tournament at Hualālai on Big Island

Three-time champion Bernhard Langer (2009, 2014, 2017) highlights the list of Hall of Famers playing in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship on the Big Island.

Hawaiʻi County golf subsidy program: Waikōloa, Makalei courses at discount rates

Subsidized golf rates for Hawaiʻi County residents are offered at The Village Course at Waikōloa and Makalei Golf Club from Jan. 1 through June 30.

Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai on Big Island to open PGA 2023 season

This will mark the 27th consecutive year that PGA Tour Champions has launched its season at the Hualālai Golf Course on the Big Island.

Parks and Rec announces upcoming youth sports programs

Track and field, T-ball, baseball and boys basketball are all on tap in February.

2023 men’s Ironman World Championship to be held in France, women’s race in Kona

In 2024, the races will flip flop and the men’s Ironman World Championship will be in Kona and the women’s will be in Nice, France.

UH-Hilo softball squad set to storm the West in 2023

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo team will play six schools from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, three from the California Collegiate Athletic Association and one from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as part of its non-conference matchups.

UH-Hilo baseball team faces challenging 2023 slate

The Vulcans open their 2023 season facing off at home with a five-game series against Augustana, which finished last season 47-13-1 overall with an appearance in the NCAA Super Regional.

UH-Hilo’s Tokunaga named National Scholar Athlete of the Year; Lillie selected to All-American Third Team

The two student-athletes from central O‘ahu helped the Vulcans to an undefeated regular season on the way to capturing back-to-back Pacific West Conference Championships and securing a hosting bid for the NCAA Division II West Regional.

UH-Hilo men’s basketball standout Williams named PacWest Player of the Week

The third-year Vulcans guard leads the PacWest in assists and three-point percentage and is second in steals and fourth in scoring.

UH-Hilo women’s soccer coaches named West Region Staff of the Year

UH-Hilo went unbeaten in the regular season on the way to repeating as PacWest champs and hosting a NCAA Division II West Regional.

UH-Hilo’s VerHage Named to College Sports Communicators Academic All-America Team

The fifth-year transfer boasts a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average while leading the Pacific West Conference in goals per game and points per game.

UH-Hilo’s Kamakawiwoʻole named PacWest Defender of the Week

The senior from Kaimukī, Oʻahu, had a total of seven steals, three blocked shots, 18 rebounds and 28 points in both games last week.

UH-Hilo’s Peat claims title of PacWest men’s basketball Defender of the Week

Peat made his large defensive presence known during road victories against Hawai‘i Pacific University and Chaminade. He also had 31 points on the offensive end.
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