Kekoa Auwae missed marching with his fellow graduates from Nanakuli High School last night. But the 17-year-old had an experience he will always remember, anyway.
Auwae finishes second
at World Surfing Games
Auwae placed second in the open men's longboard division of the World Surfing Games in Durban, South Africa.
Marcelo Freitas of Brazil successfully defended his championship of two years ago, but not before fending off Auwae, Jason Ribbink of South Africa and Justin Redman of Australia in the final heat.
Auwae had a bad heat early, but won three heats coming through the repercharge to make the final.
"I'm glad he did well," said his father, Stephen Auwae. "Especially since he chose to go on the trip over walking with his classmates. Pretty good for being in the finals with three pros."
Former St. Louis player transfers to Idaho schoolShortstop and catcher Joseph Cabansag, a St. Louis Schools graduate, has signed a letter of intent to play at Northwest Nazarene (Idaho).
Cabansag is transferring from Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore.
Northwest Nazarene competes in Division II in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
Wahine take center stage at tomorrow's QB ClubThe agenda for tomorrow's Quarterback Club luncheon will focus on the 30th anniversary of women's sports at the University of Hawaii.
In addition to a 10-minute video about women's sports at UH, associate athletics director Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano will introduce several coaches, including softball coach Bob Coolen, track coach Carmyn James, golf coach Marga Stubblefield and swimming and diving coaches Mike Anderson and Mike Brown.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Restaurant. The program begins at noon.
Following the meeting, the Sports Person of the Month committee will select the outstanding male and female athletes for May.