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Kauai Gateball Club sends 2 teams to international friendship tourney

The Kauai Gateball Club had two teams participate in the International Gateball Tournament Nov. 16-17 at Koolau Plantation Estates in Ka‘a‘awa in Oahu.

The five-person tournament featured teams from Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island, and one mainland team from California, and two teams from Australia.

The Kauai teams did not place in the top three spots but did defeat the team from California, the top-rated team in the tournament.

Placing second was the Australian team Ozie No. 1, and the team from Oahu finished third.

The tournament was well-received, according to one of Kauai’s team captains Ron Aceret.

“There were a lot of new friendships formed, old friendships renewed, and the experiences shared were the highlights of the tournament,” Aceret stated in a press release.”

KIF announces all-star cheerleading squad

The Kauai Interscholastic Federation announced the 2019 cheerleading all-star team on Tuesday afternoon.

Each school had five representatives named to the KIF cheerleading all-star squad from Kauai, Kapaa, and Waimea High School.

The Menehune cheerleaders Zyana Vea, Ashlyn Agena, Kyrie Linoz , Shai-Lein Acosta, and Isley Ulanday received all-star recognition.

Representatives from the Red Raiders included Kayana Goias-Jerves , Mary Ella Marney, Holly Taguma, Jubilee Mexia, and Javlynn Mexia.

The Warriors’ Raja Counts, Jaylee Souza-Yim, Chanelle Estenzo Contrades, Miranda Duarte, and Makenzie Cummings were selected.

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Jason Blasco, sports reporter, can be reached at 245-0437 or jblasco@thegardenisland.com
Source: The Garden Island

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