Kealakehe girls swimming takes down Punahou to win school’s first state championship in 2010

Elwanda Tulloch

Editor’s note: While the sports world is shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Hawaii Today will look back every Tuesday at memorable sports moments on the Big Island.

The Punahou girls showed up to the HHSAA swimming and diving championships in 2010 looking for their fifth consecutive state title. The Buffanblu girls had won — at that point — 45 championships in the sport, dating back to 1958.

The only thing in their way on Feb. 13, 2010 were the Kealakehe Waveriders and a former Buffanblu coach.

The Kealakehe girls swimming and diving team showed up to Kamehameha’s Naeole Pool that day and claimed the school’s first team state championship, securing the title on the final girls race of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay featuring Madison-Gail Hauanio, Jade Morton, Kelly Jernigan and Alyssa Foo, who took bronze.

Waverider coach Steve Borowski said winning the title that year

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The Trailer: Markey got the memes. Will he get the win?

Elwanda Tulloch

“My interest in high-quality basketball shoes goes way back,” Markey said on a recent Saturday here, as he turned the corner toward his home. “We couldn’t afford Chucks, which were made by Converse. But they had a second store, where they’d sell anything that had a slight defect. So we could go over there when we were 10, with a buck, and go buy a pair.”

Markey, 74, began this Senate primary as a slight underdog, a journeyman liberal Democrat who never sought the national spotlight. Rep. Joe Kennedy, 39, had been talked up as a future leader for the party for much of his adult life, and in September 2019, he announced a challenge to Markey by saying it was “not the time for waiting” or for “playing by rules that don’t work anymore.” Voters had no problem with Markey, according to the polls; they just didn’t think much

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Playoff-contending Giants tied for worst odds to win 2020 World Series

Elwanda Tulloch

With half of the 2020 MLB season finished for most teams, World Series odds have been updated. 

+30000 ($10 wins $3,000) at William Hill. Those odds are tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners for the worst in MLB.” data-reactid=”22″The Giants are listed at +30000 ($10 wins $3,000) at William Hill. Those odds are tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners for the worst in MLB.

If the season ended Monday, the Giants would occupy the seventh playoff spot in the NL. The Pirates, Royals and Mariners would all sit in last place in their respective divisions. 

the Giants odds

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