Apr. 18—The world's premier long-distance canoe paddling events—the Molokai Hoe and the Na Wahine O Ke Kai—will not take place this year.
The board of the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association, together with the board of directors of Na Wahine O Ke Kai, announced the decision to cancel the events on Friday. The women's Molokai-to-Oahu event was scheduled for Sept. 26, while the men's race was scheduled for Oct. 10.
Silverswords defeat Vulcans twice The Chaminade softball team took both games in a doubleheader against Hawaii Hilo on Saturday, winning 9-1 via mercy rule and 3-1.
The Silverswords (9-7 ) chased Hilo ace Valerie Alvarado after just a third of an inning, sending 13 batters to the plate and scoring all nine runs.
Tied at 1 through the first four innings in the second game, Chaminade scratched out a go-ahead run in the fifth on two hits and a hit batter, and added an insurance run in the seventh. Hawaii Hilo dropped to 10-3 this season.