Posts Tagged ‘Little League World Series’

Hawaii Does It Again: Waipio Takes the Little League World Series!

August 25, 2008

Our boys from Waipio took the Little League World Series yesterday by beating Mexico in the decisive Championship Game. This was their second in 4 years, the last taken by Ewa Beach in 2005 (read my previous blog about it). What an exciting time it must be for these boys and their families. I remember how excited I was to take champs in our little Wai Kahala little league, but this is on such a grander scale. The entire state of Hawaii (and USA for that matter) is cheering you on. TVs everywhere, a stadium of that magnitude. Woah. Definitely something they can tell their grandkids one day…

Where were you when this historic moment occurred? How did you react? I had to go to a party, but before we left the house, we watched as much as we could. Then, I set my trusty DVR to capture the rest. Thankfully, I was able to rush home and catch the end of the game… I was soooo stoked!

Waipio Little League Team Picture
(Front l to r) Kainoa Fong, Matthew Yap, Keelen Obedoza, Khade Paris, Tanner Tokunaga, Ulumano Farm and Christian Donahue. (Back l to r) Coach Kiha Akau, Iolana Akau, Pikai Winchester, Jedd Andrade, Coach Gregg Tsugawa, Trevor Ling, Caleb Duhay, Jordan Ulep and Manager Timo Donahue.

Enjoy the moment! You deserve it, for you are the World Champs!


Little League World Series Live and On Demand

August 20, 2008

Our undefeated Waipio team is currently leading Mill Creek, WA 4-3 in the top of the 3rd inning in the Little League World Series United States Semifinals. Tune in to ESPN (Digital Channel 0222) or HD ESPN (Channel 1222) and support our local boys in the hunt for the championship!

Missed the action ’til now? No worries! Catch up on all of Waipio’s previous games of the series on Oceanic Time Warner’s On Demand service on Digital Channel 0221! Here’s what’s available now:

  • LLWS Pool Play Round 1: Waipio vs. Connecticut (from Friday, August 15)
  • LLWS Pool Play Round 2: Waipio vs. Tampa (from Sunday, August 17)
  • LLWS Pool Play Round 3: Waipio vs. Rapid City (from Monday, August 18)