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  1. College softball: Balucan-Batangan stands out at Olympic CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | West Hawaii Today

    Bethany Balucan-Batangan might not look like your typical softball player but the pint-sized pulverizer of pitchers has dominated her competition at nearly every level, from youth and high school, to college, where she just wrapped up her freshman season for the Olympic College Rangers. Standing at only 4-foot-11 and 3/4 inches tall Balucan-Batangan, a Konawaena graduate, showed off her confidence, speed and power - yes, power - while leading Olympic College, a two-year school, to a berth in the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament.

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  2. All Hawaii Sports Authority stores to closeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 24 | West Hawaii Today

    Sports Authority is shutting down all of its 463 locations nationwide, including two Hawaii Island locations among eight stores across the state, as part of a liquidation process expected to span several months. Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year and reported a $1.1 billion debt.

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  3. Adopt a donkey from HawaiiRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 21 | Examiner.com

    The state of Hawaii is seeking new adoptive dads and moms for donkeys after rounding up the last 50 feral animals from a herd that once numbered more than 500. The animals were descendants of working donkeys "cast-off" from early coffee, pineapple and sugar plantations on the Big Island.

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  4. Running with Rani: Moyher wins Carboman 10-Mile MoseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    ... 1:24:03. In addition to the Mosey, Sunday's event featured two other distances with all three races named after Big Island athletes: The Carboman 10-Mile Mosey in honor of Craig Leeper, the Road Runner 3.5-Mile Romp after myself, and the 1-Mile ...

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  5. Matt Lieto, Kinsey Laine go wire-to-wire for Lavaman Waikoloa winsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Sitting on a plane more than 15 years ago, a 250-pound Lieto made a choice to get healthy. The catalyst? A trip to the Big Island to watch his brother compete in the IRONMAN World Championship.

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  6. Matt Lieto, Kinsey Laine go wire-to-wire for Lavaman Waikoloa winsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Sitting on a plane more than 15 years ago, a 250-pound Lieto made a choice to get healthy. The catalyst? A trip to the Big Island to watch his brother compete in the IRONMAN World Championship.

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  7. Topeka church holds 'potato drop' to aid charities that fight hungerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2016 | The Capital-Journal

    ... Society of St. Andrew teamed up to hold a "potato drop" at the church. SoSA, a non-profit organization based in Big Island, Va., received the spuds from a potato farmer in Stephens Point, Wis., said David Toler, hunger relief advocate and district ...

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  8. Many want to be the mayor: 13 pull nomination papers for county's top spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii County mayor is proving a popular job description, with a baker's dozen would-be candidates pulling nomination papers for the office more than two months before the filing deadline. Six of the 13 who have pulled papers have officially filed, signaling they're serious about the upcoming race.

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  9. Between the layers: Local quilter, pattern designer to share pieces, historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    Stitch by stitch, patch by patch, Big Islanders can get between the layers of quilting Saturday at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Local quilter and pattern designer Vivienne Smith will share quilts, as well as a glimpse of the history of quilting, during a Friends of the Libraries, Kona-sponsored presentation.

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  10. Big day for Big Islanders at IRONMAN World ChampionshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... bike and run routine at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona on Saturday. Brocks finished as the top Big Island athlete at the world championship event, stopping the clock at 10 hours 27 minutes and 48 seconds. The Kona resident - who ...

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  11. Slick Roads Lead to Multiple Accidents on Route 130Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    ... after overturning his car near Route 501. That fatal was the second deadly accident on that road in six months. Big Island Fire Chief Brandon Cocke says they believe because it's been a while since the area got rain, the roads were that much more ...

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  12. Runnin' with Rani: Good things come in sixRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... After finishing May's IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii, Weber along with eight friends decided to put their names into the Big Island Drawings that selected 24 Big Islanders to compete in next month's world championship event. "At first I was cheering because I ...

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  13. Sheriff's Office Makes "Largest Ever" Hashish Bust in Bedford Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    Bedford Co., VA - Investigators made a major drug bust earlier this month, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office announced today. In a joint drug investigation with the Lynchburg Police Department, drug investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office seized 18 pounds of marijuana and 15 pounds of hashish on September 2 on Route 501 - in the Big Island area of Bedford County.

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  14. Swimming the Kona CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    Spanning six miles along Kona's popular coastline - from the pristine waters of Keauhou bay to the protected shores of Kamakahonu Beach - boasts the Big Island's longest open water swim event, the Alii Challenge. It has become the island's most iconic swim race, and one that has certainly been added to the bucket lists of many athletes.

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  15. Off the beaten path: Big Islanders excel at XterraRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... way around). Last month at the XTERRA Freedom Fest on Oahu (1K swim, 20K mountain bike, 10K trail run), five Big Island athletes qualified for the XTERRA World Championship on Nov. 1 in Maui. Janet Higa-Miller, Grant Miller, Wendy Minor, Bruce ...

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  16. Softball: Gold Coast stymied in title game by hometown teamRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    The Gold Coast bats went cold at the wrong time at the Little League Softball West Regional in Missoula, Montana on Tuesday. In front of a few hundred fans and even a local TV crew, Missoula - the top-seeded hometown squad - took down Gold Coast 9-0 in the senior championship game.

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