Duke Kahanamoku victorious, 1917.

DUKE KAHANAMOKU WINS SWIMMING RACE ONCE AGAIN.

In the swim race of 220 yards held in the evening of this past Wednesday, makai of pier nine, between Duke Kahanamoku and Norman Ross, Duke Kahanamoku carried the win and all of his fellow swimmers dropped behind him. Continue reading

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79 years ago, Inter-Island Play Day for Women, 1937.

LOCAL GIRLS TO GO TO MOLOKAI

Under the leadership of Eliza K. Osorio and Irene K. Silva, directors of the Hilo Women’s Athletic association, 31 local girls will leave for Molokai this Sunday on the steamer to attend the fifth annual Inter-island Play Day of Women which will be held on Molokai on March 23, 24, and 25. The play festival was held two years in Hilo and a year ago on Maui.

Girls making the trip from Hilo are: Margaret Brown, Harriet Brown, Yok Lan Mehau, Christine Almeida, Pua Ho-a, Betty Watai, Elsie Watai, Mary Cootey, Virginia Asau, Margaret Kimi, [Napua] Harriet Stevens, Continue reading

Old time high school football, 1919.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN THE BOYS OF KAMEHAMEHA AND PUNAHOU THIS PAST SATURDAY, ONE OF THE MOST FIERCEST OF GAMES SEEN, AND THE BOYS OF PUNAHOU RAN AWAY WITH THE VICTORY ON THEIR SIDE, AND THE NAME OF CHAMPION IN THAT SPORT WENT TO PUNAHOU THIS YEAR.

(Kuokoa, 11/21/1919, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 47, Aoao 1. Novemaba 21, 1919.

Duke, the true sportsman! 1916.

WIN OR LOSE KAHANAMOKU WEARS SMILE

Duke Kahanamoku, Greatest of Swimmers.

“The biggest thing in sport? It is the heart to accept defeat gracefully.”

The Duke Kahanamoku, greatest of swimmers, has just been beaten, together with his teammates, in the grueling 300-yard exposition relay swim at San Francisco by the Illinois Athletic club.

His smile and unstinted praise for the victors gave his words a personal application. “The duke” knows how to lose as well as to win. Continue reading

Babe Ruth at the Honolulu Stadium, 1933.

BABE RUTH WILL EXHIBIT HIS TALENTS HERE

Babe Ruth, the foremost champion at baseball, and the greatest batter, constantly making homeruns in a majority of the games he is in, will play in an exhibition on this coming Sunday, October 22 at the ball field of Kamoiliili, being that the negotiations for his actually playing here in Honolulu on the day shown above went well.

The people who are into baseball are talking about this game to be played by this baseball champ in Honolulu nei. The price [kaki] for entrance to see the game has not been announced, but it is certain that the fee will be a blow [kanono], because the expense to bring this man here to Honolulu is great, and we hear that his family will be coming to Honolulu as well.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 10/19/1933, p. 4)

E HOIKEIKE ANA O BABE RUTH I KANA KALENA MAANEI NEI

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 25, Aoao 4. Okatoba 19, 1933.

Bebe Ruth in Hawaii, 1933.

BABE RUTH ASKED TO PLAY TO BALL GAMES HERE IN HONOLULU

There recently were discussions pertaining to the asking of the king of baseball, Babe Ruth [Bebe Ruth], the champion batter of America for many years in the past until this year, to get him to agree to play two games here in Honolulu at the Kamoiliili ball field this upcoming October 21 and 22.

Mr. Herb Hunter, a ball player promoter, spoke with J. Ashman Biven [J. Ashman Beaven], the one who leases out the ball field, about bringing the champion batter here and playing two games [kemu].

These two gentlemen recently spoke to work out the football game schedule since all the days good for football games are booked from now until the beginning of next year.

This is the highest paid player on his team. He gets paid seventy thousand a season for playing. It is a little more sometimes or little less sometimes.

(Kuokoa, 9/28/1933, p. 3)

NOIIA O BEBE RUTH E PAANI I ELUA KEMU KINIPOPO MA HONOLULU NEI

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 22, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 28, 1933.

Baseball: Kamehameha vs Hawaii, 1890.

BASEBALL MATCH.

There will be a baseball match this afternoon at the ball field in Makiki at 3:30 p. m. between the teams of Kamehameha and Hawaii. Here below is the chart of those playing and each of their positions:

KAMEHAMEHA POSITION [KULANA] HAWAII
R. Pahau catcher [hopu popo] Dan
P. Davis pitcher [hoolei popo] J. A. Thompson
S. Mahuka first base [pahu 1] R. Sniffen
A. Lawelawe second base [pahu 2] Keohokalole
Wahinemaikai third base [pahu 3] Luahiwa
J. Makaimoku short stop [pahu pokole] T. Price
O. Crowell right field [aoao akau] G. Rosa
John Wise center field [aoao waena] H. Kaia
T. Richards left field [aoao hema] L. Self

(Kuokoa, 4/19/1920, p. 3)

KA HOOKUKU KINIPOPO.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXIX, Helu 16, Aoao 3. Aperila 19, 1890.