Hawaii Tribune-Herald Sunday, February 26, 2017 7 R.W. SMITH/Special to the Tribune-Herald We Salute our Big Island Athletes of 2016 To all the hardworking athletes who go the extra mile, we recognize your efforts and dedication in your chosen sport. May your training today take you far and wide in athletics and in life itself. Congratulations! ISLANDWIDE HAULING GRAVEL & CINDER QUARRY Quality Products & Services at Competitive Prices backed by Experienced, Safety-Conscious Professionals Ph: 885-9346 • Fax: 776-1750 • www.edeluztrucking.com BRITNEY YADA Pro golfer JORDAN KUROKAWA Baseball • UH-Hilo MYKALA TOKUNAGA Softball • Kamehameha RICK WINTERS/West Hawaii Today Courtesy Photo e Waiakea graduate made a splash in May when she quali ed for her rst LPGA Tour event. It won’t be her last. Near the end of the year, Yada reached the third stage of LPGA Q-school, and then she secured an alternate spot on the tour for 2017. Kurokawa could have been the Athlete of the Week a handful of times in 2016. e hard-throwing right-hander put up big numbers for the Vulcans, and he was rewarded by being selected by Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB dra . But perhaps Kurokawa’s greatest accomplishment is that he tuned his home starts into an event in Hilo. It would have been a shame if Tokunaga le Kamehameha without being honored at least once. Not to worry. Tokunaga pitched the Warriors to the BIIF Division II title in each of her four years and was named league Player of the Year each time.
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