FIRST PHOTO: Kula Gateball Club member Norma Hachi celebrates a long shot that helped her team win a match Friday morning during the Tri-Isle Gateball Tournament at Kula Park. "That was the most exciting moment of my life," the first-year gateball player said. Two teams from Kauai are participating in the event with teams from Maui. Competition continues today at 9 a.m. with eight teams vying for the title.
SECOND PHOTO: Kauai Gateball Club's Kris Nuding prepares to send an opponent's ball away during a match Friday. Looking on are Kauai's Diana Barrett and Kula's Flora Umeno.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo