Nearwater earns Manoa Cup berth

FIRST PHOTO: Johnny Kirton controls the ball for The Hurricanes with Nearwater Ranch’s Reza Danesh the closest pursuer during Nearwater’s 4-3 victory on Friday in the semifinals of a Manoa Cup play-in tournament at Manduke Baldwin Polo Arena in Makawao. Nearwater defeated Kahikoa Ranch 3-1 in the final, earning a berth in Sunday’s match against the Big Island. Kahikoa won 4-2 over Team Elite in the other semifinal.

SECOND PHOTO: Hobbs Weymouth takes the ball against the boards for Kahikoa with teammates Peter and Jessica Martin following the play along with Nearwater’s Bob Nooney and Sophia Sabin during the tournament final.