APRIL 5, 1966: David Barney comes up big for Kahuku

David Barney threw the first no-hitter in Kahuku history in 1961.

Kahuku junior pitcher David Barney was off his game a little bit on this date in 1966, but he didn’t mind a bit.

Barney, the team’s ace who threw the school’s first no-hitter the year before, allowed six runs and eight hits but beat Waianae 11-6 when his mates put up 11 hits on three Seariders pitchers.

Barney stood just 5-foot-4 and teamed with 5-5 junior Fui Alo for the smallest pitching staff in the league. Despite Barney’s size, he was also a basketball standout and made the all-tournament team for the Punahou Invitational as a senior.


“He doesn’t throw hard, but he throws strikes,” Kahuku coach Dave Naud said. “All he has is a dirty hand and a prayer.”


Kahuku failed to make the OIA playoffs in 1966, the Red Raiders would have to wait until 2008 to taste the state tournament.

COMMENTS

  1. Deedee YAMAMOTO Barney April 7, 2020 1:47 pm

    I love the sports flashbacks! Never saw those pictures cause I attended a rival school on the other side of the island. Really buoyed reading the names of teammates that I knew as well!


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