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B.J. Penn Inducted to Big Island Sports Hall of Fame 2019 Class

From the every man to superman, the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 runs the gamut.

Longtime Pahoa coach Frank Degele and Dennis Sagawa, a Hilo coach and dentist, fit the traditional requirements of an inductee, and they’ll be joined by the new wave: BJ Penn, arguably the Big Island’s best-known athlete, and Reed Sunahara, arguably the greatest male athlete the island has produced.


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