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Hilo High School opens its new, long-awaited gym

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Hilo High School athletes are getting to show off their new gym that has opened after several delays.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the Hilo Viking girls basketball team held a game there Tuesday night.

They faced off against the Kealakehe Waveriders.

Hilo High School's Athletic Director Kurt Kawachi says the community, players and coaches are happy to have a facility they can call their own.

The original grand opening planned for September was postponed when there was a dispute over pouring concrete for the building's driveway.

Then there was another delay because they had to make small additions and changes to the gym to qualify for a county certificate of occupancy.

Hilo High Principal Robert Dircks says there's a sense of excitement around the campus.

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