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Hilo’s Shina Chung wins third BIIF pole vault title

Shina Chung

KEAAU – Over three hundred athletes were vying for a spot at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Championships on Friday as two events have come to conclusion.

Hilo’s Shina Chung and Waiakea’s Travis Winters were reaching into the afternoon sky at Kamehameha’s Pai’ea Stadium as the girl’s pole vault and boy’s high jump were having their finals.

Chung, one of the best in the state at girl’s pole vault, won her third consecutive leagues crown by clearing 9-06, not her best, but good enough to bring her a BIIF individual championship title.

“I came in at 9 feet and there were no other girls in the competition at that point,” Chung said.  “Nine feet is the starting height for the state championships and my coach (Sherman Viernes) wants me to be ready.

When Chung came in for her first jump all her competitors had already been eliminated as her closet rival Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Sydney Budde, cleared 8 feet and went out at 8-06.

“I was nervous because I came in with ‘No Height’ and everyone was done,” Chung said.

But the Viking vaulter had little trouble at 9 feet, clearing the bar on her first attempt, and then later going over 9-06 on her second attempt.

“My goal was to repeat as the pole vault champ,” she said.  “Now I’m hoping to improve on my fifth place finish at states last year.”

Travis Winters

Winters had lots of competition in the high jump as he and three others were able to clear the bar at 5-10 but Winters was declared the BIIF champ as he managed to do it on his first jump.

“I came in at 5-04 and worked my way up,” Winters said.  “This was the second time I cleared 5-10 in the past two weeks, but this is my first BIIF title.”

Also clearing 5-10 was HPA’s George Twigg-Smith and Kyle Katase, along with Keaau’s Joseph Aquino, Jr.

“I only started practice high jump four meets ago,” Winters said.  “My first time at high jump practice I cleared 5-06 and my coach said that this was an event I could excel in.”

Kaenen Akau

On the infield it was Kamehameha’s Kaenan Aukai Akua setting a new standard in the long jump with his leap of 22-09 to rank him number one in the state.

“I was looking at the other state leader and I knew I need to hit 22 feet to catch him,” Akua the two time BIIF long jump champ said.  “I was looking for a good jump and I had the speed and take off in the air.”

Akua’s leap separated himself by nine inches from the previous state leader and the junior Warrior believes it can still get better.

“I need to keep my feet out front as far as I can and I need to keep my butt off the sand,” Akua said.

Not to be outdone Konawaena’s Lia Galdeira leaped 17-10 to make her the number one contender in the BIIF going into the championships and #2 in the state.

Galdeira’s fantastic jump came moments after the gifted junior false started the 100 meter hurdles to eliminate herself from one of her premiere events.

“I was upset with the DQ,” Galdeira said. 

The disqualification is the hurdles proved to be the driving force behind Galdeira’s impressive long jump as that distance carries over into the finals.

Galdeira believes that she is capable of going over 18 feet within the next week to set her up for a possible gold medal at the state championships.

Wildcat teammate Ua Ruedy was producing eye popping results during the Qualifiers in the 100 and 200 dashes, 100 and 300 hurdles, and the long and triple jump to give her six individual events going into the finals.

Ruedy is considered by many to have the best chance to score the most points during the championship finals which would qualify her to be named female track athlete of the year.

Defending girls team champions, HPA, is considered the top contender for repeating as team champs but coach Pat Lau is taking nothing for granted.

“Anything can happen,” Lau said.  “One mistake can change the outcome.  Everything leading up to the championships has been a rehearsal and hopefully everything will fall into place.”

Since 2007 Lau’s Ka Makani girls teams have never finished lower than second.

“It’s not just about the athletes,” Lau said.  “Our coaches spend a lot of time with the kids and make a big difference in the outcome.”

Kamehameha is the defending boy’s team champion and Warrior Coach Kimo Weaver believes that any school can win it all.

“There is no clear favorite for the boy’s team title,” Weaver said.  “There are four teams in the hunt, including us, and anything can happen.

The BIIF championship begins with field events starting at 3pm and running events at 4 at Kamehameha’s Pai’ea Stadium on Saturday.  Admission charges are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for students with activity cards.

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April 30, 2011 Posted by | High School Track & Field | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Golf Championship Results – Mizusawa & Suzuki win Titles

2011 Big Island Interscholastic Federation Golf Championships

Final Round — Tuesday
The Club at Hokuli’a

 (36-hole, two-round tournament)

Girls
1. Mizusawa, Shaina (Wai) 77-81–158
2. Yanagi, Nani (Wai) 76-88–164
3. Rafol, Hazel (Keal) 76-90–166
4 . Lumanlan, Kiana (Kam) 79-88–167
5. Kimura, Megan (Wai) 81-87–168

6. Igawa, Andi (Wai) 82-89–171
7. Inoue, Tiara (St. Joe) 82-95–177
8. Tengan, Alison (Wai) 83-97–180
9 . Kerkhoff, Kaitlyn (Keal) 87-98–185
10 . Loeffler, Amanda (Hilo) 90-97–187
11 . Torngren, Nicole (Kam) 99-93–192

Boys

1 . *Suzuki, Chad (Wai) 70-80–150
2. Paisley, Andrew (HPA) 74-76–150
3 . Tamura, Casey (Wai) 78-73–151
3. Yamauchi, Dalen (Wai) 70-81–151

5 . Siebert, Jake (HPA) 74-80–154
6 . Yamamoto, Ric (Hilo) 79-78–157
7 . Chong, Ryley (Kona) 78-80–158
8 . Kim, Steve (Keal) 79-83–162
8. Kimura, Andre (Wai) 79-83–162
8. Winchester, S. (Kam) 77-85–162

11. Bento, Rayce (Hilo) 82-81–163
12. Borges, Ronnie (Keal) 78-87–165
13 . Maruyama, O. (Wai) 77-89–166
14. Ishibashi, Kris (Wai) 79-88–167
15. Camacho, Matt (Wai) 84-84–168

15. Pactol, Rocky (Hon) 75-93–168
17. Johansen, A. (Kam) 86-85—171

17. Evangelista, T. (Hon) 80-91–171
19. Kasberg, Evan (Parker) 81-91–172
20 . Yagi, Davin (Hilo) 83-91–174
21. Pereira, Cody (Kam) 81-95–176
21. Chun, Richard (Wai) 82-94–176
23 . Macy, Justin (HPA) 86-92–178
24 . Kupukaa, Kelson (Koh) 86-99–185

* — Won on playoff hole.

 

April 28, 2011 Posted by | golf | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travelino & Dvorak best in BIIF Singles Play

Sarah Dvorak

BIIF Tennis Tournament

 

Held Thursday through Saturday at Holua Tennis Center, Keauhou Beach Resor

GIRLS SINGLES
HHSAA state qualifying matches

Kristen Winther (Kealakehe) def. (8) Emilie Skladzien (Parker) 6-4, 6-4

(7) Kelly Soares (Hilo) def. (6) Amanda Lerma (Kamehameha) 6-4, 6-2

(8) Emilie Skladzien (Parker) def. (6) Amanda Lerma (Kamehameha) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Semifinals

(1) Sarah Dvorak (Waiakea) def. (4) Erin Wakefield-McDonald (Hawaii Prep) 6-0, 6-0

(3) Chelsea Sato (Waiakea) def. (2) Daisy Green (Kealakehe) 6-3, 7-6 (9)

Championship match

(1) Sarah Dvorak (Waiakea) def. (3) Chelsea Sato (Waiakea) 6-0, 6-1

 

GIRLS DOUBLES

HHSAA state qualifying matches

(8) Ashley Teshima/Carli Yamamoto (Konawaena) def. (5) Leisha Ishikawa/Karyl-

Lyn Yamakawa (Kamehameha) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1

(7) Cierra Abellera/Mai Kobayashi (Kealakehe) def. (6) Eun Sol Lee/Claire Rho (Hawaii Prep) 6-4, 6-4

(6) Eun Sol Lee/Claire Rho (Hawaii Prep) def. (5) Leisha Ishikawa/Karyl

Lyn Yamakawa (Kamehameha) 6-3, 6-4

Third-place match

(3) Qiana Hironaka/Shayla Kushi (Waiakea) def. (4) Tiera Makaiwi/Michelle Reed (Kealakehe) 6-0, 6-4

 

Semifinals

(1) Stephanie Matsuura/Ceara Sumida (Waiakea) def. (4) Tiera Makaiwi/Michelle Reed (Kealakehe) 6-1, 6-0

(2) Grace Riley/Genevieve Flaspohler (Hilo) def. (3) Qiana Hironaka/Shayla Kushi (Waiakea) 7-5, 6-2

 

Championship

(1) Stephanie Matsuura/Ceara Sumida (Waiakea) def. (2) Grace Riley/Genevieve Flaspohler (Hilo) 6-4, 6-1

 

BOYS SINGLES
Third-place match
  (3) Daniel Tada (Hilo) def. (4) Isaiah Brilhante (Waiakea) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Semifinals (1) Spencer Travalino (Kealakehe) def. (4) Isaiah Brilhante (Waiakea) 6-4, 6-4

(2) Kaito Mizutani (Waiakea) def. (3) Daniel Tada (Hilo) 6-1, 6-0

Championship

(1) Spencer Travalino (Kealakehe) def. (2) Kaito Mizutani (Waiakea) 6-4, 6-4

 

BOYS DOUBLES

Third-place match

(3) Santa Chirathivat/Bobby Souza (Hawaii Prep) def. (4) Hiroki Kawakami/Won Joon Kim (Hawaii Prep) 6-4, 7-5

Semifinals

(1) Chandler Daub/Jeffrey Gelman (Kealakehe) def. (4) Hiroki Kawakami/Won Joon Kim (Hawaii Prep) 6-0, 6-2

(2) Chris Lysiuk/Shoyo Tsukamoto (Kealakehe) def. (3) Santa Chirathivat/Bobby Souza (Hawaii Prep) 6-0, 6-2

Championship

(1) Chandler Daub/Jeffrey Gelman (Kealakehe) def. (2) Chris Lysiuk/Shoyo Tsukamoto (Kealakehe) 6-0, 6-3

April 27, 2011 Posted by | tennis | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Individual Judo Championship Results

Judo player of the Year, 145 champ and defending state champion, Tyler Yonemori

 BIIF Judo Championships from Konawaena
 

BIIF Judo Individual Championships Held Saturday at Konawaena

BOYS

108 pounds: 1. Justin Raymond, Konawaena; 2. William Spain, Waiakea

114 pounds: 1. Joseph Gaspar, Konawaena; 2. Jove Asagra, Keaau; 3. Dylan Raiano, Konawaena; 4. Kai Leblance, Honokaa; 5. Darrell Alonzo, Keaau; 6. Bradley Pira, Honokaa

121 pounds: 1. Jesse Kihe-Fukuyama, Konawaena; 2. Sheldon Graham, Hilo; 3. Neon Nishimura, Keaau

132 pounds: 1. Ikaika Villanueva, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 2. Kenneth Pang, Waiakea; 3. Charles Aina, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 4. Shon Inouye, Konawaena; 5. Ryan Cominella, Keaau; 6. Conrad Hildebrand, Konawaena

145 pounds: 1. Tyler Yonemori, Waiakea; 2. Jens Beets, Hilo; 3. Jordan Enos, Hilo; 4. Nainoa Akiona, Waiakea; 5. Makana Lee, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 6. Justin Naehu, Keaau

161 pounds: 1. Isaiah Kanakanui, Hilo; 2. Pat Enos, Waiakea; 3. Thomas Soares, Keaau; 4. Elvis Cardoza, Honokaa; 5. Cullen Mento, Hilo; 6. Jaycob Barros, Kamehameha-Hawaii

178 pounds: 1. Sean Arakaki, Hilo; 2. Gunner Nagata, Konawaena; 3. Kayed Rodrigues, Waiakea; 4. Jordan Maglinti, Waiakea; 5. Jade Barraga, Keaau

198 pounds: 1. Brandon Pettefer, Konawaena; 2. Joshua Takiguchi, Hilo; 3. Russell Pacheco, Waiakea; 4. Esaiah Bajo, Kealakehe; 5. Christopher Enojarda, Honokaa

220 pounds: 1. Edward Bedsaul, Kealakehe

275 pounds: 1. Zephaniah Pavao, Waiakea; 2. Hunter Henderson, Kamehameha-Hawaii

GIRLS

98 pounds: 1. Megan Aina, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 2. Tatyana Ducosin, Kamehameha-Hawaii

103 pounds: 1. Journey Udac, Konawaena; 2. Anissa Pira, Honokaa

109 pounds: 1. Seysha-Ann Bondaug, Hilo; 2. Kandy Mento, Kealakehe; 3. Serena Offenbaker, Honokaa

115 pounds: 1. Kanoe Padaken, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 2. Puulena Luuwai-Augustine, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 3. Danajane Jennings, Kealakehe

122 pounds: 1. Phoebe Oda, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 2. Victoria Magana-Lesema, Konawaena; 3. Savannah Brinkmann, St. Joseph

129 pounds: 1. Hillary Luna, Hilo; 2. Chantel Pohina, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 3. Charisse Isabello, Kealakehe; 4. Alison Seo, Honokaa

139 pounds: 1. Lahi Kanakanui, Hilo; 2. Kanani Silva, Waiakea; 3. Chelsi Kualii, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 4. Sharrylei Fernandez, Hilo; 5. Pauline Gampon, Kealakehe

154 pounds: 1. Nissi Flores-Jumalon, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 2. Allison Felix, Kealakehe; 3. Kiley Lapenia, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 4. Tia Kihe-Fukuyama, Konawaena

172 pounds: 1. Aimee Shiraki, Konawaena; 2. Jasmine Iuta, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 3. Sharon Manarpaac, Hilo

220 pounds: 1. Kalika Yamada, Kamehameha-Hawaii; 2. Ariana Matthews, Kealakehe

 

April 26, 2011 Posted by | Judo | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Official HHSAA Division I & Division II Baseball Brackets

The official brackets for the 2011 Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships.  Below are the participating teams by league in their order of finish as well as their win-loss records.

DIVISION I:

 OIA  1.    Moanalua (13-1-1)   2.    Pearl City (10-5)

3.       Kailua (13-1-1)   4.    Mililani (10-5)

5.       Leilehua (10-6)   6.    Roosevelt (9-7)

 ILH  1.       Saint Louis (16-2)   2.   Mid-Pacific (14-4)

 BIIF  1.       Waiakea (10-1-1)    2.    Hilo (9-3)

 MIL  1.       Baldwin (14-0)   2.    Kamehameha-Maui (7-7)

Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Saint Louis (16-2) was awarded the top seed, followed by No. 2 seed and Oahu Interscholastic Association champion Moanalua (13-1-1), and No. 3 seed and Maui Interscholastic League champion Baldwin (14-0). BIIF champ Waiakea gets the No. 4 seed.

DIVISION II:

OIA   1.    Radford (10-3)   2.   Waipahu (11-1)   3.  Kalaheo (9-3)

 ILH    1.       Pac-Five (9-5)

 BIIF   1.    Konawaena (10-0)  2.   Hawaii Prep (8-3)

 MIL   1.    Molokai (7-1)

 KIF    1.    Kauai (9-4-1)

April 26, 2011 Posted by | Baseball | , | 1 Comment