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Honokaa Athletic Awards Announced

Geo Chavez-Pardini – 4 time BIIF Champion          HONOKAA

(CA — coaches award; OA — outstanding athlete)
* Cheerleading: Tiani Aribal, CA; Victoria Hufford, OA.
* Girls volleyball: Kalei Lum, Chelsea Requelman, Kaui Kanekoa, CA; Jessica Muskat, Erika Kaawa Aiona, Huali Alpiche, OA.

* Girls cross country: Allie Shiraki, CA; Tialana Greenwell, OA.
* Boys cross country: Josh Robinson, CA; Chris Mosch, OA.
* Boys football: Koa Ambrosio, CA; Nona Ambrosio, OA.
* Girls paddling: Tisha Sugse, CA; Marguerite Stith, OA.
* Boys paddling: Bransen Kaiamakini, CA; Zach Tadio, OA.

* Girls swimmming: Cheynielle Pacheco, CA; Eunice Taylor, OA.
* Boys swimming: Chris Mosch, CA; Brandon Mah, OA.
* Girls wrestling: Courtney Oshiro, CA; Alyssa Cawagas, OA.
* Boys wrestling: Cody Maarsingh, CA; Harry Auweloa, OA.
* Girls basketball: Chelsea Requelman, CA; Jaycie Huddy-Mendoza and Precious Chong, OA.
* Boys basketball: Jay Gaspar, CA; Kaumu Lorenzo, OA.

* Girls soccer: Cecily Fujii, CA; Kim Kishimoto, OA.
* Boys soccer: Josh Robinson, CA; Robert Connors, OA.
* Girls tennis: Alyssa McDaniel, CA; Lynn Martinez, OA.
* Boys tennis: Austen Char, CA; Alden Aguirre, OA.
* Boys golf: Taylor Evangelista, CA; Rocky Pactol, OA.

* Softball: Yvonne Daniels, CA; Senior girls, Kawehi Kaaekuahiwi, Lahela Lindsey.
* Baseball: Makani Dias, CA; Dylan Shiraki, OA.
* Boys volleyball: Kaimana Esquerra, CA; Vaea Iona, OA.
* Girls judo: Anissa Pira, CA; Serena Offenbaker, OA.
* Boys judo: Michael Martinez, CA; Jade Libed, OA.
* Girls track: Lahela Peter-Case, CA; Hildong Adonna, OA.
* Boys track: Chayce Moniz, CA; Chris Mosch, OA.

* Special award — 4-time BIIF champion: Geo Chaves-Pardini.
* Coach of the Year: Josh Abner, boys cross country; Maurice Miranda, boys soccer; Wesley Fujimoto, girls softball.
* Senior scholar-athlete: Chris Mosch, Ethan Souza and Kim Kishimoto.
* Senior Athlete of the Year: Chris Mosch and Tialana Greenwell.
* Athlete of the Year: Dylan Shiraki/Tialana Greenwell.

May 25, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Freak Accident Kills Professional Spanish Cyclist Tondo

Spanish cyclist Xavier Tondo died Monday in a freak accident while at a ski resort in southern Spain.

Tondo, 32, was in his car preparing to leave a Sierra Nevada resort apartment building when he got out of the vehicle and was crushed between the car and an automatic garage door.

The manager of his Movistar team says that Tondo was heading to training with Benat Intxausti, another professional cyclist, who was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

According to reports Tondo and Intxausti were heading to the Sierra Nevada mountain range outside of Granada to train with Alejandro Valverde.

Last month, Tondo won the Tour of Castilla y Leon, and last year he placed sixth overall in the Tour of Spain. Tondo turned professional in 2003, and according to the Spanish cycling federation, Tondo won 14 races in his career.

Tondo informed authorities about a doping ring after he was offered banned substances.

A funeral for Xavier Tondo is scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 25.


May 25, 2011 Posted by | Cyclist | , , , , , | Leave a comment