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Kamehameha-Hawaii star, Jayce Carvalho, signs with HPU

Proud Carvalho family, Sandy, Jayce and Dave

Hawaii Pacific Signs Three Ball Players including a BIIF star outfielder

Hawaii Pacific University recently announced the signing of three players for the 2012 season.  The Sea Warriors have inked Jayce Carvalho, Sam Cooke and Tre Halburton-Goes according to the University’s Athletic Department.

During last season’s Big Island Interscholastic Federation Carvalho led Kamehameha School-Keaau to the Division II as an outfielder earning First Team All-League recognition.

Carvalho guided Kamehameha to a state runner up finish and was named to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association All-Tournament Team.

Carvalho with HPU head coach, Garett Yukumoto

Joining Carvalho at HPU next year will be Haliburton-Goes from St. Louis High School.  Last year Haliburton-Goeas helped the Crusaders to the Interscholastic League of Honolulu title championship and a semi final appearance in the HHSAA Division I Tournament.

Halburton-Goeas is expected to pitch for the Sea Warriors.

Joining the Halburton-Goeas and Carvalho will be Sam Cooke from Manchester College in Connecticut.

Cooke is expected to help the HPU pitching core and brings with him some collegiate experience as he made his debut with the University of Rhode Island Rams in 2010, pitching three consecutive scoreless innings against Fordham, Quinnipiac and Massachusetts.

HPU begins it baseball season with an Alumni game on February 5, before opening the regular season with a four-game series against Patton University starting on Friday, Feb. 11.

Last season the Sea Warriors set a new school record by posting a total of 39 wins and advancing to its first ever NCAA Regional.

January 24, 2011 Posted by | Baseball | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Does Size Matter?

    HBA defeated Hilo in volleyball at the Division II state championship.  Should size matter when playing Division I or Division II?  Currently no rules govern a sports teams decision to play and some small schools are upset. 

Hawaii Baptist Academy defeated Hilo in Division II volleyball

Hawaii Baptist Academy defeated Hilo in Division II volleyball

High school sports were divided into Division I and Division II a few years ago and there are no rules governing which division a school might play in.  Not only that, a school can play Division I football and participate in Division II volleyball, which is the case with Hilo High.

    An interesting article on the subject appears today in both the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today and part of the story from West Hawaii is reprinted below.

   School size still doesn’t matter

Hiada defeats proposal to classify schools by enrollment
HONOLULU — Small Big Island schools — frustrated with having to face powerhouse programs on Oahu backed by larger enrollments in Hawaii High School Athletic Association state tournaments — must wait at least one more year before the playing field is leveled, at least in terms of comparable school size.

A Big Island Interscholastic Federation proposal to classify schools in divisions based on enrollment or population was defeated in committee Friday at the 49th annual Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association meetings here in Honolulu.

The population-based proposal was initially defeated in a straw-vote poll in committee Thursday at the HIADA meetings. On Friday, the proposal was officially voted on by the committee and was easily defeated.

To read the rest of the story go to www.westhawaiitoday.com

June 13, 2009 Posted by | Editorial | , , , , | 1 Comment