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Big Island Road Runners gave over $16,000 in scholarships over the years

   BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

 

YEAR                 MALE                                          FEMALE

2006         Stefano Barbis – Hilo                 Malia Williams – Hilo

2007        Eamon Harriy – Kona                 Sarah Chitwood – Hilo

                Keoni Ucker – CLA (50%)

2008      Nick Hagemann – Keaau             Jamilia Epping – Keaau

              Nick Ucker- CLA (50%)

2009     Bryce Harada – Waiakea              Amy Eriksson – Keaau

                                                               Kaitlyn Yamamoto-Kamehameha (50%)

2010    Sai Weiss – Hilo                            Kaitlyn Chock – Waiakea

2011   Rogelio Barroga – Keaau                Hana Scully – HPA

2012   Robert Connors – Honokaa           Deann Nishimura-Thornton – Keaau

                                                                   Kelsie Kobayashi – Waiakea (50%)

The money for the BIRR scholarships was provided by Richard and Virginia Alderson.   Each year the BIRR five member scholarship committee reviews the numerous applications to made the awards.

June 26, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Honokaa Athletic Awards for 2011-2012

HONOKA’A HIGH SCHOOL 2012

 

ATHLETIC AWARDS NIGHT

 

 
     

SPORT

 

MOST OUTSTANDING

 

COACHES AWARD

 

     

CHEERLEADING

 

SHANECE UMAYAM-CASTENADA

 

KASIA WILSON

 

FOOTBALL

 

DAVID NESTING

 

KAINOA LYMAN

 

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

 

WAYNE VAOGA

 

KAWAIKA AURELLO/MAKANA LOO

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

 

PRECIOUS CHONG

 

MONICA MUSKAT

 

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

 

CHAYCE MONIZ

 

ROBERT C ONNORS

 

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

 

HILDONG ADONA

 

KELLY GREENWELL

 

SOFTBALL

 

KAWEHI BELL-KAAEKUAHIWI

 

KAYLA KALAULI

 

BOYS WRESTLING

 

JAMES MARLIN

 

KAINOA LYMAN

 

GIRLS WRESTLING

 

COURTNEY OSHIRO

 

KAMELE SANCHEZ

 

BOYS SWIMMING

 

DIMITRI ZAMPATHAS

 

 

GIRLS SWIMMING

 

CAMELIA WITT

 

CHEYENNE PACHECO

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

 

ALIKA ALIP

 

DARIUS IGNACIO

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

PRECIOUS CHONG/HUNTER LIFTEE/YVONNE DANIELS

 

DEZLIE GIBO/SHEREENA BIRD

 

BOYS PADDLING

 

JACOB KEOLANUI

 

HAKU DANIELS

 

GIRLS PADDLING

 

TISHA SUGSE

 

PU’ILI BAQUIRING

 

BOYS SOCCER

 

CHAYCE MONIZ

 

STARTING SENIORS

 

GIRLS SOCCER

 

MONICA CARLOS/ALLIE SHIRAKI

 

DAISHA ACORDA

 

BOYS TENNIS

 

ALDEN AGUIRRE

 

DEN ALETA

 

GIRLS TENNIS

 

KUULEI KENT

 

CHAUNDRA SILVANO

 

BOYS TRACK

 

CHAYCE MONIZ

 

JOSH TOBIAS

 

GIRLS TRACK

 

KELLY GREENWELL

 

HILDONG ADONA

 

BASEBALL

 

DYLAN SHIRAKI

 

JOEY CHARBONNEAU

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

 

CROSS COUNTRY-JOSH ABNER

 

SOCCER -MAURICE MIRANDA

 

SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 

MALE-DYLAN SHIRAKI

 

FEMALE-PRECIOUS CHONG

 

SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

 

MALE-ROBERT CONNORS

 

FEMALE-KUULEI KENT

 

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 

MALE-CHAYCE MONIZ

 

FEMALE-ALLIE SHIRAKI

 

     

SPECIAL AWARD WENT TO A TEACHER-

 

37 YEARS OF TEACHING AT HONOKAA HIGH SCHOOL

 

JIM HUNT

 

May 26, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scholarship 5K run/walk on Sunday, May 13, 7:30 am, Coconut Island

The Big Island Road Runners in partnership with Wayne Joseph and Big Dog Productions will be holding its 2012 Scholarship 5K run on Sunday, May 13, 2012.  The run starts and ends at the Moku Ola or Coconut Island Parking Lot.  The run starts at 7:30 am with on-site registration starting at 7:00am 

The run is free and open to the public, however donations to the scholarship fund are greatly appreciated.  This event is a run/walk and all are welcome. 

Each year the Big Island Road Runners awards two promising high school seniors a $1,000.00 scholarship.  This year’s recipients are Keaau’s Deann Nishimura-Thornton and Honokaa’s Robert Connors, full $1000 each and a half scholarship to Waiakea’s Kelsie Kobayashi.

L to R, Big Dog, Connors, Nishimura-Thornton, Kobayashi

The scholarship fund was created through the generous donation from Richard and Virginia Alderson and is sustained through donations from participants and members of the Big Island Road Runners.  There will be post run refreshments.   Any questions can be directed to Steve Pavao at 430-0267

Come out and support our young runners and in the process do a 3.1 mile run/walk and keep yourself healthy.

Congratulations to the Road Runners for once again supporting the youth in our community.

May 10, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , | 1 Comment

Honokaa wins HHSAA Division II soccer championship – Shiraki MOP

DIVISION II

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

KAPA‘A (13-1)         0          1 – 1

HONOKA‘A (11-2-2)            2          2 – 4

 Goals: Joshua Robinson (Honoka‘a) 29th minute; Justin Warren (Honoka‘a) 32nd; Calvin Rux (Kapa‘a) 45th; Dylan Shiraki (Honoka‘a) 76th; Robinson (Honoka‘a) 77th

All-Tournament Team from the JN Automotive Group/Hawai’i High School Athletic Association Division II Boys Soccer State Championships.

(Selected by tournament staff)

F — Matt Domingcil, Kapa’a

F — Chris Maeda, St. Anthony

F — Josh Robinson, Honoka’a

MF — Landy Eng, Hawai’i Prep

MF — Malachi Kobayashi, Hawai’i Prep

MF — Calvin Rux, Kapa’a

MF — Dylan Shiraki, Honoka’a

D — Robert Connors, Honoka’a

D — Tony Connors, Honoka’a

D — Bryce Mizoguchi, St. Anthony

GK — Maika’i Coelho, Honoka’a

Most Outstanding Player – Dylan Shiraki, Honoka’a

February 26, 2011 Posted by | Soccer | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

HPA Girls – Honokaa Boys Dominate BIIF Championships

Three times BIIF champions, the powerful Ka Makani ladies

WAIMEA – Déjà vu!  If you were at the Big Island Interscholastic Federation cross country championships on Friday you weren’t having a reoccurring flash back from the past.

What you did see was the running dynasties of a talented Honokaa boys and Hawaii Preparatory Academy girls’ team both win another BIIF team crown.

Honokaa’s Chris Mosch led a powerful Dragon squad to their fourth consecutive team title and Mosch has the bragging rights to being the only member of the squad to pocket four BIIF medals.

“I feel good and well rested today,” Mosch said before the race.  “I’m out here to run my own race and to run as fast as I can.  I feel a little pressure, but confident that things will go well.”

Chris Mosch

On Friday Mosch went out quickly and took a commanding lead to also grab his second consecutive individual title on the hilly foothills of HPA’s sprawling campus. 

“The pace of the race was really fast as Jesse (Tarnas from Parker) and the CLA kid (Jordan Grotenhuis) went out quick and me and Josh (Robinson) stayed back during the first half mile,” Mosch said.

Dragon teammates, Mosch and Robinson began to separate from the rest of the field after climbing HPA’s first steep hill.

“On the second trip over the large hill my dad yelled at me that I had a 30 to 40 yard lead over Josh,” Mosch said.

Mosch won the race in 17 minutes and 37 seconds with Robinson 10 seconds behind.  The real surprise came when Dragon teammate Chayce Moniz finished third overall.

“My goal going into the race was to stay with Chris (Mosch) for as long as I could and to keep him in range,” Robinson said.  “I was shooting to win the race, but if anyone was going to beat me it was going to be Chris.”

For Moniz this was a dream race come true.

“We bet our science teach, Mr. Dan Whetstone, that if we finished one, two, three that he would shave his head,” Moniz said.  “Looks like we’re going to have a bald teacher at school on Monday!”

The Honokaa boy’s team ran away from the rest of the BIIF schools scoring just 26 points in route to their 4th title.  Brothers Robert (10th) and Tony Connors (12th) rounded out the team scoring for the Dragons.

Honokaa head coach, Josh Abner, had high praise for his high flying Dragons.

“I like to think that we have a bunch of hard working people,” Abner said.  “This is a dynamic group of amazing kids and each one has a special place in my heart.”

Parker Coach Ceri Whitfield

Another surprise came when Parker School finished second in the team scoring which will allows their entire boys team to run at the HHSAA championships on Oahu.

“This is the most incredible thing I’ve ever done,” Parker Coach Ceri Whitfield said.  “We really worked very hard and I am one proud coach.  We knew we were improving each week and we put the challenge out to the boys.”

In the girl’s team and individual competition it was all HPA dominating from start to finish.

Ka Makani Kela Vargas, Zoe Sims, Emily Evans and Kristiana Van Pernis ran away from the rest of the field taking the top four overall places with teammates Mariah Haight, Sam Neal and Hana Scully finishing 7th through 9th respectively.

HPA won their third consecutive team title and fourth out of the last five years under head coach, Michael Franklin.

“This is what I expected today from our team,” Franklin said.  “They overwhelmed me as individuals and I’m very proud of them.”

“My goal was to just go out and help my teammates,” Kela Vargas said after winning the individual BIIF crown.  “We try to push each other and we don’t want to disappoint each other so we just try to run our hardest.”

BIIF runner up, Zoe Sims, also had high praise for her team saying, “We’ve grown a lot as a team and we love each other so much that we did it for our team.”

Tia Greenwell

The girl’s race started with Honokaa’s three times defending BIIF champion, Tialana Greenwell, going out fast and pushing the pace.

“I came into the race feeling confident and I wanted to get away from the pack early on,” Greenwell said.  “But Zoe (Sims) and Kela (Vargas) kept up with me and eventually passed me.”

Greenwell, who had been hampered by nagging injuries, had her best race of the season and finished fifth overall.

“I’m happy that I finished in the top five and I hope this will carry over to states next week,” she said.

Greenwell and Waiakea’s Kelsie Kobayashi were the only BIIF runners to infiltrate a powerful onslaught by Ka Makani harriers, with the Warrior taking sixth overall.

“I wasn’t happy with today’s race as I thought I could have done better,” Kobayashi said.  “I was hoping to break into the top three, but I just couldn’t keep up with the HPA girls.”

The Honokaa girls, like the Parker boys, surprised everyone with their second place team finish which allows the entire seven person squad to run at the state championships on Thursday, Oct 28th.

“We were shooting for a second place team finish,” Honokaa Coach Abner said.  “This was a hell of an accomplishment and our highest team finish all season.”

Joining the top two boys and girls teams going to the state championships the BIIF also sends the top 23 individual boys and 22 individual girls.

October 23, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment