Star-Bulletin Sports


Wednesday, February 10, 1999


H A W A I I _P R E P _ S P O R T S



Unbeatens headline state
girls’ soccer tournament

Star-Bulletin staff

Tapa

The top four seeds in this week's Outrigger Hotels Girls' State Soccer Tournament are all undefeated: Iolani (10-0-2), Kapaa (6-0), Baldwin (12-0) and Hawaii Prep (13-0).

The four have byes into tomorrow's quarterfinals, awaiting the outcome of today's opening games at Maui's War Memorial Stadium. The toughest first-round game appears to be the 5:30 p.m. contest between OIA West foes Aiea (12-2) and Pearl City (11-2); that winner advances to tomorrow's quarterfinal against fourth-seeded Hawaii Prep.

Only three previous state champions are in this year's field: Pearl City (4 titles), Kamehameha (3) and Iolani (2).

Kamehameha, which took on Kalaheo in today's 1:30 p.m. opener, has three sets of twins on its roster: seniors Tara and Trish Hibbs and Shawna and Shanell Kawa-saki, and juniors Robyn and Jenny DeHay.

The tournament concludes with Saturday's 7:30 p.m. championship game.

SOFTBALL OPENS: Top-seeded Mililani is the only unbeaten team in the Bank of Hawaii State Softball Tournament field. The Trojans (13-0), Iolani (14-2), Baldwin (13-1) and Waiakea (8-1) all have byes into tomorrow's quarterfinals at Roosevelt Stadium.

Just two former state champs are in this year's event: nine-time winner Kailua and Castle, which won the inaugural tournament in 1972.

The title game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

ILH MEET MOVED: Due to electrical problems with pool equipment, the ILH swimming and diving championships have been moved from Iolani to Punahou this week.

The diving championship begins at 4 p.m. Friday with the swimming championship starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

WARRIORS ON TOP: The Kamehameha girls' varsity paddling team won the final race of the ILH season yesterday to claim the league title.

The Warriors won five of the six races during the season to finish with 34 points. Punahou, which won last week's race, finished second with 25 points.

Punahou won the varsity II division, while Kamehameha finished unbeaten in the junior varsity I division. Iolani won four of six races to earn the JV II title.

SOCCER PLAYOFF: Iolani and Punahou met in a playoff game today to determine the ILH boys' soccer champion. The teams finished 9-1-2 during the regular season.

The loser will face the second-place team from Maui at 1 p.m. Saturday at Iolani for the last berth into next week's state tournament.



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