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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, March 17, 1999

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Andrew Lewis

Assets sailing

The sophomore won the 1999 World Youth Single-Handed Qualifying Regatta in Miami over 31 other sailors. The first sailor from Hawaii to win, Lewis topped his nearest competitor by 40 points. He will represent the U.S. in the World Youth Championships this summer in Finland.



Erika Tadio

Honokaa basketball

The freshman guard helped the Dragons to a 3-0 record and the title of the Lady Falcon Preseason Tournament hosted by Kalani. For the tourney, Tadio had 39 points, 9 assists, 12 steals and 13 rebounds.



Honorable mention

Girls' basketball

bullet Estee Okumura, Punahou: The senior guard scored a career-high 19 points as the Buffanblu beat Konawaena at the Ka Makani D.A.R.E. Tipoff hosted by Hawaii Prep. Punahou won the tournament with a 3-0 record.

bullet Shavonn Okumura, Leilehua: The senior guard helped the Mules to second place in the Lady Falcon Preseason Tournament with her defensive play, averaging 10 steals a game.

Boys' track & field

bullet Phillip Kelley, Radford: Won the 110 high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles, and placed second in the high jump at Friday's OIA meet at Radford.

bullet Tony Moore, Kaimuki: Won both the long jump and high jump at the OIA meet.

bullet Zack Toyofuku, Iolani: Won the 200 meter dash and finished second in the 100 and 400 at Saturday's ILH meet at Iolani.

Girls' track & field

bullet Janel Briones, Radford: Won the 100 high hurdles and 300 low hurdles at Friday's OIA meet at Radford.

bullet Rajani Dhakhwa, McKinley: Won the 800 and 1,500 runs at Friday's OIA meet.

bullet Jania Hoover, Radford: Won both the long jump and triple jump at the OIA meet.

bullet Hollis Hunter, Punahou: Won the discus and shot put at Saturday's ILH meet at Iolani.

bullet Debra Nuusolia, Radford: Won the discus by 26 feet and the shot put by seven feet in the OIA meet Friday.

bullet Sara Yap, Punahou: Won the 100 high hurdles, 300 low hurdles and the triple jump at Saturday's ILH meet.



To nominate:

A male and female athlete will be selected each week based on their performances of the previous week. To nominate an athlete, call the Star-Bulletin sports department between 6-11 p.m. Sundays at 525-8600; fax the info to 525-5497; or e-mail to sports@starbulletin.com.

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Game of the Week

ILH girls basketball

Punahou at Sacred Hearts

Friday, 6:30 p.m.

The defending state champion Buffanblu open the season on the road against the Lancers. Coach Shelley Kahuanui-Fey returns two starters from last year's title team. "The keys to the season are to continue to play defense, be consistent in our offense and run like heck," said Kahuanui-Fey, whose team went 7-1 in the preseason with two tournament titles. "The league is going to tough. Kamehameha is probably the toughest team in the league and Maryknoll has a lot of returnees back." Punahou has 10 seniors on the roster, including tri-captains Lauren Yamada, Estee Okumura and Wendy Takeguchi.



ILH baseball

Damien at Iolani

Saturday, 2 p.m.

The three-time defending state champion Raiders host the Monarchs to open the season. Iolani returns seven starters from last year's team. Coach Dean Yonamine said he's guardedly optimistic but expects the league to be tough, top to bottom. Back for Iolani are all-state picks Kainoa Obrey at third, Doug Jackson in center and pitcher Eric Yamamoto. "We're pretty young otherwise, with three sophomores and four juniors," said Yonamine, whose team went 8-4 in the preseason. "The key for us will be the same for everyone: pitching. We may have some football scores. It's all a matter of who gets quality pitching and who's got enough arms left at the end of the season to make a run."



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