Wednesday, November 8, 2000
Athletes of the Week
Pesefea FiaseuThe senior running back pounded the Kamehameha defense for 134 yards and two scores on a season-high 27 carries in the Crusaders ILH title-clinching 34-0 victory.
ST. LOUIS FOOTBALL
Kahala KabalisThe 5-8 senior outside hitter pounded 10 kills in the semifinals and nine more in the finals against McKinley in the OIA Tournament, leading the Menehunes to their first OIA crown. She also served two aces.
Here are some of last week's other outstanding performers in Hawaii high school sports:
AIR RIFLERYTelianne Ho, Sacred Hearts: Won the girls' state championship on a tiebreaker, after she and Punahou's Karalyn Tellio tied for first with a 532.
Ryan Tanoue, St. Louis: Won the boys' state title with a 550, and helped the Crusaders to the team title.
CROSS COUNTRYChristal Cuadra, Pac-Five: Won the girls' ILH title at Mid-Pacific (12:17), in the best time on the course this season.
Todd Iacovelli, Punahou: Won the boys' crown (16:41.9) by almost 13 seconds.
FOOTBALLBryson Au, Kahuku: Returned an interception 51 yards for a score and helped the Red Raiders limit Kaimuki to 10 passing yards in the OIA semis.
T.C. Buffett, Damien: Passed for 155 yards and 2 TDs, rushed for 38 yards and caught a pair of passes for 19 yards against Punahou.
Kainoa Fernandez, St. Louis: Caught a pair of TDs, totalling 57 yards in the Crusaders' win.
Tamatoa Hackney, Punahou: Ran for a TD, caught a pass for another and kicked seven PATs.
Siota Malu, Waianae: The converted defensive lineman helped open holes at tight end for Searider backs to rush for 260 yards and 4 TDs.
Jay Marcouiller, Iolani: Caught five passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns in season finale against Pac-Five.
VOLLEYBALLKaimi Guerreiro , Kalaheo: Senior led Mustangs to first OIA title, with a combined 35 kills and 7 blocks in the semis and finals, and a .410 hitting percentage.
Naomi Edgell, Moanalua: Blasted 12 kills in OIA final against McKinley.
State Football Championship tickets are now on sale at participating Chevron stations around the state.
NOW YOU KNOW
Tickets, get your tickets
Regular tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Chevron is also offering a $1 discount (on up to four tickets) with any purchase of Chevron gasoline with Techron or any Pepsi product.
The quarterfinals for the state tournament are Nov. 17 -- with a pair of games at Aloha Stadium (5 p.m. and 8 p.m.), a game at Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo (7:30 p.m.) and a game at Maui War Memorial Stadium (7:30 p.m.).
The semifinals -- at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 -- and the championship game -- 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 -- are at Aloha Stadium.
Waipahu blanked Waialua, 45-0, to win its third consecutive Rural Oahu Interscholastic Association football championship.
BACK IN THE DAY
Fifty years ago this week
Waipahu, coached by Mitsuo Fujishige, led 12-0 at halftime -- but exploded for 33 second-half points in front of 9,000 fans at Waipahu.
Eurenio Gannigan rushed for a score and James Olivares threw two touchdown passes, the second of which gave Waipahu a 19-0 lead in the third quarter.
Waipahu won the ROIA title again in '51, before Waialua captured four straight titles, from '52-55.
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