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By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, October 17, 2001


Gabriel glad to
be back in ILH


By Jason Kaneshiro and Tim Crouse
jkaneshiro@starbulletin.com
tcrouse@starbulletin.com

Darryl Gabriel is back in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu coaching ranks, as the third Kamehameha boys basketball coach in three years.

Gabriel replaces Micah Kroeger, who was let go after one season with the Warriors.

"I feel real good about this opportunity," said Gabriel, who led University High School to a state championship in 1988. "We want to help the boys to become part of a close-knit family and learn that this is a very team-oriented sport. If they can come together that way, we'll be very successful."

Kamehameha was 8-6 last season and did not make the state tournament.

"As far as our aspirations for how we'll finish, I don't think I put a lot of stress on that," Gabriel said. "But definitely, making the state tournament will be one of our goals."

Gabriel, who starred in football and basketball at Punahou and also coached the St. Louis boys basketball program for seven seasons, is looking forward to being back in the ILH.

"The competition is just wonderful," he said. "I know how good Iolani is, Punahou has a new coach and I still know a lot of the kids at St. Louis, so it will be pretty challenging for us."

Mules look for repeats: Leilehua will try to defend its Oahu Interscholastic Association boys and girls air riflery championships Saturday.

The OIA team championships start at 9 a.m. at McKinley High's shooting range. The boys individual championships were held yesterday. The girls individual championships will be held at noon tomorrow at McKinley.

The Mules boys and girls teams, who have won a total of nine OIA championships since 1995, both finished second in the OIA West.

The Leilehua boys will face OIA East champion Kalani in a semifinal match Saturday. OIA West champion Pearl City takes on East runner-up Kaimuki in the other semifinal.

The girls semifinals pit Pearl City against Roosevelt and Kaimuki against Leilehua.

The finals will directly follow the semifinal matches.

The Interscholastic League of Honolulu individual championships are scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. at the St. Louis School range.

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association's Civilian Marksmanship Program air riflery championship is set for Oct. 29-30 at Konawaena on the Big Island.

Dutro shines in California: Former Punahou athlete Ashley Dutro was named to the all-tournament team at the recent Mitty National Invitational in San Jose, Calif.

Dutro led St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.) to a win over host Archbishop Mitty in the tournament finals Oct. 6. The Lancers are ranked fifth in the latest Student Sports Fab 50 Girls Volleyball rankings.

Dutro, a 5-foot-7 sophomore setter, was a member of last year's state champion Punahou squad as a freshman. She was also a standout on the Buffanblu track and field team.

State tournament sites changed: The Sam Choy's state bowling championships will be held at Leeward Bowl due to increased security at the tournament's original site.

The tournament, still scheduled for Nov. 8-9, was to be held at Schofield Lanes, but HHSAA officials decided to move the event due to limited access to U.S. military installations following the Sept. 11 attacks.

Sites for the boys and girls volleyball tournaments have also been changed. Pool play for both tournaments will be held at the McKinley High School gym and Kekuhaupio Gym on the Kamehameha Schools campus. Blaisdell Arena will host the final two days of the tournaments.

The boys tournament will be held Nov. 8-10. The girls tournament is set for Nov. 15-17.



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