High School Beat
Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Bulldogs’ Lee turns
keys over to Grant


Stephen Lee

Longtime Kaimuki boys basketball coach Stephen Lee retired recently, turning the keys over to former Maryknoll standout Kelly Grant.

Under Lee, the Bulldogs were a perennial power in the Oahu Interscholastic Association.

Grant has been an assistant at several schools since playing under Tony Sellitto at Maryknoll and Hawaii Pacific University.

Grant, who coached at Kalani during the 1990s, kept the staff intact, including longtime assistant Richard Miyasaka.

"I feel good about the transition," said Lee, who has two young children. "It's time for me to spend a lot more time with my kids."

Soccer season kicks off

The high school soccer preseason kicked off with the Kaiser Cougar Classic and the Leilehua-Castle tournament.

Coach Michele Nagamine's Kamehameha girls won the Leilehua-Castle tourney, edging Punahou in the title game, 1-0 on penalty kicks.

Mililani placed third with a 3-0 win over Waiakea.

Kamehameha and Punahou, two of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu's title contenders, will also play in two more preseason tournaments, according to volunteer assistant coach Scott Keopuhiwa.

Sizewise, the two early tournaments pale compared to this week's Moanalua tournament. Fifty-one teams -- varsity and JV, boys and girls -- will take the fields at the Waipio Soccer Complex.

The OIA West regular season begins Dec. 10. The OIA East begins Dec. 11.

Paul Honda, Star-Bulletin


Athlete of the week

Michael Kopra, Hawaii Prep: Rushed for 201 yards, including five touchdowns, on 32 carries in a win over Waipahu.

Honor roll


Eric Tsukamoto, Hawaii Baptist: The ILH tournament singles champion rolled a 1,861 total (fifth overall) to help the Eagles win the state boys team championship.


Preston Medeiros, Lahainaluna: Passed for 157 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard sneak with 9.2 seconds left against Mililani.
Kekoa Perbera, Mililani: 110 yards on 19 carries against Lahainaluna.
Wayne Phillips, Lahainaluna: 141 yards on 16 attempts against Mililani.
Nick Rogers, Mililani: Caught three passes for 56 yards, including touchdowns of 14 and 17 yards. He also picked up a fumble and scored on a 21-yard play.


Kelsi Chan, Kamehameha: Scored the winning goal on the final penalty kick of a shootout for a 1-0 win over Punahou. The Warriors won the Leilehua-Castle tournament with the victory.
Deysha Victorine, Kamehameha: The goalkeeper provided air-tight defense in the Warriors' win over Punahou.

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