Garcia retires after 20 years as Baldwin athletic director
Longtime Baldwin athletic director Jon Garcia has retired.
Garcia, 63, spent 34 years at the school, including 20 as AD. He also spent 23 seasons as basketball coach, molding the Bears into one of the state's most successful teams.
Former baseball coach Kahai Shishido is the interim AD.
Punahou's versatile Kaui Robello
has signed to play at Siena College.
Siena, in New York, is a smaller school with big accolades. The Saints played in the NCAA volleyball tournament last season, where they were the first victim of eventual champion Washington.
"I feel super relieved. I have some place to go and I don't have to worry about finding a school. And I'm excited to leave," said Robello, who played just about every position for Punahou during her four years on varsity.
At Siena, she will focus on libero. She will also be a backup setter.
"I hope I can play right away, but I'll still work as hard as I can," said Robello, who has seen the Saints play.
"They have this really good outside hitter from Trinidad, and their setter was really good."
Two former Buffanblu, Kathi Kobayashi and Robin Beck, played last season.
"Kathi played back row and she dug everything," Robello said.
"They had a young team, a lot of sophomores and juniors. There were only two seniors."
Robello plans to major in child psychology or business.
NFL kids camp soon
The third annual NFL Junior Development Football Camp is around the corner.
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis by the host, Moanalua High School's football program. Only 150 players will be accepted. The camp, June 12-17, is open to youths 12 to 14.
A medical waiver/physical exam is required.
"That's why we need the kids to get this done early, way before the camp starts," Moanalua coach Arnold Martinez said.
The waiver form is available at www.moanaluafootball.com.
For more information, call 368-7673.
Athletes of the week
Kim Chan, Kaimuki golf:
Carded a 68 to lead the OIA East boys at Makaha Country Club.
Shawna-Lei Kuehu, Punahou basketball:
Scored 19 points in a win over Maryknoll, and then scored 20 points with 14 rebounds, six steals and four blocked shots in a win at Mid-Pacific.
Michael Amorozo, Moanalua:
Fired a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts against Castle.
Bucky Aona, Punahou: Hit two home runs with five RBIs against Saint Louis.
Michael D'Alessio, Kailua: Pitched a two-hitter in a win over Castle.
Macanas Delbert, Leilehua: Went 5-for-5 with four RBIs at Nanakuli.
Corey Fujishige, Pearl City: Went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Leilehua.
Wally Marciel, Iolani: Fired a one-hit shutout and fanned 10 against Damien.
Brett Nakasone, Leilehua: Needed just 58 pitches in a five-inning, one-hit shutout at Nanakuli.
Joshua Suguitan, Leilehua: Went 4-for-5 at Nanakuli.
Darren Takemoto, Kalani: Went 4-for-4 with seven RBIs in a win over Kahuku.
Jason Tamanaha, Pearl City: Pitched a three-hitter as the Chargers downed Leilehua.
Scott Uehara, Kaiser: Went 4-for-4 with two runs scored at McKinley.
Rick Yoshikane, Kailua: Went 4-for-5 with two triples and two RBIs against Farrington.
Janelle Fetui, Hanalani:
Scored 27 points against Christian Academy.
Nicole Fu, Maryknoll: Scored 29 points in a win over Kamehameha.
Courtney Gaddis, La Pietra: Scored 25 points in a win over Punahou II.
Jodi Kamemoto, Hawaii Baptist: Scored 24 points against Iolani II and 28 against Kamehameha II.
Tatriana Lorenzo, Kamehameha: Scored 18 points as the Warriors upset No. 1 Iolani.
Ashley Medcalf, Christian Academy: Scored 31 points in a win over Hanalani and 37 in a win over Iolani II.
Kimberly Meyerowitz, Waialua: Scored 20 points, including a game-winning basket with 16 seconds left, against Waianae.
Sharde Pratt, Kaiser: Scored 26 points in a win over Farrington.
Iwalani Rodrigues, Roosevelt: Scored 20 points in a win at Kahuku.
Artevia Wily, Kahuku: Scored 26 points in a win over Farrington.
Britney Choy, Leilehua:
Shot a 73 to win in OIA West play at Oahu Country Club.
Evan Nagano, Pearl City: Carded a 75 to share OIA West first-place honors.
Iris Okariza, Moanalua: Shot a 73 to pace the OIA East girls.
Jared Sawada, Mililani: Carded a 75 to share first-place honors in OIA West play.
TRACK AND FIELD
HONOLULU MARATHON INVITATIONAL
Samantha Cabreros, Punahou: Won the long jump (17 feet, 34 inches) and triple jump (36-1).
Anthony Taylor, Kamehameha: Won the long jump (20-10) and triple jump (42-11 1/4).
Kinohi Warrington, Kamehameha: Won the 100 (11.2 seconds) and 200 (23.09).
Hannah Cho, Moanalua:
Scored five goals against Radford.
Nicole Hagi, Kapolei: Scored seven goals in a win over Mililani.
Valentina Knudson, Mililani: Scored five goals in a win over Aiea.
Greta Morgan, Radford: Scored five goals in a win over Moanalua.
Liana Rapoza, Castle: Scored nine goals in a win over Moanalua.
To nominate ...
To nominate an athlete of the week, contact the Star-Bulletin Sports Department by 11 p.m. Sunday: