Campbell's Delos Reyes thinking big
The plan is on paper, and Campbell athletic director Sam Delos Reyes is convinced that community support will help make new facilities a reality.
A new locker room, trainer room, meeting room, amphitheater and even an AD's office are the ideas sketched together by faculty, administrators and the community, the longtime coach and AD said. Right now, female student-athletes use a physical education facility as a locker room of sorts. Delos Reyes has a makeshift office.
The amphitheater would serve the school at large.
"We'd be able to have parent meetings, school meetings, workshops, assemblies and ceremonies there," Delos Reyes said.
Now the search is on.
"I'll look for funding," he said. "We have a vision with community leaders involved. The mission now is to see that it gets on the ground."
Without plumbing and electrical costs, the project is expected to reach $3.2 million for a school that serves a bustling, growing community.
"Roosevelt did it. Knowing our community, they would be proud, knowing their children are coming to Campbell," said Delos Reyes, who attended the school when enrollment was 1,800.
It is now at about 2,300.
Big blue hope:
They're tall, they're blue and they're ready to make a statement.
The Moanalua boys basketball team came within a heartbeat of reaching the state tournament last season. The news of coach Dan Hale's departure hit the players hard, but new coach Greg Tacon has reinvigorated Na Menehune.
Tacon, who literally switched places with Hale after being released by Punahou last season, hasn't skipped a beat. He expects just as much from his new team as he did from the old.
"I told them we're going to do a lot of different things. It doesn't matter if it's the OIA or ILH. I'm not going to dumb anything down," Tacon said, before watching son, Jordan, take the field for Iolani's football team on Saturday.
Iolani, coincidentally, will be Moanalua's first basketball opponent of the season this Saturday. The junior varsity game will tip off at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity.
Roundball tips off:
The Pete Smith
Invitational Tournament will start on Nov. 30 at Kalaheo High School gym.
The schedule includes host Kalaheo against Strathcoma (Canada) in the opening game at 3:30 p.m., followed by Maryknoll and Moanalua (5 p.m.), Punahou and Pearl City (6:30), and Roosevelt and Kamehameha (8 p.m.).
Athletes of the Week
Spencer McLachlin, Punahou volleyball:
amassed six kills against Waiakea, nine kills against Kalaheo and 15 more kills (plus nine digs) in the state title win over Kamehameha-Hawaii. He was voted the tournament's most outstanding player.
Dolly Ainuu, Kaimuki:
rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns against Iolani.
Ryan Dung, Iolani: threw for 240 yards and four touchdowns on 16-for-28 passing in a Division II state tournament win over Kaimuki.
Jordan Helle, Baldwin: threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns on 19-for-32 passing in a state tourney win over Mililani
Ronnie Hirokawa, Iolani: caught six passes for 106 yards and a touchdown against Kaimuki.
George Kauwalu, Waianae: hustled for 10 tackles in a state tournament win over Kealakehe.
Chase Nakamura, Baldwin: caught five passes for 109 yards against Mililani. He scored on touchdowns of 36, 43 and 14 yards.
Keo Palimo'o, Waipahu: ran for 118 yards and a touchdown in a Division II state tournament win at Kamehameha-Hawaii.
Matt Soueira, Waipahu: scored on a 10-yard run and caught a 51-yard touchdown pass against Kamehameha-Hawaii.
Jordan Torres, Mililani: rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns against Baldwin.
Cody Figueroa, Hilo:
slammed 10 kills against Aiea.
Simeon Ke-Paloma, Maryknoll: hit 10 kills against Kalani and 15 against Hilo.
Andrew Love, Kamehameha-Hawaii: has seven kills and two blocks against Roosevelt.
Riley McKibbin, Punahou: tallied 22 assists as the Buffanblu swept KS-Hawaii in the Division I state tourney final.
Chase Moses, Kalaheo: hit eight kills against Lahainaluna.
Shelby Nakamura, Maryknoll: pounded 16 kills in the Division II title win over Hana. He was voted the tournament's most outstanding player.
Kaina Palama, Roosevelt: pounded 14 kills against Kamehameha-Maui.
Emrick Salas, Hilo: tallied 10 kills against Aiea.
Casey Seminavage, Waianae: hit 11 kills against Hana.
Pili Taitin, Aiea: pounded 15 kills against Hilo.
Bryce Wong, Maryknoll: delivered 30 assists to help the Spartans beat Hana for the D-II state championship.
Pono Wong, Kalaheo: had five service aces against Lahainaluna.
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