High school report
Athlete of the week
Kristin Ali Keith
Mililani track and field
The freshman won the 1600-meter run and anchored winning relay teams in the 4x800 and medley at the Yamamoto Invitational.
Coby Agres, Castle:
went 4-for-4 against Roosevelt.
Zachary Akamine, Kailua: hurled a 3-hitter and went 3-for-4 in a win over Kaimuki.
Dustin Antolin, Mililani: went 3-for-3 with a triple, double and three RBIs against Waipahu.
Cody Aquino, Aiea: pitched a five-hit shutout and struck out 12 against Nanakuli.
Kanekoa Asing, Aiea: went 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBIs against Nanakuli.
Curtis Awaya, Roosevelt: went 3-for-4 against Castle.
Dustin Dela Pena, Kaiser: went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored against Kalaheo.
Aaron Fujiki, Mid-Pacific: went 4-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBIs in a win over Saint Louis.
Danny Higa, Saint Louis: went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI against Mid-Pacific.
Toby Inouye, Kaiser: fired a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in a five-inning win over Kalaheo.
Roger Kraemer, McKinley: went 3-for-3 against Kailua.
Ben McQuown, Waianae: went 3-for-4 with two homers, including a game-winning blast, against Campbell.
Preston Nakata, Kailua: went 3-for-4 with a double against Kahuku.
Rorry Nakayama, Pearl City: went 2-for-2 with a home run and scored four times against Radford.
Desmond Ontai, Leilehua: hurled a five-inning two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts, and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs against Waipahu.
Shayne Peiler, Waialua: went 3-for-4 with a homer and was the winning pitcher against Nanakuli.
Kaika Sasaoka, Kahuku: went 3-for-3 with a triple, two doubles and two RBIs against Farrington.
Matt Suiter, Punahou: went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored against Damien. Also had two RBIs against Iolani.
Cal Tashiro, Kaiser: went 3-for-4 with two triples, three RBIs and three runs scored against Kaimuki.
Steven Van Ness, Kahuku: threw a five-inning, two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts against Farrington. Also went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Kili Vierra, Kailua: went 3-for-4 with a double against Kahuku.
Shanadee Canon, Kalaheo:
scored 21 points in a win over Kaimuki.
Kimberly Meyerowitz, Waialua: scored 22 points in a win over Kaiser.
Jamie Ronolo, Moanalua: scored 23 points against Kahuku.
Chelsie Sato, McKinley: scored 21 points against Campbell.
Track and field
Chanel Anderson, Radford:
placed first in the 100-meter hurdles (16.2) and 1,500 run (5:32.9) at the Velasco Invitational.
Ethan Rista, Castle: won the 110 hurdles (15.3) and 300 hurdles (41.2) at the Velasco Invitational
Chiemi Tano, Moanalua: took first place in the long jump (15 feet, 8 1/2 inches) and triple jump (33-0334) at the Velasco Invitational.
Hannah Cho, Moanalua:
scored five goals against Kaiser.
Kaila Garcia, Kalani: scored eight goals in a win over Pearl City. She also scored four times in a win over Aiea.
Nicole Hagi, Kapolei: scored five goals in a win over Leilehua.
Karima Robinson, Moanalua: scored six goals against Kaiser.
Tale of 2 teams for Morikuni
The McKinley boys basketball team rose to the top at the Division II state championships this year.
The same could happen with the McKinley girls. The Tigers are off to a 3-0 start in Oahu Interscholastic Association White Conference play.
Chelsie Sato, a four-year starter, is leading the conference in scoring and is among the top 3-point shooters, and her teammates are effectively learning their respective roles.
The common thread between the two programs? Coach Bob Morikuni, the first-year girls coach.
"Our boys played great defense. The girls gotta do the same to win games," said Morikuni.
One difference between the two programs is the level of awareness.
"The McKinley boys were not expected to do much this past year. Everyone talked highly of other schools going into the league and even states. McKinley girls, on the other hand, seem to be the favorite to do well in the East," Morikuni said, referring to preseason picks by OIA White coaches.
"It's a different kind of mind-set for us as coaches. For the boys, it's harping on that underdog role to get us motivated, but for the girls it's kind of different now being the hunted."
Coaching positions open
McKinley High School is seeking applicants for the positions of head girls volleyball coach and head cheerleading coach.
Applicants can send résumés to Tigers athletic director Neal Takamori by Monday.
For more information, call 594-0418.
Paul Honda, Star-Bulletin
To nominate ...
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