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POSTED: Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Warriors open in states today

Kamehameha leads a host of highly-ranked teams that open play today in the Division I portion of the Wally Yonamine/HHSAA State Baseball Championships.

The Warriors (33-9 overall) are No. 3 in the Star-Bulletin Baseball Top 10, but lost to 'Iolani in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu final. The Warriors play eighth-ranked Waiakea today, 2 p.m., at Les Murakami Stadium. Waiakea (also nicknamed Warriors) is the runner-up from the Big Island Interscholastic Federation.

The Division II baseball tournament will be played at Hans L'Orange Park through Friday. Top-seeded Kauai, the defending champion, plays tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. against today's Radford-Honokaa winner.

State tennis starts today

Matthew Westmoreland of Island Pacific Academy is the top seed in the boys division of the Carlsmith Ball/HHSAA State Tennis Championships today at Central Oahu Regional Park.

Westmoreland is one of three Interscholastic League of Honolulu players seeded among the top four. Jared Spiker (Kalani) is No. 2, followed by Punahou's Doug Ho and Kevin Caulfield.

Punahou's Kristin Lim is the No. 1 seed in the girls competition.

Punahou to defend water polo title

Defending champ Punahou leads the field in the Local Motion/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championships. Matches begin today at 3:15 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

Athletes of the week

Boys

Breland Almadova

» School: 'Iolani

» Sport: Baseball. He got a win in relief against Punahou, and homered and earned a save against Kamehameha.

Girls

Lianna Bajarin

» School: Roosevelt

» Sport: Softball. The junior lefty pitched three playoff wins on the way to the OIA title. She also homered against Castle.

Honor roll

BASEBALL

» Alikai Aglipay, Punahou: went 3-for-3 with an RBI single to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, and scored a run against Mid-Pacific

» J.R. Bunda, 'Iolani: went 2-for-3 with a grand slam against Kamehameha

» Jeremy Fujimoto, Punahou: pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief for a win over Mid-Pacific to give the Buffanblu a state-tournament berth

» Kalei Hanawahine, Kamehameha: went 2-for-4 with a homer and three runs against 'Iolani

» Kewby Meyer, Kamehameha: went 3-for-4 with a home run against 'Iolani

GOLF

» Kristina Merkle, Moanalua: overcame a sore shoulder and illness to win the OIA girls championship with a two-round 153 at Makaha Golf Resort

» Tyler Ota, Moanalua: the sophomore won the OIA boys title with a two-round 144 at Makaha Golf Resort

SOFTBALL

» Dara Aiwohi-Dutro, Waipahu: homered and drove in three runs against Castle

» Joslyn Eugenio, Sacred Hearts: went 3-for-4 with a triple, double and two RBIs, and pitched a complete-game win over Maryknoll

» Brittney Guro, 'Iolani: fired a two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts in the ILH title game against Mid-Pacific

» Marissa Keao, Waialua: pitched a four-hit shutout against Kalaheo

» Courtney Senas, Mililani: homered twice and drove in four runs against Kapolei

» Kaylen Ynigues, Leilehua: hurled a one-hitter against Moanalua

TRACK AND FIELD

» Bryce Jenkins, Leilehua: Won the 3,000 meters and 1,500 meters (meet record 4:03.73) at the OIA championships

» Zhane Santiago, Kahuku: won both hurdles events and the long and triple jumps at the OIA championships

» Tyler Whitener, Radford: took firsts in the 100 and 400 and second in the 200, and was on two first-place relays in leading the Lady Rams to the OIA team title. The 4x100 relay ran a meet record 49.7 seconds

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