Prep briefs


POSTED: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kahuku gets new lights

Concerned football fans on the North Shore can see the light now.

Brand-new football field light poles were laid out on Carleton Weimer Field at Kahuku for some time, leading some fans to wonder whether the team would have home games when the regular season starts.

The six poles were hoisted and installed over the weekend.

“;Our poles are up and everything is hooked up,”; athletic director Joe Whitford said yesterday. “;We'll test them the next couple of days.”;

Hawaii Invitational volleyball this week

Four-time defending state champion Kamehameha has managed to stay under wraps in preseason, but they'll be uncovered at the Hawaii Invitational.

The tourney, hosted by the Warriors, begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. State title contenders Punahou, 'Iolani, Hawaii Baptist, Word of Life, Moanalua and Kamehameha-Hawaii are in the 16-team field.

“;It should be one of our most competitive tournaments to date,”; Kamehameha coach Chris Blake said.

Sueyasu interim AD at Castle

Laynie Sueyasu is the interim athletic director at Castle.

“;It's a very big change. It keeps me up all night, pretty much. Athletics is something I enjoy,”; said Sueyasu, who is a former JV softball head coach and varsity assistant.

She played for Waimea when the Menehunes won the state title under coach Albert Soto in 1990.


Paul Honda, Star-Bulletin



Honor Roll


» London Amorin, Pac-Five: 11 receptions for 204 yards and four TDs against McKinley

» Samson Anguay, Campbell: seven receptions for 113 yards and a TD against Waipahu

» Jarrett Arakawa, 'Iolani: passed for 240 yards and three TDs against Castle

» Tahje Canyon, Moanalua: rushed for 145 yards and caught two passes for 50 yards, including a go-ahead 35-yard touchdown, against Kalaheo

» John Carter, Kapolei: 10 tackles, including three for loss, against Waianae

» Solomon Dixon, McKinley: four receptions for 109 yards, including a TD, against Pac-Five

» Phil Hogan, Radford: rushed for 108 yards on six carries, including two TDs, against Anuenue

» Hauoli Jamora, Kahuku: two sacks against Punahou

» Shaydon Kehano, Castle: eight receptions for 53 yards and two TDs against 'Iolani

» Darin Kamealoha, Pac-Five: three catches for 125 yards and TDs of 49 and 48 yards against McKinley

» Tuulauena Lolohea, Kapolei: 11 tackles, including three for losses, with one fumble and one fumble recovery against Waianae

» Trent McKinney, Mililani: the junior quarterback completed 13 of 17 pass attempts and amassed 169 yards of total offense vs. Leilehua

» Lopaka Morris, Kahuku: rushed for 68 yards, including a 64-yard TD run, and returned four punts for 69 yards against Punahou

» Keoni Napierala-Rose, Waianae: rushed for 191 yards on 21 attempts, scoring on TD runs of 11, 61 and 32 yards against Kapolei


» Cy Pana, Castle: 11 tackles, including six unassisted, against 'Iolani

» Garrett Paredes, Castle: rushed for 72 yards and two TDs, and caught five passes for 76 yards against 'Iolani

» T.J. Reid, Radford: four receptions for 95 yards, including two TDs, against Anuenue

» Dalaunte Stevenson, Mililani: rushed for 140 yards on 12 attempts, including an 80-yard TD, and caught three passes for 34 yards against Leilehua


Athletes of the Week


P.J. Minaya
Pac-Five football
The senior QB went 21-for-33 for 431 yards and eight touchdown passes in a 66-40 win over McKinley.



Tai Manu-Olevao
Punahou volleyball
The 6-foot outside hitter led the Buffanblu to a runner-up finish in the Ann Kang Invitational.