The Oahu Interscholastic Association's top four teams will join the Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion and the Maui, Kauai and Big Island champs this year in a state football playoff format approved yesterday by the executive board of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.
State football play gets OK
In the opening round on Nov. 19, an Aloha Stadium doubleheader will pit the OIA champ against the BIIF winner and the ILH champ against the third-place OIA team; the Maui champ will host the fourth-place OIA team and the Kauai champ will host the second-place OIA team.
The Nov. 26 semifinals and Dec. 3 championship game will be played at Aloha Stadium.
Ah Yuen takes golf titleMahina Ah Yuen defeated Traci Kashiwabara-Ayabe, 4 and 2, in the final of the Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Match Play Championship yesterday at the Oahu Country Club.
Down one after four holes, Ah Yuen sank a 40-footer for par to halve the fifth and won four of the next five holes to go 2-up.
Kashiwabara-Ayabe found tree trouble on her drive at 14 to go 3 down. Ah Yuen, who won the Moanalua Women's Invitational the past two years, closed out the match with a par at the par-3 16th.
UH academic honor rollNine University of Hawaii athletes have earned academic all-Western Athletic Conference honors for the 1998-99 winter sports seasons, the WAC announced yesterday.
Selected were Maj Forsberg, Raylene Howard, BJ Itoman, Karena Greeny and Sarah Petersen of the Wahine basketball team and Matthew Kwok, Angus MacDonald, Jamie Dvorak and Kris Fukushima of the men's and women's swimming and diving teams.