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Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, September 20, 2000

The big games

FOOTBALL: It's all about Kahuku and Waianae this Friday, in what has potential to be the Oahu Interscholastic Association's game of the year (for the regular season, anyway). The Red Raiders are 4-0 and the Seariders 3-0 in the OIA Red, and one or the other has won the league title every year since 1991.

Impact players for the Red Raiders include QB Inoke Funaki, RB Muliwai Pula and FS Aaron Francisco.

Waianae gets big plays from RBs Peter Sarono and Lono Manners. LB Keaka Kamai stepped up big to help limit Mililani RB Brian Daniels to 8 yards last week.

After scaring St. Louis for a quarter last week, Punahou has to get up for Kamehameha. Some feel the Warriors are capable of dethroning the Crusaders next week.

See team standings on this page for times and sites of this weekend's games.

WATER POLO: Punahou and Iolani meet Friday, 7 p.m., at Punahou. Buffanblu coach Ken Smith's top players include Dave Pietsch, Grant Allison, Dave Cowen and Aviv Grill. Raiders' new coach Mark Cornish counters with Mark Oda, Paul Helfer and Dave Graner.

Punahou has won 24 of the last 27 Interscholastic League of Honolulu titles under Smith (some with current Olympic player Sean Kern and coach Chris Duplanty in the lineup), but Iolani is the defending league champion.

names softball coach

Ty Sing Chow is the new Kamehameha varsity softball head coach. Sing Chow had previously coached three years at Kamehameha, and is also known for coaching the successful Pearl City Pearls ASA team. ... Baseball America has named 1999 Waipahu graduate Jerome Williams the best 18-year-old baseball player in the nation. ... Williams is in the San Francisco Giants' organization. ... The Castle at Radford football games originally scheduled for Sat., Sept. 30 have been changed to Friday, Sept. 29. Also, there is a switch in the Aloha Stadium schedule for Oct. 6. Castle and Campbell will play there instead of McKinley vs. Radford. The Tigers and Rams meet Oct. 7 at Roosevelt. ... Here's the weekly St. Louis football national ranking update: remains at 6th; Butkus, 8th to 7th; Fox, remains at 8th; USA Today, 12th to 11th; School Sports, 9th to 7th.

By Dave Reardon

Don't forget Clifford

Bullet Saturday's Washington State-Utah game matched the talents of former St. Louis quarterbacks Jason Gesser and Darnell Arceneaux as the Cougars won, 38-21. But Arceneaux connected with another local product, Clifford Russell, for two touchdown passes. Russell, a 1997 Campbell graduate, caught 8 passes for 131 yards, including the TDs of 47 and 24 yards. Russell, who has been electronically timed at 4.25 in the 40, is the fastest Ute in over 20 years.

Thirty years ago
this week

Bullet The Nanakuli Golden Hawks made their varsity football debut against the Campbell Sabers in an Oahu Interscholastic Association game. Campbell spoiled the party by blanking Nanakuli, 8-0. Ron Atay scored in the fourth quarter on a 12-yard run and Ed Kaaneha connected with Roy Robins on the two-point conversion.

Athletes of the Week


Chad Gerard

Maui football

The Sabers' 5-foot-6, 160-pound senior rushed for 270 yards on 12 carries and scored two TDs to lead unbeaten Maui past Lahainaluna, 43-6 on Saturday.

Annie Kawasaki

Pac-Five cross country

Won her second straight meet Saturday, finishing the Punahou Invitational 2-miler in 12:03.40, just over 9 seconds ahead of teammate Christal Cuadra.

Honor Roll

Here are some of last week's other outstanding performers in Hawaii high school sports :


Bullet Chad Uyehara, Hawaii Baptist: Rolled ILH season-high 634 series to help the Eagles past Assets.
Bullet Michelle Sugimoto, Maryknoll: Used a 209 game to propel her to a 588 series in a win over St. Andrew's Priory.


Bullet Todd Iacovelli, Punahou: Won 3-mile boys' varsity Punahou Invitational in 16:42.30.


Bullet Teo Bennett, Iolani: Ran for 146 yards and four TDs on 13 carries in the first half against Pac-Five.
Bullet Jeremy Corpuz, Campbell: Returned interceptions 35 and 25 yards for TDs in a win over Waialua.
Bullet Ikaika Curnan, St. Louis: 11 tackles, including three sacks, as the Crusaders came back to beat Punahou.
Bullet Bobby George, St. Louis: Completed 11-of-16 passes for 190 yards and four TDs as St. Louis beat Punahou.
Bullet Keaka Kamai, Waianae: Several big tackles in victory over Mililani.
Bullet Chelsey-Ann Kaimi, Nanakuli: Scored what is believed to be the first TD by a girl in a Hawaii varsity high school game (see Page A-1).
Bullet Nainoa Kuna, Punahou: Caught eight passes for 163 yards and a TD against St. Louis.
Bullet Kapena Keopuhiwa, Nanakuli: Rushed for a score and kicked a field goal and five PATs against Moanalua.
Bullet Matt Labuguen and Josh Maae, Castle: Helped out on offensive line while also playing entire game on defense in victory over McKinley.
Bullet Todd LaFountaine, Punahou: Ran for TD and passed for two as Punahou built 21-0 lead before falling to St. Louis.
Bullet Andre Liufau, St. Louis: Three sacks among six tackles vs. Punahou.
Bullet Jonathan Mapu, Kahuku: Ran 89 yards with fumble return for TD in victory over Farrington.
Bullet Kalani Miyashiro, Kapaa: Rushed for two TDs, had six stops including three sacks, and recovered a fumble against Kauai.
Bullet David Tufaga, Maui: Broke up 3 passes and recorded 5 tackles in victory over Lahainaluna.
Bullet James Yates III, Kamehameha: Caught two TD passes against Damien.


Bullet Isaiah Aina, McKinley: Had 16 kills in a three-game match against Castle.
Bullet Alicia Arnott, La Pietra: Knocked 16 kills in three-game loss to Sacred Hearts.
Bullet Iwa Mattoon, McKinley: Launched 12 kills in 15-7, 15-6 win over Castle.
Bullet Bobby Nash, Iolani: Led team with 11 kills in victory against St. Louis.

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