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Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Iolani wins first-round
ILH soccer title

By Jason Genegabus
Special to the Star-Bulletin

It took six games, but the Iolani boys' soccer team is finally firing on all cylinders.

Junior Duke Hashimoto led Iolani with two goals in a 3-0 win over Kamehameha, giving the Raiders sole possession of first place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu at the end of the first round.

"He's one of our go-to guys," said Iolani coach Myles Arakawa. "Believe it or not, he's been one of our go-to guys (all season); he just hasn't been producing."

Hashimoto changed all that only two minutes into the match. After taking a pass in the middle of the field just outside the penalty area, Hashimoto spun and worked a shot past the Warriors' goalkeeper into the right corner of the goal to put Iolani up, 1-0.

"It was picture perfect," said Arakawa of the goal. "That's how we practice it. We just haven't been putting it in."

Travis Watanabe, a senior midfielder for the Raiders, agreed. He provided both assists for Hashimoto.

"We knew we had to come out hard," said Watanabe. "We put more of an emphasis on finishing during practice. The other games, we didn't start off really well."

Kamehameha head coach Andrew Ah New also recognized how the first goal set the tempo for the rest of the match.

"They really took us out of our game," said Ah New. "We were worried more about playing defense than offense."

Hashimoto would score again five minutes into the second half. The Raiders' forward beat a lone Kamehameha defender before scoring with a shot to the bottom right of the goal.

Eaton O'Neill, who entered the game tied for third in goals scored in the ILH, was the other player who scored for the Raiders.

Kamehameha had opportunities to score, but it was Iolani that managed to convert. Kamehameha forward Nathan Silva, the ILH's leading scorer, also failed to make an impact for the Warriors.

Much of the game could be characterized by a scoring chance that Kamehameha had during the first half.

After Kamehameha's Brandt Shaner took an indirect kick following an Iolani penalty, teammate Brandon Tario tried to follow up with a header into the net. But the ball bounced off the crossbar of the Iolani goal, allowing Raiders goalkeeper Brent Tatsuno to make the save.

"We were lucky enough to be clicking today," said Arakawa. "We're going to have to watch out for (Kamehameha). It's unfortunate that the ILH is possibly only going to get one (state tournament berth), because this is the type of competition we have."

Kamehameha starts the second round Saturday at noon against St. Louis at Mid-Pacific. The Raiders will face Mid-Pacific next week.

OIA soccer

Castle routed Farrington, 5-0, to claim the Oahu Interscholastic Association Eastern Division championship yesterday.

The regular season wraps up today, with two matches.

The Roosevelt girls needed a win against Moanalua to make the playoffs, but because of a 2-2 tie, the Menehunes claimed the final postseason spot in the East.


Leilehua struck quickly against an ace pitcher and held on to stun top seed Kailua, 4-3, yesterday in the softball quarterfinals of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Tournament.

Mililani, Kaimuki and Pearl City also advanced with wins. In today's semifinals, Leilehua travels to Pearl City and Mililani hosts Kaimuki.

All four of yesterday's winners earned state tournament berths. The losing teams play off for the fifth OIA spot.

Heidi Garcia cleared the bases in the first with a two-out triple against Surfriders' ace Shelly Featheran, giving the Mules an insurmountable 4-0 lead.

After Leilehua scored a run on a pair of hits and a hit batsman, Featheran hit another batter and walked two to set up Garcia's hit.

Featheran did not make it out of the first inning.

"It was not the pitcher's day," Kailua coach Bernard Victor said. "She had a hard time finding the strike zone. The damage was done fast."

Alexis San Nicholas earned her second win in as many days for the Mules, scattering six hits in a complete game.

Leilehua400 000 0 -- 4 3 1
Kailua110 000 1 -- 3 6 3

Alexis San Nicholas and C. Garcia. Shelly Featheran, Danielle Young (1) and Kainoa Hughes. W--San Nicholas. L--Featheran.

Leading hitters--Lei: Garcia 3b, 3 RBIs. Kail: Jana Pintz 2-4, 2b; Hughes 2b.

Kaimuki 1, Waianae 0, 8 INnings: Cathy Omori scored the winning run on a throwing error with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Bulldogs to a narrow win over the Seariders.

Noelani Tamanaha singled and reached second on an error with one out in the eighth. Omori took her place on the basepaths and Umu Matealona moved her to third with a ground ball.

Chrissy Moefu smacked a grounder to third and Omori scored on the error.

"Almost every inning (both teams) had runners in scoring position," Kaimuki coach Lene Tausaga said. "Every time we got runners on base (our bench) was tense. It was going back and forth."

Jamie Reyes tossed a three-hitter to earn the win.

Waianae000 000 00 -- 0 3 3
Kaimuki000 000 01 -- 1 3 1

Tracy Kane and Shaylla Moses. Jaime Reyes and Tarah Hussey. W--Reyes. L--Kane.

Leading hitters--Wain: Jasmine Choy 2-4. Kaim: Moefu 2-4.

Mililani 8, Moanalua 0: Miki Asamura and Johnna Rowland combined for a three-hitter as the unbeaten Trojans won their 38th consecutive regular and post season league game.

Asamura and Rowland also combined for four hits for the two-time defending league champions.

Moanalua000 000 0 -- 0 3 1
Mililani323 000 x -- 8 10 2

Chaz Ebalaroza, Melissa Force (2) and Casie Fuentes. Miki Asamura, Johnna Rowland (6) and Anuhea Diamond. W--Asamura. L--Ebalaroza.

Leading hitters--Mil: Tiari Keliinoi 2-3, 2b; Rowland 2-2, 2b; Asamura 2-2; Charity Senas 3b, 2 RBIs.

pearl city 10, castle 5: Maila Cheek tripled in a run and the Chargers broke a 5-5 tie with four runs in the fifth inning on their way to a win over the Knights.

Pearl City had four hits in the inning. Castle tried twice unsuccessfully to throw out runners at home plate during the rally.

Alisa Akana smacked a three-run home run in the third to give the Chargers a 4-0 lead.

Loihi McKeague went the distance for the win, striking out six and walking two.

Castle000 230 0 -- 5 6 5
Pearl City130 141 x -- 10 13 1

Shana Silva, Lia Pedrina (5) and Anuhea Young. Loihi McKeague and Ashley Pagatpatan. W--McKeague. L--Silva.

Leading hitters--Cas: Cherie DeFiesta 2-3, 3b, 2 RBIs. PC: Cheryl Villarmia 3-3; McKeague 3-4, RBI; Kellie Nishikida 3-4, RBI; Akana 3-run HR.

ILH: Punahou upset Kamehameha yesterday, allowing Iolani to move into a tie for first place.

The visiting Buffanblu parlayed a hit, an error, a sacrifice and a hit batsman into two fifth-inning runs and upended the Warriors, 5-1.

Iolani dropped Hawaii Baptist/St. Andrew's/St. Francis, 6-2, in a game that featured 10 errors.

Kamehameha and Iolani are both 11-2 with one game remaining in the regular season. Punahou and Sacred Hearts, which beat University, 7-0, are both 9-4.

The regular season ends next Wednesday.


D.C. Daniels scored seven of his 13 points in the first quarter and Kalaheo used a balanced offense to rout Farrington, 67-31.

Four players reached double-figures for the Mustangs (6-0), with Justin Pedrina chipping in a season-high 13 points.

The Governors fell to 3-2 in the Eastern Division.
Kalaheo18 20 13 16 -- 67
Farrington9 5 5 12 -- 31

KALAHEO: C.J. Kaimiola 13, Skyler Wilson 10, James Robertson 3, Nate Ijima 0, Shaydon Marumoto 2, Ikaika Francis 3, Shane Harada 1, Aubrey Bradley 3, Justin Pedrina 13, D.C. Daniels 13, Keoki Duarte 5, Mike Garcia 1.

FARRINGTON: Sanford McKee 1, Michael Rabago 0, Ronald Caday 0, Jason Domingo 11, Shaun Tabil 0, Chad Mock 2, Naseri Sunia 2, Patrick Costelo 0, Chester Pacquing 2, Richard Udani 6, Warren Gaspar 7, Kinohi Aki 0, Billy Tafea 0.

3-pointers -- Kalaheo 2 (Kaimiola, Duarte), Farrington 0.

Junior varsity: Farrington 47, Kalaheo 43, OT

Roosevelt 76, Kalani 46: Keola Stietzel drained two treys and scored 11 points in the first quarter to help the host Rough Riders (2-3) overcome the Falcons (0-6).

Kalani7 17 11 11 -- 46
Roosevelt21 17 18 20 -- 76

KALANI: Justin Numazu 8, Yorke Ashiba 4, Kekoa Tam 2, Brandon Mikami 1, Kevin Nakamura 0, Robert D'Amato 14, Russell Dement 0, Chad Nakamoto 3, Michael McQuay 11, Matt Young 1, Alex Utoafili 2.

ROOSEVELT: Keola Stietzel 13, Chris Mols 11, Cyle Kuwanoe 2, Joshua Yoshimoto 14, Jon Castro 7, Casey Gouveia 2, T.J. Talaro 0, Anthony Holyfield 5, Andrew Choy 2, Shown Francis 0,Liana Wong 0, Kala Koki 20, Eugene Dawson 0.

3-pointers -- Kalani 3 (D'Amato 2, Numazu), Roosevelt 4 (Stietzel 2, Castro).

Junior varsity: Roosevelt 72, Kalani 41

Radford 57, Waialua 40: Kula Tanuvasa scored 16 points and Sam Baker added 15 as the Rams (3-1) won a West home game against the Bulldogs (0-4).

Waialua8 9 14 9 -- 40
Radford20 20 8 9 -- 57

WAIALUA: Lawrence Ladao 2, Micah Vasconcelles 2, Randall Isomura 10, Jonathan Aceret 5, Gregory Sistoso 5, Ikaiak Soares 8, To'okela Gasper 8.

RADFORD: Justin Rellin 0, Charles Senior 3, Jeffery O'Garro 2, Joshua Redding 6, Dwight Edwards 0, Kula Tanuvasa 16, Sam Baker 15, Fritz Crighton 2, Jonathan Atimua 8, Justin Puluti 0, Kevin Calloway 0.

3-pointers -- Waialua 4 (Soares 2, Gasper, Sistoso), Radford 2 (Senior, Baker).

Junior varsity: Radford 79, Waialua 32

Waianae 74, Nanakuli 63: Barry Medeiros exploded for five 3-pointers and 27 points but it wasn't enough as the host Golden Hawks dropped to 0-4.

Teacel Hines led the Seariders (2-2) with 15 points.

Waianae20 17 16 21 -- 74
Nanakuli4 21 16 22 -- 63

WAIANAE: Loui Altida 0, Jonah Nunuha 4, Jacob Milare 14, Calvin Brown 12, Kawena Rosario 5, Emry Souza 0, Preston Popa 8, Teacel Hines 15, Jason Tau 2, Erick Edwards 6, Terri Alafoe 0, Ollie Dunlap 5, Levi Kekahuna 3.

NANAKULI: Everson Kaaihue 0, Everett Romena 9, Barry Medeiros 27, John Chandler 0, Anthony Sandobal 15, Rolando Clef 1, Alex Armstead 0, Jacob Kaawa 0, Henry McShane 0, Kaleo Enos 8, Albert Napoleon 3.

3-pointers -- Waianae 4 (Milare 2, Hines 2), Nanakuli 6 (Medeiros 5, Sandobal)

Junior varsity: Waianae 59, Nanakuli 37

Mililani at Aiea: No score was reported.

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