Wednesday, February 21, 2001
Athletes of the Week
Jarrett RazonThe senior co-captain's second-half goal in the state title game against Hilo was the game-winner. He also netted two other goals in the tournament.
Angela ApeluFired an even-par 75 -- with a 37 on the front nine and a 38 on the back -- at the Leilehua Golf Course to finish with the best score in the OIA qualifying tournament.
Here are some of last week's other outstanding performers in Hawaii high school sports:
BASKETBALLRicky Bauer, Mid-Pacific: Scored a game-high 23 points in a win over Maryknoll in Interscholastic League of Honolulu third-place tournament.
Keoki Duarte, Kalaheo: His 3-pointer in the fourth quarter of the Oahu Interscholastic Association title game broke a 45-all tie against Mililani and spurred the Mustangs to a 57-47 win.
Justin Harris, St. Louis: Pulled down 16 rebounds, blocked four shots and scored eight points in a win over Kamehameha that put the Crusaders into the state tournament.
Kaipo Patoc, Mililani: Netted a season-high 24 points in a semifinal upset of Leilehua.
Jason Rivers, St. Louis: Tallied 19 points against Mid-Pacific and added 13 in a win over Kamehameha.
Ashton Saifaloi, Damien: Scored four of 18 points in OT to lift Damien over Hawaii Baptist in ILH tourney.
Skyler Wilson, Kalaheo: Scored 24 points in the semis and final to lead Mustangs to OIA crown.
GOLFNikoles Yamane, Kaimuki: Shot the best round at OIA qualifying at Kalakaua Golf Course with a 74.
RIFLERYRyan Tanoue, St. Louis: Won the Individual ILH Championship with a 571, and helped the Crusaders win the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Championship with a high-match score of 286.
SOCCERAlex Fraher, Kalani: Scored the only goal of the game in a win over Kapaa in the Falcons' state tournament debut.
Erick Franke, Kealakehe: Scored both goals in a 2-0 consolation win against Hawaii Prep.
Matt Itagaki, Aiea: His first-half goal against Kamehameha proved to be the game-winner.
Jason Keanini, Iolani: Freshman goalkeeper came off the bench to stop two Campbell OT penalty kicks, allowing the Raiders to advance to the semifinals.
Timmy Liu, Mililani: Put the finishing touch on title game with late goal, and scored against Baldwin in the quarters.
Lane Matsui, Baldwin: Netted a pair of goals in 3-1 win over Aiea for fifth place.
Timothy Meek, Hilo: Scored in the 64th minute in Vikings' upset of top-seeded Pearl City in semifinals.
Eddie Ruhland, Hilo: The goalkeeper held two opponents scoreless to help the Vikings reach the final.
Brandon Tario, Kamehameha: Notched two goals in consolation win against Kapaa.
Lance Watanabe, Mililani: Sent the Trojans into title game with "golden goal" against Iolani, less than three minutes into sudden-death OT.
Travis Watanabe, Iolani: Scored a pair of goals to lead Raiders to a third-place finish.
DROPPING DOMINANCEThe boys and girls teams at Punahou have won an astounding 78 of 86 state swimming and diving championships since 1958. But they have received more competition in recent years: three other boys' teams (including defending champ Baldwin) have won in the past five years and the Iolani girls have won twice since 1996.
FIVE YEARS AGO THIS WEEKDown by 1 with two seconds left, Nick Deely threw a perfect full-court inbounds pass to Brian Yule, who layed the ball in to give Kalaheo a stirring 52-51 win over Moanalua in the semifinals of the OIA Tournament. Kalaheo beat Kahuku the following night for its third straight league title.
The Menehunes got the last laugh a week later, topping the Mustangs, 49-44, in the state championship game.
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