Star-Bulletin Sports

Wednesday, April 4, 2001



Athletes of the Week


Daniel Kawahaku, Kahuku baseball: Struck out 14 batters and went 3-for-3 at the plate in a 5-0 win over Kaimuki on Saturday.


Kelly Figueira, Sacred Hearts track and field: Set a new meet record at the Ralph Martinson Invitationals with a long jump of 18 feet, 234 inches. She also won the 100-meter dash and was on the winning 100-meter and 400 relay teams.

Honor Roll


>> Chris Gallego, Kaiser: Drove in seven runs in the Cougars' 16-10 win over Moanalua on Saturday.

>> Lance Iranon, Kealakehe: Struck out nine Honokaa batters in a complete-game one-hitter last week.

>> Shawn Kaku, Kalani: Went 5-for-7 and drove in seven runs in two games last week.

>> Gainor Nitta, Mililani: Tossed a complete-game one-hitter and struck out nine batters in the Trojans' win over Leilehua on Monday.

Girls basketball

>> Meagan Ching, Kamehameha: Scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Warrior win over Sacred Hearts on Saturday. Also played tough defense on Samanta Alapa, Sacred Hearts' leading scorer.

>> Bre Carson, Kalaheo: Nailed six 3-point goals in a win over Moanalua on Saturday.

>> Natasha Kai, Kahuku: Scored 19 points and hit the game-winning basket against Kaimuki on Saturday.

>> Samantha Ching, Kaiser: Scored 28 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out five assists in the Cougars' two games last week.


>> Nick Mason, Leilehua: Topped the Oahu Interscholastic Association boys' standings with an average 70.25 during the regular season.

>> Ayumi Hori, Moanalua: Finished the regular season with a scoring average of 75.75, the best in the OIA.

>> Travis Toyama, University: Shot a round of 70 to win last week's Interscholastic League of Honolulu golf meet at Pearl Country Club.

Now you know

>> Punahou failed to win either the boys' or girls' state tennis championship only three times (1973, 1980 and 1982) since the tournament's inception in 1958. The Buffanblu have swept top honors 20 times.

Back in the Day


>> Nanakuli track star Clayton Mahuka tied the meet records in the 100- and 200-meters at the OIA West championships. He matches the marks set two years earlier by Leilehua's Koldene Walsh. Both Mahuka and Walsh took their wheels to the University of Hawaii, where they both played football.

This week's highlights


Girls' basketball

Kamehameha at Punahou: The defending state champion Warriors travel to Punahou for an ILH showdown between two of the state's top teams. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Aiea at Leilehua: The winner takes command in the hunt for the OIA West crown. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.



Aiea at Campbell: The Sabers fell out of a first-place tie last week, but can tighten the OIA West race with a win at home at 4 p.m.


OIA relays: Mililani hosts one of the season's premier events.


OIA events may be canceled due to a teachers' strike.

Athletes of the week

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