Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Kahuku moves up nationally,
while St. Louis drops out

By Jason Kaneshiro

The Kahuku football team jumped six places in this week's Student Sports Fab 50 after beating Kailua 48-7 last Friday.

The Red Raiders moved from No. 25 last week to No. 19 in this week's poll. Kahuku is also ranked 25th in the Sportsserver Top 25.

Last week's tie with Kamehameha cost St. Louis its spot in three national high school football polls.

The Crusaders dropped out of this week's Rivals High 25, USA Today Super 25 and Student Sports Fab 50.

On the mainland this week, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) puts its record 115-game winning streak on the line against Poly (Long Beach) on Saturday in Long Beach. Poly is ranked first in the latest USA Today rankings. De La Salle is second.

The game will be televised at 4:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Net.

Aloha Stadium procedures: Only two ticket gates will be open at Aloha Stadium for Friday's OIA Red Conference game between McKinley and Kailua.

Kailua supporters are to enter the stadium through gate 3 on the makai side and sit in sections F-K.

McKinley fans will enter through gate 2 and occupy mauka sections FF-KK.

Krafty promotion: Kraft Foods Hawaii and Hawaii Sports Network are helping local high schools raise money for equipment with their "Shop and Score" promotion.

Schools can earn up to $5,000 in adidas or Wilson uniforms and equipment through the program.

Schools will collect UPC/POP symbols from Kraft products, each equaling a 10-cent credit toward the purchase of athletic equipment.

The promotion began Monday and runs through Nov. 19.

Schools participating in the program are Aiea, Campbell, Castle, Farrington, Kahuku, Kailua, Kaimuki, Kaiser, Kalaheo, Kalani, Kapolei, Leilehua, McKinley, Mililani, Moanalua, Nanakuli, Pearl City, Radford, Redemption Academy, Roosevelt, St. Louis, Varsity, Word of Life, Waialua, Waianae and Waipahu.

Athletes of the Week


>> Ricky Shinn, Pearl City football: Intercepted two passes and returned one 30 yards for a touchdown in the Chargers' win over Waialua. He also blocked a punt that was returned for a score and kicked four extra points.


>> Puna Richardson, Punahou volleyball: Pounded a total of 23 kills in matches against Iolani and University last week. She hit over .600 on both nights and added four aces and seven blocks.

Honor Roll


>> Justin Joaquin, Castle: Pierced the 300-point barrier with a 302-point performance in a loss to Moanalua.

>> Kyle Quon, Punahou: Totaled 270 points in a loss to St. Louis

>> Vicci Yau, Punahou: Paced the Punahou girls team with 267 points in a win over Sacred Hearts.

>> Shannon Li, Sacred Hearts: Matched Punahou high-shooter Yau with 267 points of her own in the loss to the Buffanblu.


>> Joseph Graham, Waipahu: The Marauders' team captain rolled a high game of 269 and a high series of 709 against Aiea last week.

>> Paul Texeira, Kealakehe: Rolled games of 279, 224 and 215 for a high series of 718 as the Waveriders defeated Ka'u last week in Kona.

>> Kellen Sumida, St. Louis: Rolled a high game of 258 and a high series of 616 in a 3-0 win over Iolani.

>> Colin Steinberger, University High: Helped the Jr. Rainbows bowlers blank Academy of the Pacific with a high game of 256.

>> Paget Kahapea, McKinley: Rolled a high series of 602 and a high game of 224 as the Tigers defeated Roosevelt.


>> Kristin Shinkawa, Iolani: Finished 10th in the Division 4 varsity girls race at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. Her time of 20 minutes, nine seconds helped the Raiders capture the division title.


>> Mulivai Pula, Kahuku: Caught three passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns in the Red Raiders' win over Kailua.

>> Inoke Funaki, Kahuku: The Red Raider quarterback passed for two touchdowns and rushed for three others against Kailua.

>> Blake Wong, Iolani: Registered two sacks, an interception and a blocked punt in the Raiders' victory over Pac-Five.

>> Kila Ka'aihue, Iolani: Recovered from two early interceptions to pass for three touchdows and run for another against Pac-Five.

>> Jason Rivers, St. Louis: Caught touchdown passes of 41 and 25 yards as the Crusaders rallied to tie Kamehameha.

>> Kelena Hookano, Kamehameha: Rushed 28 times for 133 yards against St. Louis.

>> Andrew Hale, Waipahu: Averaged 6.5 yards a carry en route to 118 yards rushing as Waipahu cruised past Kalaheo.

>> Gered Mochizuki, Baldwin: Returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown against King Kekaulike.

>> Chris Mols, Roosevelt: Threw to seven different receivers for 252 yards and two touchdowns as Roosevelt moved into a first-place tie in the OIA White.


>> Ashley Kau, University: Had 10 kills, two blocks and two aces against Punahou last week.


>> Duncan Macdonald of Kailua won the first two Hawaii High School Athletic Association boys cross country championships in 1965 and 66. His daughter, Eri, won four girls championships (1995-98) and he coached the Punahou girls to the last two team titles.

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