Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Kapolei in JV final in
second season


By Jason Kaneshiro

Kapolei and Kahuku will battle for the Oahu Interscholastic Association junior varsity football championship at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Red Raiders' field.

Kapolei, in its second year of existence, advanced to the championship game with wins over Leilehua 36-26 in the quarterfinals on Nov. 3 and Roosevelt 54-6 last Saturday in the semifinals.

Kahuku won its quarterfinal game over Nanakuli by forfeit and defeated Kailua 32-15 Saturday in the semifinals.

Kapolei (10-0) won the OIA White Conference championship, while Kahuku (9-1) finished second in the Red Conference.

State football tournament broadcasts: Six of the seven games in the Chevron State Football Championship will be broadcast live on radio, and the semifinals and finals will be televised on a two-day delay basis.

Starcomm Wireless will handle radio broadcasts of all Oahu games on KGU (760 AM), starting with Friday's quarterfinals and ending with the championship game on Nov. 30.

Friday's quarterfinal game on Kauai between Castle and Waimea will be broadcast on KUAI (720 AM). Maui fans can listen to the game between Lahainaluna and Kahuku on KMVI (550 AM).

KFVE will air both semifinal games and the championship game. The first semifinal will air on Nov. 25 at noon and on Nov. 28 at 11:30 p.m. The second semifinal will air on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. and on Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. The championship game will be broadcast at 2 and 10 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Chevron stations are also selling commemorative tickets for all state tournament games.

The tournament's title sponsor is offering $1 off the regular price of a ticket to customers purchasing any Chevron or Pepsi product.

Admission for tournament games are $7 for adults and $5 for students ages 6 through high school.

Preseason soccer opens: The 19th annual Castle-Leilehua preseason soccer tournament kicks off tomorrow at the Knights' and Mules' fields.

The three-day girls tournament features Pac-Five, Punahou, Maui, Kapaa, Iolani, Aiea and hosts Castle and Leilehua.

Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students at both sites.

Iolani Classic field set: Miami Northwestern returns to the islands to defend its Iolani Classic boys basketball championship next month.

Other mainland schools joining the Bulls in the 16-team field are Fairfax (Los Angeles), Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.), Garfield (Seattle), Wilson (Florence, S.C.), Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.) and Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.).

Montrose Christian is ranked 14th in the Student Sports preseason Fab 50 poll.

Defending state champion Kalaheo and host Iolani top the list of local entrants in the tournament.

Other Hawaii teams scheduled to participate are Kealakehe of the Big Island, Punahou and Damien of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, and Mililani, Farrington, Aiea and Roosevelt of the Oahu Interscholastic Association.

The tournament is set for Dec. 18-22 at the Iolani School gym.

Narkon picks Northern Arizona: St. Francis volleyball standout Elizabeth Narkon will continue her playing career at Northern Arizona University.

Narkon was an all-state selection as a junior last year after leading St. Francis to the state tournament final. She picked the Flagstaff, Ariz., school after also being recruited by Cal State Sacramento and St. Mary's.



>> Todd Iacovelli, Punahou cross country: Capped a dominant season by winning the state boys individual championship. He completed the three-mile course in 15 minutes, 45 seconds.


>> Shaina Canarte, Kapolei bowling: Captured the school's first state championship by winning the girls individual title with a total score of 1,745.



>> Ryan Chang, Pearl City: Led Pearl City to the boys' state team championship with a high game of 268. He also tallied 1,947 total pins to win the boys individual title.

>> The Pearl City girls team: Completed the Chargers' sweep of the team titles, with a total score of 7,995. It was Pearl City's second consecutive state championship.


>> Christal Cuadra, Maryknoll: Won the state girls championship by finishing three seconds ahead of Tia Ferguson of Seabury Hall.

>> The Kamehameha boys team: Won its fifth consecutive state championship, led by Justin Peterson's second-place finish.

>> The Iolani girls team: Captured the state championship by placing three runners in the top 10.


>> Mulivai Pula, Kahuku: Rushed for 147 yards and scored five touchdowns in the first half of the Red Raiders' win over Aiea, including a 93-yard kickoff return on the game's opening play.

>> Jonathan Mapu, Kahuku: Sacked Aiea quarterback Lole Laolagi twice and helped limit the OIA's leading passer to 31 yards and no touchdowns.

>> Felipo Mokofisi, Kailua: Registered 10 tackles and two sacks against Castle.

>> Chaz Tabias, Kailua: Intercepted two passes and batted away three more against the Knights.

>> Joe McKeague, Castle: Recorded 10 tackles and a sack against Kailua.

>> Kainoa Casco, Lahainaluna: Intercepted three passes to help the Lunas beat Baldwin for the MIL championship.


>> Brandon Woods, Mid-Pacific: Won the ILH boys individual sprint championship to help lead the Owls to the boys team title. He won the 250-meter race with a time of 60.71 seconds.

>> Michael Kinzie, Mid-Pacific: Captured the ILH boys distance title, finishing the 2,000-meter race in 9 minutes, 54.84 seconds.

>> Jessica Young, Iolani: Won the ILH girls sprint championship with a time of 76.81 seconds.

>> Lindsay Norcross, Iolani: Won the ILH distance title with a time of 10:55.75.


>> Isaac Kneubuhl, Kamehameha: Drilled 18 kills to lead Kamehameha to the state championship over Iolani and capture the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.

>> Jonathan Grobe, Iolani: Hammered 17 kills for Iolani in the title match vs. Kamehameha. He also notched 30 kills against Farrington and Kealakehe in pool play matches.

>> Brian Bollinger, Seabury Hall: Totalled 47 kills and nine blocks in matches against Hilo and Pearl City. He had a match-high 30 kills against Hilo.

>> Corey Spence, Seabury Hall: Recorded 26 kills and four blocks against Hilo and Pearl City.

>> Kana Bento, Kealakehe: Hit .588 en route to a 10 kill performance against Kalaheo in the state third-place match.

>> Ikaika Alama-Francis, Kalaheo: Recorded seven blocks and 10 kills in the Mustangs' quarterfinal win over Pearl City.

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