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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, August 11, 2001

Isle File
Lee Loy named athletic director at Waipahu

Advertiser Staff

Hartwell Lee Loy, finally in place as athletic director at Waipahu High School, will try to get the school and community more involved with each other.

Lee Loy was chosen two months ago by Waipahu principal Patricia Pedersen to replace Keith Morioka, who transferred to Maui's Hana High. But Lee Loy's appointment didn't receive confirmation from Superintendent of Schools Paul G. LeMahieu until last week.

Lee Loy, 39, had been athletic director at Kahuku High since 1992 and moves from a small, rural school with outstanding success in athletics to a large, urban one with little notable recent success.

"I wanted to see if I could go to another school and try to instill the same things we have been doing on the North Shore," he said.

At Kahuku, Lee Loy said, "the communities, from Ka'a'awa to Sunset Beach, the school administration and faculty all were involved and supportive."

At Waipahu, O'ahu's second largest high school with 2,400 students, Lee Loy "will try to get more parents involved and get the community behind our department and our school," he said.

"We want to take teams off our campus into the communities to have practices, to expose the communities to our programs," Lee Loy said. "We will have our coaches offer sport clinics for youngsters. We want to have big brother/big sister-type activities where student-athletes go to elementary and intermediate schools and tell the students to stay away from drugs and stay in school."


• St. Anthony AD: Pat McCall, athletic director at Maui's St. Anthony High since 1989, was replaced this week by assistant Alvin Kametani.

McCall, a graduate of St. Anthony (1979) and Gonzaga University, said he would be looking for a position in public schools, preferably on Maui, where his parents reside.

McCall declined comment on why his contract was not renewed by school principal Daina Collins, and she did not return a call. McCall had been meet director for a successful state track and field championship meet in May.

Kametani, 42, a 1975 Maui High graduate, has been head or assistant coach of St. Anthony's girls basketball team for 17 years and assistant AD for three.


• Tipoti out: McKinley High graduate Francisco Tipoti, counted upon to start on Washington's offensive line this fall, will not be eligible, the Huskies said.

Tipoti was a junior college All-American at City College of San Francisco last season and was called the best JC offensive lineman in the nation by recruiting services. He failed to complete summer school work to get his associate of arts degree, a requirement for junior college transfer players to enter a Division I-A school.

Tipoti passed two courses but received an incomplete for a speech class.


• Hawai'i players ranked: Four Hawai'i players are ranked in Volleyball Magazine's 2001 Fab 50.

They are Arist deWolff (Pepperdine), a 6-foot-5 outside hitter from St. Louis High; Bryson Metz (University of Pacific), a 6-5 middle blocker from Kamehameha Schools; Will Reppun (Harvard), a 6-4 outside hitter from Punahou School; and Brian Zodrow (Pacific), a 6-3 right-side hitter from St. Louis.

University of Hawai'i recruits on the list include Delano Thomas, a 6-6 middle blocker from Sacramento, Calif., and Jose Jose Delgado, a 6-3 outside hitter from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

• Hawai'i's Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong won two of three matches yesterday to advance to today's elimination rounds of a FIVB Beach Volleyball event at Ostende, Belgium.

Metzger and Wong, Punahou graduates, will have to win four matches today to advance to tomorrow's semifinals.

The duo opened with a 21-15, 21-14 victory over David Klempere and Niklas Rademacher of Germany. After losing to Sergey Ermishin and Mikhail Kouchnerev of Russia, 14-21, 21-19, 15-12, Metzger and Wong defeated John Child and Mark Heese of Canada, 21-17, 29-31, 15-12, in the third round.


• Summer fun: The 2001 State of Hawai'i Junior Lifeguard Championships will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Ala Moana Beach Park.

The events include a 1,000-meter run, beach flags, run-swim-run, paddleboard relay and 200-meter swim.

The championships complete the eight-week Junior Lifeguard summer program.

This is the first year teams from the Neighbor Islands will compete in the program's 10-year history.