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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, October 23, 2001

OIA volleyball tournament starts Thursday at school sites

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The O'ahu Interscholastic Association volleyball tournament begins Thursday at various sites.

The top six teams from each division advanced to the tournament. The top four teams from the boys' and top four from the girls' tournaments will gain state tournament berths.

In the girls' tournament, East champion Kalani and runner-up Kahuku, West champion Wai'anae and runner-up Pearl City draw first-round byes. For the boys', East champion Kalaheo and runner-up Farrington and West champion Pearl City and runner-up Nanakuli have first-round byes.

Matches are at the sites of the highest seeded girls' team, except in the case of the second round. Farrington will play host to Saturday's matches instead of Kahuku for site management purposes. Kahuku's football team is playing that night at Aloha Stadium, volleyball coordinator Neal Takamori said.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

ILH: Girls' second-round play continues this week. Tomorrow, second-seeded Punahou plays at No. 4 Kamehameha at 5 p.m. On Thursday, No. 1 Iolani plays No. 5 St. Francis at 5 p.m. at Damien.

On Saturday, No. 3 La Pietra will play at Iolani at 4:30 p.m.

For boys on Thursday, No. 3 St. Louis plays host to No. 4 Iolani and No. 2 Punahou plays at No. 5 Hawai'i Baptist. Both matches are 5 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

MIL: The Maui Interscholastic League boys' volleyball tournament runs Friday and Saturday at Maui High gym.

Regular season champion Maui (10-0) and runner-up Seabury Hall (7-3) draw first-round byes and will play Saturday.

In Friday's first round, Game 1 pits Lana'i (6-4) against Hana (4-6) at 5:30 p.m. and Game 2 has Moloka'i (5-5) against King Kekaulike (6-4) at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the winner of Game 1 will play Seabury Hall at noon and the winner of Game 2 will play Maui at 1:30 p.m. The winners of those matches will meet for the tournament championship at 5:30 p.m.


Cross country: An all-ILH meet will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday at MId-Pacific Institute. The OIA junior varsity championships will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Nanakuli.

Last Saturday, Kaiser's Ashley Swart and Castle's Cheyenne Diaz captured girls' and boys' individual titles, respectively, at the OIA Eastern Division meet at Brigham Young-Hawai'i campus. Swart completed the two-mile course in 12 minutes, 39 seconds, while Diaz finished the three-mile course in 16:05.

Kaiser won the girls' team title with 57 points, while McKinley won the boys' crown with 25 points. Chad Dikilato (second, 16:53), Andrew Chun (fourth, 17:13) and Jackson Ng (fifth, 17:17) led the Tigers.

In the West meet at Nanakuli, Mililani's Jeff Lim placed first with a time of 16:38 to lead his Trojans to the team championship. Clint Imholte (fourth, 17:42) and Parish Sinn (fifth, 17:43) also placed high for the Trojans.

Meanwhile, 'Aiea's Jen Tanh-chaleun took first in the girls' race at 13:13, but Pearl City won the team title with 19 points. Kari Tanimoto (third, 13:41) and Aisha Young (fifth, 13:55) led the Chargers.

Bowling: OIA individual championships for boys and girls will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Leeward Bowl.

Team championships are 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at Leeward.