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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, November 5, 2002

Iolani boys seek ILH volleyball championship

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

Iolani will seek its first Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys' volleyball title in 24 years when it plays Kamehameha, 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Iolani.

The Raiders (14-0), winners of the first round, need to beat the Warriors (13-1) tomorrow in a second-round match. Both are 3-0 in the round-robin format second round that features the league's top five teams. Should Kamehameha win, a playoff for the overall ILH title will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at a site to be determined. Each has already secured the ILH's two state tournament berths.

Meanwhile, the O'ahu Interscholastic Association will crown boys and girls champions Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

At 5:30, defending boys champion Pearl City (11-1) will face Mililani (11-1) in an all-Western Division matchup.

At 7, defending girls champion Kahuku (11-2) will take on 2000 champion Moanalua (11-1) in an all-Eastern Division matchup.

The girls' JV championship between Kahuku and Moanalua is 6 p.m. tomorrow at Farrington.

The Maui Interscholastic League boys' volleyball tournament is Friday and Saturday at Baldwin High's gym.

On Friday, Lahainaluna plays Lana'i at 5:30 p.m. and Moloka'i takes on Hana at 7.

On Saturday, top-seeded Seabury Hall will meet the winner of Moloka'i-Hana at noon and second-seeded Maui plays the winner of Lahainaluna-Lana'i at 1:30. The winners advance to the championship at 5. A playoff, if necessary, will follow at 7:30.

In the Kaua'i Interscholastic Federation, Kaua'i will play at Waimea, 7 p.m. tomorrow for the boys' title and Waimea will play at Kaua'i High at 7 p.m. Thursday for the girls' championship.

If both Waimea teams win, they will be KIF champions. If the Waimea boys lose, a playoff between the same teams will be 7 p.m Saturday at Kaua'i High. If the Waimea girls lose, a playoff against Kaua'i will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Waimea.

Bowling: The OIA team championships will be held at 10 a.m. today at Schofield Bowl. The top two teams from each division play semifinals with the winners advancing to the championship. Each tier is a best-of-three series.

In girls competition, East champion Kalani meets West runner-up Kapolei and West champion Pearl City takes on East runner-up Moanalua. The Chargers are defending champions.

For the boys, East champion Moanalua meets West runner-up Mililani and West champion Pearl City plays East runner-up Kailua. 'Aiea, which did not finish in the top two, won last year.

Cross country: The OIA varsity championships will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli High. McKinley's boys and Castle's girls are defending champions.

The ILH championships will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at the Central O'ahu Regional Park. The meet begins with the intermediate level, followed by junior varsity and concludes with the varsity. Kamehameha's boys and Iolani's girls are defending varsity champions.