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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, November 29, 2002

Big Sky honors Waiakea grad Keawe

Advertiser Staff

Senior linebacker Ka'aina Keawe, a four-year starter for Northern Arizona, was chosen second-team All-Big Sky Conference by coaches for the second year in a row.

Keawe is a 1999 graduate of Hilo's Waiakea High School, where he won honorable mention all-state.

Big Sky honorable mentions were earned by Northern Arizona senior safety Keala Loo (St. Louis '98 of Kane'ohe), who started 29 games in the past three seasons, and by Portland State junior defensive tackle Agatupu Sagapolutele (Farrington '00), who had 10 tackles for losses, including 3 1/2 sacks, among his 28 stops this season.

• Great Northwest Conference: Western Oregon senior linebacker Lyman Panui (Wai'anae '97) was chosen second-team all-conference for the second year in a row.

• Northwest Conference: Senior guard Isaac Parker, a three-year starter for Willamette, was chosen to the first-team All-NWC offensive line by coaches.

Parker, a 1998 Kamehameha graduate from Wahiawa, was second-team all-conference last season. He is 6-1, 285 pounds.

"Isaac was a big reason our running game was ranked second in all of Division III football," coach Mark Speckman said. "He has been a team captain and a tremendous leader on campus . . . Isaac is one of the top people I have had the pleasure to coach."

Senior running back Chad Mahoe of Puget Sound was chosen to the All-Northwest Conference second team for the third year in a row. Mahoe, a 1999 Kamehameha graduate from Kailua, was Puget Sound's leading rusher the past three seasons.

In his career, he gained 2,041 yards on 560 carries for a 3.6 average per carry and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 53 passes for 299 yards and three scores and had 18 touchdowns and 108 points.

• Southern California Conference: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps junior center Clayton Schroers (Iolani '00) and Occidental freshman left guard Michael Hom (Hawai'i Baptist Academy/Pac-Five '02, of Nu'uanu) were chosen second-team offensive linemen on the coaches' all-conference team.

Hom "consistently graded out as our best offensive lineman," Occidental coach Dale Widolff said.