McKinley JV football coach will lead varsity
William Moeava has been promoted from head junior varsity to head varsity football coach at McKinley High School, athletic director Neal Takamori announced yesterday.
Moeava, a 1993 McKinley graduate, replaces David Tanuvasa, who resigned after last season with the most victories of any football coach in McKinley history. Tanuvasa, a former University of Hawai'i player, led McKinley to a 59-41-1 record in 10 years.
The Tigers were 9-5 last season and lost to Castle, 27-21, in triple overtime in the semifinals of the state tournament.
Moeava, 27, will be one of the state's youngest head coaches. He has been head JV coach at McKinley for the past three years and was assistant JV coach for three years.
He has been an educational assistant at McKinley for four years, mainly dealing with student detention, he said.
"Everything will stay the same," Moeava said, "same (spread) offense, just like the university, same defense. Basically the same staff. Same philosophy. We are going to throw the hell out of the ball."
AIDSWalk 2003 tomorrow: AIDSWalk 2003, a 5-kilometer walk that raises money for Hawai'i's premier AIDS program, will be held tomorrow.
The 12th annual walk starts at 9 a.m. at Kapi'olani Park Bandstand and goes around Kapi'olani Park at the base of Diamond Head.
All walkers must register to participate. There is no entry fee, but walkers are also urged to raise money through pledges.
Everyone who raises $100 will receive an official AIDSWalk T-shirt. For more information, call 521-2437 or visit web site: www.aidswalkhawaii.org.
UH at UCSB: Chelsea Garner-Prohs, last year's leading scorer, rejoins the eighth-ranked University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine this week for games in Santa Barbara.
Garner-Prohs sat out the first six matches for personal reasons. Hawai'i went 2-4.
The 'Bows play a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match at 10th-ranked UC-Santa Barbara today, then participate in the Gauchos' tournament starting tomorrow.
UH women finish 13th: The University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine finished 13th in the 14-team Spartan Invitational yesterday at the Corral de Tiera Country Club course in Salinas, Calif.
The Rainbows shot a final-round 337 for a 992 total. Pepperdine shot 279 yesterday for a 846 total and a 36-stroke victory over UCLA (297882).
Pepperdine's Katherine Hull (66200) and Lindsey Wright (71208) finished 1-2 in the individual standings.
UH's Rene Krause shot 84 and finished tied for 54th place at 240.
UH, Boston College rained out: Last night's game between host University of Hawai'i and Boston College was rained out and will be made up on Sunday.
In other first-round games of the Chevron Malihini Tournament at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, Kent State beat Loyola Marymount, 4-3; Baylor defeated UC Riverside, 4-2; Kent State beat Boston College, 2-0, and Buffalo edged Baylor, 1-0.