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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2005

Hawai'i Under-12 team will play in Japan soccer tournament

Advertiser Staff

Nineteen players were selected for a Hawai'i Under-12 boys soccer team that will play in a tournament at Saitama, Japan.

An Under-12 boys soccer team is traveling to Japan today to participate in the Saitama International Junior Soccer Tournament in Saitama.

The team of players from O'ahu and Maui will play seven games from July 27 to 31. In the same tournament last year, it went 3-4.

Three tryout sessions whittled the team down to 19 players from 35.

Hawai'i State U12 Soccer team members: Matthew Olson, Kainoa Ke-a, Kainoa Darval-Chang, Ken Fuyuki, Ikaika Matas, Dean Gaboya Jr., Shayne Fuller, Leland Gomez, Lane Natori, Aaron Goo, Ka'imi Fairbairn, Keola Felipe, Yoshinori Tamukai, Kristen "Mimi" Nakagawa, Mikel Garduque, DJ Kawewehi, Kekaneholokai Singlehurst, Kairi Murakami, Micah Sugiura. Coaches: Kenji Hasegawa, Derrick Kato, Darrin Goo.



'Aiea's Ivan Miyasato placed third at the USA Junior Gold Bowling National Championships at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis on July 15.

Miyasato, 22, bowled a 9,216 and by virtue of finishing in the top six, he earned a berth on USBC Junior Team USA 2006.

The championships featured 1,476 of the best young bowlers from across North America and U.S. military zones from around the world competing for more than $55,000 in scholarships.

This is the second time Miyasato will compete for the USBC Junior Team USA. In 2002, he was an at-large selection.

USBC Junior Team USA will represent the United States in international competition in 2006. This team is designed to be part of a feeder system for the U.S. national amateur team, Team USA.



St. Andrew's senior Aleia Monden has qualified for the USA Junior National Diving Championships in the platform event, making her the first Hawai'i diver to accomplish the feat.

Monden, 16, a member of Tropic Lightning, placed 11th at the East Championships July 14 to 17 in Washington, D.C.

The three-time defending HHSAA state champion and state meet record-holder will compete at the USA Diving Senior National Prelimary Competition in Los Angeles, today to Sunday, the AAU Junior Nationals in Largo, Fla., July 26 to 30, and the USA Diving Junior Nationals, Aug. 3 to 6 in Huntersville, N.C.

If she performs well enough in Los Angeles, she might also compete in the U.S. Senior National Championships after the two junior meets.