Former Warriors to hold camps
Former University of Hawai'i football standouts Chad Owens, David Maeva and Nate Ilaoa will be among the instructors at a series of youth and high school camps on three Neighbor Islands next month.
The first Chad Owens All-Star Football Camp will take place Saturday at Hilo High School. Registration for Pop Warner players (ages 8 through 14) is from 8 to 9 a.m., with the camp itself running from 9 a.m. to noon.
Registration for high school players (ages 15 to 18) is from noon to 1 p.m., with the camp running from 1 to 4 p.m.
The cost is $40 per player.
The coaching staff includes Owens — a former second-team All-America return specialist/receiver for Hawai'i — and other former UH standouts Maeva (linebackers), Ilaoa (running backs), Eddie Klaneski (defensive backs) and Jeremy Inferrera (offensive line).
Former Linfield All-American Jody Tyrell will coach the defensive linemen.
The camp will move to Kaua'i's Kapa'a New Town Park for players ages 7 through 15 on May 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Preregistration has begun and will take place again Friday at Kukui Grove Center's exhibition area, near Deja Vu store. On-site registration also will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. on May 8.
The cost for Kauai'i's all-day camp is $100.
The camp then moves to Maui High School in Kahului on May 15, with the same schedule, ages and fee as the Hilo camp.
Mililani High School coach Darnell Arceneaux — a former standout at Saint Louis and the University of Utah — will coach the quarterbacks at the Hilo and Maui camps.
For more information, call 330-5537 or visit the Hawaii Football School website at www.hawaiifootballschool.com
MPI FORCES BASEBALL PLAYOFF TOMORROW
Mid-Pacific defeated Pac-Five, 11-0, yesterday to force a one-game playoff with Saint Louis tomorrow for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball second-round title.
The game will start at 3:30 p.m. at MPI.
If Saint Louis wins, it will be ILH overall champion and the Owls will be runner-up; if Mid-Pac wins, the teams will meet again Friday at 'Iolani for the overall title.
Both teams have secured state tournament berths.
Six-time defending state champ Punahou will face Kamehameha at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Ala Wai Field for the league's third berth.
PAC-FIVE (5-9-1, 3-4-1) 000 00— 0 1 4
MPI (12-3, 6-1) 531 2X—11 10 1
Ryan Ueunten, Christian Morimoto (2) and Bryson Kihara. Ryan Muraoka and Dane Fujinaka. W — Muraoka. L — Ueunten.
Leading hitters — Pac-Five: None. Mid-Pacific: Justin Protacio 3-3, 2 runs; Nikolas Alarcio 2-3, 2 RBIs; Muraoka 2-2, double; Marcus Doi double, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Jordan Obata 2 runs; Cy Higashi 2 RBIs.
Reported by Kelly Sakuda
MARCIEL TAKES OVER AOP BOYS BASKETBALL
Walter Marciel, a longtime boys basketball assistant coach at Kalāheo, has been named head coach of the boys program at the Academy of the Pacific.
Marciel was a longtime assistant under Pete Smith in the 1990s and early 2000s and was Chico Furtado's top assistant this past season. Marciel replaces Chic Hess, who was hired at Kalāheo but resigned after two weeks.