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(Tue) February 26, 2013

Winter Sports Summary

The 2012-13 winter sports season saw about 230 HBA students in grades 7-12 participate in interscholastic athletics!

Here is a summary of what our students were able to accomplish individually and collectively as teams.  Congratulations to our Eagles for their achievements both for HBA and Pac-Five!


Congratulations to the HBA girls varsity basketball team for winning the ILH Division 2 Championship for the second time in three years and for qualifying for their fifth consecutive HHSAA State Championship Tournament! Unfortunately, the team lost to Honoka‘a 37-35 in their state opener and also fell 56-40 to Kailua in consolation play.

In non-league play, the girls traveled to Maui November 29-December 1 and won the 18th Annual Seabury Hall Wahine Classic. They defeated Baldwin, Kalaheo and Kapolei to claim the title.

The varsity boys traveled to the Kapaa Warrior Tournament on Kauai December 27-29 and defeated Waimea, while losing to Kapaa and Kohala (Big Island).

The final regular season and post-season records for the HBA basketball teams:

Girls Varsity:  10-0, ILH 1st place…0-2, HHSAA
Boys Varsity: 3-7, ILH 6th place

Girls JV:  6-3
Boys JV:  5-7

Girls Intermediate Black:  7-4
Girls Intermediate Gold: 5-4
Boys Intermediate 2:  6-4
Boys Intermediate 3:  2-8


Congratulations to senior Thomas Tawata for winning the ILH championship in the 125 pound weight class! It is the first ILH title for an HBA grappler since Kaety Enos won on the girls side in 2008. Junior Cody Yamaguchi finished fourth in the 114 pound class. Both students qualified for the HHSAA State Wrestling Championships March 1-2 at the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena.

In the team competition Pac-Five’s boys and girls varsity wrestling teams each finished in third place at the ILH Championships held at St. Louis School on February 23.

Kamehameha swept the team titles. In fact, the top-4 order of finish of Kamehameha, Punahou, Pac-Five, and ‘Iolani was identical for both genders, with the Raiders a distant fourth place in each.


Congratulations to the Pac-Five girls varsity swim team for winning its first-ever ILH Championship!  The Wolfpack won its crown January 26 at Kamehameha!

Sophomore Kayla Ippongi helped the 200 yard medley relay team to a first place finish. The relay team, comprised of girls from multiple schools, was not eligible to compete at the HHSAA State Championships February 8-9. However, their qualifying time was the fastest posted in the state this year! Ippongi also posted “consideration” times for states in the 50 yard free and 100 yard fly and was able to qualify for states in both events.

On the boys’ side, freshman Aaron Wong produced consideration times at the varsity level in the 200 yard individual medley and 100 yard breaststroke. He also was a first place medalist in the junior varsity championships in the 100 yard free or IM, and third place in the 100 yard breaststroke. Like Ippongi, he was able to get into states for two events (200 yard medley, 100 yard breast).

See link to January 27 Honolulu Advertiser story below...



Congratulations to the Pac-Five varsity cheerleading squad for winning their first-ever ILH championship November 9 at Kamehameha! 

Kamehameha had won every title since the league began sanctioning interscholastic competition in 2000 and had never before been beaten in a single competition until Pac-Five pulled off the feat October 20 at Punahou.

See link to November 10 Honolulu Advertiser story below...


Pac-Five went on to finish third overall in the large division of the HHSAA State Championships on November 17.

Representing HBA on the squad this year was senior Genna Akahoshi and junior Kyra Tengan!


The final records for HBA’s intermediate tennis teams:

Boys:  6-5
Girls:  7-4


The Pac-Five boys and girls varsity soccer teams - classified as Division 1 this season - faired well despite seemingly indifferent records. The boys defeated perennial ILH and state contender Kamehameha, tied an ‘Iolani team that finished undefeated and advanced to the state championship quarterfinals, and lost both games to ILH Champion and State Runner-up Punahou by narrow one goal margins (3-2 and 1-0). There were 9 HBA boys on the team.

The girls team defeated defending Division 2 State Champion Mid-Pacific Institute twice, once each in the non-league season and the ILH regular season. The girls also won the Konawaena Pre-season Tournament over Thanksgiving weekend. There were 8 HBA girls on the team.

Final records for the Pac-Five soccer teams:

Girls Varsity: 5-6-1
Boys Varsity: 3-5-2

Girls JV: 2-8-2
Boys JV: 5-4-1

Girls Intermediate Brown: 2-7-1
Girls Intermediate Orange: 1-6-3
Boys Intermediate: 2-4-3

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