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(Fri) December 7, 2012

Fall Sports Summary

The 2012 fall sports season saw about 260 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!


Congratulations to the HBA boys varsity cross country team for making history!  The team won the inaugural HHSAA Honolulu Marathon Division 2 Boys State Championship on Friday, October 26!  The girls and boys races were held at the challenging campus course at Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela on the Big Island.

This was the first year of recognizing the top finishing Division 2 schools and HBA won the title going away. In fact, their score of 138 points was good enough for 5th overall out of 18 scoring teams!  They finished behind only Division 1 champion Kamehameha and other D1 schools Punahou, Iolani and defending D1 state champion Leilehua (there is just one race with all D1 and D2 runners competing with and against each other).  This is a tremendous accomplishment when considering that all runners from the ILH have to qualify together, regardless of school classification.

The team members were seniors Brent Wakuzawa, Matt Johnson, Michael Oishi, Isaac Fong and Andrew Shiozaki...juniors Kane Verity and Jon Huster...and sophomore Michael Dang. Wakuzawa and Oishi earned individual medals by finishing in 12th place (18:17.90) and 20th place (18:28.10), respectively.


The girls team was the only ILH Division 2 school to qualify five runners and post a team score at states!  However, they finished 19th out of 20 teams.  The top finisher from HBA was senior Alyssa Uwaine (71st place, 24:28.85), a soccer player in her first year running cross country.  Other team members were juniors Jennifer Bunch, Elise Uyehara, Dominique Times and Mary Yeh...and sophomore Alyssa Settsu.

The varsity teams were coached by HBA middle school teacher Derek Coryell (boys) and high school teacher Ross Mukai (girls).

Results of ILH Cross Country Championships - October 20 at Mid-Pacific Institute

Varsity Boys:  4th place
Top individual finishers were Brent Wakuzawa at 17:23 (10th place), Michael Oishi at 17:36 (14th place) and Isaac Fong at 17:37 (15th place)

JV Boys:  3rd place
Top individual finisher was Michael Dang at 18:41 (2nd place)

Intermediate Boys: 4th place (1 point behind 3rd)
Top individual finisher was eighth grader Chase Higa at 13:01 (7th place)

Varsity Girls:  6th place
Top individual finisher was Elise Uyehara at 21:43 (15th place)

JV Girls:  3rd place
Top individual finisher was freshman Kayla Takemoto at 24:12 (14th place)

Intermediate Girls:  4th place
Top individual finisher was eighth grader Nicole Hong at 15:13 (16th place)

*The intermediate races were 2 miles...jv and varsity races were 3 miles.


Congratulations to the HBA boys and girls varsity and girls junior varsity bowling teams for clinching their respective ILH titles! This is the boys team's 23rd ILH Championship and the girls team's 15th ILH Championship! The HBA boys jv gold team also won its ILH title finishing with a spotless 33-0 record, while the jv black team finished atop its division, too!

HBA also swept the ILH Jared Kaufmann Memorial Singles and Doubles Championships! Winning the singles were junior Amanda Lac (610) and senior Collin Young (714)...and winning the doubles were juniors Lac/Zoe Wang (1126) and seniors Young/Andrew Yamamoto (1254). 

Yamamoto was also voted ILH Bowler of the Year by the league’s coaches!

The final records for the HBA bowling teams:

Boys Varsity:  32-1 (ILH 1st place…HHSAA 3rd place)
Boys JV Black:  26-7
Boys JV Gold:  33-0
Girls Varsity:  29-4 (ILH 1st place…HHSAA 4th place)
Girls JV:  19-14


Congratulations to the HBA girls varsity volleyball team for finishing runner-up in ILH Division 2 and for qualifying for their sixth consecutive HHSAA State Championship Tournament! The team also traveled to Maui and finished 2nd out of 20 teams in the 3rd Annual Kamehameha-Maui Volleyball Invitational.

Individually, senior Tiana Limoz was HBA’s lone representative on the ILH All-Star First Team.  The outside hitter also was chosen to represent HBA in the 5th Annual OC16 Senior Invitational.

At the intermediate level, our division 2 team finished just short of a championship as they fell to University High in what was the final match of the season for both teams.

The final records for the HBA volleyball teams:

Girls Varsity 2:  12-5 (12-3, ILH 2nd place…0-2, HHSAA)
Girls JV 1 Black:  4-8
Girls JV 1 Gold:  3-8
Girls Intermediate 1:  3-8
Girls Intermediate 2:  10-1


Congratulations to the Pac-5 varsity cheerleading squad for winning the ILH competition October 20 at Punahou! The team edged out perennial state and national powerhouse Kamehameha by attaining 312 points to the Warriors' 309 points! 

Pac-5 also finished third overall in the large division of the HHSAA State Championships on November 17.

Representing HBA on the squad are senior Genna Akahoshi and junior Kyra Tengan.


The final records for the Pac-5 football teams: 

Varsity:  3-7 (2-5, ILH)
Intermediate:  3-3


The final records for HBA’s junior varsity tennis teams:

Boys:  3-5
Girls:  7-4


Congratulations to junior Ryan Chang for finishing in 3rd place overall in the ILH varsity air riflery championships! His score of 516 points earned the bronze medal.

Congratulations also to sophomore Evan Sakaguchi for his silver and bronze medals for finishing 2nd in kneeling and 3rd overall (488 points) in the ILH junior varsity air riflery championships!

The two boys were among 20 HBA students participating in air riflery this year!


Congratulations to the following HBA students for being selected as ILH all-stars by their respective sport’s coaches:

Chris Nakagawa, 12...Honorable Mention

Kyra Tengan, 11...2nd Team (base)

Andrew Yamamoto, 12...Bowler of the Year
Justin Joo, 12...1st Team
Collin Young, 12...1st Team
Skyler Kawahara, 12...1st Team
Joel Matsuzaki, 12...1st Team
Amanda Lac, 11...1st Team
Shelby Suzuki, 9...2nd Team
Zoe Wang, 11...2nd Team
Brent Wakuzawa, 12...2nd Team
Michael Oishi, 12...2nd Team
Elise Uyehara, 11...1st Team

Tiana Limoz, 12...1st Team
Kanoelani Yadao, 12...2nd Team
Megan Horita, 10...2nd Team
Marissa Nakasone, 10...2nd Team
Jolie Ayabe, 11...Honorable Mention
Jaryn Ramos, 11...Honorable Mention
Ashley Young, 11...Honorable Mention

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