HBA Wins ILH Girls and Boys Bowling Titles
Christina Yasutomi

The 2019 varsity bowling team. Front row, L-R: Dayna Okazaki, junior; Reiko Shiraishi, junior; Serah Matsunaga, senior; Brenna Yoshioka, junior; Grace Higa, senior; Amy Lee, senior; and Melanie Le, senior. Kneeling, L-R: Cailey Lee, junior; Sarah Ushigome, sophomore; Kayla Tanaka, senior; and Jessica Miyasato, senior. Standing, L-R:  Aaron Sumiye, coach; Matt Tanji, sophomore; Justin Sumiye, freshman; Justin Kanda, coach; Ryan Encarnacion, junior; Jake Tokujo, junior; Greg Hayashi, coach; Kyle Ortiz, coach; and Christalynn Bonifacio, coach. Photo courtesy of Deren Oshiro.

The recent ILH bowling season concluded with HBA winning three of the four Division 2 Championships!

The varsity girls (33.5-2.5) won the ILH D2 title by finishing in second place overall behind eventual state champion Iolani (34-2).  There were 14 scoring teams this year in girls varsity bowling.

The girls team went on to finish in 7th place at the Billy Tees / HHSAA Bowling State Championships November 7-8 on Kauai.

Leading the way for the varsity girls was Jessica Miyasato ’20, whose 151 average was good for 8th overall in the ILH.  She was followed by Brenna Yoshioka ‘21 (149, 11th), Sarah Ushigome (146, 12th), Grace Higa ’20 (146, 13th), and Reiko Shiraishi ‘21 (140, 17th).  Cailey Lee ’21 (137, 20th) was also one of the six girls who participated in states.

The varsity boys (29-7) also claimed their respective ILH D2 Championship by finishing in third place overall out of 13 teams.  The D1 champion was Mid-Pacific (31-5).  Only the top two overall teams get an automatic scoring team at states.

The boys team was paced by Justin Sumiye ’23 (177, 7th), who also earned the 10th place medal at the states with a total pinfall of 1668 (208.5 average).  Also participating at states were Matt Tanji ’22 (166, 17th), Ryan Encarnacion ’21 (162, 26th), and Jake Tokujo ’21 (161, 27th).  Nathan Pilar ’20 (155, 37th) was also a starter on the team.

The HBA girls junior varsity bowling team also won their respective ILH D2 Championship by finishing in third place overall.  Cailey Lee ’21 led the JV ranks with a 152 average before finishing the season with the varsity.  Our next highest averages belonged to Kellie Takai ’21 (119, 14th) and Dayna Okazaki (118, 17th).

The teams were coached by HBA teacher Greg Hayashi, HBA parent Aaron Sumiye, Christalynn Bonifacio, Kyle Ortiz, Darryl Sasano, and Justin Kanda.

Congratulations to all of our keglers!