HBA Wins ILH Golf and Tennis Championships
Christina Yasutomi

The varsity boys golf team. From left to right: Joshua Hayashida, freshman; Mason Nakamura, senior; Alex Kam, senior; Dr. Randy Collins, coach; Noah Koshi, sophomore; and Jonathan Chung, freshman. Photo courtesy of Deren Oshiro 

It has been a fruitful spring season thus far for our Eagles!

On April 8 our boys varsity golf team clinched their first outright ILH Championship since 1998.  The team posted a team score of 293 (71-72-72-78-x80) to win the ILH tournament at Barbers Point Golf Course.  HBA won all 8 of the season tournaments to win the league
title going away.

Leading the way for much of the season has been Joshua Hayashida ‘22. Although a freshman, he has most often posted the low score for the team. However, Noah Koshi ‘21 (last year's individual state runner-up), Mason Nakamura ‘19 and Alex Kam ‘19 have each finished at least one tournament as the low Eagle.  Jonathan Chung '22 has also contributed to the team score twice (Five golfers play, with the lowest four scores counting toward the team total).  Cobi Pimental ‘20 is also a member of the team, but did not get into one of the eight tournaments.

The Eagles now focus their attention on the David Ishii Foundation/HHSAA State Championships May 8-10 at the Waikoloa Kings Course on the Big Island.

The team is coached by former HBA parents Dr. Randy Collins and Dr. Harvey Sato.


The girls varsity tennis team. Back row, left to right: Ashley Masuoka, junior; Kylie Trang, sophomore; Courtney Lee, senior; Emma Tamashiro, senior; Raven Kiyoto-Au, junior; and Kassidy Trang, junior. Front row, left to right: Kaylee Tani, freshman; Amanda Sato, freshman; Jenna Serikaku, junior; Elyse Nakano, junior; Dayna Okazaki, sophomore; and Taylor Anne Oda, sophomore. Photo courtesy of Deren Oshiro.

The girls and boys varsity tennis teams also clinched their ILH Division 2 Championships on April 15 and April 16, respectively.

The girls finished with an overall record of 8-8.  It is HBA’s 6th consecutive ILH D2 girls title and 15th overall.

Leading the way for the team was Amanda Sato '22 who was in the first singles position most of the season.  The freshman also advanced to the quarter-finals of the ILH Clay Benham Individual Championships, finishing in 8th place on April 24.

Other team members are Courtney Lee '19, Emma Tamashiro '19, Raven Kiyota-Au '20, Ashley Masuoka '20, Elyse Nakano '20, Jenna Serikaku '20, Kassidy Trang '20, Taylor Anne Oda '21, Dayna Okazaki '21, Kylie Trang '21, and Kaylee Tani '22.

The team is coached by Wayne Sasaki, Tori Ono '17, and former HBA parent Ken Pang and current HBA parent Leighton Lum.

The boys team finished 8-6 overall, including two exciting 3-2 wins over Division 1 Mid-Pacific.  The boys’ title is their 4th in the past 5 years and 5th overall.

Team members are Matt Barnes '19, Trevor Chang '19, Ryan Galolo '19, Sean Hirano '19, Brian Mow '19, Brandon Okazaki '19, David Omura '19, Davin Nikaido '20, Matt Li '21, Justin Do '22, and Cody Yeung '22.

The team is coached by Dan Corbin and former HBA parent Wayne Inouye.

The varsity boys tennis team. Back row, left to the right: Dan Corbin, coach; Trevor Chang, senior; David Omura, senior; Brian Mow, senior; Sean Hirano, senior; Matt Li, sophomore; Matthew Barnes, senior; and Wayne Inouye, coach. Front row, left to right: Brandon Okazaki, senior; Cody Yeung, freshman; Ryan Galolo, senior; Davin Nikaido, junior; and Justin Do, freshman. Photo courtesy of Deren Oshiro.