Jahnea Miguel does it again for Baldwin’s MIL title

Baldwin's Jahnea Miguel, left, took down Castle's Sadie Antoque on her way to winning the girls 145-pound state final in 2018. She is one of two state champions in the field at 138 pounds this year. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

Baldwin’s Jahnea Miguel found a new home at 138 pounds, and it feels much like all of her others.

Miguel collected her third MIL title at a third different weight, stopping Chaenel Deluna of Molokai in two minutes to become the queen at 138 pounds. She won at 129 as a freshman and 145 last year when she moved up to help the Bears win the team title.

Baldwin’s girls defended their title, scoring 148 points to Lahainaluna’s 134 at Saturday’s MIL championships.

That move puts her on a collision course with rival Paige Respicio of Kamehameha at states.

The Bears started their winning ways at 97 pounds, where Liana Ferreira pinned Trinity Mowat of Molokai in 39 seconds. Tianna Fernandez followed with a pin in 1:30 of Nalani Kirkman of Lahainaluna at 102 pounds. Renele Andrion beat Lydia Dudoit of Lahainaluna in 5:10 at 112, Waipualani Estrella Beauchamp stopped Molokai’s Kelsey Lee Bicoy Juario in 2:00 at 132 pounds and Shayna Kamaka continued her winning ways with a 9-5 decision over Sunni Chow of Molokai for the 155 title.

Lahianaluna’s Sami Saribay won the title at 107 pounds unopposed and Alicia Frank pinned Michaelah Vasquez of King Kekaulike in 1:01 at 117 pounds. Nanea Estrella needed 2:45 to pin Ashlee Palimoo of Kamehameha-Maui for the 127-pound title. Tayler Peligrino Hayase beat Tyeisha Takamori of Baldwin 11-1 to rule at 145. The Lunas also got titles from Fayanne Rosario with a 6-3 win over Kaceylee Pua of Baldwin at 168 pounds and Shannon Jaramillo pulled an upset over rival Siera Vida of Baldwin at 184 pounds, winning 13-6.

Hana earned a rare championship at 225 pounds when Tuu Helekahi pinned Baldwin’s Sequoia Warren in 1:02 and Keeya Bicoy earned a seeded berth for Molokai at 122 pounds by pinning teammate Mallory Go in 4:27.

Helekahi gave Hana its first MIL individual champion since 2009.

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