Punahou boys push Kamehameha

by Jerry Campany on January 13, 2014

Kamehameha beat Punahou by the slimmest of margins in the first ILH dual tournament of the season.

Kamehameha beat Punahou by the slimmest of margins in the first ILH dual tournament of the season.

Kamehameha’s boys needed every point to beat Punahou in the championship of the ILH’s first dual tournament of the season, setting up a month of battles before things get real at the ILH tournament.

The OIA was scattered to four sites and I think I got three of them, the most interesting being Zackary Diamond pinning Alex Ursua in an exhibition match. I am still trying to get results from the neighbor islands and am holding off to update rankings until I have more results. I will update them on Wednesday regardless of whether this is all I get or not.

Until then, here are recaps of the boys results I have from the past weekend. UPDATE: Added girls.

Please send any results to sapreps808@gmail.com. This doesn’t work without you. I want to watch a basketball game at Kahuku tonight, so I won’t see the ILH so if someone could take a picture of the bout sheets and email them to me that would be awesome. On Saturday I plan on going to Waianae to write Campbell vs. Mililani boys, so I will need as many results from the other sites as I can get.

195: No. 10 Boman Tokioka, Kamehameha, pinned No. 5 Jacob Sparks, Punahou
Not sure what I am going to do here, one win over Sparks is not enough to propel the Warrior into the top five, but another one will. Tokioka beat Sparks all last year in JV, but Sparks is a state placer.

182: No. 4 James Sullivan of Campbell beat No. 8 Shaundale Magnani of Kapolei 13-4.
Solid win for Sullivan, but he will stay at No. 4. Magnani had a bad day, losing to Sullivan is nothing to worry about, but he also lost to Nanakuli’s Kainalu Werner 9-7. I don’t know if Magnani will stay in the top 10, Werner might be on the rise. Kahuku’s Jess Kanongataa (ranked No. 6) beat Castle’s John Long 9-5.

170: No. 1 Jonah Hoshino, Kamehameha, pinned Punahou’s Ian Ramirez.
170: No. 8 Micah Tynanes-Perez beat Kapolei’s Jacob Smeltzer 11-7

Nothing to see here, Hoshino did what he is supposed to and keeps Williams off his tail. Williams pinned Kahuku’s Talmage Leiatua.

160: No. 6 Christian Agmata (Punahou) def. No. 8 Kevin Efta (Kamehameha), 18-2
That was the only action I could find in the weight class, it won’t move Agmata up but it might move Efta down.

152: Ikaika Boyle (Kahuku) def. No. 8 Jake Demello (Castle), 10-6
This probably helps Boyle more than it hurts Demello, but losing a week after getting into the rankings can’t be a good thing.

145: No. 3 Keith Correa (Kamehameha) def. No. 5 Connor Barfield (Punahou), 14-7
This doesn’t do much except strengthen Correa’s hold on the top three. Barfield will stay at No. 5, but since there is no head-to-head Inouye could pass him if he doesn’t beat Correa sometime in the regular season. Joshua Hao of Campbell won a match by pin and Isaiah Kahoonei of Kailua earned a technical fall.

132: No. 2 Zackary Diamond (Mililani) def. No. 9 Sheldon Bailey (Waianae)
There is nobody Diamond can beat that would move him up to No. 1, but he still was impressive. Diamond took on Pearl City’s Alex Ursua, the easy No. 1 at 126, in an exhibition and pinned him. Interesting, but I don’t think I can weigh things labeled “Exhibition.”

120: A lot of hopping going on in the lower weight classes this week, Shandon Ilabon-Totten moved back down here and lost to Campbell’s Christian Natividad. That is going to hurt him and begs the question of what to do with Natividad. The senior is a state placerand an OIA champion but I don’t have him ranked anywhere. Hmmm. Probably slot him above Ilabon and maybe Ikei.

106: No. 2 Jason Pagurayan (Kapolei) def. No. 7 Shazer Valeriano (Campbell), 17-4
About what you expect. Kato won by pin and Pagurayan dominated his foe.

GIRLS

97: Punahou’s Imai pinned Kamehameha’s Brooke Kawamura in the ILH final, she will need to keep it up to hold off Navarro.

105: No. 6 Alana Alviar (Campbell) pinned No. 10 Kelsey Kruz (Kapolei)
Alviar is on the verge of jumping over Rivera, but Rivera’s state placing last year has her a step ahead.

109: The only upset I could find was Kapolei’s Alixis Eslava pinning No. 9 Sarah Patanpaiboon of Campbell but I don’t expect that to effect anything yet.

113: No. 5 Donavyn Futa (Kamehameha) def. No. 7 Megan Lam (Punahou).
About what you expect, nice to see Futa here again after Paani.

117: No. 3 Alsie Bahilot (Castle) pinned No. 10 Elizabeth Herrera (Kalaheo)
As the champ at Officials, Bahilot would probably get the top seed at states if it were held today. She stays at No. 3, but keep an eye on her. Hererra is clinging to the last spot in a tough weight class for this week, but McKinley’s Jojo Lau pinned her on Saturday and will probably overtake her eventually.

121: No. 2 Angela Lee (Mililani) pinned No. 3 Asia Evans (Pearl City)
Lee is back here and does as well as expected. She probably won’t overtake Pacheco without the Warrior suffering a huge upset.

125: Now this is interesting. Punahou’s Kori Kunioka, an ILH champion and state placer last year, moved here on Saturday and beat No. 3 Tayler Fitzsimmons 6-2 while No. 4 Rebekah Johnson of Castle beat Anela Wasson of Kahuku 7-1. I won’t do the ranking until later today, but I am thinking that has to put Johnson over Fitzsimmons and push Kunioka as high as fifth.

130: No. 1 Teshya Alo (Kamehameha) pinned NO. 8 Carissa Lee (Punahou)
Lee nearly became the first girl to survive 2 minutes with Alo, fighting a pin throughout the first period as Alo seemed to be trying something fancy. The sophomore abandoned it with about 30 seconds left in the first and pinned her anyway. Sixth at Officials hurts Lee, but she showed some guts.

140: No. 2 Zoe Hernandez (Punahou) def. No. 8 Kayla Gaspar Takahashi (Kamehameha)
This won’t put Hernandez over Jaramillo, but the Buffanblu is starting to look real good after taking most of December off. Takahashi has some good wrestlers behind her, but a loss to Hernandez won’t drop her.

155: No. 1 Jocelyn Tabion (Kapolei) pinned No. 4 Caragh Morris (Campbell)
Tabion is a solid No. 1 here, Morris seems slotted just right.

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Maui Info January 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Results of MIL round robin tournament are in Monday’s Maui News.

Jerry Campany January 15, 2014 at 7:04 am

Yea, I know. Trying to get around the paywall.

ResultsOriented January 20, 2014 at 10:59 am

Isn’t there any way to get weekly tournament results? This seems to be a good buzz hub for info. ILH, OIA, MIL, BIIF, KIF? You must have the pull to have a contact at each tournament. Imagine the fan following on this site. Have your contact post it in the comments. Under a new article maybe.

Jerry Campany January 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Working on it, results, but in reality this is a test to see what is out there and how many people are willing to help. I probably shouldn’t have visited Waianae since I had a reliable source there, but I wanted to see Campbell and Mililani. And I am not going to chase a lesser story for the newspaper to make this website easier.

Pull? hardly. I take what I can get and luckily there seems to be an army of volunteers in the wrestling community. I just have to get them working together. Maybe if I can get 10 solid and diverse people who pay attention to wrestling this can be a poll like basketball and football next year. That would be better than what we have right now, which is better than what we had.

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