Ready to Rumble: Girls 117

Kapolei's Allie Mahoe battled Czarina Pineda-Abaya at 119 pounds at the OIA Championships. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Kapolei’s Allie Mahoe battled Czarina Pineda-Abaya at 119 pounds at the OIA Championships. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

The 2016 Chevron Hawaii/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships begin Friday. To get you ready, we will preview the matchups in each weight class for both boys and girls.

FIRST ROUND
Kron def. He, 12-3
Miner def. Ito, 0:53
Pineda-Abaya def. Yim, 1:17
Kannys def. Tayo, 15-8
Futa def. Reyes, 1:05
Kanakaole def. Souza, 1:35
Pokaka’a def. Santos, 1:49
Mahoe def. Pajardo, 0:42

QUARTERFINALS
Kron def. Miner, 3:08
Pineda-Abaya def. Kannys, 5-2
Futa def. Kanakaole, 3:24
Mahoe def. Pokaka‘a, 1:22

Kaile Kron, Lahainaluna
vs.
Yuting He, Roosevelt

Jaelynn Miner, Nanakuli
vs.
Kaitlin Ito, Hawaii Baptist

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Czarina Pineda-Abaya, Kalani
vs.
Robyn Yim, ‘Iolani

Hanna Kannys, Kaiser
vs.
Isabelle Tayo, Kealakehe

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Donovyn Futa, Kamehameha
vs.
Sadie Reyes, Waianae

Halle Souza, KS-Hawaii
vs.
Sara Ann Kanakaole, Hana

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Mikele Pokaka’a, Keaau
vs.
Anna Malia Santos, Kapolei

Joy Pajardo, Damien
vs.
Allie Mahoe, Kapolei

It is possible that no wrestler has improved as much this year as Kron, who went from sixth at state for a championship team to third at MIT to Officials and Paani champ. She took her first league title this year and seems to be getting better and better.

She will have to beat He for the second time to get into the second round this year but the ride gets easier after that with only Pineda Abaya waiting in the semis should they both make it that far. Like he, Kron beat Pineda Abaya for the Officials crown and the Falcon has state experience with a fourth place last year.

A state champion waits on the other side of the bracket, where Futa resides as the fourth seed. The ILH champ won states as a freshman but took last year off and seems to have finally knocked the rust off after a trying year. OIA champ Allie Mahoe took second at MIT and third at Officials before plunging to sixth at Paani. She seems to have righted the ship last week but there is no margin for error at states.

COMMENTS

  1. Kama February 19, 2016 3:44 am

    If I recall correctly Futa was talking about being able to beat Alo. Lets see if she intends to cross that bridge next year.


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