Damien’s Vendiola sets the pace

With the haves playing the have-nots in ILH boys bowling at Hickam Lanes on Wednesday, the drama was reduced to the honor of best invdividual bowler.

Each of the top three bowlers in the league upped their averages on Wednesday, with Alika Vendiola of Damien gaining a full point to 199.29 after rolling a 169 followed by a 245. He did not bowl in his team’s first game against Saint Louis.

Vendiola, a junior, has bowled 17 games this year and is looking over his shoulder at a flock of Golden Eagles.


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HBA’s Logan Takeda participated in all three of his team’s games against Lanakila Baptist on Wednesday, charting scores of 152, 235 and 211 to raise his average from 194.71 to 195.40. Teammate Bailey Lee is third on the list of season averages with an even 192.00 after penciling scores of 183, 207 and 198.


Lane Hosaka of Hawaii Baptist is fourth at 184.30 but his averaged dropped on Wednesday due to scores of 183, 207 and 198, the fifth-highest series of the day. Owen Saito of HBA is in the fifth spot at 180.11, he participated in only one game yesterday and rolled a 177.

HBA’s Joshua Kinoshita was the big dog on Wednesday, rolling a 601 series to beat Takeda’s 598. Kinoshita, a senior, rallied for the honor with a closing game of 243 after opening with a 178 and 180. Kinoshita has only participated in 11 games this year, but his average of 172.55 has him in the top 10.


The top seven teams played the bottom seven teams, and each of them won by sweep. Top dog Hawaii Baptist beat Lanakila Baptist, No. 2 Damien took out Saint Louis, Kamehameha beat ‘Iolani, University beat St. Francis, Maryknoll beat Mid-Pacific and Punahou beat ASSETS.

Hawaii Baptist leads the standings at 20-1 with Damien second at 19-2. Kamehameha and University each have 17 wins.

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