Pearl City girls begin roll to fifth sweep

Chelsi Morishige Has been a part of three straight state championships at Pearl City. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser
Chelsi Morishige Has been a part of three straight state championships at Pearl City. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser

The Pearl City girls bowling team lost two seniors to graduation, but the Chargers appear to be as strong as ever.

The defending four time state and ILH champions knocked down 2,588 pins in the first OIA West competition of the season on Thursday at Schofield Lanes. Mililani was second with 2,478 and Leilehua took third with 1,961.

The Chargers were led by senior stalwart Chelsi Murashige, who had a high game of 228 to lead all girls and put together a 617 series.

Murashige has one individual state championship and one OIA title to her credit and was an important part of Pearl City’s last three title sweeps.

Kapolei made a statement on the boys side, leading the day with 2,487 pins. Campbell was second with 2,356 and Pearl City, which has won the last five OIA titles, was third with 2,335.

Anthony Brett had the high game with a 203 for the Hurricanes and Jaysten Jones paced them with a 546 series.

Blayne Gasper of Campbell was the high roller of the day with a 230 game and Waipahu’s Chayenne Kuamo’o-Malama put together a 554 series to beat Jones for the honors.

Here are the results from the OIA:
oia west bowling Sheet1


  1. Y. NAKAMURA August 21, 2015 1:15 pm

    I don’t know where you got your information from from but PCHS Boy’s have won the last 5 OIA titles! In fact they have won the last 5 OIA WEST, OIA and STATE titles. Also bowling is a TEAM sport 5 players make up a legal lineup so maybe you should give the other 4 girls some credit for PCHS Girls State titles. Chelsi’s 1st year she was the only one of the starting 5 NOT to medal in States! So how do you come up with “she was an important part of Pearl City’s last three title sweeps”? When writing about a team sport please don’t forget the “TEAM”!!!

  2. Billy Hull August 21, 2015 1:26 pm

    See Jerry, that’s what you get for trying to give bowling some coverage.

    I changed Pearl City’s consecutive boys OIA title count to five. Thanks for the nice and respectful clarification Y. Nakamura. We appreciate your readership.

  3. Y. NAKAMURA August 21, 2015 1:42 pm

    Billy Hull please don’t thing we don’t appreciate the coverage. But it just shows how little coverage the sport gets when the writer of the article doesn’t know that the boys team has held the OIA title the past 5 years.

  4. Jerry Campany August 21, 2015 7:35 pm

    Thanks for catching the mistake. This might be a little bit more than what you were asking for, Nakamura, but for us bowling is probably the hardest to cover. As members of the media, we have to call two days ahead and be escorted onto the bases where the events are held. We can’t just walk through like parents and fans can, and that restricts us a little bit and leaves us at the mercy of the leagues to report scores and they are very prompt at it. But the OIA’s scoresheet only lists the top bowler for each team. I am sure the second and third best bowlers were probably from Pearl City, but I can’t write their names down if they are not listed. As for the line about Morishige, I think we can agree that she was an important part of the last three titles because all of the players on the team are important.

    Mostly, thanks for catching the error.

  5. Y. NAKAMURA August 21, 2015 8:55 pm

    ***Parents and fans can’t just walk through. We all need a pass. You can get one by applying at the alley but until you receive it you need a daily pass from Lyman gate.
    As for Morishige we can agree to disagree.

  6. Jerry Campany August 21, 2015 11:41 pm

    That is true, Nakamura, but members of the media need an escort in addition to the pass. I have done this many times. Thanks for reading.

  7. 88 August 22, 2015 8:50 pm

    Wow, someone doesn’t like Chelsi. I didnt know that there was so much drama in Bowling.

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