7 ranked girls advance to Maui Invitational semifinals

If Kelani Corbett, right, is going to get her slam this year, Waianae's Kaleinani Makuaole is going to make her earn it.

Seven girls in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser pound-for-pound top 10 advanced Friday to the semifinals of the 51st Garner Ivey Invitational wrestling tournament at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku.

One weight class to watch as they head to the finals and semifinals Saturday is at 168 pounds, where three-time state champion Kelani Corbett of Leilehua and Kaleinani Makuaole of Waianae could meet again.

Two weekends ago, Corbett — a senior and No. 1 pound-for-pound — lost a 6-5 match to Makuaole. It was her first defeat since her freshman season.


The seven other p4p girls in Saturday’s semifinals are No. 2 Ashley Gooman (122 pounds) of Kamehameha, No. 3 Nanea Estrella (127) of Lahainaluna, No. 4 Jahnea Miguel (138) of Baldwin, No. 6 Roxie Umu (184) of Kealakehe, No. 8 Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (132) of Baldwin, and No. 10 Sami Saribay (107) of Lahainaluna.

The three other ranked wrestlers are not competing at the event — No. 5 Kapoina Bailey of Konawaena, No. 7 Paige Respicio of Kamehameha and No. 9 Tangiteina Niupuivaha of Kahuku.

Aside from Corbett’s three state titles, Gooman and Estrella own two each, and the other pound-for-pounders have one each.

If they win their semifinals, some other collisions that could materialize are Estrella vs. Kamehameha’s Alexis Posiulai, and Waianae’s Tiare Carlson vs. Lahainaluna’s Tayler Pelegrino-Hayase. Posiulai and Pelegrino-Hayase are right below the top-10 pound-for-pound cutoff.

Two schools from the mainland are competing in the tourney — La Grande (La Grande, Ore.) and Century (Hillsboro, Ore.).

Saturday’s semifinal matches and team standings so far are listed below.

SATURDAY’S SEMIFINALS
Girls 97
>> Madison Kalamau (Waianae) bye
>> Kaui Kamaka (Waianae) vs. Liana Ferreria (Baldwin)

Girls 102
>> Tianna Fernandez (Baldwin) vs. Giana Ragudos (Aiea)
>> Nalani Kirkman (Lahainaluna) vs. Brianna Funakoshi (Aiea)

Girls 107
>> Sami Saribay (Lahainaluna) vs. Samantha Shipley (Century)
>> Nohea Moniz (Kamehameha) bye

Girls 112
>> Liuakalaik Tengan (Kamehameha) vs. Patricia Pahinag (Kalani)
>> Haley Narahara (Kamehamhea) vs. Brianna Rivera Holt (Waianae)


Girls 117
>> Alana Vivas (Kamehameha) vs. Rita Morales (Waianae)
>> Lydia Dudoit (Lahainaluna) vs. Sadie Reyes (Waianae)

Girls 122
>> Ashley Gooman (Kamehameha) vs. Keeya Bicoy (Molokai)
>> Kyara Tagami (Kalani) vs. Katie Reyes (Waianae)

Girls 127
>> Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) vs. Skye Realin (Kamehameha)
>> Alexis Posiulai (Kamehameha) vs. Emily Paulina (Kalani)

Girls 132
>> Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (Baldwin) vs. Destiny Tuisano (Waianae)
>> Kelsey Lee Bicoy (Molokai) vs. Krystal Puahala (Kamehameha)

Girls 138
>> Jahnea Miguel (Baldwin) vs. Jolette Miner Ho (Kapaa)
>> Kylee Bartholomew Tan (Kamehameha) vs. Claudia Keanini (Molokai)

Girls 145
>> Tayler Pelegrino-Hayase (Lahainaluna) vs. Jamie Grilho (Aiea)
>> Tyeisha Takamori (Baldwin) vs. Tiare Carlson (Waianae)

Girls 155
>> Shayne Kamaka (Baldwin) vs. Tessa Jensen (Kapaa)
>> Shalayna Moeone (Baldwin) vs. Sunni Chow (Molokai)

Girls 168
>> Kelani Corbett (Leilehua) vs. Jayda Taleafoa (Aiea)
>> Kaleinani Makuaole (Waianae) vs. Katherine Heim (Kaiser)

Girls 184
>> Roxie Umu (Kealakehe) vs. Shannon Jaramillo (Lahainaluna)
>> Anela Kahuli Apo (Kamehameha) vs. Siera Vida (Baldwin)


Girls 225
>> Jenice McMoore (Waianae) bye
>> Jane Hironaka (Kaiser) vs. Tuupua Helekahi (Hana)

TEAM STANDINGS (Day 1 of 2)
>> 1. Waianae 77
>> 2. Lahainaluna, 57
>> 3. Kamehameha, 49
>> 4. Molokai, 36
>> 5. Kalani, 28.5
>> 6. Baldwin, 27
>> 7. Aiea, 26
>> 8. Kaiser, 15
>> 9. Kapaa, 13
>> 10. Kealakehe, 13
>> 11. Century (Hillsboro, Ore.), 10
>> 12. King Kekaulike, 7
>> 13. Leilehua, 7
>> 14. Hana, 3
>> 15. La Grande, (La Grande, Ore) 3

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