Kamehameha, Maryknoll rep ILH in softball

Maryknoll's Kanoe Tanigawa drove in a run in the second inning against Mid-Pacific.
Maryknoll’s Kanoe Tanigawa drove in a run in the second inning against Mid-Pacific.

Kamehameha and Maryknoll will represent the ILH at the Datahouse Divsion I State Softball Championships at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium beginning May 12.

The Spartans beat Mid-Pacific 13-1 to wrap up the league’s second berth on Saturday morning at Sand Island.

The ILH only gets two berths this year, last year it got three and all three powers made the trip. But it didn’t help the league, as only the Owls made the Final Four and the title game was an all-OIA affair with Mililani beating Campbell.

Still, the ILH champion Warriors will make their fourth straight trip down the freeway, while the Spartans make their second. Kamehameha will play on the field for the 12th time, Maryknoll makes its third appearance.

The Warriors have made the most trips from the ILH, followed by Punahou (8), Iolani (7), Mid-Pacific (5), Maryknoll (3), Sacred Hearts (2) and St. Francis (2).

Mililani, which will try to qualify in next week’s OIA tournament, has played on the Manoa campus every year and Baldwin has been in it every year except the first. Other schools with more than 10 appearances are Waiakea (14), Kailua (13) and Kapolei (10).

Here are the ILH’s Division I representatives in the state tournament since the tournament moved to Rainbow Wahine Softball stadium in 1998 (state champions in bold):

2015: Kamehameha, Maryknoll
2014: Kamehameha, Mid-Pacific, Maryknoll
2013: Kamehameha, Punahou
2012: Kamehameha, Mid-Pacific, Punahou
2011: Mid-Pacific, Punahou
2010: Mid-Pacific, Punahou
2009: Mid-Pacific, Iolani, Sacred Hearts
2008: Kamehameha, Maryknoll, Sacred Hearts
2007: Iolani, St. Francis
2006: Kamehameha, St. Francis
2005: Punahou
2004: Kamehameha, Punahou
2003: Kamehameha, Punahou
2002: Kamehameha, Iolani
2001: Kamehameha, Iolani
2000: Kamehameha, Iolani
1999: Punahou, Iolani
1998: Kamehameha, Iolani


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