LIVE BLOG: OIA East Division wrestling championship finals

Kahuku's Tangiteina Niupuivaha, the reigning state champion at 225 pounds, is going for her second straight OIA East Division championship Saturday at Farrington. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The OIA East Division wrestling championships conclude today with the finals at Farrington High School’s Kitamura Gym.

A live blog of the finals will follow below.

Wrestling season heats up in February with the OIA Division championships this weekend, followed by league championships in the OIA and ILH next Saturday and then the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships Feb. 21-22 at Blaisdell Arena.


Note: It’s 2:40 and finals are underway.

FINALS

GIRLS 97
Caitlin Yap (Maoanalua) vs. Cheville Gumban (Farrington)

Notes:
>> Yap with a takedown wihtin the first 30 seconds for a 2-0 lead.
>> Yap is in control, working for the pin.
>> Officials give Yap three points for a near takedown as the first period ends. It’s 5-0.
>> Yap goes ahead 7-0.

Final result:
>> Yap wins by fall, 2:56.

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BOYS 106
Brayden Kamimura (Kalani) vs. Dayne Takai (Moanalua)

Notes:
>> After a scoreless first period, Kimimura gets a takedown. Then with 15 seconds to go in the first, Takai ties it up 2-2 with a takedown of his own.
>> Kamimura is up 3-2 after an escape.
>> Still 3-2 headed to the second period.
>> The refs go to the scoreboard to make a change. All of a sudden, it’s Takai who is up by one point, 3-2. Must have been a mistake at the scoring table.
>> Kamimura strikes for a takedown with 44 seconds left in the third period for a 4-3 lead.

Final result:
>> Kamimura wins, 4-3.

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GIRLS 102
Isabelle Asuncion (Moanalua) vs. Brooke Gantan (Kailua)

Notes:
>> Asuncion comes out on fire and scores a takedown within the first 15 seconds.

Final result:
>> Asuncion wins by fall, 0:34.

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BOYS 113
Keane Escaba (Moanalua) vs. Jayce Kamimura (Kalani)

Notes:
>> Escaba up 5-2 heading to the second period — a takedown and a near fall.
>> With 1:35 left in the third, Kamimura fights back for a takedown. He trails 5-4.
>> Escaba scores with an escape with 40 seconds left in the third. But 10 seconds later, Kamimura gets a takedown and scores a near fall for an 8-6 lead. Refs are checking the score. They keep it at 8-6 for Kamimura with 27 seconds left.

Final result:
>> Kamimura wins, 8-7.

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GIRLS 107
Reynell Arakawa (Kailua) vs. Maka Peralta (Roosevelt)

Notes:
>> With a takedown, Arakawa takes a 2-0 lead late in the first minute of the firset period.
>> Peralta ties it up 2-2 with a reversal late in the first period.
>> Arakawa back in the lead, 3-2, after an escape.
>> Still 3-2 after two periods.

Final result:
>> Arakawa wins by fall, 5:11.

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BOYS 120
>> Elijah Asuncion (Moanalua) vs. Ethan Okumura (Kaiser)

Notes:
>> Asuncion with a loud takedown with 1:15 left in the first for a 2-0 lead.
>> Asuncion strikes again late in the first and is up 5-0, heading to the second period.
>> Late in the second, Asucncion gets another takedown to make it 7-0.
>> It’s 11-0 with 0:49 to go.

Final result:
>> Asuncion wins, 12-2

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GIRLS 112
Celine Sahara (Roosevelt) vs. Jennifer Kimura (Kaiser)

Notes:
>> Kimura strikes for a 2-0 lead within the first minute of the match. Headed to the second period with the same score.
>> The lead is up to 3-0 early in the second period.

Final result:
>> Kimura wins by fall, 3:13.

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Triston Baron (Roosevelt) vs. Brayden Gushikan (Moanalua)

Notes:
>> Baron breaks a scoreless tie with a takedown just before the first period ends. He leads 2-0.
>> A third-period escape gives Baron a 3-0 lead.
>> Baron strikes once again to make it 5-0.

Final result:
>> Baron wins, 5-0.

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GIRLS 117
Kaianne Sabagala (Kahuku) vs. Laylah Alvarado (Castle)

Notes:
>> Sabagala takes a 5-3 lead and it’s an intense battle.

Final result:
>> Sabagala wins by fall, 2:54.

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BOYS 132
Kade Okura (Kalani) vs. Iz Gonzalez (Roosevelt)

Notes:
>> After an escape, with 40 seconds to go in the first, Okura gets a thundering takedown for a 3-0 lead.
>> With 13 seconds left in the first period, Gonzalez gets an escape to make it 3-1.
>> Okura up 4-1 after an escape.
>> It’s an intense match and victory won’t be easy for either combatant. One minute left in the second period.
>> Still 4-1 going to the third period.
>> After a long delay, the refs make an adjustment and change the score to 3-1. Okura is ahead.
>> Okura goes ahead 6-1 with three straight one-point escapes.
>> Okura strikes for a takedown to make it 8-1 at the end of the second period.
>> The refs make another change. The score is changed to 6-2.
>> Okura with another takedown with 15 seconds to go, making it 8-2.

Final result:
>> Okura wins, 8-2.

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GIRLS 122
Emily Paulino (Kalani) vs. Reese Nishida (Moanalua)

Notes:
>> Paulino with the first takedown for a 2-0 lead late in the first period.

Final result:
>> Paulino wins by fall, 3:52.

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BOYS 138
Max Higa (Roosevelt) vs. Blayze Ferreira (Moanalua)

Final result:
>> Higa wins by forfeit.

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GIRLS 127
Rachel Oshita v. Raelyn Yasutake (Kalani)

Notes:
>> Eight seconds in, Oshita drives Yasutake down. Yasutake is in pain. She receives immediate medical attention. Eight people are attending to her.
>> The match ends. Yasutake walks off the mat with help.

Final result:
>> Oshita wins, 2-0 (injury, 0:10).

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BOYS 145
Blaze Sumiye (Moanalua) vs. Greyson Lee (Castle)

Notes:
>> Sumiye gets a takedown early for a 2-0 edge.
>> A near fall with 20 seconds left in the first period pushes Sumiye’s lead to 5-0.
>> Sumiye’s lead is 5-1, heading to the second period.
>> A near fall helps the score get to 9-1 with a minute left in the second.
>> Lee gets a takdeown with 45 seconds left in the second to pull closer at 9-3.
>> With 1:29 left in match, Sumiye leads 11-4.
>> Lat ein the match, Sumiye scores with a near fall to up the count to 14-4.

Final result:
>> Sumiye wins 14-4.

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GIRLS 132
Lana Perez (Moanalua) vs. Kai Auna Lagmay (Kaimuki)

Notes:
>> Perez gets a quick takedown. Then, with about 30 seconds left, she addes a near fall for a 5-0 lead.

Final result:
>> Perez wins by fall, 2:00.

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BOYS 152
Kang Park (Kaimuki) vs. Boltyn Taam (Moanalua)

Notes:
>> Taam gets a takedown within the first 10 seconds to make it 2-0 and takes immediate control.

Final result:
>> Taam wins by fall, 0:47.

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GIRLS 138
Taryn Titcomb (Moanalua) vs. Taimane Fiatoa (Kahuku)

Notes:
>> Titcomb gets a takedown for a 2-0 edge before the first minute is up.
>> Fiatoa with a reversal to make it 2-2 late in the first period. Still tied, heading to the second period.
>> Titcomb comes on strong, with a takedown in the last 40 seconds and then a near fall within the last 10 seconds to make it 7-2

Final result:
>> Titcomb wins, 7-2.

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BOYS 160
Thomas McCreadie (Kaiser) vs. Molena Kekauoha (Kailua)

Notes:
>> McCreadie with two takedowns for a 4-1 lead after one period.
>> Another takeodown makes it 6-2 for McCreadie. There’s 1:10 to go in the second.
>> An escape and a hard takedown with 0:40 left in the second boosts the score to 9-2.
>> McCreadie in control, 14-3, headed to the third.

Final result:
>> McCreadie wins, 16-5

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GIRLS 145
Amber Leota (Kahuku) vs. Ariez Igafo (Castle)

Notes:
>> This one is scoreless after one period.
>> Leota scores with an escape with a minute left in the second period for a 1-0 lead.
>> With 1:25 to go in match, Igafo gets a takedown to take a 2-1 lead.
>> Leota ties it up with an escape and then adds a takedown with 40 seconds left for a 4-2 edge.

Final result:
>> Leota wins, 4-2.

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BOYS 170
Karter Nitahara (Moanalua) vs. Kalena Tauvela (Farrington)

Notes:
>> Nitahara is in command, up 7-0 just 30 seconds into the first period.

Final result:
>> Nitahara wins by fall, 1:40.

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GIRLS 155
Sadie Antoque (Castle) vs. Kira Jhun (Moanalua)

Notes:
>> Antoque with an escape and a 2-0 lead 45 seconds into the first period.
>> Antoque leads 4-2 after one period.
>> Jhun goes ahead temporariyl 5-4, but Antoque ties it 5-5 with an escape and then goes up 7-5 with takedown at the end of the second period.
>> Antoque scores with a reversal for a 9-5 lead and an escape by Jhun with one minute left in the third makes it 9-6.

Final result:
>> Antoque wins, 11-6.

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BOYS 182
Andrew Adiniwin (Moanalua) vs. Sean Waldrop (Kalaheo)

Notes:
>> Adiniwin, with two escapes, grabs a 2-0 lead.
>> A near fall by Adiniwin as time runs out in the first period boosts the score to 5-0.

Final result:
>> Adiniwin wins by fall, 3:05.

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GIRLS 168
Kayla Antolin (Moanalua) vs. Katie Heim (Kaiser)

Notes:
>> Antolin is in control, building a 6-1 lead 47 seconds into the first period. Heim is being looked at for possible injury.
>> With less than a minute left in the match, Antolin gets another takedown and is still in command, 8-3.
>> Headed to the third, Antolin is up 9-3.
>> Heim is making it last. She fights back to an 11-7 deficit with 30 seconds left.

Final result:
>> Antolin wins, 13-7.

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BOYS 195
Lahaina Kane (Kailua) vs. Elijah James Ramos (Farrington)

Notes:
>> Its 2-2 going to the second period.
>> An intense match that could go either way. We’re three minutes in now.
>> Kane goes ahead 3-2 with an escape with 39 seconds left in the second.
>> Ramos gets an escape to make it 3-3, but Kane pulls off a takddown with 40 seconds left in the third period for a 5-3 lead. Ramos gets a late escape to make it 5-4.

Final result:
>> Kane wins, 5-4.

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GIRLS 184
Champion: Chloe Yuen (Moanalua), the only entrant in the division

BOYS 220
Harry Lloyd (Kaimuki) vs. Justis Davis (Kalaheo)

Notes:
>> Lloyd grabs a 6-3 lead in an action packed first period.
>> Lloyd in command, up 10-3 after two periods. He took a little time after getting kicked in the leg.
>> Another takedown with one minute leftboosts the lead to 12-4.

Final result:
>> Lloyd wins by fall, 5:08.

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GIRLS 225
Princess Leota (Moanalua) vs. Eleina Olap (McKinley)
Notes:
>> This one is scoreless through three minutes.
>> One takedown by Olap and two escapes by Leota put the score at 2-2 with 1:29 left in the third.
>> With one minute to go, it’s 3-3 — and anybody’s match. Olap is the aggressor so far.
>> It’s going to overtime.

Final result:
>> Leota wins, 5-3 (15 seconds into OT).

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BOYS 285
Marcus Lombard (Kahuku) vs. Kekoa Kaulukukui (Kailua)
Notes:
>> Lombard strikes first with a takedown for an early 2-0 lead.

Final result:
>> Lombard wins by fall, 1:00.

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