MIL enjoys banner year

Veronica Winham led Seabury Hall to the Division II cross country title. Daryl Lee / Special to the Star-Advertiser

The Maui Interscholastic League came to play at the state level this school year.

The league took as many team championships as it ever had with seven, four of them coming from the girls.

The MIL’s previous high was four each in 2013-14 and 2015-16 and had won at least three every year since 2012 when it had one.


Maui’s boys capped the year with a Divison I baseball title and Seabury Hall’s girls matched it with the big trophy in track and field.

Lahainaluna girls won the Division I team title in wrestling and the Seabury Hall paddling crew doubled up with state championships in the girls and mixed races. The season started with Lahainaluna’s championship in Division II football and Seabury Hall’s girls collected the hardware for Division II cross country.

The MIL is not the only league on the rise, as the Kauai Interscholastic Federation earned its first state title since 2013 when Kauai won the Division II title to complete the neighbor island sweep in baseball.


The Interscholastic League of Honolulu ruled the roost as usual, grabbing 23 of the 45 possible championships and the ILH boys winning more than half of them for the fifth year in a row. ILH girls teams won won 11 of 20 titles available to them, getting more than half for the third straight year.

The OIA swept cheerleading for the edge in mixed competitions. OIA girls took only three state championships, that league’s fewest since 2012.


Here are all of this season’s team winners.

COMMENTS

  1. Robert Collias June 3, 2017 11:05 pm

    It was Seabury Hall that won the mixed and girls paddling titles, not Lahainaluna. The Spartans’ boys, finished second.
    Seabury did officially win the D-II girls cross country title, but it should be noted that by finishing 1-2-4-5-16 in the single individual race, the Spartans would have also easily outdistanced Punahou for the overall (or D-I) crown. All seven Seabury runners were in the top 20.


  2. Jerry Campany June 3, 2017 11:42 pm

    Thanks, Rob, fixed.


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