Kapa’a girls win first-ever KIF title

To say it’s been a long time since the Kapa’a High School girls bowling team took home a KIF championship would be a false statement, because it’s never happened until this season.

Under head coach Maryann Sadaoka, the Warrior girls clinched their first-ever KIF title in the last regular season bowling match on Saturday.

Kapa’a’s pin total of 2,259 was good enough to attain the championship clinching point. Kaua’i followed with 2,176 and Waimea came up with 2,102 pins.

Kelii Cacal topped the Warrior girls with a score of 506. She was followed by Donica Abalos (478), Mindi Agena (442), Marissa Agena (432), and Ranelle Jacinto (401).

Kapa’a started out the season red hot with three straight wins en route to the title.

Meanwhile, the KIF champion Kaua’i High School boys squad finalized their season with another impressive showing. William J. Balbin (514), Arnel Medina (514), and Jonny Ruaboro (506) led the way.

Leading the way for the Warrior boys were Preston Nakamura (404) and Matthew Mizumoto (301).

Waimea was paced by Kekoa Masuda (382) and Harold Shimono (350). On the girls side, Syanne Sagawa (451) and Ceci Sun were the top bowlers.

Mei-Ling Keopuhiwa (494) and Sarah Duarte (406) led Kaua’i. The 2005-06 HHSAA State Bowling Championships will be held at the Fort Shafter Bowling Center on O’ahu, from Nov. 10-11.

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