HONOLULU — The Waimea High School girls volleyball team, the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation champions, earned a No. 2 seed in the New City Nissan Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II girls volleyball state championships.
Coached by Brandi Hori Moises, the Menehune girls finished the KIF season undefeated to qualify for the state tournament.
With its No. 2 seed, Waimea will draw a bye on the tournament’s opening date, Wednesday in Waipahu. The Menehune will see first action in the tournament quarterfinals Thursday when the girls face the winner of unseeded Konawaena of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation and Maryknoll of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu.
Top seed for Division 2 girls volleyball is awarded to University, which plays at Kaimuki High School starting in the quarterfinals Thursday.
Seabury Hall of the Maui Interscholastic League draws No. 3 seeding, and Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation draws the No. 4 seed.
Other participating Division 2 teams include Moloka‘i, Radford, Leilehua, Damien, Le Jardin and Kalaheo high schools.
The state championship for Division II is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Neal Blaidell Center in Honolulu.
Punahou draws the top seed in the Division I tournament that starts today and continues to Thursday.
Kahuku is the No. 2 seed, Baldwin of the MIL is the No. 3 seed, and Kamehameha School-Hawai‘i of the BIIF is the No. 4 tournament seed.
Also participating in the Division I state tournament, Kamehameha Schools-Maui plays Mililani today. Also today, Moanalua High will host Kaiser, Hilo High plays Wai‘anae, and Kamehemeha School-Kapalama plays Kapolei.
The state championship for Division I is Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or email@example.com.