MIL golfers contend for state title
By Fred Guzman
Two MIL athletes are in contention for individual honors as the state boyâ€™s championship concludes today at the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course.
With a 71, Kamehameha-Mauiâ€™s Aaron Kunitomo was in a three-way tie for second place, two strokes behind first-round leader Lorens Chan of Iolani.Â Justin Keiley of Baldwin was alone in fifth with a 72.
Iolani had a comfortable 11 stroke lead over second-place Waiakea in the team competition.Â Baldwin was tied for fifth, trailing by 16.
Things didnâ€™t go well for either of the MIL teams in yesterdayâ€™s opening round of the state girls softball tournament as both Division-I Kamehameha-Maui and D-II Hana suffered decisive losses and were relegated to the consolation bracket.
That means it will be up to the MILâ€™s divisional champions, D-I Baldwin and D-II Molokai, to salvage some pride for the league.
The third-seeded Bears have a history of success at states, including capturing titles in 2001 and 2007.
Baldwin faces Mid-Pac in a 3 p.m. quarterfinal game at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.Â Mid-Pac advanced with an 11-0 rout of Hilo yesterday.
Fourth-seeded Molokai, meantime, will tangle with Kaiser in a 7 p.m. game at Central Oahu Regional Park.Â Kaiser advanced with a 7-2 win over Konawaena.
VOLLEYBALL:Â Kamehameha-Maui was seeded fourth in D-I and Seabury Hall third in D-II.Â Baldwin faces a huge challenge in its first state appearance in more than a decade versus Kamehmeha-Kapalama in a 5 oâ€™clock match on today at Radford High.Â Kamehameha-Maui meets the winner of Mililani vs. Kamehameha-Hawaii on Thursday.Â Seabury will tangle with the Waipahu-Le Jardin winner at 5 p.m. Thursday at Kalani High.