Higa returns as Kekaulike grid coach

March 30, 2010, 11:00 AM HST · Updated March 31, 12:19 PM
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By Fred Guzman

MauiNow.com

Ten years after he held the position for a single season, PK Higa is returning as head coach of the King Kekaulike football team.

Higa registered a 3-8 mark with Na Alii in 2000, spent several seasons as an assistant after that initial stint, and currently is an interim vice principal at the school.

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Higa replaces JW Kenton, who stepped down in February after compiling a 23-18-1 record in four seasons, including 6-4 last year.

Kamehameha-Maui is still seeking a new football coach.

The MIL baseball season is well under way, with Maui High setting the pace in Division-I with a 6-0 record. Baldwin is 3-0.

Kamehameha will try to bounce back from its first league loss – a 2-1, 13-inning heart-breaker against King Kekaulike — when the Warriors challenge Baldwin in a 6 p.m. game on Thursday at Iron Maehara Stadium. Kekaulike will face Lahainaluna in the 3:30 opener.

In D-II, St. Anthony and Molokai are tied for first with 2-1 marks.

In boy’s volleyball, Baldwin is setting the early pace with a 2-0 record, while Lahainaluna and Maui High are right behind at 2-1.

Over the weekend, a pair of MIL D-II teams took part in Iolani’s Hawaii Invitational. Seabury Hall compiled a 3-2 mark in the gold division and Hana finished fourth in the bronze bracket at 1-4.

The MIL’s D-II teams open their league schedule this week.

In track and field, Maui High swept the boy’s and girls’ titles in last week’s Blue & Gold Invitational.

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