Maui Sports

Bears, Farmers Bounced in State Semifinals

May 7, 2011, 2:47 PM HST
* Updated May 7, 2:49 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00
A
A
A

By Fred Guzman

First, Baldwin. Then, Molokai High The MIL’s two champions were knocked out of their respective semifinal games in the state high school baseball tournaments at Les Murakami Stadium.

On Friday night, third-seeded Baldwin made things interesting down the stretch but its comeback bid fell short in a 4-3 loss to second-seeded Moanalua in a Division-I game.

Moanalua will meet Pearl City in tonight’s 7 o’clock final in an all-OIA affair. The Chargers advanced on a last-ining grandslam homer in a 13-10 semifinal win over Kailua.

On Saturday morning, Molokai actually out-hit top-seeded Pac-Five, but the Farmers contributed to their own demise by committing five errors in a 9-3 Division-II loss. Pac-Five will meet second-seeded Kauai in today’s 4 p.m. final.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

MORE STATES: Maui is hosting two state championship events, as well.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

There were two finals held in conjunction with Friday night’s track and field trials at War Memorial Stadium, and both were won by MIL athletes.

In the girls’ pole vault, Baldwin’s Kristine Felix set a new state record by clearing 12 feet, 6 inches. Felix was coming off a broken leg suffered four months ago while attending a mainland vaulting camp. Teammate Amber Kozaki finished second at 12 feet, also breaking the previous mark of 11-8 set by Felix in 2008. .

In the boys’ high jump, Mark Thayer of St. Anthony won with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches, edging Ervan Jean Pierre of Mililani on fewer jumps. Teammate Brandon Ramos was fourth at 6 feet.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Finals in all other events will be held on Saturday.

The boy’s and girls’ tennis championships are being held in Lahaina.

E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments