Sports Update 3-13-19

The Kauai Interscholastic Federation announced the 2018-19 Swimming All-Stars. Congratulations to our Island School Voyagers who qualified for this honor:

Boys 100 Yard Fly: Henry Scherer '19
Girls 500 Yard Free: Olivia Lutkevich '21
Boys 500 Yard Free: Henry Scherer '21
Boys 200 Yard Free Relay: Asa Hatcher '20, James Pratt '20, Max Rovinsky '20, Henry Scherer '19
Voyager golf got off to a good start with the Boys team finishing 2nd on Saturday, March 9th at Puakea Golf Course with a team score of 386. James Pratt '20 finished 6th overall with an 88; Niki Upson '21 was 7th with an 89; Spencer Summerhays '22 was 14th with a 101; Justice Snyder '21 was 16th with 108; and Henry Scherer '19 finished in 18th with a 110. On the Girls side, Ema-Lani Ebesu '22 finished in 6th with a 129. In the 9-hole exhibition flight Ben Griep '19 finished 1st for the boys with a 47; and Olivia Lutkevich '21 was 2nd for the girls with a 68. The next match is Saturday, March 16th at Wailua G.C.

The KIF track 2nd official qualifying meet wrapped up with two Voyagers punching their ticket to the State Championships in May. Junior Josh  Graves secured his spot with an impressive showing in the Men’s 800m race – clocking in almost 15 seconds faster than his next competitor. Graves had a shot at the Men’s 1500m, but missed it by less than a second. Sophomore sensation Jaden DeSouza continues to impress, qualifying yet again for another event, the Women’s 800m. DeSouza is now qualified for two State events, the 400m and 800m. Although she sits outside the mark for qualifying in the Women’s 1500m, DeSouza ranks in the top 10 in the State for the Women’s 400m, 800m, and 1500m. Look for her to add that 1500m as well.

Other notable standouts were the usual suspects, Ella Beck '21, Matthew Vickers '20, and James Pratt '20, as well as newcomer Eli Ibbs '22 in the 800m, and Ryan Stevens '22 in the 3000m. Our 4 x 400 team of Graves, Pratt, Vickers, and Luke Hunadi '21 secured the top spot again this week, running away with the victory. Breaking through with her impressive 300m win was none other than Ms. Kaua‘i Teen USA, Ki’ilani Arruda '20. Look for Ethan Inanod '21 to start making noise in the jumps. As a newbie to the sport, Ethan finished top five in the Long Jump.

Our team continues to improve and will look to add more to our state qualifiers. We have a few more that are close. Stay tuned for the next qualifying meet on Thursday, March 14, at 4:30pm. Please come and support our team. Continued success, Voyagers!

Mahalo to Coach Jerry Jona for this report.


Sasha Rovinsky '19 was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Kapa‘a on the Boys First Singles court. On the Boys First Doubles floor, Foster McLychok '21 and Max McLychok '21 were 6-4, 6-2 winners over the Warrior duo. On the Boys Second Doubles floor, Zachary Davis '22 and Andrew Sclafani '21 won over the Kapa‘a pair, 6-3, 6-4. Haven Sadler '22 was the sole Voyager female to claim victory after defeating Kapa‘a 6-4, 6-3 on the Girls First Singles court, where play was suspended multiple times due to passing showers and wind.The remainder of Saturday's matches were suspended due to darkness. 

We host Waimea this Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. at KCC.

Boys Volleyball
Kapa‘a High School’s varsity boys volleyball team defeated Island School, 3-0, Friday night in the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation season opener at Kapa‘a. The Voyagers took an early 2-1 lead on an ace by Alae Miike '19. Later on, Island had an 8-5 lead on an ace by Aidan Offley '19. Then Kapa‘a took the lead, winning the match. We hosted Waimea last night.  Results were not available at press time.