Sports Update 4-3-19

Congratulations to Cass Hubbard '22, for being named a KIF All-Star in soccer!

Three boys placed in the top 10 this past Saturday at the Ocean Course at Hokuala. Niki Upson '21 finished first with a score of 84. Spencer Summerhays '22 (93) and James Pratt '22 (94) finished 8th and 9th. Henry Scherer '19 (114) and Justice Snyder '21 (122) placed 15th and 16th. The next match is at Po‘ipu Bay at 12pm on Saturday 4/6. Voyager girls playing included: Ema-Lani Ebesu '22 (IS 56-75-131), Amber Asuncion '21 (IS 70), and Olivia Lutkevich '21 (IS 71). Match #4 is this Saturday at Po‘ipu Bay, beginning at 12pm. 

Kaua‘i HS defeated the Voyagers last Saturday at the Timbers Resort Courts 5-0 with the girls and 3-2 with the boys. Sasha Rovinsky '19 opened with a win on the First Singles court, 6-0, 6-0. We claimed our second win on the boys Third Doubles arena when Andrew Sclafani '21 teamed with Kaikea Kaui '20 to take a 7-5, 6-4 win over the Raiders.  Island School next hosts Kapa‘a at the Kaua‘i Community College tennis courts Saturday, starting at 1pm.

IS hosted Kaua‘i HS on March 29, and lost 26-20, after an exciting and close match. T
he second round of the boys volleyball season kicked off on Tuesday April 2, when the Voyagers hosted the Kapa'a Warriors at their home gym. It was a 3 set game that ended with Kapa`a taking the win with the score of 25-14, 25-9, 25-10. Nevertheless, the Voyagers played together with great intensity, keeping the crowd on their toes with phenomenal plays. The feature of the defense that night was the front row players Aiden Offley '19 (middle blocker), Asa Hatcher 20 (middle blocker), and Dylan Date '22 (right side hitter). The blocking defense changed the flow of the game for Kapa'a, making it tough for them to score off of kills alone. The back row players on defense worked just has hard digging up all the balls that were put over from Kapa'a. Tane Macko '22 and Hanalei Wann-Keali'iho'omalu '22 played a scrappy three sets. They dove on the floor and hustled for shanked balls that were recovered and put them back into play. Alae Miike '19 and Kainoa Merano '21 scored points for their team with some kills and by carefully placing the ball which caused Kapa'a to scramble to make plays . The unsung leader and setter Josh Dobashi '22 worked diligently, receiving tough passes. He put up some quality sets that created opportunities for his teammates to make plays. The team's overall encouraging and supportive attitude definitely had a positive and uplifting impact throughout the night. Regardless of the score and outcome, the boys volleyball team put on an exciting game to watch. They executed plays that they've been working on at practice and have been advancing towards their road to success.

The coaching staff has a saying for this season: "Know my job, do my job, produce quality. Grow together as a team, and trust that SUCCESS comes AFTER the hard work invested into the process." The coaches like to remind the boys that the road to success is hard and long. They encourage them to have fun and enjoy the sport and each other. It makes the road seem shorter and easier.

The next game for the Voyagers will be on Friday April 5, against Waimea Menehune at their home gym. The varsity game will start at 6:30 pm. After that, they will play Kaua‘i HS on Tuesday, April 9, in the Wilcox Gym.

At last Thursday's Qualifying meet, 
Joshua Graves '20 finished the 800 run (2:02.70) to make state standards for the boys. Jayden DeSouza '21 qualified in the 400 dash (1:00.95). Congratulations!

Complete results are as follows:
Jaden DeSouza '21
1- 400 meters
1- 800 meters
Ella Beck '21
1- 1500 meters
1 - 3000 meters
Olivia Lutkevich '21
3 -3000 meters
Ki‘ilani Arruda '20
3-100 meters hurdles
Matthew Vickers '20
2 -400
1- 1500
Joshua Graves '20
James Pratt '20
2 - 1500
3- 3000
Eli Ibbs '22
Boys 4x400 got a close 2 place. The next qualifying track and field meet, the fifth of the KIF season, will get underway at 4:30pm, tomorrow at Vidinha Stadium.