Warriors Extend Volleyball Win Streak to 50
By Fred Guzman
This one’s hard to figure out: Although the Kamehameha-Maui girls improved their league record to 8-0 — including a three-set win against Baldwin — over the weekend, the Warriors slipped one spot, to No. 8, in the latest Star-Advertister state volleyball rankings.
So, Kamehameha-Maui made the most of the slight by tacking on a milestone victory last night. The Warriors registered a record-tying 50th straight MIL victory with a 25-12, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23 road win over Lahainaluna. It matched the mark set by Maui High between 1989-1993.
Its latest triumph improved Kamehameha’s current MIL mark to 9-0 and pulled the Warriors to within one victory of clinching another league title and a berth in the state Division-I tournament. The Warriors can set the MIL record by its Thursday home match against King Kekaulike.
Punahou is No. 1 in the current state volleyball rankings, followed by Kamehameha-Kapalam and Moanalua.
FOOTBALL: Baldwn paid a bit of a price for taking the week off for the traditional Fair Break. The Bears, 4-0 in the MIL and 4-1 overall, also slipped a spot to No. 9 in the football rankings. Baldwin visits Kamehameha-Maui on Friday. Maui High is at King Kekaulike on Saturday. Both games will be aired on ESPN 550.
Farrington replaced OIA rival Kahuku atop the state rankings after defeating the Red Raider 14-13 last weekend. Leilehua is No. 3, followed by Punahou and Campbell. Punahou is coming off a big 17-14 win over ILH rival Kamehameha.
CROSS COUNTRY: After winning the state high school cross country title as only a freshman last year, Seabury Hall’s Dakota Grossman isn’t going to sneak up on anybody. That much has been underscored over the past couple of weekends.
Grossman won the girls’ crown in Kaiser High School Invitational with a time of 18 minutes, 55 seconds – 13 seconds off her personal best. She followed that up with a 19:28 clocking to easily win an MIL meet held on the Maui High course last Saturday.