JB Beat - Sports
Athlete of the Beat: Kianalei M.
By Jared K. Posted Monday, December 10, 2012
Senior, point guard Kianalei M. started on every basketball team she has ever played for. She has served as co-captain for the University High Girls Basketball Team since her freshman year. As a student in Project Pono, she also contributes her time to the community by helping to bring families together through healthy living and sustainable life choices.
On the court, Kiana is notorious for her precise shooting ability, making the most three point shots of her entire team. She explains her love for three point shots as a family tradition passed down by her father, who was an all-star basketball player in his youth. As one of the three team captains, Kiana, “leads the team with her calm composure and leadership on the basketball court,” says fellow co-captain senior Skylar C.-M. Teammate Michelle A. describes Kiana as, “to extraordinary to put into words,” while Brooke K. added “she is a true veteran leader.”
Athlete of the Beat: Tyman H.
By Dani I. Posted Monday, November 19, 2012
Senior, offensive lineman, Tyman H. leads by example on and off the field in his school work and athletic talents. He completed his last high school football season as Pac-Five’s team captain. He left a large impact on his fellow teammates by always having a positive attitude during practice and supporting those around him. Junior, Henry W. was especially influenced by Tyman reporting that, “having him on our teamed was a great experience. Tyman was always able to mediate all the different personalities, and teach the team to leave it all on the field. He knew how to motivate us when times are rough and he really pushes a lot of us to work hard when we want to quit.
Athlete of the Beat: Ui.M
By JBB Staff Posted Monday, October 15, 2012
At 6’0 feet, this middle blocker can hardly be missed on the volleyball court. She can block, she can kill, and she definitely knows how to get a crowd on their feet. With her deadly spike, she can seem very intimidating. She is Meagan “Ui” M., #37. Ui doesn’t only have the honor of being the Junior Bows’ newest Athlete of the Beat, but is also one of three captains on her team and a second year starter. As a captain, Ui tries to lead by example and works hard both on the court and in the classroom.“She is very enthusiastic in class and loves to participate every day,” said senior classmate Skylar C.-M. When it comes to practice or games, volleyball becomes the only object of her focus. “Even if I’m having a bad day, it doesn’t matter because I put my team before myself. I focus on what I need to do and how to make my teammates’ jobs’ easier,” she said. Ui has been playing volleyball since the eighth grade and enjoys every second of it. Through her hard work, dedication, and determination, Ui became the outstanding player she is today.
Pac-Five Takes the Win Over Damien on Senior Night
By Bryson H. Posted Monday, October 22, 2012
Pac-Five Wolfpack won their third game this season against the Monarchs of Damien Memorial High School with a final score of 18-16. The two teams went head to head for the second time this season on Friday, October 12 at Aloha Stadium. The Wolfpack got off to a good start when Justin L. scored a touchdown on an 80 yard pass from Keoni T.-M. in the first play of the game. As the game progressed the Monarch’s defense held back the Wolfpack’s offense, not allowing any touchdowns in the second half. At times, Pac- Five’s defense was not up to par, which resulted in the Monarchs scoring two touchdowns in the first half.
Girls Varsity Volleyball Team Wins Last Game of the Season
By Courtney C. Posted Monday, October 10, 2012
The Jr. Bows of University High Girls Varsity Volleyball Team ended their season with a win in a three set sweep against the Le Jardin Academy Bulldogs. The Jr. Bows started the game with seven combined kills by seniors, U’i M. and Courtney A. The Jr. Bows won the first set, 25-18. Le Jardin Academy put up a fight in the second set, with over 5 blocks and multiple kills. However, the Jr. Bows were able to overpower the Bulldogs continuous streak with a close win in the second set, 28-26. In the third set, the Bulldogs started with a 6 point lead, but the Jr. Bows were able to catch up during the last 10 minutes of the game, and took home the overall victory, 25-23.
“This game was important because it determined whether we would advance in the playoffs for states,” said junior, outside hitter, Kawai C.