Hilo edges Kamehameha, remains unbeaten

Hilo cleared one of its biggest remaining hurdles as it searches for a perfect season.


Hilo cleared one of its biggest remaining hurdles as it searches for a perfect season.

Aliesa Kaneshiro tossed a three-hitter Tuesday and the Vikings went on the road to beat Kamehameha 4-3, remaining the only unbeaten in Big Island Interscholastic Federation softball.

Hilo (6-0) compiled 10 hits against Warriors ace Mykala Tokunaga, two apiece by Reisha Hoopii-Haslam, Shalyn Guthier and Moana Pinner.

Kamehameha (3-2) fell into a first-place tie with Konawaena atop Division II.

With four regular-season games remaining, the two-time defending champion Vikings already own a win against their closest pursuer in Division I, Keaau (5-1).

Outright winner in D-I and D-II will earn automatic berths to the Hawaii High School Athletic Assocation tournament.

Kealakehe 14, Kohala 4: Tavian Taketa did a little bit of everything in Kapaau for the Waveriders, who connected with their bats to get back to .500.

Taketa pitched four strong innings and added three singles at the plate as Kealakehe (3-3) banged out 15 hits in the five-inning TKO to end a two-game losing streak.

“The girls hit well today and made no errors,” coach Wesley Takimoto said.

Kelina Palmer-Kahananui finished 3 for 3, Leisha Nakagawa ripped two triples with two RBIs and Kaleanani Anakalea-Haleamau was 2 for 3.

Making her second start of the season, Taketa allowed two hits and three runs with four strikeouts before giving way to Kiara Cantiberos, who worked one inning.

Ashlyn Van Zandt took the loss for the Cowgirls (2-4).


Keaau 20, Ka’u 0: Lohi Kamakea-Wong pitched a three-inning complete game the host Cougars (5-1) got contributions from all around its lineup to win at home.

The Trojans fell to 0-3.