Waianae Fall Sports
(Tue) February 20, 2007
Tyson Ranada (Waianae High School)
It started off with the bowling team sending Junior Nick Mannibog to States, and then all of a sudden Wai'anae sports began to shine.
The boys and girls volleyball teams both made to the State tournament with the boys entering as the Division II OIA champions, Kaleb Boultinghouse and Ryan-Sam Fong represented the Air Riflery team and the football team was on a roll playing in both the OIA and State tournaments.
"It's amazing that all of the sports are doing so good, Wai'anae can be top at everything one day," senior football player Joe Abell said.
The Seariders are now 4 of 5 in teams making it to States and still have a lot of sports to play.
"I'm not surprised that all the teams made it because we expect to be at top," Athletic Director Glenn Tokunaga said.
Even though all sports are doing well you can only hear players praising other sports instead of their own
"I was really excited when I made States but watching the Volleyball and Football teams play was a rush," Mannibog said.
With all of the athletes in the school doing well a bond has formed between sports. "When the football boys lost in the State semis a lot of their friends on the basketball team was telling them that they would win the basketball championship for them," Tokunaga said.
Now as the fall sports come to an end every school can see that Wai'anae is a top contender.
"Because the football and volleyball teams went far it gives us an extra motivation to be better," senior basketball player Jesse Lafua said.