MIL puts 17 wrestlers in semifinals

Five girls wrestlers from Lahainaluna High School, and four from the boys team, reached the semifinals of the Chevron State Championships on Friday at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu.

The Lunas’ girls semifinalists were Diamond Freitas at 101 pounds, Precious Jaramillo at 121, Breanna Dudoit-Vasquez at 130, Carly Jaramillo at 135 and Lalelei Mataafa at 220.

Christian Balagso (108), Wyatt Chism (135), Bubba Jaramillo (140) and Hercules Mataafa (215) earned spots in the boys semifinals.

The Lunas were third in both the boys and girls team standings. The tournament will finish today.

In the girls competition, the Lunas had 68 points. Kamehameha Kapalama led with 76, five better than Pearl City. The Warriors had five semifinalists, and the Chargers had six.

The Lahainaluna boys (68 points) trailed Kamehameha Kapalama (82) and Campbell (76). The Sabers had eight semifinalists, and the Warriors had seven.

Eight other Maui Interscholastic League competitors remained in title contention.

Three from Molokai advanced to the girls semifinals – Kailaoe Cabating (105), Karley Kaulili (109) and Rizpah Torres-Umi (125). Hailey Namauu (175) of Baldwin also reached the semifinals, as did teammate Sydney Ibarra at 220 – she could face Lalelei Mataafa in the final. Lanai’s Megan Amby made the 155 semifinals.

Andrew Kahalewai (152) of Kamehameha Maui and Danny Welds-Ebanks (189) of Baldwin qualified for the boys semifinals.