Lahainaluna, Baldwin girls win half of divisions at Officials Tournament
The Lahainaluna High School wrestling team had four girls champions while rival Baldwin had three at the Hawaii Officials Tournament on Saturday at the Leilehua gym in Wahiawa, Oahu.
The Lunas’ Sami Saribay (107 pounds), Nanea Estrella (127), Tayler Peligrino Hayase (145) and Shannon Jaramillo (184) won their divisions, while the Bears’ champions were Tianna Fernandez (102), Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (132) and Shayna Kamaka (184).
In the team standings, the Bears (169.5 points) placed second to Kamehameha Kapalama (207). Lahainaluna (148.5) took fourth.
Jaramillo won the only Lunas vs. Bears final, pinning Siera Vida with just over 40 seconds left in their championship match.
Saribay defeated Kapolei’s Alicia Mahoe by sudden victory 8-6. Estrella pinned Hilo’s Waihulakapu Kahookaulana at 1:34 in the first round, while Peligrino Hayase pinned Waianae’s Tiare Carlson in 2:38.
Fernandez pinned Aiea’s Brianna Funakoshi 40 seconds into the third round, and Estrella-Beauchamp pinned Moanalua’s Faith Joy Okubo in 1:51. Kamaka defeated Moanalua’s Kira Jhun by technical fall, 20-4.
In the girls 97 final, Baldwin’s Liana Ferreria lost to Campbell’s Jazmyn Enriquez 3-1.
No MIL boy wrestler won a title, with three falling in finals.
Baldwin’s Toby Ravida lost to Punahou’s Mason Stefanelli by pin at 1:31 of their 107 final, and the Bears’ Benjamin Tokanang lost to Kahuku’s Marcus Lombard 10-7 at 285. In the 195 final, Kamehameha Maui’s Darius Mynar lost to Kamehameha Kapalama’s Laakea Ane 4-2.
Kapalama dominated the boys team competition with 304 points. Baldwin (131.5) placed fifth and Lahainaluna (100.5) seventh.