Stars con­verge to spot­light many area sports teams

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - Front Page - By CHRIS FLECK

Over the past few months many youth sports teams have flown back from the Main­land with cham­pi­onship tro­phies and medals, in­clud­ing sev­eral with ties to Cen­tral Oahu.

All Hawaii was proud of the Wai­pio All-Stars Lit­tle League team that won the league’s na­tional ti­tle and fin­ished run­ner-up in its World Se­ries in Au­gust. Among the other win­ners are:

• The Cen­tral Oahu Boys 12un­der base­ball team, which won the U.S Spe­cialty Sports As­so­ci­a­tion World Se­ries Cham­pi­onships in Chino Hills, Calif., in Au­gust.

• The Ewa Beach All-Stars, who took the 2010 PONY Bronco World Se­ries Aug. 5-12 in Mon­terey, Calif.

• The Cen­tral Oahu Wahine Softball 12-un­der Fastpitch team, which won the Di­a­mond Dreams Hall of Fame Tour­na­ment and also was the first 12-un­der team in­ducted into its Hall of Fame.

• The Mililani Po‘okela softball team, which won the Am­a­teur Softball As­so­ci­a­tion 14-un­der B-Di­vi­sion Western Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Ro­seville, Calif.

• The Wahi­awa Bobby Sox softball team, which re­turned from La Mi­rada, Calif., as cham­pi­ons of the 10-un­der Na­tional Tour­na­ment.

• The Mililani-based Abunai 95 team, which cap­tured the U.S. Club Soc­cer Na­tional Cup Fi­nals for the Boys un­der-15 Premier Di­vi­sion in July.

More than 100 Cen­tral Oahu play­ers and coaches have re­turned as cham­pi­ons, all de­serv­ing ac­knowl­edg­ment and praise for the way they’ve rep­re­sented them­selves and Hawaii on a cham­pi­onship-cal­iber level.

The na­tional cham­pion Wahi­awa Bobby Sox team: (front, from left) Kaylen Kame­lamela, Gwen Maeha, Ma­healani Calizo, coach Michael Calizo, Caryn Chinen, Staisa Micky, Danielle Maxwell, (back) coach Jeremy Keli­ikoa, chap­er­one Melanie Nistal, Jerae Kali­ikoa, Bai­ley Akim­seu, Ashley Salausa, Set­suko Kimura, Kaena Nistal, man­ager Myra Chinen and coach Robert Chinen. Photo from Myra Chinen.

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