Mililani Trojans Enjoy A Successful 2013 Sports Season
The phrase “total domination” neatly summarized Mililani’s run through the OIA football playoffs. Following a hard-fought 21-9 quarterfinal win over rival Leilehua, the Trojans became stronger with each successive week, dropping Kahuku 37-22 in the semifinals and following up that game with a 37-6 throttling of Farrington for the title.
The OIA title was Mililani’s second overall, but this year’s was made sweeter in that the team got the 2010 title without having to play for it, as Kahuku had to forfeit for using an ineligible player.
Mililani went on to take second in the Division I state tournament, losing to Punahou 28-22 in the title game.
The post-season run, which completed an 11-2 season, was the top story in Central Oahu for 2013. A glance at other memorable moments follows.
Mililani wins OIA Red volleyball championship
The Mililani girls volleyball team rode its stellar senior class to its first OIA volleyball title since 2010.
Ashlee Vaoifi notched a team-high 11 kills, while Sarah Liva added 10 and Jay Kapowai eight for the team, which defeated Moanalua in the championship game at McKinley gym.
Vaoifi had four of her team’s 10 service aces, as did Liva, who also was in on three blocks. Senior setter Jordyn Keamo dished out 30 assists and had two blocks for the Trojans, who went on to finish third at states.
Trojans take both OIA tennis titles
Mililani made it a clean sweep of both the boys and girls tennis titles April 20.
The girls team title was the fifth in a row for Mililani, which also produced the OIA’s individual champion in Alyssa Tobita (also the 2013 state champion). Sage Leaman also brought home an individual title for the boys.
Mililani wins OIA boys track and field title
The Trojans swept both the boys and girls divisions in track and field May 5. The girls were led by All-Conference performers Jakeera Garret and Kassandra Green. The boys got memorable performances from Lance Loventhal, Zachary Carvalho, Khalil Stevens, Dillon Nguyen and Dustin Camarillo.
Leilehua edges Mililani in epic battle for OIA girls basketball title
Carissa McBride scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Leilehua to its first OIA Red girls basketball championship with a 58-55 double-overtime win over Mililani Jan. 31 at Waipahu High.
The Mules had avenged a regular-season loss to Mililani, which had been led by Kayla Long’s 17 points and eight rebounds. Both Leilehua and Mililani enjoyed great seasons. The Mules finished 14-2 on the year, while Mililani went 13-3.
Mililani wins OIA girls soccer title
Mililani battled the elements as well as playing a championship game on the road Jan. 19 as the Trojans defeated host Kaiser, 2-0, for its 14th OIA title in their proud history.
Blustery conditions greeted both teams, but Mililani got the scoring it needed on goals by T.J. Reyno (on a header off a corner kick from Alisha Miyashiro) and Brittney Gideon.
The Trojans went on to finish third at the state Division I girls soccer championships, completing a 14-2-1 season.
Mililani wins OIA boys soccer title
Tyler Braunthal gave Mililani an early lead, and teammate Evan Wilson provided a key tally late to lead the Trojan boys to a 2-0 victory over West rival Kapolei in the OIA Red title game Jan. 25.
The title game between the Trojans and the Hurricanes marked the second straight year that the two teams met in the OIA final and gave Mililani its 14th league crown in the last 18 seasons.
Mililani went on to finish fifth in the state Division I boys soccer championships.