Kea’au HS Announces Athletic Awards

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Kea’au High School held its annual athletic awards dinner on May 20.

The male Athlete of the Year award went to Justin Quesada. As a pitcher on the Cougars’ baseball squad, he went 3-3 with a 3.32 earned run average. At the plate, he batted .333 with six runs batted in.

Quesada was a key member of a baseball squad that appeared in its first Big Island Interscholastic Federation championship series. The Cougars lost to Hilo in a sweep. He also received an award in football.

Ivory Ayers received the female Athlete of the Year honor. She won a BIIF championship in both wrestling and judo.

Ayers won the league wrestling title in the 225-pound weight class and placed fifth in the same division at the Chevron/Hawai’i High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships. In the spring season, she won the BIIF title in the 172-pound judo weight class. She later placed third in the HHSAA State Judo Championships.

2015 Kea’au High School Athletic Awards


Baseball (JV) – Keian Kanetani (Outstanding Athlete), Anson Kauwe (Coach’s Award)

Baseball – Justin Quesada, Keian Kanetani (Outstanding Athlete), Nick Deremer, Byron Cachola, Derek Kalani (Coach’s Award)

Boys Basketball (JV) – Delvin Ongais-Kilaulani (Outstanding Athlete), Ross Iwasaki (Coach’s Award)

Boys Basketball – Rendedn Tavares (Outstanding Athlete), Kahaku Lum Ho (Coach’s Award)

Girls Basketball (JV) – Daizha Gomes (Outstanding Athlete), Tessi Villanueva (Coach’s Award)


Girls Basketball – Erleen Oguma (Outstanding Athlete), Jasmine Segobia (Coach’s Award)

Boys Bowling – Erik Arnold (Outstanding Athlete)

Girls Bowling – Brianne Au (Outstanding Athlete), Aileen Umayas (Coach’s Award)

Cheerleading (Competition Team) – Daysha Alameda (Outstanding Athlete), Kiana Akana (Coach’s Award)

Cheerleading – Tabitha Silva-Perreira (Outstanding Athlete), Candace Castillo (Coach’s Award)


Boys Cross Country – Carlos Valdez (Outstanding Athlete), David Benevides (Coach’s Award)

Girls Cross Country – Whittni Smith (Outstanding Athlete), Kanoelani Maka (Coach’s Award)

Football (JV) – Dreq Agliam (Outstanding Athlete), Styrus Mercado-Silva (Coach’s Award)

Football – Byron Cachola, Maurice Smith, Justin Quesada (Outstanding Athlete), Nick Deremer, Derek Kalani (Coach’s Award)

Boys Golf – Zack Dorn (Coach’s Award)

Girls Golf – Anela Dalton (Coach’s Award)

Boys Judo – Akoni Estocado-Isabel (Outstanding Athlete), Lane Ishibashi (Coach’s Award)

Girls Judo – Aileen Umayas (Outstanding Athlete), Ilima Kepano-Ferreira (Coach’s Award)

Boys Canoe Paddling – Trevor Basford (Outstanding Athlete), Byron Cachola (Coach’s Award), Eric Young Lopez (Most Improved)

Girls Canoe Paddling – Amy McBride (Outstanding Athlete), Shyla Kutzen-Ribordy (Coach’s Award), Amanda Craig (Most Improved)

Boys Soccer – Hoaka Kanaina-Cortes (Outstanding Athlete), Brandon Ramey (Coach’s Award)

Boys Soccer (JV) – Dreq Agliam (Outstanding Athlete), Rico-Logan Handy (Coach’s Award)

Girls Soccer – Savannah Hester (Outstanding Athlete), Alyssa Yamamoto (Coach’s Award)

Girls Soccer (JV) – Meliana Auld-Paulo (Outstanding Athlete), Brandi Faxon (Coach’s Award)

Softball (JV) – Caitlyn Calhoun (Outstanding Athlete), Tiana Kapumau (Coach’s Award)

Softball – Rylann Hacoba (Outstanding Athlete), Ranchell Berinobis (Coach’s Award)

Boys Swimming – Elijah Castillo (Outstanding Athlete), Carlos Valdez (Coach’s Award)

Girls Swimming – Sasha Kauwale (Outstanding Athlete), Belle Zellner (Coach’s Award)

Boys Tennis – Everette Ganir (Outstanding Athlete), Eric Longboy (Coach’s Award)

Girls Tennis – April Pinyerd (Outstanding Athlete), Hunter Muranaka (Coach’s Award)

Boys Track and Field – Jeffrey Ferrell, Maurice Smith (Outstanding Athlete), Carlos Valdez (Coach’s Award)

Girls Track and Field – Daysha Alameda (Outstanding Athlete), Chayna Yoshida (Coach’s Award)

Boys Volleyball (JV) – Bernabe Dela Rosa (Outstanding Athlete), Hunter Savella (Coach’s Award)

Boys Volleyball – Kaelen Padilla (Outstanding Athlete), John Ramos (Coach’s Award)

Girls Volleyball (JV) – Waynnalyne Vaoga (Outstanding Athlete), Kiani Lyman (Coach’s Award)

Girls Volleyball – Charity Dunaway (Outstanding Athlete), Jasmine Segobia (Coach’s Award)

Boys Wrestling – Kawika Andrian (Outstanding Athlete), Sonny-David Kalawe (Coach’s Award)

Girls Wrestling – Ivory Ayers (Outstanding Athlete), Brianna Au (Coach’s Award)

Athlete of the Year – Justin Quesada (Male), Ivory Ayers (Female)

Scholar Athlete of the Year – Eric Longboy (Male), Jasmine Segobia (Female)

Athletic Director’s Award – Byron Cachola (Male), Sasha Kauwale (Female)

Rookie of the Year – Delvin Ongais-Kilaulani, Rico-Logan Handy (Male), Hunter Muranaka, Madison Pratt (Female)




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