A TRADITION OF SUCCESS DEVELOPING CHAMPIONS OF TOMORROW
Sharks Team 2010
15U Girls 2010 Pa's Champions
REEBOK END OF SUMMER 2010 TOURNAMENT
Sharks host Triple S Warriors out of Redondo Beach to inaugurate the first of many future challenges and tournaments. Great opportunity for our kids to match up with these disciplined teams that have been very successful. We are planning a bigger meeting with both teams next year.
TripleS Warriors & Sharks JV 2010
SharksInterTeam Hosts TripleS Warriors 2010
Jason Wright and Girls 13's
Jason Wright, professional trainer to Lakers Kobi and Steve Nash spends time to train Sharks to develop skills and to understand basketball. He develops the kids every year as they develop their abilities. Aug. 8, 2010.
SGV v Sharks 2010
SGV (San Gabriel Valley) Basketball Club and Coach Honda's 7/8 graders challenge Sharks and demonstrate a very commited team accomplishments. Well disciplined and a tight group of players show what hard work and commitment can accomplish. Great basketball club and we look forward to meet in the future.
SHARKS strike gold and silver in Vegas 2010. The Varsity Sharks, 7th/13U Boy Sharks and 8th Grade Girl Sharks all had a tremendout outing in Vegas as they battled a diverse field of play. 7th Grade Boys had an exceptional Gold win in the AAU Jam On IT Grand Finale and Silver at the AAU West Coast Regionals 2010.
Punahou School stayed in-house to find its new boys basketball
Former intermediate coach and varsity assistant Darren Matsuda was hired yesterday, replacing Alika Smith, who departed after one season.
Excited and honored to take on the challenge
Matsuda is a year-round coach who lifted the Sharks basketball club to elite status. He inherits a Punahou squad that went 24-4 and finished No. 3 in the Star-Bulletin Boys Basketball Top 10 last season.
"I'm very excited and honored to take on the challenge," Matsuda said.
One of Punahou's top returnees, guard/forward Malik Johnson, has already given his coach a boost by committing to play only basketball in the offseason. Johnson, a 6-foot-6 junior, played football for the first time last fall.
Punahou assistant athletic director Kale Ane said the final list had five quality applicants.
"They were all qualified candidates and they all had good interviews," Ane said. "Darren's work ethic and passion for the game really stood out. I don't think anyone will outwork him. On his days off, he watches tapes. He's a fanatic in a good way and he has a lot of good ideas about the program from varsity down to intermediate."
Matsuda, 38, has been at Punahou since 2006, when Dan Hale was varsity head coach. With the return of twin towers DeForest Buckner and Johnson, as well as some talented newcomers, Punahou is likely to get the No. 1 nod when preseason arrives.
Aside from that, Matsuda already has grown comfortable within a program that faces huge expectations annually.
"One of my strengths is that I'm a good communicator. I've always believed you have to be honest with people," he said.
8th Grade IKAIKA CHAMPIONS 2010
The Ledgend contiues. Congradulations to the 7/8th Grade Sharks battling Alii's to win the IKAIKA 8th Grade Championship. Pono, Sam, Dayson, Canton, Alex, Josh, Zach, Blake & Coach Grant-7/10/10
Life is Good on Kauai
Our young 7/8 Grade Team went to Kauai wondering what to expect at the Merv Lopes Tournament; we had little expectation, we had fun, we grew, bonded, learned quickly and left as 9th Grade Champions against a very impressive field.
THE GARDEN ISLE NEWSPAPER
Merv lopes kaua‘i hoops classic
Honolulu Sharks lock up Merv Lopes Classic
Dennis Fujimoto - The Garden Island | Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010 11:45 pm | (1) Comments
Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden IslandHonolulu Sharks’ center Canton Kaumatule gets a piece of Ali‘i Joshua Higashi’s shot attempt late in the final quarter of the championship game of the Merv Lopes Kaua‘i Hoops Classic, Sunday at the Kaua‘i High School gym. Backing the play is Alex Kidani.
LIHU‘E — This was a big man’s tournament, but the little guys shine, said Clyde Vito, coach of Papalina, Sunday.
Dayson Watanabe of the Honolulu Sharks, a quick-moving guard, was voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after notching 64 points entering the championship game.
“He could do that all day long,” said Neil Fagarang, a Kaua‘i High School coach, describing the sweeping move inside for a quick bucket. “You should have been here. He did it with his eyes closed! He was the ace-in-the-hole.”
Watanabe topped the Sharks’ scoring in a 39-30 win over Ali‘i Basketball for the championship in the Merv Lopes Kaua‘i Hoops Classic. In addition to pocketing 17 points, including a buzzer-beater three-ball in the third quarter, Watanabe’s quickness on the court snagged two critical rebounds in the final four minutes of play to stifle the Ali‘i’s comeback efforts.
“That must have been at least 30 to 35 feet,” said Peter Rayno, one of three court officials for the title game. “Yes, it counted.”
That trey ignited the crowd that chorused the buzzer with a singular “Whoa!”
Eliet Donley joined Watanabe with a three-ball at the 1:15 mark in the fourth quarter and snagging three key boards in the final four minutes of play. Donley finished with 12 points, including two treys.
The Ali‘i led through three quarters of play, the Sharks taking the lead for the first time when Alex Kidani slipped through for a bucket, his only one in the game, that gave the Sharks a 28-27 edge at the 4:18 mark. Kidani finished the game with four points, his other pair coming off the foul line in the second period.
Watanabe built on the Sharks’ lead with Donley icing the win on a three-ball at the 1:15 mark.
Jayden Matsumoto answered for the Ali‘i with a three-ball, the only score in the quarter, with 53 ticks remaining, that trey helping Matsumoto garner top scoring honors for the Ali‘i with 10 points.
Micah Takashige and Isaiah Visoria each netted six points, and Kimo Souza added three points. Joshua Higashi and Elo Badua each ended with pairs and a digit from Shaune Wolfe rounded out the effort.
“It’s not over for these two teams,” said Team Central coach Clarence Sales. “They have to play each other for the championship in another league back on O‘ahu.”
In addition to Watanabe heading the All-Tournament team, Noa Kinimaka (51 points), Visoria (20 points), Souza (16 points), and Wolfe (15 points) were selected from the Ali‘i.
Joshua Burnett (41 points) joined Watanabe from the Sharks. Daniel Reis (29 points) was the sole Kaua‘i player from Hanakila to be named to the all-tourney team.
“The boys played some awesome basketball out there,” said Merv Lopes who flew in for the final day of the tournament that started Thursday night.
2010 AIEA 12U CHAMPIONS
Sharks 12U Mixed Team are the best in the Aiea Tournament 2010, as they defeated Alii's in the Championship match.
OUR NEW GRADE FORMAT IS GEARED TO FOCUS ON THE ACTUAL LEVEL OF PLAY THAT THE PLAYER WILL HAVE TO COMPETE ON THEIR SCHOOL TEAM. School ID required.
Intermediate Champions 2010
Sharks 6/7th Grade Intermediate Team Champions win their division. Team: Sam, Tyler, Alex, Eliot, Randon, Blake, Dayson, Kumoku, Michael and Coach Scott.
Kiki drives to Win 8/9 Div against Eastsidaz
Astra Battles Eastsidaz in 6/7 Championship
Ashley Drives In to help win Vars Division
May 27 - 30, 2010 Manoa Rec Gym
Shark14U AIEA Tournament Team
Dayson dials in 3ball
Dayson Powers Up
SHARKS 12U Mixed Team win PAL Championship in Christmas Tournament
Dallas Drives In
Shark 12U & 14U HI PAL Travel Team to Hilo
Noe named to Allstar 12U & 14U Teams
Sharks 12U Champions vs. Above the Rim
Shark 14U Champions vs. Keakaha
Jade Named HI PAL MVP 14U
Astra Named HI PAL MVP 12U
Monica, Noe and Astra Named to Allstar 12U
HI PAL Team & Families
Palolo Christmas Tournament
SHARKS 12U MIXED TEAM-Starts playing in the Palolo Tournament with limited players and gained experience as the Season starts.
Astra Drives In
Dayson Takes it Up
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