BIIF Volleyball: Batin powers Honokaa past Kealakehe

Shyrome Batin compiled nine kills Tuesday as Honokaa beat Kealakehe in four sets on the road to take sole possession of first place in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II volleyball standings.


Shyrome Batin compiled nine kills Tuesday as Honokaa beat Kealakehe in four sets on the road to take sole possession of first place in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II volleyball standings.

Chance Salva added eight kills and Makana Loo posted nine digs in the 18-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-19 victory for the Dragons (6-4), who lead Hawaii Preparatory Academy (5-4) by a half-game.

Ka‘u lost to Waiakea 25-13, 25-14, 25-18 on Tuesday to fall a full game behind. The Trojans (5-5) and Dragons finish the regular season Saturday with a match in Pahala, while Ka Makani has contests today at Kohala and Friday at Hilo. The regular-season champion will earn an automatic berth at the Hawaii High School Athletic Association tournament.

The Cowboys (3-6) and Pahoa (4-6) are contending for the final spot in the BIIF Division II semifinals, and those two teams face off Saturday in Pahoa.

In Division I, the Waveriders (6-5) were already assured the fourth seed and a matchup with Kamehameha (10-0) on April 25 in the BIIF Division I semifinals at their gym. Waiakea (10-1) and Hilo (8-1) will meet in the other semifinal. Kamehameha can clinch a state berth with a victory today against the Vikings.

BIIF glance


Division I

Waiakea 7-1

Hilo 6-2-1

Kealakehe 3-6

Keaau 1-7

Division II

HPA 7-1

Kamehameha 6-1-1

Konawaena 6-2

Kohala 3-5

Honokaa 3-5

Ka‘u 1-7

Pahoa 1-7

Monday’s result

Hilo 9, HPA 5

Today’s games

Konawaena at HPA, 3 p.m.

Pahoa at Hilo, 3 p.m.

Kamehameha at Keaau, 3 p.m

Waiakea at Ka‘u, 3 p.m.

Honokaa at Kohala, 3 p.m.

Saturday’s games

Kamehameha at HPA, 1 p.m.

Konawaena at Waiakea, 1 p.m.

Ka‘u at Honokaa, 1 p.m.

Kealakehe at Keaau, 1 p.m.

Kohala at Pahoa, 1 p.m.

End of regular season


Division I

Kamehameha 10-0

Waiakea 10-1

Hilo 8-1

Kealakehe 6-5

Keaau 0-10

Division II

Honokaa 6-4

HPA 5-4

Ka‘u 5-5

Pahoa 4-6

Kohala 3-6

Konawaena 3-8

Ehunuikaimalino 0-10

Monday’s results

Kamehameha def. Konawaena 25-17, 25-9, 25-14

HPA def. Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino 25-4, 25-12, 25-8

JV: HPA def. Christian Liberty 26-24, 25-14

Tuesday’s results

Waiakea def. Ka’u 25-13, 25-14, 25-18

JV: Waiakea wins 2-0

Honokaa def Kealakehe 18-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-18

JV: Kealakehe wins 25-16, 25-20 Today’s games

Kamehameha at Hilo, after 6 p.m. JV

HPA at Kohala, after 6 p.m. JV

Friday’s games

Keaau at Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino, 6 p.m.

HPA at Hilo, after 6 p.m. JV

Saturday’s games

Kohala at Pahoa, after 10 a.m. JV

Honokaa at Ka‘u, after 10 a.m. JV

End of regular season



At Kohanaiki Golf & Ocean Club, 10 a.m.



Team championships, 10:30 a.m. at Konawaena


Division I

Hilo 10-0

Waiakea 7-3

Kealakehe 6-4

Keaau 6-4

Division II

Kamehameha 8-2

Konawaena 6-3-1

Honokaa 4-5-1

Kohala 4-6

Pahoa 2-8

HPA 0-9

Ka‘u 0-9

Monday’s result

Honokaa 21, HPA 1

Today’s game

Ka‘u at HPA, 3 p.m.

End of regular season


Best-of-3 semifinals


Division I

No. 4 Keaau at No. 1 Hilo,

11 a.m. doubleheader

No. 3 Kealakehe at No. 2 Waiakea,

11 a.m. doubleheader

Division II

No. 4 Kohala at No. 1 Kamehameha,

11 a.m. doubleheader

No. 3 Honokaa at No. 2 Konawaena,

11 a.m. doubleheader

Monday, April 21

Game 3s, if necessary, 3 p.m.



Singles/doubles championships, at Holua Resort



At Kamehameha, 9 a.m. field; 10 a.m. running


Kamehameha 9-0

Kealakehe 5-2

HPA 5-4

Konawaena 3-4

Waiakea 3-6

Hilo 0-9

Saturday’s games

At Kona Community Aquatic Center

Konawaena at HPA, 9 a.m.

Kealakehe at Waiakea, 10:15 a.m.

Kamehameha vs. Konawaena, 11:30 a.m.


Hilo vs. Kealakehe, 1:15 p.m.

Konawaena vs. Kealakehe, 2:45 p.m.

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