PCCA recognizes Pearl City state champions during ceremony at PCHS

Nov 29, 2013 | PC Sports


The Pearl City Community Association (PCCA) presented a check and recognition certificates to recently crowned state champions from Pearl City High School in Boys & Girls Bowling and Girls Air Riflery on Tuesday, November 26 in the PCHS school gymnasium.

On Friday, November 1, 2013 the Charger boys bowling team won their fourth state team championship in a row while the Lady Chargers rolled to their third consecutive girls team championship. The Chargers also won both boys and girls individual bowling championship titles. Nicholas Azumi won the boys individual championship and Chelsi Morishige brought home the girls individual championship title.

Charger Head Coach Lester Aranaydo and his Girls Air Riflery team captured their first ever Girls Hawaii State Air Riflery Team Championship at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu on Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

Representatives from the Pearl City Community Association's Board of Directors presented each of the PCHS championship teams with a check in the amount of $100.00 as well recognition certificates from the PCCA for their amazing accomplishments.

"It's always an honor to recognize State Champions at PCHS. The PCCA will continue this tradition. Thank you to mypearlcity.com for capturing and sharing this moment of pride and joy  to share with the community and other followers statewide. Mahalo."    ….."Warren Hiromoto, President, PCCA


James Hayashi, Head Coach, Boys Bowling

"The boys did very well. They handled the pressure well because all the kids were mostly experienced already. The win felt great because that was the record. Aiea High also had the record with three state titles in a row. We are the first to win four in a row. This year we had good communication with everybody. They had fun together, enjoyed practice, competition, and scrimmaging. They really enjoyed themselves this year. The team practiced hard, but when competition time came around, you could see it in their faces that they really wanted it. They don't make too much mistakes. I'm happy for my three seniors because this was their last year. Also, thank you for the 100% support from our parents."

Millie Gomes, Head Coach, Girls Bowling

"We did really well this season. The girls really gelled together. They helped each other out.  When somebody was down with a score or bowling bad, somebody would always be there to help them out. With girls, they bowl on their emotions sometimes, and this year they just did well. We told them that this is what we gotta do and they took it, and they executed it, and took care of business. They did what they needed to do. We did a lot of team bonding this season. Outside of bowling we did other things together, as a team, and everything was for the team. I'm so proud of these girls because they really, really worked hard together. They did it on their own."

Lester Aranaydo, Head Coach, Girls Air Riflery

"The girls peaked at the right time towards when it counted at the OIA championships and into the states. The other teams like Punahou and Waiakea didn't really expect us to peak at the right time like at the state championships. I feel proud for the girls accomplishing winning the state championship because they work hard. With the girls we had a good balance and good experience. I would like to thank Reid Shigemasa our AD for getting us our new Challenger rifles. I knew it would be a big help for the girls and it worked."



4X Boys Hawaii State Bowling Team Champions

3X Girls Hawaii State Bowling Team Champions

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

(Front Row Kneeling) : Sasha Nomura-Calistro, Ashlyn Castro, Chelsi Morishige, Kylie Malilay-Madrona, Kristin Frost, Tamilyn Ogawa.

(Back Row): PCCA President Warren Hiromoto, Girls Head Coach Millie Gomes, Boys Head Coach Jimmy Hayashi,  Ryan Kajihiro, Skyler Wakumoto, Blaise Morishige, Nicholas Azumi, Keenan Kihara, Aaron Raphael, Ken Hayase-Fong, Kristopher Yadao, Imi Nakamura. PCCA Treasurer Molina Gomez, and Incoming PCCA President Jits Fuimura.


Nicholas Azumi

Chelsi Morishige

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(From L-R) PCCA President Warren Hiromoto, Head Coach Millie Gomes, Girls Individual

State Champion Chelsi Morishige, Boys Individual State Champion Nicholas Azumi,

Head Coach Jimmy Hayashi, PCCA Board Members Molina Gomez and Jits Fuimura.



Girls Hawaii State Air Riflery Champions

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

(Front row, from L-R): PCCA President Warren Hiromoto, Kristi Takaki, Head Coach

Lester Aranaydo,  Lindsey Brown, Jennifer Loui, Angeline Agdeppa, Ashley Somera,

Kristi-Lyn Wasano, PCCA Board Members Molina Gomez and Jits Fuimura.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

(Pictured from L-R): PCHS Athletics Director Reid Shigemasa,  PCCA President Warren Hiromoto,

Coach Hayashi, Coach Gomes, Coach Aranaydo, PCCA Board Members Molina Gomez and Jits Fuimura.