These Hoosiers hung tough, but there was no Hollywood fairy tale at the end of the 'Iolani Classic. Instead, the nation's Goliath of a prep basketball team, No. 1-ranked Findlay Prep (Nev.), laid to rest any doubt that it deserved the ultimate prize.
The Punahou boys basketball team found its range on Saturday night, and Wilson (Ore.) paid for it. The Buffanblu beat the Trojans 83-49 for third place in the Punahou Basketball Invitational on Saturday night.
‘Iolani striker Kama Pascua is good for at least a goal a game, no matter how long it takes. Pascua scored in the final seconds to forge a 1-1 tie with ILH rival Kamehameha on Saturday at Kamehameha in a rematch of last year's state championship final.
Nothing is given to any wrestler, even if his name is Terukina. Kamehameha freshman Blaysen Terukina finished second at 108 pounds in the Hawaii Officials Association Scholarship Tournament at Leilehua on Saturday. It was his first varsity tournament.
Narrow wins in the OIA Red quarterfinals and semis made No. 1 Kahuku look beatable this late in the season. That label was erased in one 12-minute span in which defensive back Kawehena Johnson said, "it felt like nobody could stop us."
In the fifth straight meeting between the programs in the title match, Punahou fought off Kamehameha in four sets to repeat as Division I champion of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championship.
The Saints rallied from a 2-0 hole to beat Seabury Hall 19-25, 19-25, 25-14, 25-19, 15-9 for its second straight Division II state title at the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships on Friday night at the Blaisdell Arena.
No. 1 seed Saint Francis rallied in the third set to complete a 25-23, 25-21, 26-24 sweep of fourth-seeded Ka‘u in the semifinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Division II Girls State Volleyball Championships on Thursday night.
Division II Maui Interscholastic League champion Seabury Hall stood tall, rallying for a gut-wrenching 14-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22, 16-14 win to advance to the championship game of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships on Thursday night at Kalani.
The Trojans got their wish, sweeping Castle 25-20, 26-24, 25-18 in the first round of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Division I Girls Volleyball State Championships at McKinley on Tuesday night. The Trojans move on to play unbeaten Kamehameha-Hawaii in the quarterfinals today at 5 p.m. at McKinley.
Brianna Hollister led all shooters with a 541 to take medalist honors at the Civilian Marksman Program Hawaii State Air Riflery Championships on Tuesday at Kamehameha-Hawaii. Gavin Au of Leilehua was the top boy at 540, and Waiakea took both team titles.
Aofaga Wily jogged onto the Aloha Stadium turf like he was sauntering into a park for a picnic. But this was no picnic. This was fourth and goal from the 1 in the OIA Red football semifinals against Leilehua on Friday night. Score knotted at 7.
On the eve of the Raiders' homecoming game, 'Iolani coach Wendell Look had the team watch a documentary on the football program's patriarch, Father Kenneth Bray, to remind them that the ILH Division II crown was just part of what they were playing for on Saturday.
So much for the adage that the best offense is a good defense. In the case of Lahainaluna on Saturday night, it was an opportunistic defense that set the stage for an opening-round victory in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division II football tournament.
WAILUKU, Maui » A statewide television audience found out on Friday night what folks on Maui have known for the past two seasons. Namely, that Keelan Ewaliko can beat you with his strong right arm and his legs.
As the crowd watched in semi-darkness on the Moanalua High tennis courts Wednesday night, a full moon broke through the clouds, allowing for two words on the blue mesh fence to be visible. Just barely.
Pristine Hanalei. No-frills Anahola. For everyone who played football at Kapaa High School since 1990, there was always great natural beauty in their backyard, but no mantle on which to hoist their hopes and dreams. No Kauai Interscholastic Federation championship. No participation in the old Neighbor Island Football Championship. Not even a state-tournament berth.
A dynasty like Kealakehe isn’t exactly familiar with the role of underdog. This time, it’s more than that. With their top playmaker out for the season, the Waveriders might be the longest of long shots as the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships kick off this week.
They flew in from near and far, five days before the start of the state football championships. No, by Friday, it will be all business, and with Kahuku and ‘Iolani seeded first in Division I and II, respectively, all teams are taking aim.
He twists and turns, springs up and dives to the floor. Micah Christenson is arguably the finest 18-and-under setter in the nation. His play on the junior national team for several years is proof of that.
In the end, the neighbor islands didn't really want an extended stay in Honolulu. A proposal to allow all teams to play a minimum of three games in team sports at state championships was shot down by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive board Monday.
They all started out as standout student-athletes. Some became professional athletes, others politicians, a few became Olympians. But most have found a way to give back, either as coaches or educators.
So much for all-star pitching duels. The Red squad, hitless for two innings, erupted for 21 hits en route to a 19-11 rout of the Green team in the Sugar Mill Senior Classic on Monday at sunny Hans L’Orange Park.
If there were still any doubters left, Micah Christenson answered them in full this weekend. The two-sport standout anchored Kamehameha to the boys volleyball state championship on Saturday as the Warriors surprised top-seeded Punahou in a sweep.
Belief can be a powerful thing. Kamehameha drove home that point with a rousing defeat of top-seeded rival Punahou, 25-23, 25-20, 25-23 yesterday in the Division I title game of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships at Keaau High School.
The Eagles, spurred by pinpoint offensive execution and coach Teoni Obrey's defensive game plan, swept Seabury Hall 25-22, 25-23, 26-24 in a tightly contested Division II final at the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships.
KEAAU » Pearl City went from stunned to stunners. The Chargers met a fierce Waianae comeback attempt with one of their own in a 25-20, 25-23, 18-25, 20-25, 15-10 marathon match
on the first day of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships at Keaau High.
It was a championship game that came down to small ball, defense, finesse and … cousins. Isaac Shim, facing second cousin Bronson in the most clutch moment of their young careers, came through with a two-run single with two outs in the top of the seventh, and Pearl City pulled out a miraculous 2-1 win over Moanalua in the Division I final of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Baseball Championships at Les Murakami Stadium.
There is always room to grow, still more to show — even for two-time defending state champions. Top-ranked Punahou put together a clean, unbeaten run through the gauntlet that is the Interscholastic League of Honolulu.
In a tournament hampered by less-than-ideal conditions, Kauai found a perfect ending. With a steady rain falling for much of the afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium, the Red Raiders captured the Division II title in the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Baseball Championship with an 11-2 win over Pac-Five yesterday.
Four days of off-and-on rainfall finally caught up to the DOMO turf at Les Murakami Stadium. The Division I championship game of the Wally Yonamine Foundation Baseball State Championships between Pearl City and Moanalua was rained out yesterday and will be made up tomorrow night at 6.
For Mid-Pacific, one of the perks of winning a state championship was getting fed instead of getting dirty. Usually after the final game of the season, the Owls gather to tidy up the campus softball field.
Sometimes, the most valuable skill for a dynastic program is as simple as knowing basic math. Up only 4.33 points going into the final event, Punahou knew what was necessary to fend off upset-minded Seabury Hall last night at the Island Movers/HHSAA Girls Track and Field State Championships in rollicking War Memorial Stadium.
Mid-Pacific senior David Terao capped an impressive high school judo career by taking his fourth individual state championship in four years with a stunningly fast ippon throw on Moanalua's Kelson Onigama yesterday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
It started with an entire island pitching in so the Carlsmith Ball/HHSAA Tennis Championships could be played Thursday. It ended yesterday with someone old, someone new, something rare and something blue — again.
The self doubt was gone and the moment was theirs for the taking. Third-ranked Kamehameha jumped on the back of senior hitter Micah Christenson and rode his 28 kills all the way to Hilo in
a 25-16, 19-25, 25-23, 25-15 defeat of No. 2 ‘Iolani last night.
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