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Player of the year Ka’aha’aina-Torres commits to Utah

By Billy Hull on January 21, 2018

‘Iolani senior Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres, who was the Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year, announced on Twitter today she has committed to Utah. Ka’aha’aina-Torres, who was named to the Under Armour All-America second team this past season, had originally committed to Missouri but changed her mind during the volleyball season. She averaged 4.9 kills per set and led ‘Iolani to a 31-11 overall record, including its first ever Ann Kang Invitational championship. The 6-foot outside hitter and setter will join her […]

Kaiser wins coin toss for top seed in OIA playoffs

By Billy Hull on January 21, 2018

Kaiser won a coin toss with Kalani and will be the No. 1 seed out of the East in the OIA boys soccer playoffs beginning Jan. 29. The Cougars and Falcons finished with an identical 9-0-1 record in the regular season and played to a 1-1 tie last Wednesday. Kaiser will host the winner between Waianae and Castle in the quarterfinals on Jan. 30 while the Falcons will play the winner between Pearl City and Kailua at Mililani at 5:30 […]

PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on January 20, 2018

Here are some photos from Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser, from tonight’s 2018 Polynesian Bowl high school football all-star game at Aloha Stadium. Team Makai, behind two touchdown runs by Lompac (Calif.) running back Toa Taua, who committed to Nevada during the game, defeated Team Mauka, 31-14. BOX SCORE at Aloha Stadium Team Makai 3 14 7 7 — 31 Team Mauka 0 0 7 7 — 14 Makai—FG BT Potter 37 Makai—Blue Smith 19 pass from Tanner McKee (Potter […]

LIVE BLOG: 2018 Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on January 20, 2018

The 2018 Polynesian Bowl, featuring 100 of the top high school football seniors in the country, kicks off tonight at Aloha Stadium at 6 p.m. For rosters of each team, click here. Saint Louis’ Chevan Cordeiro is expected to start at quarterback for Team Mauka. Other stuff from this week: Punahou’s Uluave owns social media for a day Quotes from Jacob Isaia, Palaie Gaoteote, Jonah Kahahawai-Welch, Kahale Huddleston and more A live blog will follow below. Team Makai 31, Team […]

Cordeiro gets starting nod in Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on January 19, 2018

Two months and a day after winning a state championship with his Saint Louis teammates at Aloha Stadium, Chevan Cordeiro will return to the same field one last time in high school. And just like in that 31-28 win over Kahuku, Cordeiro will do so as the starting quarterback, a Polynesian Bowl official confirmed. The Star-Advertiser All-State offensive player of the year and University of Hawaii signee will take the first snap at quarterback for Team Mauka against Team Makai […]

Punahou’s Uluave owns social media for a day

By Billy Hull on January 18, 2018

College football’s national championship game was a special night in Hawaii. Watching Saint Louis alum Tua Tagovailoa, as a true freshman, come off the bench to throw three touchdown passes for Alabama in an overtime win over Georgia caused quite the frenzy, both in real life and on social media. Tagovailoa was quickly trending nationwide on Twitter and many of Hawaii’s up-and-coming football players were quick to send their praise. Punahou senior Alama Uluave decided to have some fun with […]

OIA girls soccer playoffs set

By Billy Hull on January 18, 2018

OIA West regular season champion Pearl City rolls into the OIA playoffs as the only team to finish a perfect 10-0. Moanalua tied Roosevelt, 2-2, on Wednesday to finish the regular season 9-0-1 to top the OIA East. The playoffs begin Monday and conclude at Kapolei a week from Saturday. The schedule is below. OIA Girls Soccer Playoffs

Nothing settled after first Kaiser/Kalani meeting

By Billy Hull on January 17, 2018

The Kaiser and Kalani boys soccer teams have engaged in a memorable rivalry through the years, especially recently as not just two of the better teams in the OIA East, but the entire state. The Falcons won the state title in 2013 and advanced to the state final in 2015, losing to Mililani. The Cougars beat the Falcons in the OIA third-place game a year ago, and then beat Hilo, ILH champion ‘Iolani and Baldwin to advance to the state […]