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Cordeiro, Mauga take Star-Advertiser’s top honors

By Jerry Campany on December 17, 2017

Seniors brought the lumber in the 2017 edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s All-State football teams that were released on Sunday. Seniors took 20 of the 26 spots on the first team led by Players of the Year Chevan Cordeiro of Saint Louis and Waianae linebacker Kana’i Mauga. It is their first time on the first team, something they have in common with 17 other seniors. Only Saint Louis linebacker Noa Purcell repeated from last year after Waianae running back Rico […]

1981 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 14, 2017

As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016. Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here. In this edition we get one of the most magical seasons in high school football. Radford miraculously won the Prep Bowl under interim coach Waldemar Doane, who took over when longtime coach John Velasco died the day before the Rams […]

2012 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 13, 2017

As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016. Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here. This selection is the first of recent vintage, with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser making collectible cards for each first-team selection for the first time. Kahuku is all over the selections, with Aofaga Wily, Kawe Johnson and Reggie Torres sweeping the player […]

Miller’s case against OIA pushed back to January

By Jerry Campany on December 13, 2017

Kapolei basketball player Jalen Miller had his temporary restraining order pushed back to January, putting the Hurricanes coaching staff in a dilemma. If Kapolei plays Miller, whose parents sued the OIA and Department of Education to allow him to transfer from Mililani to his home district of Kapolei, and the family loses the suit, the Hurricanes would have to forfeit the games he played in. The OIA boys basketball regular season starts Dec. 23. Miller’s family recently sued schools superintendent […]

1956 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 13, 2017

As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016. Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here. This time we turn our attention to 1956, when Roosevelt ruled the ILH for the second straight season behind coach Edmund “Ticky” Vasconcellos and was rewarded with five players on the Honolulu Advertiser’s first team after an undefeated campaign. Quarterback […]

Campbell’s Terukina turns back stiff challenge on Maui

By Jerry Campany on December 12, 2017

Campbell state champion Zayren Terukina stepped into the spotlight at the Garner Ivey Invitational on Saturday at War Memorial Gym on Maui and came away a winner. Lahainaluna’s Kainalu Estrella, the reigning MIT champ at 132 pounds and three-time MIL king from 118-128 pounds, jumped up to 145 to take on Campbell’s Terukina. They both made the final, and Terukina dispatched Estrella 11-5. Terukina swept Officials, the OIA and state titles at 132 pounds last year. Lahainaluna won the boys […]

1974 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 11, 2017

As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016. Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here. This time it is 1974, when current ILH director Blane Gaison won the Prep Bowl for Kamehameha over Leilehua. Even with the quarterback’s heroics to end his junior year, he was shut out of the Honolulu Advertiser’s All-State team behind […]

1997 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 10, 2017

As the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s football All-State team release draws near, periodically we are going to ask a spreadsheet to generate a random number between 1947 and 2016. Whichever year pops up, we will post that season’s all-star pages here. Saint Louis continued its run through Prep Bowls with its 12th in a row, earning senior defensive lineman Tony Tata defensive player of the year honor by both newspapers. They agreed on the offensive player as well, giving it to […]