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Molina, Cabanban, Alo lead Hall of Honor selections

By Jerry Campany on May 20, 2018

The girls will take over the stage when the newest class of the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor is inducted at the Pomaikai Ballroom at Dole Cannery on June 3. Nine girls will be inducted into Hawaii’s version of the high school hall of fame on that day, breaking the record of eight set in 1998 and matched in 2001. Of the 432 athletes inducted since the program began in 1983, 252 boys and 180 girls were honored. Other […]

All-State boys volleyball, 2010-2017

By Jerry Campany on May 19, 2018

With the Star-Advertiser’s boys volleyball all-state team coming out Sunday, here is a look at the All-State teams from 2010-17. This decade so far will be remembered for Punahou’s dominance that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon and the rise of Kamehameha-Hawaii. Evan Enriques was the player of the year twice for the Warriors, in 2012 and 2014, and that run was interrupted by Hawaii Baptist’s Michael Fisher, who ruled the roost from his spot in Division II. Add […]

All-State volleyball: 2000-09

By Jerry Campany on May 18, 2018

With the Star-Advertiser’s boys volleyball all-state team coming out Sunday, here is a look at the All-State teams from 2000-2009. The ILH had at least a share of every player of the year award in the decade, beginning with Punahou’s Will Reppun. But that glory was short lived as Isaac Kneubuhl and Kamehameha took over before relenting to an Iolani run led by Sean Carney and Todd Blankenship. Spencer McLachlin of Punahou took over from 2004-06 and remains the only […]

All-State boys volleyball, 1988-99

By Jerry Campany on May 17, 2018

With the Star-Advertiser’s boys volleyball all-state team coming out Sunday, here is a look at a few of the past All-State teams, beginning in 1988 when Steven Corbelli of Punahou was the best player in the land. The Buffanblu had the next two players of the year in Rick Humphreys and Stein Metzger before Kamehameha took over with the next four including Fred Robins, who was the only boy to repeat in the decade. Kamehameha and Punahou had all of […]

1949 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on May 7, 2018

We’re down to our last few prep football all-star teams. Undefeated Saint Louis led the way with five selections on the Honolulu Advertiser’s ILH all-star team in 1949. Halfback Valentine Freitas was joined on the first team by four Crusaders linemen — Walter Cabral, Dan DeRego, Kelvin Lau and Fred Meyer. ‘Iolani halfback Allen Napoleon, who broke his leg in the Raiders’ final game of the season, was the only unanimous selection. He was also the only unanimous pick by the […]

1953 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on May 6, 2018

Punahou, which beat out Saint Louis for the ILH championship in 1953, tied the Crusaders with three players each on the ILH all-star team by the Honolulu Advertiser. Punahou guard Wendell Marino and Saint Louis running back Talbot George were the only underclassmen on the first team. The Star-Bulletin had three underclassmen on its first team — George, Punahou guard Gilbert Ane and Punahou back Harry Pacarro. Rural OIA champion Waialua dominated the league all-star team with seven of the 11 […]

Home runs in softball at a record pace

By Jerry Campany on May 4, 2018

The home run explosion is not limited to Major League Baseball. The hitters on the highest level of softball in Hawaii have evolved as well. While the MLB has its Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and Nolan Arenado, the HHSAA boasts of Jocelyn Alo, Mysha Sataraka and Kelsie Hee. There has been an average of more than one home run per game in each of the last three years of the state tournament, the first time that has ever happened. The […]

1951 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on April 20, 2018

ILH champion Kamehameha and runner-up Roosevelt led the way with four selections each on the Honolulu Advertiser’s ILH all-star teams in 1951. There were no unanimous selections to the team, but Rooosevelt halfback Roy Ryder, the league scoring champion, gaining seven of the eight first-place ballots. Kamehameha’s George Poa got the nod at quarterback, just ahead of Kaimuki’s Edward Kawawaki. ‘Iolani’s Edwin Neves, who was the ILH’s leading rusher, got the vote at fullback ahead of Punahou’s Mike McCormack. Kamehameha’s […]