Jerry Campany

To many poll voters, you have to beat the best to be the best. With so few meaningful games so far in the fall season, defending state champions in football and volleyball have kept their holds on the top spot in the Star-Advertiser’s polls. Punahou remains No. 1 in football while Kamehameha keeps the top […]

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It’s probably a good thing Kaiser’s Cameron Higgins didn’t make a big deal out of his first win as a head coach. It has been taken away from him. Kaiser forfeited its season-opening win when an underclassman who was later found to be on academic probation entered the Cougars’ 52-7 blowout of Aiea with about […]

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Sometimes, an apple does fall far from the tree. And then it just keeps rolling. Kaiser coach Cameron Higgins grew up in Delbert Tengan’s system with Saint Louis in 2004 and 2005, a balanced attack that kept opponents guessing. But now that the quarterback has grown into a coach, there isn’t much of a mystery […]

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Despite a stacked field, the Ann Kang Volleyball Invitational championship goes through Punahou. The Buffanblu are going for their third straight tournament title this year, trying to match Mira Costa in 2002-2004 as the only team to three-peat. Punahou has not lost a match in Iolani’s preseason tilt since the 2009 championship against Redondo Union, […]

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During the Star-Advertiser’s countdown of the top 10 teams in preseason we have been publishing each team’s first-team All-State players. Now it is time for every school’s greatest heroes. The first All-State team was published by the Honolulu Advertiser in 1972 and the Star-Bulletin followed with its first team in 1977, satisfied with publishing only […]

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Pupule Paul Honda is crazier than you think. The Prince of Preps actually rates as many high school players as he can and plugs them into his NCAA football game, replaying games that he has already seen. He already has Vavae Malepaei at 99 and Wayne Taulapapa at 98, feel free to add you rankings […]

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Every year is the year of the Trojan. Mililani, for long an also-ran in state football, has had a player selected first team All-State every year since 2002. That is the longest active streak. Kahuku’s string stretched to 1997 before being shut out last year. The Trojans started their run in 2003 when Mikhail Mabry […]

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Gerald Welch brings people together like no prep football player ever has. Welch is the only player in Hawaii’s long history of prep football to be named first-team All-State by two newspapers three times. Welch, a receiver for Saint Louis, was named first team by both the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1997, 1998 […]

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The power running game is back at Kamehameha. Coach Doug Cosbie‘s smashmouth system was successful last year, but injuries forced him to split carries between Brandon Kahookele and Kainoa Simao, leaving them shut out of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s first team when All-State selections were announced. Looking back on selections of the past, having a 9-2 […]

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Kahuku has had more mentions on the All-State first team than any other OIA school, but one name stands above all others this year. New coach Lee Leslie and his Raiders have dedicated the season to Chris and Maake Kemoeatu after the former needed a new kidney and his big brother was there for him. […]

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