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Kaiser’s Halvorsen earns girls Player of the Year

By Jerry Campany on March 25, 2018

Kaiser senior Kaile Halvorsen took the long road to the top of the state, leading Oahu in scoring this season and being named the Star-Advertiser’s Player of the Year for girls soccer. Halvorsen, who started at Punahou, is not only the first girl from her school to earn the award since 1998, she is the first girl from the OIA East. The teams were revealed in today’s Star-Advertiser, which you can read here. Some notes on the first team: Kristin […]

Soccer All-State teams: 2001-08

By Jerry Campany on March 22, 2018

Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser will release its All-State soccer selections, marking the 20th consecutive year a newspaper has put out an All-State team dating back to the Honolulu Advertiser’s 1998 squads. The newspapers did not put out all-state teams in 1996-97, robbing Brian Ching of Kamehameha of the honor of being player of the year, but the Advertiser did publish teams from 1994-1995. As we did with basketball, we have put together the newspaper clippings from past All-State teams. PREVIOUS […]

Soccer All-State teams: 1994-2000

By Jerry Campany on March 21, 2018

Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser will release its All-State soccer selections, marking the 20th consecutive year a newspaper has put out an All-State team dating back to the Honolulu Advertiser’s 1998 squads. The newspapers did not put out all-state teams in 1996-97, robbing Brian Ching of Kamehameha of the honor of being player of the year, but the Advertiser did publish teams from 1994-1995. As we did with basketball, we have put together the newspaper clippings from past All-State teams. Doubleclick […]

Tolu Smith keeps POY award in Kahuku

By Jerry Campany on March 18, 2018

Kahuku keeps churning out the player of the year in the Star-Advertiser’s Fab 15 for boys basketball. Tolu Smith, a 6-10 senior who is new to the program, follows Jessiya Villa as the top player in the state in the Fab 15 for 2018 released today. You can read more on Smith and check out our Fab 15 selections here. Villa topped the group last year while leading the Red Raiders to the state title. It is the first time […]

Leilehua’s Corbett, Taniguchi named Hawaii’s best

By Jerry Campany on March 14, 2018

Leilehua wrestling coach Kevin Corbett and assistant Corey Taniguchi have been named the 2018 coach and assistant coach of the year for Hawaii by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Corbett and Taniguchi led the Mules to their first state boys championship since 1995 under Stan Ono on the strength of state champion Brett Barefoot and runners-up Hunter Nagatani, Keanu Punley and Jonah Caminos Freitas to beat Kamehameha by a single point. Other state placers included Joe Kila Faafiu (third place), […]

Konawaena’s Molina repeats as player of the year

By Jerry Campany on March 11, 2018

For the eighth time in 10 seasons, the top girls basketball player from the state hails from Kona. Of course, those eight player of the year awards belong to only three people and for the fifth year in a row, the winner has the same last name. Konawaena’s Cherilyn Molina adds her second All-State player of the year award following older sister Chanelle Molina, who just completed her sophomore season at Washington State. Chanelle won three, Cherilyn has two and […]

1964 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on March 3, 2018

Only one player was a unanimous selection to the Honolulu Advertiser 1964 All-State football team. Punanhou’s Charley Wedemeyer was the consensus player of the year in both newspapers. Buffanblu teammates Doug Jacobsen and Wayne Sterling were also first-team selections by both newspapers. The Advertiser had two more Buffanblu players on its first team — tackle Ed Pickering and guard Robert Klein. The Star-Bulletin added Punahou center Fred Hemmings. McKinley’s Allen Takamori was the other back to make the first team in […]

1982 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on March 1, 2018

Kahuku running back Lakei Heimuli and Waianae defensive back Derrick Mahaulu were the top offensive and defensive players as chosen by the Honolulu Advertiser in 1982. The year is best remembered, through, for Pac-Five winning the first of its two Prep Bowls under Don Botelho. Running back Joe Onosai, quarterback Tino Sellitto and Russell Borden, the only offensive lineman selected to the All-State first team shorter than 6 feet, were all All-State picks on offense. Wolfpack defensive lineman Joey Fleming, […]