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HALL PASS: Punahou’s Lia Foster

By Jerry Campany on June 2, 2017

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. A leader by nature, Lia Foster stayed ahead of the pack throughout her Punahou swimming career. Foster claimed 12 gold medals over four state championship meets, taking a place among the most decorated Buffanblu swimmers in the program’s storied history. Since 1998, only four others, including three Hall of Honor members, […]

HALL PASS: Kahuku’s Kesi Ah-Hoy

By Jerry Campany on June 2, 2017

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. All Kesi Ah-Hoy does is deliver state championships. For all of his accolades in football, where the Oregon State commit’s future resides, Ah-Hoy’s varsity career began in basketball where he was Kahuku’s best defensive player as a freshman. He joined the varsity for football for Lee Leslie as a sophomore and […]

HALL PASS: Kamehameha’s Kayla Afoa

By Jerry Campany on June 2, 2017

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. Kayla Afoa began her high school career surrounded by winners before growing into one of the school’s best. Afoa played on two state championship teams as a freshman, starting on a volleyball team that featured three other future Hall of Honor members in Alohi Robins-Hardy, Tianna Hallums and Sarah Lau. Afoa […]

MIL enjoys banner year

By Jerry Campany on May 25, 2017

The Maui Interscholastic League came to play at the state level this school year. The league took as many team championships as it ever had with seven, four of them coming from the girls. The MIL’s previous high was four each in 2013-14 and 2015-16 and had won at least three every year since 2012 when it had one. Maui’s boys capped the year with a Divison I baseball title and Seabury Hall’s girls matched it with the big trophy […]

2017 Hall of Honor class announced

By Jerry Campany on May 22, 2017

The HHSAA elected its newest class of the Hall of Honor on Monday, bringing the total of legendary athletes to 420, split between 249 boys and 171 girls. Honorees receive a $2,000 scholarship from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Navy football coach and Radford graduate Ken Niumatalolo will be the featured speaker at the induction banquet set for June 4 at the Pomaika’i Ballroom at Dole Cannery. Here are the newest members:

Kamehameha’s Bosque among best ever

By Jerry Campany on May 3, 2017

Kamehameha is all about team glory as it chases its first state water polo title since 2006, but there is some individual greatness on the line as well. Senior attacker Payton Bosque climbed onto the list of the tournament’s all-time goal scorers (Winner’s bracket games only) with four scores in a 12-4 win over Kapolei in Monday’s opening round. She passed Punahou’s Saki Migiliorato and Serina Shibata with her 20th goal on Monday and is looking at Aisha Price of […]

Coaches clinic highlights HBVI this week

By Jerry Campany on March 21, 2017

The Punahou boys volleyball program rarely seems to get much out of the annual Hawaii Boys Volleyball Invitational, but this year might be different. The Buffanblu are entered in ‘Iolani’s tournament, sharing a pool with KS-Maui, McKinley and Redondo Union (Calif.). Punahou has won the title the past two years, beating Moanalua in the final each time. Punahou is expected to roll through its pool, but will get a chance to sharpen its skills on Friday after playing Redondo Union. […]

Lehl, Wilson win track events in California

By Jerry Campany on March 18, 2017

The Punahou track and field team will be bringing some gold back from its weekend in California. Reigning state cross country champion Connor Lehl ran a 4:24.72 to win the 1,600 meters at the Mustang Relays in Mira Costa, Calif., on Saturday, closing with a 2:03 in the final 800 meters to earn the win. Ian Irish of Palos Verdes was second in 4:25.11. Lehl, who also ran in relays, was the only Hawaii runner in the event. Sophomore Kennedy […]