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Nanakuli’s Lute shines in New City Nissan Senior Classic

By Paul Honda on May 21, 2018

Cheyenne Lute didn’t dwell in despair as Nanakuli’s softball team fell into a season of forfeiture after just two games. The senior simply took on a new challenge, playing for the Golden Hawks baseball team. The baseball season ended, and she went back to softball. On Sunday night, she hurled Team Rogue to victory over Team Armada in the final of the New City Nissan Softball Senior Classic, 10-2, at Patsy Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. Even more intriguing: In […]

Boys Volleyball Fab 15: Coaches’ comments

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2018

Here’s a list of capsules and coaches’ comments about the 2018 Star-Advertiser Boys Volleyball All-State Fab 15, including Coach of the Year Dandi Holder of St. Francis. COY Dandi Holder, St. Francis Rick Tune (Punahou): “It takes a masterful coach to be able to rally a team back down 0-2 in the state final. It doesn’t get much more pressure packed than that. What I saw from the sideline was a quiet confidence than they infused into their players. I […]

Q&A: Wilcox repeats as All-State Player of Year

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2018

Four years, he says, have gone by at warp speed. Well, maybe not Star Trek warp speed, but fast enough that Ryan Wilcox is almost missing his time as a Punahou volleyball player. The Star-Advertiser’s panel of coaches and media selected Wilcox the All-State Player of the Year for a second season in a row. Wilcox earned it with consistent, precise play as an all-around player who happens to be an outside hitter. “Ryan has a high degree of skill. […]

Konawaena’s Bobbie Awa to coach for USA Basketball

By Paul Honda on May 18, 2018

Longtime Konawaena girls basketball coach Bobbie Awa will be wearing red, white and blue the next time she coaches a game on the hardwood. USA Basketball has named Awa as one of four court coaches for the upcoming Women’s U17 World Cup Trials May 24-28 at Colorado Springs, Colo. Awa has led Konawaena to nine state championships in the past 15 seasons, including the last four HHSAA Division I titles. Many of her top players have continued their playing careers […]

VIDEO: Punahou’s 1-2 punch, Ronquillo and Little

By Paul Honda on May 18, 2018

Sophomore Kaila Ronquillo won the girls 400-meter run in 57.06 seconds and teammate Allie Little (58.67), a freshman, placed second to boost Punahou to the girls team title at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field State Championships.

VIDEO: Kauai’s Taegan Keep repeats as discus champ

By Paul Honda on May 18, 2018

Kauai senior Taegan Keep repeated as girls discus champion with a toss of 127 feet, 4 inches at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field Championships at Kunuiakea Stadium, Kamehameha Schools.

VIDEO: Baldwin hurdler Rey Cadiz takes 2 golds

By Paul Honda on May 15, 2018

He’s only a junior, but Rey Cadiz took gold in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field State Championships. Even though he tweaked a hamstring. Cadiz chatted after his first gold, and then again after his second.

VIDEO: Punahou girls T&F coach Duncan Macdonald

By Paul Honda on May 15, 2018

The legend has, perhaps, more joy than ever in coaching track and field. Duncan Macdonald chats after the Punahou girls captured their first state title in five years at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field State Championships.