Paul Honda

Post-game interviews with some of the Baldwin Bears after their win over Pearl City in the title game of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships at Iron Maehara Stadium, Wailuku.

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If two bad innings make for a 17-2 season and, really, it wasn’t far from perfection, it wasn’t a bad season by any definition. The Pearl City Chargers are in that bubble between what could’ve been and the reality of an amazing run to the state championship baseball game. Coach Gavin Concepcion’s team drew raves […]

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Kaipo Haole is a ninth grader. He pitched in two games for Baldwin’s varsity team. When Coach Jon Viela gave him the news that he would be their starter in the state championship game, Haole went through a gamut of emotions. Then he pitched 4 stellar innings, allowing just one run, as Baldwin defeated Pearl […]

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5:10 p.m. It’s an hour before game time for the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships. Pearl City, the OIA’s third-place team, and MIL champion Baldwin are scheduled to meet in the title game. But it’s been overcast and wet for most of the day here at Iron Maehara Stadium. In the previous three days, […]

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The Hukilau Cafe 7v7 football team will host a skills clinic and tryouts on Saturday, May 14 at Manana Park in Pearl City. The team is seeking players in grades 8, 9 and 10. Positions in Pylon 7v7 are QBS, RB, WR, LB, DB. Cost is $25. Walk-in registration will begin 7:15 am. The event […]

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WAILUKU — On one side of the diamond, Justin Fernandez couldn’t believe his fortune. The Campbell baserunner had led off the top of the seventh with the first walk issued by Baldwin fireballer Damien Awai. After Bronson Burr struck out trying to bunt, Todd Takahama singled and opportunity’s door widened. Two wild pitches later, Fernandez […]

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WAILUKU — It’s Campbell, the young team on a surge during the state tourney, against MIL champion Baldwin in the nightcap here at Iron Maehara Stadium. Campbell has another talented underclassman on the mound: Jamin Kalaola, a 6-foot-2 right-hander. Baldwin (15-0) has Damien Awai on the mound. Campbell (12-6) is the fifth-place team from the […]

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WAILUKU — The gray clouds have blown away and the sun is shining down upon Iron Maehara Stadium as the first semifinal game between Mililani, the OIA’s sixth-place team, and the OIA’s third-place team, Pearl City, is ready to begin. Koa Eastlack, who spun a scoreless seventh inning in Mililani’s stunning upset of No. 1 […]

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WAILUKU — After all the wacky, unpredictable games and results of the regular season and playoffs, I suppose it only makes sense that the parity we saw continues here at the state tournament. It’s also the time of year, for me anyway, when I start wondering. I see Brendan Odo, blue cast on his left […]

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Mililani sophomore Ryan Ancheta shackled top-seeded Mid-Pacific on Thursday, permitting just one hit over 6 innings in a stunning 4-0 win by the Trojans at Iron Maehara Stadium. Ancheta and second baseman Ryan Kono chatted after the game.

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