Rick Tune and Isaac Liva were talking near the net after Thursday’s first state volleyball semifinal match at Moanalua. Tune, the former star at Hawaii and Pepperdine and in high school at Punahou, did more than congratulate Liva for a great season. The Punahou head coach offered his help as well, but we’ll get to […]

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The OIA West is an incredible 9-0 so far in the Division I and II state baseball tournaments so far. I doubt this has ever happened, and though it’s remarkable, it simply continues a pattern of success for West Oahu region athletics in the past decade as the population base of Oahu continues to shift […]

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WAILUKU — The OIA’s sixth-place team, Mililani, faces No. 1-seeded Mid-Pacific in today’s third game of the quarterfinal round at the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Baseball Championships on Maui. Sunny sky all day at Iron Maehara Stadium, though the forecast is calling for clouds and possible rain tonight. Game time is set for 4:15 p.m. […]

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For anyone who has been to the Moanalua gym recently, you’ve seen this big, colorful, beautiful new scoreboard. It’s way more than a scoreboard actually. It’s made up of multiple TV screens and can be used for presentations at school assemblies and also by coaches to show live or recorded videos of a practice session […]

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WAILUKU — The Warriors of Waiakea, the BIIF champion, have David Nakamura on the mound. Pearl City has Carson Okada starting at pitcher. The Chargers are roughly 15 hours removed from last night’s 1-0, 10-inning win over Maui. 1st Colby Hirano walks and Sam Prentice is hit by pitch. Conference at the mound and it […]

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It’s all “hush, hush,” one Hawaii high school football coach said. Some others have said, “Why would anyone vote against this?” And then there’s those who say, “The OIA will never vote for it.” First, the hush, hush part. Every Oahu football head coach was contacted via email for any input they wanted to give […]

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WAILUKU — Here we go. A beautiful, sunny, blue-sky morning in Wailuku. So much for yesterday’s gray skies and 25 mph wind. Lefty Joey Cantillo is starting on the mound for Kailua, the OIA champion, against the OIA’s fifth-place team, Campbell. The Sabers stunned Punahou last night in the opening round of the Wally Yonamine […]

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‘Iolani softball coach Dean Yonamine second-guessed himself after pulling Aleia Agbayani early in a loss to Pac-Five last week. So he had no doubts about leaving the freshman in the circle late in Wednesday’s ILH playoff game against Punahou. The 10-5 loss to Pac-Five to close the regular season left the Raiders second in the […]

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WAILUKU — I was filing the game story for the previous game. Right now it’s 0-0 in the top of the fourth as Pearl City’s Trenton Darley and Maui’s Kyle Oshiro are in a pitchers’ duel after three innings. 4th The Sabers have runners on second and first with two outs when Bryant Nakagawa sends […]

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WAILUKU — The Sabers are a year removed from a snow-cap, peak-level dynastic force that won the state tournament. But this year’s team has made a strong run into the post-season. ILH runner-up Punahou is ranked fourth in the Star-Advertiser Top 10. Campbell is unranked. But are the Sabers being overlooked? 1st Shane Shimizu led […]

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