There’s a list a certain pupule writer is composing that, in terms of importance, breaks apart like this — if was a pie chart: 60 percent, All-Defensive Team; 39 percent, most improved player; and 1 percent, roughly 200 girls basketball players rated in my latest sumo-rankings style groupings. So the order of priority is simple […]


Kapolei defensive end Kukea Emmsley has his first college football scholarship offer. Oregon State did its homework and made an offer to the 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior on Saturday, according to Kapolei coach Darren Hernandez. “Kukea has great potential. This is just the tip of the iceberg, for him,” Hernandez texted on Sunday. “I’m not surprised. […]


The ILH released its boys soccer all-star teams over the weekend. Punahou senior forward Duncan McKenna was named the offensive most valuable player while ‘Iolani senior defender Tasman Turner earned defensive most valuable player honors. Saint Louis’ Rick Sandry was the coach of the year. ILH All-Stars Offensive most valuable player—Duncan McKenna, Sr, Punahou Defensive […]


The 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Fab. 15 can be found in Sunday’s newspaper. Konawaena junior point guard Cherilyn Molina is the state player of the year. Konawaena’s recent dominance could continue well into the future with 5-foot-10 forward Caiyle Kaupu the fourth Wildcats freshman to be named to the Fab 15, joining Lia Galdeira, […]


Three years ago, Mona Fa‘asoa was ready to call it a career after more than a decade as Kaimuki’s esteemed girls basketball coach. The circle of supporters at Kaimuki pulled her back in, and the results were astounding. The Bulldogs made the move back to Division I and reached the OIA championship game this season, […]

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California is the latest Pac-12 school to get in on the local recruiting scene. The Golden Bears extended an offer Friday to Waianae defensive end Kana’i Mauga, who now holds offers from three different Pac-12 schools. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound junior is the first Class of 2018 recruit from Hawaii to receive an offer from the […]


Corey Cabanban’s 7-2 victory over Logan Garcia in the 120 finals of the Chevron/HHSAA Boys Wrestling State Championships sealed his position in Hawaii Prep World’s No. 1 spot atop the Pound For Pound rankings.


Teniya Alo went through a change, but found success on the mat once again. Competing for Kahuku, she defeated Roselani Ikei of Kaiser by fall (3:02) to capture the girls 132 weight class championship at the Chevron/HHSAA Girls Wrestling State Championships last week. Alo began her prep career at ‘Iolani, where she won an individual […]


The name atop Hawaii Prep World’s end of season girls pound-for-pound rankings is the same as it ever was. Kahuku’s Teniya Alo follows her sister, Teshya, as the state’s best after an unbeaten season capped off by her second state title with a dominating performance including pins in her four matches. Teniya started the season […]


Kailua left-hander Joey Cantillo is off to a good start in the Oahu Interscholastic Association regular season. Cantillo pitched five innings, gave up two hits and struck out seven in a 2-1 victory over Kaiser in the OIA East opener on Wednesday. There were at least a handful of major league scouts there to watch […]