Boys volleyball

Latest news

Punahou is top seed in state boys volleyball

By Billy Hull on April 26, 2018

Six-time defending Division I state boys volleyball champion Punahou is predictably the No. 1 seed for the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships that begin Monday. Waianae and Mililani are the two Oahu teams that will travel for opening-round games. The Trojans will play at Maui High at 5:30 p.m. on Monday while the Seariders will face Kamehameha-Hawaii at 4 p.m. on the Big Island. OIA champion Moanalua is the No. 2 seed, followed by MIL champion Kamehameha-Maui as […]

Moanalua reclaims OIA volleyball throne

By Nick Abramo on April 25, 2018

Kaiser coach Jon Stanley had a tall task Wednesday – beat the iron of OIA boys volleyball. But you can’t wave a wand and defeat Moanalua. The Cougars (12-2) didn’t, losing 25-15, 25-18, 25-11 in the league final at the Radford gym. Na Menehune are back on top in the OIA, which they feel is their rightful place. Last year was rare. They didn’t win it. Prior to that, they had won six league D-I championships in a row and […]

Pearl City saves best game for OIA final

By Billy Hull on April 25, 2018

Pearl City won its first OIA Division II boys volleyball championship ever and first league title overall since 2002 on Wednesday night with a 25-20, 25-14, 26-24 sweep of Kalani at Radford. Senior Jeremiah Perifanos-Ta’amu put down a match-high 16 kills and eight digs and senior Zion Tupuola-Fetui added 10 kills for Pearl City (6-6), which played its best game of the season according to both players and coach. “Throughout the season we’ve had good games of a little bit […]

Former UH player Castello is new Maryknoll coach

By Nick Abramo on April 25, 2018

Former University of Hawaii starting libero Nick Castello has been named the new Maryknoll boys volleyball head coach, according to Ben Valle, the school’s athletic director, in a news release. After graduating from UH in 2012, Castello went on to play professionally for UK Ostrava in Great Britain and Voleibal Brno in the Czech Republic. He is currently serving as a volunteer coach for the Hawaii women’s volleyball team and as a trainer at Mar Training in Honolulu. “Coach Castello […]

Kaiser will ‘fight for first banner’ against Moanalua

By Paul Honda on April 24, 2018

After all these years, Kaiser volleyball coach Jon Stanley Sr. could easily be a bit jaded and crusty. The Cougars overwhelmed the Kapolei Hurricanes in four sets on Monday night, ending the Cinderella dreams of the team that knocked out West leader Waianae last week. Now Kaiser (12-1) has only one obstacle standing in the way of a first OIA championship: unbeaten, six-time defending league champion Moanalua. Stanley, soft spoken and measured, simply can’t get enough of the work his […]

Punahou wins its 15th consecutive ILH title

By Christian Shimabuku on April 19, 2018

After Punahou’s 25-17, 25-22, 25-11 sweep of ‘Iolani at Mid-Pacific’s Mills gym on Thursday night, the Buffanblu (13-0) clinched their 15th straight ILH title and remain undefeated for the season, having lost only one set the entire year. Coach Rick Tune said he isn’t keeping count of the two prodigious steaks that his team is currently on. He just wants his guys to keep improving each time they step on the court. “We just take it one match at a […]

Hurricanes shock top seed Waianae in four sets

By Paul Honda on April 19, 2018

The stunned reaction before a boisterous home crowd at Waianae was almost eerie. There was no doubt, however, that the Kapolei Hurricanes were the superior team on this night. The OIA West’s fifth-place team shocked the division’s top seed 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 25-19. Kapolei (8-4) advances to the semifinal round and will meet Kaiser, which swept Radford earlier at Waianae’s gym. Every time Waianae (9-2) seemed on the verge of a major run, the ‘Canes settled down and simply won […]

OIA boys volleyball playoff matchups set

By Billy Hull on April 10, 2018

The OIA regular season ended tonight with the OIA East playing its final games. For OIA East standings, click here. For OIA West standings, click here. Here is the schedule for the OIA playoffs that begin next Wednesday. The Division I and Division II championship doubleheader will be held at Radford on April 25. OIA PLAYOFFS