Athletic administration

The news that some state senators are pushing for a legislative move to bring back the once-popular Superferry — however a long shot the idea really is — has at least one high school coach thinking out loud. Kalaheo air riflery coach Craig Garcia penned this comment on Facebook: heading to maui for states this […]

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‘Iolani hired Maurice Maggiolino as one of three athletic directors, the school announced Monday morning. He will step into his new role on July 1, the day after the retirement of Carl Schroers, who spent 37 years in the position. Eddie Maruyama and Wendell Look are the other ‘Iolani ADs. According to a school news […]

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(Thursday, 11:20 a.m. — Updates with comment from HHSAA.) New City Nissan is now the title sponsor for Hawaii High School Athletic Association boys and girls state basketball championships. “We like being involved because there are so many good teams out there,” New City Nissan President John Uekawa said. “A lot of people are interested.” […]

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Stephen Kim saw his share of full houses as a wrestling coach, athletic director and Maui Interscholastic League executive director. It was no different on Tuesday morning, when family, friends, former wrestlers and administrators turned out in full force for his memorial service at Nuuanu Mortuary. Kaiser’s wrestling team, clad in royal blue and yellow […]

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A memorial service for former Maui Interscholastic League executive director Stephen Kim will be held on Tuesday morning at Nuuanu Mortuary. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Kim, who coached wrestling at Kaiser before moving to Maui, was 70.

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(Here’s the longer version of this morning’s story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.) It was months in the works, but the Oahu Interscholastic Association has made it official: transferring student-athletes will have to sit out one year. The vote by OIA principals was 18-0 in favor of the change. Currently, a student-athlete can play immediately at […]

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While the Maui Interscholastic League enters its fourth season of 8-man football — its second year as a championship sport — another league has adopted the game. Ka‘u athletic director Kalei Namohala confirmed that the Big Island Interscholastic Federation is ready to kick off in the sport this fall. Unlike the MIL, there won’t be […]

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This big dance might just be on the neighbor islands. Administrators across the state passed a proposal on Sunday that will send teams across the islands for the first two rounds of the state girls basketball and boys volleyball championships. The proposal was one of several that made it out of committee and to the […]

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So, it’s been a couple of days since the HHSAA executive board met and voted on the proposals/recommendations that were launched out of HIADA. For the most part, the HHSAA board approved HIADA’s recommendations. But I can’t help wondering this: with the ILH abstaining from voting on Tuesday — its league president missed another board […]

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Here are the recommendations from the athletic directors’ conference on Kauai. The conference began on Thursday, ended Saturday and resulted in the following approved proposals. The proposals went up for HHSAA executive board voting on Tuesday morning at the OIA office, located at Radford High School. HHSAA executive board vote on HIADA recommendations June 12, […]

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