Athletic administration

Funny how things happen when you’re on the Hawaii Prep World trail. After being assigned duties away from the high school beat for a few months, the first assignment back was the OIA swimming and diving championships at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Complex in Waipio on Saturday. Before going, it was time to check the internet […]

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A whole new world is where the Hawaii High School Athletic Association is heading this postseason. On Monday, seeding and pairings for the new-look First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division I State Football Championships were released, and after less than 24 hours, public response has been varied, to say the least. The first year of this pilot […]

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All girls volleyball matches in both the OIA and ILH as well as ILH junior varsity girls tennis matches scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled. Makeup dates will be announced. Moanalua’s White, junior varsity and varsity matches against Roosevelt have been moved to Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at 4 p.m.

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With the Interscholastic League of Honolulu having much to gain with the recent format change to the state football tournaments, it’s no surprise that Punahou coach Kale Ane is pleased. The longtime coach and assistant athletic director found out about the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s decision after Punahou’s late-afternoon practice on Monday. “Great news […]

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(Update 8 p.m. — Adds comments by Cal Lee.) Response to the news that the change to the state football tournament format — to take effect immediately — was slow this afternoon. A Star-Advertiser breaking news story shared the announcement by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association that the state tournament format would be altered […]

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Kekoa Kaluhiokalani is Waianae’s new athletic director. Kaluhiokalani took over the post in April, succeeding Glenn Tokunaga who stepped down at the end of the 2015 school year. Kevin Nakamoto was the interim athletic director until the official hire of Kaluhiokalani. A former high school football, basketball and baseball player, Kaluhiokalani is a 1990 Waianae […]

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Hawaii governor David Ige signed senate bill 2557 into law last week, giving funding to the development and implementation of the concussion monitoring and testing program. The bill, which expanded on act 197, drew testimony in support of it from the College of Education at the University of Hawaii, the Hawaii Athletic Trainers Association, Chris […]

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The intricacies and politics of all-star voting won’t be a burden for Oahu Interscholastic Association coaches any more. The league’s athletic directors council recently voted to end the tradition of coaches selecting all-stars for team sports. The decision reverts the process back to media, in all likelihood. In the early decades of the Rural Oahu […]

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For anyone who is wondering what happened to the Oahu Interscholastic Association/Interscholastic League of Honolulu football alliance proposal for 2016 that would have created a three-tier combined OIA-ILH system along with three (instead of two) state championships and $1 million annually for three years from the business community to be divided among the 29 football […]

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The revolving door continues in full swing for coaches at Kaiser. Head baseball coach Ryan Umemoto is the latest to find himself on the outside. The Cougars administration sent out a job posting, looking for applicants for the head baseball position. It is not clear whether Umemoto decided to step down or he was not […]

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