Athletic administration

HIADA: Regionals get thumbs up

June 9, 2013

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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The Big What If: Football and HHSAA

June 14, 2012

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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Executive decision: HHSAA voting results

June 13, 2012

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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Notebook, HIADA day 2 and 3

June 10, 2012

(Some notes from days 2 and 3 of HIADA. Kahuku football and wrestling coach Reggie Torres on the second day of HIADA. Ran out of space in Saturday’s print edition.) Torres, Kahuku’s football coach, acknowledged the edge. “If you can get it, the bye helps, especially near the end of the season after you played […]

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HIADA, more from day one

June 8, 2012

(More from the first day of the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference. Story is in this morning’s edition, just adding some extra info.) HHSAA wrestling official Keith Matsumoto points to Hawaii teams in 1999 and ’02 as sterling examples. “Between those two teams, those girls, we literally could’ve had an opportunity to have four […]

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More on Wagner’s option

April 17, 2012

It was past my deadline when one of my favorite coaches in UH football history called back. Bob Wagner, athletic director at Kamehameha-Hawaii, confirmed what I’d heard recently: he’s ready to retire at the end of this academic year. It’s been a decade since he accepted the job and moved to the Big Island. Officially, […]

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HIADA voting results

June 4, 2011

Here are the voting results from yesterday’s athletic directors conference. See the accompanying story here. 51st annual HIADA Conference Ala Moana Hotel June 1-3, 2011 Roll call 10 a.m. Voting commences 10:15 a.m. GROUP I (Chair: Wade Okamura, Recorder: Deems Utsumi) Air Riflery 1. (as amended) Put the BIIF back in the rotation for air […]

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HIADA to honor Awa, Victor

June 1, 2011

A momentus night as the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference begins. Former Kailua softball coach Bernard Victor and current Konawaena girls basketball coach Bobbie Awa will be honored tonight for their service and dedication. I’m sticking around to enjoy the festivities. There are a lot of super people who happen to be great coaches. […]

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Not exactly Comic Con

May 31, 2011

No, when the athletic directors get together this week at the Ala Moana Hotel, it’s not about Amazing Spiderman #1 or that old Frank Miller Daredevil classic. No, it’s about business. ADs from across the state will gather for the three-day Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association convention to discuss, debate and vote on proposals in […]

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HHSAA boys basketball: Seedings, pairings

February 13, 2011

The brackets and seedings are out for the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships are out this morning. The list of teams, provided by the HHSAA, includes only regular-season win-loss records. DIVISION I OIA 1.       Moanalua (13-7) 2.       Kahuku (12-5) 3.       Mililani (11-5) 4.       Roosevelt (12-4) 5.       Radford (13-3) ILH 1.       Iolani (13-1) 2.       Kamehameha (12-2) 3.       AOP (11-5) BIIF 1.       Kamehameha (12-2) 2.       Hilo […]

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End of the road: Kahuku injunction denied

November 9, 2010

It’s over. As of 1 p.m. this afternoon, Judge Karl Sakamoto deliberated after 4 1/2 hours of testimony rejected Kahuku’s injunction against the OIA, HHSAA and DOE state superintendent. It wasn’t a shock or even a surprise considering the precedent of ineligiblity-related forfeitures over the years. Still, even Sakamoto and OIA attorney Lyle Hosoda expressed […]

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Kahuku vs. OIA: Legal Eagles at work

November 8, 2010

It’s Monday morning, I’ve had my oatmeal and banana, and Kahuku’s legal team is filing suit against the OIA, HHSAA and the DOE state superintendent in court. It’s come to this. On one hand, attorney Eric Seitz has said clearly that the intent is mainly to get all parties to sit down and discuss this […]

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Video: OIA press conference, Kahuku ineligibility

November 6, 2010

The Oahu Interscholastic Association announces the end of Kahuku High School football team’s season due to the participation of an ineligible player. VIDEO: OIA press conference, Kahuku ruled ineligible (1 of 2) VIDEO: OIA press conference, Kahuku ruled ineligible (2 of 2) Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser

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SuperConference? Just be glad for a state tourney

July 24, 2010

The scales are extremely unbalanced — public schools are poorer than ever in many ways, and the rich got richer. It’s not Punahou’s fault, to be sure. Someone had to be at the top of the food chain. I

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