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Q&A: Chun on HHSAA D-I football seedings

By Paul Honda on October 25, 2016

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 program — expanding from two levels, Divisions I and II, to three (adding Open Division) will take time for fans, coaches, players, administrators to digest. […]

OIA, ILH volleyball games canceled

By Hawaii Prep World on August 31, 2016

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.

Ane: ‘Very appreciative’ of new format

By Paul Honda on August 24, 2016

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 for all of us. Very appreciative to those who got this done,” Ane texted. “Looking forward to an exciting year and an exciting finish.” Punahou […]

Hernandez, Lee react to news of Open Division

By Paul Honda on August 22, 2016

(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 as soon as this season. Open Division would be comprised of four OIA teams and two ILH squads. There would still be Division I and […]

Kaluhiokalani hired as Waianae’s new AD

By Nick Abramo on August 10, 2016

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 graduate. He coached the Waianae baseball team as an assistant from 1996 to 2002 and as the head coach from 2003 to 2014. His son, […]

State boosts Hawaii concussion program

By Jerry Campany on July 19, 2016

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 Chun of the HHSAA and Jeaney Garcia of the Positive Coaching Alliance. It was supported with amendments by the Hawaii chapter of the American Physical […]

OIA no longer selecting all-star teams

By Paul Honda on July 6, 2016

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 Interscholastic Association, Interscholastic League of Honolulu and the merged OIA, all-league selections were done by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. “I don’t know when it changed. When […]

Where the OIA-ILH FB alliance proposal stands

By Nick Abramo on June 25, 2016

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 playing high schools, this is where it’s at: >> The proposal passed unanimously in a vote of ILH heads of school >> The proposal was […]