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Kailua left-hander Joey Cantillo is off to a good start in the Oahu Interscholastic Association regular season. Cantillo pitched five innings, gave up two hits and struck out seven in a 2-1 victory over Kaiser in the OIA East opener on Wednesday. There were at least a handful of major league scouts there to watch […]

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Not everyone can have a former major leaguer as a coach, so the Kaiser Cougars are pretty lucky to have Kila Kaaihue as the head man. Kaaihue started his first OIA baseball regular season in charge as a head coach on Wednesday, where the maxim, “You can’t win ‘em all,” came into play. Kaiser lost […]

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Q&A: Kailua ace Joey Cantillo

by Paul Honda on February 21, 2017

He was named, in part, after the original Joltin’ Joe, the Yankee Clipper: Joe DiMaggio. Kailua senior pitcher Joey Cantillo is making a name for himself. The southpaw is our prep feature subject in today’s Star-Advertiser. Joey Cantillo Kailua baseball Sr. 6-4 1/2, 220 Q&A Six days a week, working out at Kailua’s baseball facility. […]

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Kailua senior left-handed pitcher Joey Cantillo was honored by MaxPreps.com recently. In a feature about the top high school baseball player in all 50 states, Cantillo was picked as the Hawaii player. Cantillo went 5-1 for the Surfriders last year with 51 strikeouts and a 1.23 earned-run average. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Cantillo also batted .324 […]

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Campbell senior Markus Ramos signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Oregon this morning at a signing ceremony at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki. Ramos played multiple positions, but has one of the top fastballs in the state. He is also a starting wide receiver on Campbell’s football team, which […]

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Sometimes if you put the work in and you remain positive, things have a way of working out in a nice package for you. Take Kila Ka‘aihue, for instance. He spent 14 years playing professional baseball, including parts of four seasons in the majors. The work … it’s in. Staying positive? Well, he has 4-year-old […]

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Kila Kaaihue is Kaiser’s new baseball coach. He was hired Sunday by principal Justin Mew. The former major league slugger who played his high school ball at ‘Iolani retired as an active professional player in 2015. Aside from taking the Cougars job, Kaaihue is also planning to go to college to get a business degree, […]

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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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For Jon Viela, the time was right. Win or lose, he was ready to take that next step up the ladder. Viela recently retired from his coaching position after 25 seasons at Baldwin — nine as head coach — to become the next athletic director at Kamehameha-Maui. Going out with a perfect season and a […]

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On the Valley Isle, there has always been an undercurrent of townies and Upcountry folks riding slightly different waves toward their destinations. Up north, though, living off the grid in the original gated community, recent Baldwin graduate Kawena Alo-Kaonohi gets a taste of the life he loves most. It’s not a heavy dose; he goes […]

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