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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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The man with the black-and-orange bat and the smoothest method of collecting baseballs on the prep diamond is named after, well, a basketball legend. Jordan Macias picked up a (toy) bat and started swinging long before he could do much of anything else. Roughly 15 years later, the Campbell shortstop is the Star-Advertiser position player […]

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The Maryknoll baseball program has been on the up and up for quite some time, and it just received another boost. Spartans athletic director Ben Valle confirmed Friday that Eric Kadooka has accepted an offer to be the head coach. The final appointment won’t be made until it is accepted by the Hawaii Diocese of […]

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Mid-Pacific senior Alex Oley was named the Gatorade Hawaii Baseball Player of the Year on Tuesday. Oley is the ninth MPI player to win the Gatorade honor in the 31-year history of the award. He hit .406 with 16 runs scored and was also 5-1 with a 2.35 ERA on the mound for the Owls, […]

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Mid-Pacific continued its dominance of ILH baseball this season and to the surprise of few swept the top awards for the ILH all-star teams that were released Wednesday. Pitcher/Outfielder Alexander Oley was named player of the year while Dunn Muramaru was named the coach of the year in Division I. St. Francis’ Ian Phillips and […]

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The OIA released its all-star teams in baseball today as voted on by league coaches. Kailua’s Joey Cantillo and Kalani coach Shannon Hirai took home the top honors in the East while Pearl City’s Trent Darley and Gavin Concepcion swept the top honors out West. East Player of the year—Joey Cantillo, Kailua Coach of the […]

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