Boys basketball

Rob Pardini is the new boys basketball coach at Kalaheo, Mustangs athletic director Mark Brilhante told Hawaii Prep World on Tuesday afternoon. Pardini is a club coach in Kailua and was a Mustangs assistant two seasons ago under Alika Smith. “He emphasizes the student-athlete and is passionate about basketball,” Brilhante said about Pardini. “He’s a […]

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The Tar Heels of Honolulu, coached by Kelly Grant, won division championships in 9th and 10th grade over the weekend in Las Vegas. They defeated the Bay Area Knights 46-33 in the 9th grade Level 2 division final. In the 10th grade Level 3 final, the Tar Heels defeated the Colorado Cardinals 54-42. Grant is […]

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Maryknoll alumnus Josh Burnett, who graduated in 2014 before playing one year at a prep school in North Carolina, has accepted a full scholarship to play at Kennesaw State University this season. Burnett, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, was the Honolulu Star-Advertiser state player of the year as a senior, averaging close to 23 points and […]

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After five seasons and state titles in both Division I and Division II, Alika Smith has stepped down as boys basketball coach at Kalaheo. Smith cited philosophical differences with administration at the school in an interview with Paul Honda for a story running in Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Smith was hired in the summer of 2010 […]

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Farrington’s Steven Leopoldo will move over from coaching the varsity girls basketball team to become the head coach of the boys varsity, Governors athletic director Harold Tanaka said Wednesday. Leopoldo coached the girls team at the varsity level for the last three seasons and won the OIA White title two years ago. He has been […]

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When the high school basketball season ended in February, word got around that Maryknoll’s super sophomore Justice Sueing Jr. might transfer to Mater Dei of California. The 6-foot-5 swingman denied the rumor. His 6-5 freshman teammate, Brian Washington, asked Sueing to promise that he wouldn’t be going anywhere. After all, with a very young lineup, […]

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No receiver in the history of high school football in Hawaii has covered more ground than Punahou’s Kanawai Noa, but he might have left more yards on the sidelines. Noa will be inducted into the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor on June 7 at Dole Cannery Square’s Pomaikai Ballroom. The three-sport star finished his […]

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Punahou never rebuilds, it just reloads with guys like Micah Ma’a. With Hall of Honor recepient Larry Tuileta gone, the Buffanblu boys volleyball team was supposed to come back to the pack a little bit. But everything seemed just the same, if not better, as Punahou cruised to another state crown. A huge part of […]

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Hall pass: BJ Hosaka

by Jerry Campany on June 5, 2015

BJ Hosaka has outgrown his fish bowl. Hosaka was the big fish at tiny Hawaii Baptist as a four year starter in both basketball and volleyball and will be rewarded for it on June 7 at the Dole Cannery Square’s Pomaikai Ballroom when he is inducted into the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor. He […]

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Brian McInnis updated the universe known as University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Men’s Basketball on Sunday night with a unique story about Samuta Avea. For those who don’t follow prep basketball in the islands, a brief synopsis: Avea is a 6-foot-5 sophomore who was a key player at Kahuku for the past two seasons. His […]

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