Boys basketball

Here’s a look back at the state tourney and the impressive numbers of Kalaheo’s two major contributors, Kaleb Gilmore and Kupaa Harrison. Gilmore was selected athlete of the week (see Tuesday’s Star-Advertiser). Gilmore, a senior guard, was productive and clutch as the Mustangs won four games in four nights to win the Division I state […]

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Here’s the longer version of this morning’s story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. He cradled it. He clutched it. He would not let it go. The HHSAA state championship trophy, in all its koa glory, looked right at home in the long arms of Kupaa Harrison. Minutes after the Kalaheo Mustangs held off ‘Iolani for a […]

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Coach Dean Shimamoto chatted with Jason Kaneshiro after ‘Iolani’s 53-45 loss to Kalaheo in the title game of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships on Saturday night at Stan Sheriff Center. The Raiders won the state crown in 2014. “We had our ups and down this season but with every down I thought […]

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The Geremy Robinson Public vs. Private School Senior Basketball Classic will be held on Saturday at Moanalua High School gym. The girls teams, selected by Robinson: Public School Jasmine Moody, Radford, F/C, 6-1 Starr Rivera, Roosevelt, G, 5-4 Patria Vaimaona, Kailua, F, 5-8 Jerri Maluyo, Leilehua, G, 5-4 Ciera O’Brien, Nanakuli, G, 5-4 Jade Marfil, […]

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New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships Division II Kaiser (23-8, 7-4 OIA) vs. Kalani (11-16, 3-8 OIA) Championship game, 5 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center Results: These teams have met twice this season. The first time was the OIA East opener, a wild 78-77 win by Kalani at home. They met in the OIA Division […]

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The final night of the big dance. Here’s a pupule look. New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships Division I ‘Iolani (18-7, 8-4 ILH) vs. Kalaheo (30-3, 13-1 OIA) Championship game, 7 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center Results: The Raiders, runners-up from the ILH, rallied past Leilehua 37-36 in the opening round, ousted MIL champ Lahainaluna […]

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This is the longer version of the Kalaheo-Kahuku game wrap in this morning’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser (subscriber content). Kupaa Harrison has a penchant for stepping up in the clutch.  The 6-foot-5 senior scored 19 points, including a fastbreak 3-point bomb to give his team the lead for good with 1:27 left as Kalaheo edged Kahuku 36-35 […]

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The two scenarios were almost identical. ‘Iolani trailed Campbell (27-26) by one point and had possession of the ball with 26.3 seconds to go. Kahuku trailed Kalaheo by one point (36-35) and had possession with 9.6 seconds left. In ‘Iolani’s scenario, the ball was in the backcourt, but with Campbell sitting back in a zone, […]

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Saint Louis sophomore Tua Tagovailoa has received his ninth offer, this one from UNLV, today. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance shared the news on its Facebook page. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound quarterback also has offers from UCLA, Texas Tech, Hawaii, USC, Colorado, Ole Miss, Washington State and Washington. Tagovailoa passed for 2,571 yards and 33 touchdowns in […]

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They were once the kneelers on canvas, counted out of title contention. Each of the teams in tonight’s Final Four at the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball Division I State Championships was left for dead, so to speak, after losing in their respective league playoffs. Kahuku, loser in the OIA final. Kalaheo, loser in the […]

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