Boys basketball

Governors honored by City Council

April 16, 2014

It’s another big day for Farrington High School. The boys basketball team was honored this morning by the City Council. The team, coached by Allan Silva, was presented an honorary certificate for its OIA Red Conference (Division I) championship. Council members Joey Manahan and Carol Fukunaga nominated the team for the honor. The team is […]

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Boys Hoops: All-Defense, Most Improved

March 30, 2014

Some notes and thoughts on the 2013-14 Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball All-State Fab 15 selections, which were published in today’s Star-Advertiser.

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Basketball All-State on Sunday

March 29, 2014

There’s no way to make everyone happy when it comes to our Star-Advertiser All-State selections. That’s one thing I’ve learned over the years. This year is a little more interesting. Some folks actually asked me detailed questions about the All-State picks a week, two weeks ago, thinking that we published ours already. But no, our […]

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LIVE BLOG: Senior Basketball Classic

March 2, 2014

The inaugural Geremy Robinson Senior Basketball Classic is 2 minutes from tip-off. The girls play first, followed by the boys. Technically, they can’t call it ILH vs. OIA, but that’s how the teams are comprised. There’s going to be a slam dunk competition, plus 3-point shootouts. Might be an interesting afternoon/evening of roundball here at […]

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Senior Classic boys rosters announced

February 23, 2014

The boys rosters for the inaugural Geremy Robinson Senior Basketball Classic was released this morning. The private-school team, coached by ‘Iolani’s Dean Shimamoto, is comprised of: Daniel Andrews (Punahou) Joshua Burnett (Maryknoll) Zach Buscher (‘Iolani) Anthony Canencia (University) Alaka‘i Freitas (Kamehameha) Kyle Husslein (Mid-Pacific) Tyson Kaloa (Maryknoll) Noa Kinimaka (Kamehameha) Matthew Nuumanaia (St. Francis) Ikaika […]

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HHSAA boys hoops: Post-final thoughts

February 22, 2014

The teams in red prevailed for state championships tonight in boys basketball. ‘Iolani 43, Farrington 40 (Division I) Hawaii Prep 42, Kalani 33 (Division II) D-I All-Tournament Team Most Outstanding: Ikaika Phillip, ‘Iolani Zach Buscher, ‘Iolani Ryan Garces, Baldwin Jacob McEnroe, Farrington Kaleb Gilmore, Maryknoll Josh Burnett, Maryknoll D-II All-Tournament Team Most Outstanding: David Ovbagbedia, […]

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HHSAA boys hoops: Semifinal wrap

February 22, 2014

And just like that, two OIA schools are a win away from capturing state titles in boys basketball for the first time in, well, forever. Farrington knocked out Maryknoll 63-57 in the Division I semifinal round of the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA State Championships on Friday night at Neal Blaisdell Arena. It was a battle of enormous […]

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Roundball wrap 2/21

February 21, 2014

Before tonight’s semifinals, a few notes and quotes. • Matthew Nuumanaia, the versatile 6-foot-5 senior at St. Francis, was a definite DNP last night for the top-seeded Saints in the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA D-II Boys Basketball State Championships. Kalani beat the Saints 54-41, ousting the defending D-II state champs. No word on why he didn’t play, […]

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HHSAA boys hoops quarterfinals: Quick wrap

February 20, 2014

Here’s what it looks like after tonight’s D-I and D-II battles. Thursday, Feb. 20 Division I Quarterfinal: ‘Iolani 54, Lahainaluna 32, McKinley gym Quarterfinal: Campbell 58, Konawaena 53, McKinley gym Quarterfinal: Maryknoll 66, Baldwin 61, Radford gym Quarterfinal: Farrington 46, Mililani 44, Radford gym Consolation: Waiakea 52, Moanalua 49, Radford gym Consolation: Kalaheo 41, Leilehua […]

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Roundball Wrap

February 20, 2014

And then there were eight. If you are a fan of a specific boys basketball high school team that qualified for the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Division I Boys Basketball State Championships, take a deep breath. There will be only one happy team at the end of this week. As of Wednesday night, four teams were sent […]

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Pupule’s hoops ballots 2/17

February 19, 2014

Girls basketball and boys basketball ballots. Pupule’s Top 10 ballot BKG 2/17/14 It’s over. It’s really, really, really over. 1. PUN 2. LAH 3. MIL 4. HIL 5. KON 6. MS 7. ROS 8. KS 9. HON 10. IOL Bubbly: MOA KSH KLN LEI KK KAIL Quick thoughts: The top 8 here are still very […]

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HHSAA Boys Hoops: D-II pondering

February 18, 2014

The HHSAA had to wait a little bit longer to put out the Division II bracket since University High had to travel to Hawaii Prep on Monday for a play-in game. So this is what’s in store for the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Division II Boys Basketball State Championships. SEEDING 1. St. Francis 2. Kaiser 3. Seabury […]

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HHSAA boys hoops: Pupule ponders

February 16, 2014

Here’s what any coach could have said about the seedings and pairings for the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Division I Boys Basketball State Championships, which were released today by the HHSAA. “This is ridiculous!” “This sucks!” “What the heck were they thinking?” This could apply to any coach since the beginning of time or, more accurately, the […]

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OIA final: What have we learned?

February 14, 2014

Campbell? James Campbell High School popped off the map and into the TV airwaves this week, leading one Pupule to wonder: Is the OIA West really this good? In all, we learned plenty. (See my game story in this morning’s Star-Advertiser.) The Sabers entered this game on a scorching hot run, winning 11 of 12 […]

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