Girls basketball

Hoops Artistry founder Brianna Lagat-Ramos accepted the position of head coach for the varsity girls basketball team for Kaiser for the upcoming year. Lagat-Ramos has been an assistant coach at Kalani and Moanalua and handled the JV team for Moanalua. The UH-Manoa graduate takes over for Simon Bitanga, who held the post for the past […]

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Bobbie Awa isn’t big on hyperbole. However, the longtime, seven-time state-championship winning girls basketball coach will chat joyfully about her players, especially those who led. One of them is Chanelle Molina, who helped Konawaena capture its second girls basketball state title in as many years. Molina was inducted into the Enterprise Hawaii Hall of Honor […]

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Photos from tonight’s Enterprise Hall of Honor presentation at the Dole Cannery Ballrooms.

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Konawaena’s Chanelle Molina will be inducted into the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Dole Cannery’s Pomaikai Ballroom. Above are a few shots of the Kona great through the years. And here is the elite list of athletes she will join:

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Simon Bitanga will not be back as the Kaiser girls basketball coach, trusted sources told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World on Friday. During the winter season, Bitanga had been suspended from his duties temporarily, pending two investigations into wrongdoing by the Department of Education. Before the end of the season, Bitanga returned as […]

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For anyone who has been to the Moanalua gym recently, you’ve seen this big, colorful, beautiful new scoreboard. It’s way more than a scoreboard actually. It’s made up of multiple TV screens and can be used for presentations at school assemblies and also by coaches to show live or recorded videos of a practice session […]

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Konawaena’s Chanelle Molina, the multi-sport star who is headed to Washington State to play basketball next season, was named to the CBS MaxPreps Girls All-America fifth team Wednesday. Molina comes from a long line of Wildcats stars who have made a statewide impact and beyond. That list also includes Lia Galdeira, who was drafted by […]

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It’s been quite a ride for Lia Galdeira, and the spotlight just turned a bit brighter. The former Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State Player of the Year from Konawaena was drafted by the WNBA’s Washington Mystics on Thursday. Galdeira is the first high school player from Hawaii to be drafted by the pro league. At Konawaena, […]

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Fifty high school seniors declared their future plans by signing letters of intent on Wednesday morning in another pristine and beautiful setting at the Honolulu Elks Lodge in Waikiki. That’s the good news. The bad? This was the final LOI signing event hosted […]

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Three days after Konawaena defended its girls basketball Division I state championship, Chanelle Molina participated in the Mufi Hannemann Jamboree with sisters Celena Jane and Cherilyn and dozens of high school and ex-college players. Then she took one last shot — from halfcourt. First try: All net. Molina will play for Washington State next season. […]

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