Girls basketball

Farrington senior Penina Faumui will play basketball at powerhouse Blinn College next season. Faumui is a Star-Advertiser All-State Fab 15 selection, a multi-skilled player who can play guard and forward. Blinn, a community college in Brenham, Texas, reached the quarterfinals of the national junior college (NJCAA) women’s basketball championship in March. The Buccaneers were ranked […]


Team Aloha wins tourney

by Paul Honda on April 28, 2014

Team Aloha captured the championship of the 17th annual Arizona Elite Spring Classic on Sunday in Phoenix, Ariz. Chanelle Molina, the Star-Advertiser all-state player of the year from Konawaena, scored 15 points and Farrington junior Jeneva Toilolo had 13 to lead Team Aloha over Oregon Elite White 44-39 in the tournament final. “When we left […]


Beautiful morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki on signing day for dozens of student-athletes from the islands. Among them were a handful of football players, including Punahou’s all-state offensive lineman, Davis Miyashiro-Saipa‘ia. The senior signed with Oregon as a preferred walk-on, turning down several opportunities at smaller schools. Isaac Hurd, Campbell’s big-play quarterback, signed […]


The Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State selections for the 2013-14 season was published this morning. Here are some extra notes.


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 […]


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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Pupule’s hoops ballots 2/17

by Paul Honda on 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 […]


The lineups for the Geremy Robinson Senior Basketball Classic have been announced. Each team is comprised of 10 players, selected by the former University of Hawaii guard. Public school team: LaChae McColor (Moanalua), Carly Kakuda (Kalani), Sheastel Tiumalu (Castle), Mich’lae Higa (Aiea), Mikaela Limper (Mililani), Penina Faumui (Farrington), Tavae Sina Sofa (Roosevelt), Valerie Wilson (Kaimuki), […]

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It’s 12-all in third-place game of the Hawaiian AIrlines/HHSAA Division I Girls Basketball State Championships. Hilo and Mililani. Both teams playing man defense, which is even more interesting since they’re so different in size. Sophomore Alexis Pana continues to shine for the Vikings. She’s a long guard — there’s no height listed on the roster, […]