Girls basketball

PIAA Letter of Intent signing day

April 16, 2014

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 […]

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Girls Hoops: All-Defense, Most Improved

March 30, 2014

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

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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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Video: #1 Lahainaluna vs. #2 Punahou

February 24, 2014

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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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Senior Classic girls roster announced

February 17, 2014

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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Championship night: Pupule thoughts

February 15, 2014

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, […]

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Video: #2 Punahou vs. King Kekaulike

February 14, 2014

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Hoops Senior Classic set for March 2

February 13, 2014

Former University of Hawaii guard Geremy Robinson has confirmed starting times for the inaugural Senior Classic. The event will be held on Sunday, Mar. 2 at Moanalua High School. Doors will open at 3 p.m. with the girls’ game to tip off at 4:30 p.m. A girls 3-point competition will be held at halftime. Before […]

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Pupule’s ballot: Girls hoops 2/10

February 12, 2014

Pupule’s ballot  BKG 2/10/14 1. LAH (28-1) 2. PUN (15-2) 3. HIL (20-5) 4. MIL (22-3) 5. MS (18-5) 6. ROS (15-2) 7. KON (24-4) 8. KS (14-5) 9. HON (26-10) 10. IOL (12-10) This is a first, right? We’re in the middle of the girls basketball state tournament, which is a two-week extravaganza (if […]

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Video: #4 Roosevelt vs. #8 Hilo

February 12, 2014

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Currently uploading

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Big draw in Lahaina for HHSAA girls hoops

February 10, 2014

Pilot program. Experiment. Mostly good results. In this first try at state-tournament regionals, including sites on the neighbor islands, the HHSAA is winning. It’s not a complete victory, but the math is in the HHSAA’s favor. Comparing this year’s quarterfinal round to last year’s, the gross revenue is anywhere from $12,000 to $16,000 more in […]

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Roundball wrap 2/8

February 8, 2014

What a day and night it’s been here at good ol’ Neal Blaisdell Arena — and elsewhere — in the world of Hawaii girls high school basketball. Here, the D-I quartefinals doubleheader was a mixed bag. King Kekaulike was out of gas in its 62-34 loss to No. 3 seed Punahou. King K played with […]

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