Latest news

ILH cheerleading all stars

By Jerry Campany on November 24, 2015

Cheerleader of the year: Jonah Ah Mook Sang, Iolani Coach of the year: Barbara Hamocon, Iolani First team Base: Kassie Nakaya, Iolani Base: Nike-Michelle Tolentino, Kamehameha Base: Jaelyn Domingo, Kamehameha Base: Kayla O’Sullivan, Pac-Five Base: Sydney Higo, Punahou Base: Ali Nakashima, Punahou Flyer: Keri Miyasato, Iolani Flyer: Zoe Ann Kessler, Kamehameha Flyer: Teilor Grubbs, Pac-Five Back: Anthony Nguyen, Iolani Back: Madison Tasaka, Pac-Five Back: Megan Hirsch, Punahou Utility: Cassidy Hernandez-Tamayo, Iolani Utility: Brandi Burnett, Kamehameha Second team Base: Ella Lani Sanchez, Damien Base: Nikye Makishima, Iolani Base: Shelby Clemente, Pac-Five Base: Joshua Matsumoto, Pac-Five Base: Lindsey Ogata, Sacred Hearts Base: Ashley Manz, Sacred Hearts Flyer: Makayla Miyashiro, Pac-Five Flyer: Kaitlyn Poentis, Punahou Flyer: Brandi Surell, Sacred Hearts Back: Carina Iwane, […]

Moanalua, Radford win state cheerleading

By Christian Shimabuku on November 14, 2015

Moanalua and Radford won the large and medium divisions, respectively, at the 2015 Zippy’s/HHSAA Cheerleading State Championships on Sunday. 30 teams ranging from intermediate to varsity squads performed their routines at the Neal S Blaisdell Arena. Four teams competed in the large division, 13 teams competed in the medium, and the rest were JV and intermediate squads who performed as an exhibition. Both divisions were rated by a panel of judges on a 375-point scale. In the large division, Moanalua earned 343.75 points, followed by Mililani at 335, Kaiser at 330, and Pearl City at 306.25. Moanalua earns their first state cheerleading title since 2005 and their first large division title since 2003. Radford won the medium division by the […]

States is next step for ‘Iolani cheer team

By Nick Abramo on November 12, 2015

‘Iolani had never won an Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship in cheerleading until this year. Now, the Raiders will try to take the next step, when they compete in the Zippy’s State Cheerleading Championships on Saturday against other teams from around the state on Saturday at noon at Blaisdell Arena. A total of 17 teams are vying for either the large- or the medium-division championships. ‘Iolani will be taking part in the small-division. Among the other top squads competing at the states are ILH runner-up Kamehehameha, ILH third-place Pac-Five, Oahu Interscholastic Association champion Moanalua, OIA runner-up Radford and OIA third-place Kaiser.

‘Iolani wins ILH cheerleading

By Jerry Campany on October 30, 2015

Iolani’s banner day just got even better. The Raiders won their first ever ILH cheerleading championship on Friday night at Kamehameha, scoring 324.75 points to Kamehameha’s 323. Pac-Five will join them at the state tournament after placing third with 321.5 points. ‘Iolani clinched a spot in the volleyball state championship earlier in the evening. INTERMEDIATE 1. KAMEHAMEHA – 272.25 (ILH CHAMPION) 2. DAMIEN – 255.00 3. ‘IOLANI – 248.50 4. SACRED HEARTS – 240.25 5. PUNAHOU – 236.75 6. ST.FRANCIS – 236.50 JUNIOR VARSITY 1. KAMEHAMEHA – 293.00 (ILH CHAMPION) 2. ‘IOLANI – 265.75 3. SACRED HEARTS – 229.00 4. PUNAHOU – 228.00 5. ST.FRANCIS – 224.00 VARSITY 1. ‘IOLANI – 324.75 (ILH CHAMPION) 2. KAMEHAMEHA – 323.00 3. PAC-5 […]

Kamehameha goes for ILH cheer repeat

By Jerry Campany on October 30, 2015

Kamehameha will go for its second straight ILH cheerleading championship tonight at Kamehameha beginning at 6 p.m. The Warriors have won every ILH title except two, in 2012 and 2013 when Pac-Five rose up. The Warriors got the title back last year. Kamehameha can expect a challenge from another program looking for its first title this time. Punahou won the recent regular season event with 342.75 points over Kamehameha, which had 331.25. Pac-Five was third with 318. The Warriors won the other regular season event, scoring 324 on Oct. 13 to beat Punahou’s 316.25. ‘Iolani was third in that event with Pac-Five a close fourth. Sacred Hearts and Damien will also be competing at the ILH championships. The top three […]

Kamehameha cheerleaders win in Orlando

By Nick Abramo on February 9, 2015

The Kamehameha cheerleaders defended their title last weekend. The Warriors’ 14-member squad won the medium division of the “Game Day Championships” portion of the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships last weekend in Orlando, Fla., and will return to Oahu on Tuesday. Kamehameha defeated nine other teams in that division, which is a relatively new category. It requires teams to do three routines, a fight song, a sideline cheer and a halftime or timeout cheer. “Cheerleading is so competitive now, you’ve got nationals all over the place and all-stars,” Warriors coach Melissa Wennihan said. “This (new category) brings it back to where cheerleading is rooted — being a proud leader and cheering for your team.” Kamehameha did not place in […]

ILH cheerleading all stars

By Jerry Campany on November 23, 2014

ILH All-Stars Cheerleader of the year—Bailey Wilson-Pena, Kamehameha. Coach of the year—Melissa Beimes Wennihan, Kamehameha. First team Base—Danielle Nakamoto, ‘Iolani; Ashlyn Chee, Kamehameha; Dezarae Lei, Kamehameha; Christian Chase Vasconcellos, Pac-Five; Madison Tasaka, Pac-Five; Amanda Chau, Punahou; Lauren Higo, Punahou. Flyer—Ariana Felix, ‘Iolani; Chanielle Feliciano, Pac-Five; Elyse Nishikawa, Punahou. Back—Haley Namu‘o, Kamehameha; Nicole Laheney, Pac-Five; Megan Hirsch, Punahou. Utility—Taelyn Henderson, Kamehameha; Kaydi Silva, Pac-Five; Monica Shimabukuro, Punahou. Second team Base—Jaelyn Domingo, Kamehameha; Jaela Henderson, Kamehameha; Shelby Clemente, Pac-Five; Lauren Hirsch, Punahou; Lindsey Ogata, Sacred Hearts. Flyer—Lili Parker, Kamehameha; Zoe Ann Kessler, Kamehameha; Lea Surell, Sacred Hearts. Back—Jonah Ah Mook Sang, ‘Iolani; Megan Ishii, Punahou; Olivia Kapule, Punahou. Utility—Carly Armstrong, Kamehameha; Sydney Higo, Punahou; Karly Lou Ayano, Sacred Hearts. Honorable mention—‘Iolani: Kamy […]

Photos: OIA cheerleading championships

By Hawaii Prep World on November 11, 2012

  Radford takes it back The Radford cheerleading squad regained the OIA championship it lost to Mililani last year, beating the Trojans at the league’s title competition on Saturday at Kalani. The Rams, who won four straight OIA titles from 2006-2009, scored 348.5 to outlast Moanlua (347) and Kaiser (305). Those three will join Mililani, Castle, Pearl City, Kailua, McKinley and Leilehua at Saturday’s state championships at the Blaisdell Arena. Radford, the defending state champion, has walked out of the last competition of the year with a first-place trophy in each of the last seven years. Read the story from Sunday’s Star-Advertiser. Photo gallery Photos by the Star-Advertiser’s FL Morris. Click thumbnails to view larger images.