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Rivals will make a run at each other

July 22, 2014

When the OIA’s new divisions and schedule were announced over the summer, there was one glaring omission — No Mililani-Leilehua rivalry game unless the teams happen to meet in the playoffs. Problem solved, sort of. Coaches for both schools got together and decided to honor the rivalry and schedule a scrimmage Thursday, July 31 at […]

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Mililani all-state football, state championship era

July 7, 2014

Kahuku was shut out of the first team on last year’s Star-Advertiser All-State football first team, the first time the school didn’t have someone mentioned on a newspaper’s first team since 1997. That leaves Mililani with the longest current OIA streak, getting a player on the first team every year since 2002. Saint Louis has […]

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PIAA Combine (updated results list)

June 2, 2014

PIAA executive director Doris Sullivan had a full house for the annual PIAA/Under Armour Football Combine on Saturday. The list of participants maxed out at 260 going into the annual event, but Doris noted that 280 wound up participating. Click on the link below to see the results. 2014-PIAA-COMBINE-RESULTS (Note: This version of results is […]

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Defense rules Kahuku spring game

May 30, 2014

New Kahuku head football coach Lee Leslie will be the first to admit that he is still learning about the culture of the community around Kahuku. His boys gave him one of his first lessons during Friday’s Red and White game to wrap up spring practice. Defense rules. “I thought the kids showed a lot […]

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Medeiros will attend MLB draft

May 23, 2014

Waiakea’s Kodi Medeiros confirmed Friday that he will be attending the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, June 5, in Secaucus, N.J. The left-hander is projected as a first-round draft pick and would become the third player drafted in the first round straight out of high school from Hawaii, joining Waipahu’s Jerome […]

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LIVE Blog: State baseball championships

May 16, 2014

Division I final: Mililani vs. Saint Louis Mililani (12-6) vs. Saint Louis (17-6) Pono Anderson gets the start for Saint Louis as the Crusaders seek the program’s first state championship since 1974. Mililani will go after its first title with Cole Nakachi on the mound. Both started first-round games on Tuesday. Anderson closed out Saint […]

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Long ball lacking at the Les

May 16, 2014

When the power went out on the UH campus during Thursday’s Divsion II semifinal between Waianae and Kamehameha-Hawaii, the only real inconvenience was keeping track of how many runs the Warriors were piling on the wounded Seariders. But fans who had taken in the show the previous two days probably didn’t mind. The Division II […]

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Souza-Paaluhi sparks Mililani

May 15, 2014

Kaimana Souza-Paaluhi had a pretty good view of Mid-Pacific’s comeback win over Mililani in last year’s Division I final of the state baseball championship. “I was sitting right there watching,” he said, pointing over to the seats above Les Murakami Stadium’s first-base dugout. Then a Mililani freshman who’d played on the junior varsity, Souza-Paaluhi couldn’t […]

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VIDEO: Highlights from DI state volleyball final

May 15, 2014

The Star-Advertiser’s Kaylee Noborikawa was on hand to watch the championship game of the Division I state volleyball final between Kamehameha-Hawaii and Punahou and put together this highlight video of the Buffanblu defeating the Warriors in four sets to win their third straight state championship.

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LIVE BLOG: HHSAA state baseball Day 3

May 15, 2014

Day 3 of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships has begun with two Division I semifinals and two Division II semifinals at Les Murakami Stadium. Saint Louis vs. Campbell The Sabers are trying to make it an all-OIA final for the second time in four years while the Crusaders are trying to keep the […]

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More heroics for Mililani’s Nakagawa

May 15, 2014

The noise from the crowd and the tension on the field did little to faze Justice Nakagawa on Wednesday. The Mililani shortstop played on the Waipio team that won the U.S. Championship at the Little League World Series in 2010, and his experience playing on a big stage comes in handy at this time of […]

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Yamamoto delivers special performance

May 15, 2014

Saint Louis coach George Gusman has watched his star pitcher perform at a high level all season. But what made Jordan Yamamoto‘s two-hit shutout against Waiakea on Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships even more special was the stage on which he delivered. His showdown with Waiakea ace […]

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LIVE BLOG: HHSAA state baseball Day 2

May 14, 2014

Mid-Pacific vs. Mililani The quarterfinal round ends with a rematch of last year’s Division I state championship game. Sophomore Chase Wago will start for top-seeded MPI. Junior Micah Chinen gets the ball for Mililani. The winner faces Kailua in the 4 p.m. semifinal on Thursday. Inning 1 Mililani leadoff hitter Kaimana Souza-Paaluhi reaches on an […]

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Saint Louis win sets up showdown with Waiakea

May 14, 2014

Pono Anderson went out Tuesday and pitched the game he needed. Ryder Kuhns and company provided more than enough offense. The Crusaders took care of business in a timely fashion, routing Roosevelt 13-0 in the first round of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships to set up the showdown everybody wanted as soon as […]

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