Kailua left-hander Joey Cantillo is off to a good start in the Oahu Interscholastic Association regular season. Cantillo pitched five innings, gave up two hits and struck out seven in a 2-1 victory over Kaiser in the OIA East opener on Wednesday. There were at least a handful of major league scouts there to watch […]


Not everyone can have a former major leaguer as a coach, so the Kaiser Cougars are pretty lucky to have Kila Kaaihue as the head man. Kaaihue started his first OIA baseball regular season in charge as a head coach on Wednesday, where the maxim, “You can’t win ‘em all,” came into play. Kaiser lost […]


Corey Cabanban of Saint Louis ends the wrestling season atop the pound-for-pound rankings after sweeping through states on his way to his third title. He will undoubtedly begin his quest for No. 4 atop the rankings next year. Cabanban had his share of opposition during his run, beating Mililani’s Casey Nitta 2-0 before being pushed […]


Exactly three weeks ago, the University of Hawaii announced the signing of 23 players to its 2017 recruiting class. Not a single one was home grown. Fourteen of the 19 local players to sign with a Division I school were offered by the Rainbow Warriors, but with Kahuku’s Kesi Ah-Hoy switching to Oregon State over […]


State champion ‘Iolani swept the ILH girls soccer awards that were announced recently. Senior Kylee Kim-Bustillos was named the offensive most valuable player and classmate Kawaiuluhonua Scanlan was named the defensive MVP. Kristin Masunaga was named the coach of the year. The full teams are listed below. ILH All-Stars Offensive MVP—Kylee Kim-Bustillos, Sr, ‘Iolani Defensive […]


Four boys this year — Kapolei’s Jayson Pagurayan, ‘Iolani’s Colby Watase and KJ Pascua, and Antonio Ruiz of Moanalua — swept through the first day of the Chevron/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships to guarantee themselves their fourth state medal. They were certainly thinking of championships at that time, but to reach the podium four straight years […]


Campbell senior Jocelyn Alo, the reigning Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State position player of the year and Gatorade Hawaii player of the year, was named to the Max Preps preseason All-America softball team on Tuesday. Alo, who has signed to play at Oklahoma next year, is one of four catchers named to the team. Last season, Alo […]


The ILH released its girls basketball all-star teams on Tuesday as voted on by the league coaches. Maryknoll’s Chico Furtado earned coach of the year honors after guiding the Spartans to their third consecutive ILH championship while Kamehameha senior Mikiala Maio took home player of the year honors in Division I. Division I Most valuable […]


A week after receiving his first Division I scholarship offer, Kamehameha outside linebacker/defensive end Jonah Welch scooped up a second from the hometown team. Blessings!! Grateful to announce I have received an offer from The University of Hawai'i!! #DefendPriderock #G2G pic.twitter.com/k3naKDb0D2 — Jonah K. Welch (@jonah_41) February 21, 2017 Welch is listed as 6-foot-2 and […]


Q&A: Kailua ace Joey Cantillo

by Paul Honda on February 21, 2017

He was named, in part, after the original Joltin’ Joe, the Yankee Clipper: Joe DiMaggio. Kailua senior pitcher Joey Cantillo is making a name for himself. The southpaw is our prep feature subject in today’s Star-Advertiser. Joey Cantillo Kailua baseball Sr. 6-4 1/2, 220 Q&A Six days a week, working out at Kailua’s baseball facility. […]