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The old adage that you can’t lose your spot to injury doesn’t apply to the pound-for-pound rankings. Mililani’s Zach Diamond slipped out of the top spot for the first time all season when he lost a close match to Waianae’s Sheldon Bailey in the semifinals of the OIA championships. Diamond suffered an injured knee in […]

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Punahou goalkeeper Noelani Kong-Johnson will be going to Princeton to play soccer next season, according to her high school coach, Starr Johnson. The Buffanblu senior led her team to the ILH championship this season and a spot in the state tournament. She signed her letter of intent to play for the Tigers of the Ivy […]

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UPDATE, official brackets released: State Wrestling (Boys) 2015 Brackets State Wrestling (Girls) 2015 Brackets Here is the press release fresh from the HHSAA: 2015 Press Release OK, it’s an hour before the meeting gets rolling at ‘Iolani, so a quick stop into Mocha Java at Ward Centre in a last-gasp attempt to eat breakfast and […]

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The two scenarios were almost identical. ‘Iolani trailed Campbell (27-26) by one point and had possession of the ball with 26.3 seconds to go. Kahuku trailed Kalaheo by one point (36-35) and had possession with 9.6 seconds left. In ‘Iolani’s scenario, the ball was in the backcourt, but with Campbell sitting back in a zone, […]

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Boys 2014 106 Jayson Pagurayan Kapolei 2014 113 Shandon Ilabon Totten Kapolei 2014 120 Christian Natividad Campbell 2014 126 Alex Ursua Pearl City 2014 132 Zackary Diamond Mililani 2014 138 Braydon Akeo Mililani 2014 145 Liam Corbett Radford 2014 152 Jacob Solomon Kalaheo 2014 160 Blake Cooper Pearl City 2014 170 Rodney Williams Castle 2014 […]

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Boys 2014 106 Cameron Kato Punahou 2014 113 Blaysen Terukina Kamehameha 2014 120 Sean Urabe Punahou 2014 126 Joshua Rosen Punahou 2014 132 Joshua Terao Mid-Pacific 2014 138 Brian Pascua Iolani 2014 145 Connor Barfield Punahou 2014 152 William Valdez Punahou 2014 160 Christian Agmata Punahou 2014 170 Spencer Kiehm Iolani 2014 182 Joseph Hoshino […]

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They were once the kneelers on canvas, counted out of title contention. Each of the teams in tonight’s Final Four at the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball Division I State Championships was left for dead, so to speak, after losing in their respective league playoffs. Kahuku, loser in the OIA final. Kalaheo, loser in the […]

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Survey the landscape. You will find a terrain without seeds. But this valley of battles is far from barren. Four regiments remain, racing to the peak of a mountain. The league champions who waved the largest banners on Thursday were toppled, one by one. A stampede from Oneawa Hills and a march to the foul […]

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This is the extended story on Thursday’s quarterfinal matchup at the boys basketball state tourney. The published story is in this morning’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. (subscriber content) This time, it wasn’t quite so close. When they last met, Kalaheo needed a buzzer-beating putback by Alec MacLeod to edge Punahou in the final of the Punahou Invitational […]

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Not one league champion in the bunch. The dust has settled in the Division I boys basketball state championships, and we’re left with OIA second-place Kahuku (14-2), ILH second-place ‘Iolani (10-4), OIA third-place Kalaheo (15-1), and OIA fifth-place Campbell (13-2). Gone are the top-four seeds — ILH champion Punahou, OIA first-place Farrington, MIL titlist Lahainaluna, […]

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