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Player of the year Ka’aha’aina-Torres commits to Utah

By Billy Hull on January 21, 2018

‘Iolani senior Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres, who was the Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year, announced on Twitter today she has committed to Utah. Ka’aha’aina-Torres, who was named to the Under Armour All-America second team this past season, had originally committed to Missouri but changed her mind during the volleyball season. She averaged 4.9 kills per set and led ‘Iolani to a 31-11 overall record, including its first ever Ann Kang Invitational championship. The 6-foot outside hitter and setter will join her […]

Kaiser wins coin toss for top seed in OIA playoffs

By Billy Hull on January 21, 2018

Kaiser won a coin toss with Kalani and will be the No. 1 seed out of the East in the OIA boys soccer playoffs beginning Jan. 29. The Cougars and Falcons finished with an identical 9-0-1 record in the regular season and played to a 1-1 tie last Wednesday. Kaiser will host the winner between Waianae and Castle in the quarterfinals on Jan. 30 while the Falcons will play the winner between Pearl City and Kailua at Mililani at 5:30 […]

WSU’s Mata’afa enjoys Poly Bowl week

By Christian Shimabuku on January 20, 2018

This year’s Polynesian Bowl served as a homecoming for a few football stars from Hawaii, as Mililani’s McKenzie Milton, Saint Louis alum Marcus Mariota and Lahainaluna product Hercules Mata’afa all made an appearance at Aloha Stadium to watch Team Mauka beat Team Mauka 31-14 on Saturday night. Mata’afa, who just completed his redshirt junior season at Washington State, was honored at the end of the third quarter of the high school football all-star game after being named the Polynesian College […]

VIDEO: QB Chevan Cordeiro after Poly Bowl

By Paul Honda on January 20, 2018

Saint Louis quarterback Chevan Cordeiro chats with Star-Advertiser sportswriter Billy Hull after the 2018 Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

St. Francis holds on to win ILH title

By Paul Honda on January 20, 2018

The last time the St. Francis Saints won the ILH girls basketball championship, well, they weren’t even the Saints. Back then, they were the Troubadours, which is only fitting. With a dramatic, sometimes poetic 47-43 win over No. 10-ranked Hawaii Baptist on Saturday afternoon, No. 6 St. Francis captured its first league crown since 2001. In other words, the four senior Saints were still in diapers. “Our seniors, the four of us working together, our whole team jelled together and […]

PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on January 20, 2018

Here are some photos from Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser, from tonight’s 2018 Polynesian Bowl high school football all-star game at Aloha Stadium. Team Makai, behind two touchdown runs by Lompac (Calif.) running back Toa Taua, who committed to Nevada during the game, defeated Team Mauka, 31-14. BOX SCORE at Aloha Stadium Team Makai 3 14 7 7 — 31 Team Mauka 0 0 7 7 — 14 Makai—FG BT Potter 37 Makai—Blue Smith 19 pass from Tanner McKee (Potter […]

LIVE BLOG: 2018 Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on January 20, 2018

The 2018 Polynesian Bowl, featuring 100 of the top high school football seniors in the country, kicks off tonight at Aloha Stadium at 6 p.m. For rosters of each team, click here. Saint Louis’ Chevan Cordeiro is expected to start at quarterback for Team Mauka. Other stuff from this week: Punahou’s Uluave owns social media for a day Quotes from Jacob Isaia, Palaie Gaoteote, Jonah Kahahawai-Welch, Kahale Huddleston and more A live blog will follow below. Team Makai 31, Team […]

1978 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on January 20, 2018

The 1978 Prep Bowl saw Waianae quarterback Michael Beazley throw a touchdown pass on one of only two completed passes in the entire game to lead the Seariders to a 14-6 win over Kamehameha. That wasn’t an indication of how voting for the All-State teams by both newspapers went, however. Saint Louis’ Wayne Apuna was the player of the year from both newspapers and teammate Paul Goo, a quarterback, was the back of the year. Apuna was dominant on both […]