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Q&A: Mok, Kalani welcome Kamakawiwo’ole

By Paul Honda on June 18, 2018

Midway through the Kalani girls basketball summer league, there’s are several teams that stand out. The shining star of the league, though, might be host Kalani. The Lady Falcons had a successful 2017-18 season, but might surpass those achievements soon. The return of key contributors like center Kandyce Woods, point guard Heidi Kishaba and sharpshooter Alayna Akiona are major pluses. But the arrival of former Maryknoll standout Kamalu Kamakawiwo‘ole cemented rumors of her potential transfer. Kalani coach Chi Mok has […]

VIDEO: Tablit, Molina, Aganus at Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on June 4, 2018

Mikayla Tablit and Cherilyn Molina of Konawaena, and Saydee Aganus of Kamehameha-Hawaii endure the interrogation of host Felipe Ojastro during the Enterprise Hall of Honor banquet at the Pomaikai Ballroom of Dole Cannery on Sunday.

Kamehameha hires boys, girls basketball coaches

By Nick Abramo on May 29, 2018

Larry Park and Alexis Straight are the new Kamehameha boys and girls basketball coaches, the school announced Tuesday. Park is a former Warriors player. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Hawaii. Park has been on the Kamehameha staff as a math teacher since 1987 and has more than 20 years of basketball coaching experience at various levels. “Larry has proven his coaching and teaching ability,” a Kamehameha athletics news release stated. “He has demonstrated his ability […]

Roosevelt hires Joe Cho as girls hoops coach

By Paul Honda on May 23, 2018

That didn’t take very long. Less than two months after Kamehameha chose not to retain Joe Cho as girls varsity basketball coach, Roosevelt has hired him. Cho’s team at Kamehameha was a regular in the Star-Advertiser Top 10 and contended for the ILH title during his four seasons. The Warriors were 17-6 overall, including 8-5 in league play, but did not qualify for the state tourney out of the tough ILH. At Roosevelt, Cho steps into a situation that could […]

Konawaena’s Bobbie Awa to coach for USA Basketball

By Paul Honda on May 18, 2018

Longtime Konawaena girls basketball coach Bobbie Awa will be wearing red, white and blue the next time she coaches a game on the hardwood. USA Basketball has named Awa as one of four court coaches for the upcoming Women’s U17 World Cup Trials May 24-28 at Colorado Springs, Colo. Awa has led Konawaena to nine state championships in the past 15 seasons, including the last four HHSAA Division I titles. Many of her top players have continued their playing careers […]

Team Aloha wins Cal hoops tourney

By Hawaii Prep World on April 27, 2018

Team Aloha — an all-star girls basketball team from grades nine to 11 representing schools from across the state — finished 5-0 to win the Elite is Earned Spring Invitational basketball tournament held April 20-22 in Walnut Creek Calif. Team Aloha competed in the 17-and-under group of 40 teams. On Friday, Team Aloha beat Salt Lake Metros Gold, 62-35, and NorCal Dynasty Elite, 56-26. Saturday, Team Aloha beat Alaska Stars Gold 50-38 and then came back from a 9-0 deficit to blow […]

Kamehameha releases hoops coach

By Paul Honda on March 23, 2018

Joe Cho‘s girls basketball team won a ton of games in his four seasons at Kamehameha. He won’t be back for a fifth. Cho confirmed on Friday afternoon that he has not been retained as coach. Kamehameha was 17-6 overall in the recently completed season, including 8-5 in ILH play. Cho met with Associate Athletic Director Keoni Haole recently for a postseason evaluation meeting and was told that the school and the coach would “go their separate ways.” Bob Benham […]

Konawaena’s Molina adds second Gatorade award

By Nick Abramo on March 19, 2018

Konawaena senior guard Cherilyn Molina is the Gatorade Hawaii girls basketball player of the year for the second year in a row, the Gatorade Company announced Monday. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court. Molina led the Wildcats to a 26-2 record and their fourth consecutive Division I state championship in the recently completed season. She averaged 16.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.5 steals and one […]