Girls basketball

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 […]


Team Navy, sparked by Konawaena junior guard Cherilyn Molina, won the Varsity Division title at the Mufi Hannemann Jamboree on Monday at Manoa Valley District Park gym. Below, photos of the top teams in Varsity, 14-under and 12-under divisions.


Anti-climatic, sure. Polls at the high school level are more like whipped cream than anything nutritious. But for voters, there are mini dilemmas. Konawaena’s win over Maryknoll in a thriller of a state-championship game makes the top spot on a ballot easy to pick. But what about the likes of ‘Iolani, which lost to Kamehameha, […]


Two weeks before the state championships, Sherice Ajifu took a stark look at her unbeaten Mid-Pacific Owls. They had pulled out a 43-37 win over St. Francis to complete the ILH Division II girls basketball season. After rolling over D-III competition by margins of 54, 49, 55 and 39 points, and league D-II foes by […]


Cherilyn Molina of Konawaena and Ciera Kameehonua of Mid-Pacific were named the most outstanding players of their respective divisions at the Snapple/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships on Saturday. Molina was impeccable on both ends of the floor as the Wildcats swept through the tourney to win their third state championship in as many years. Molina, […]


Very little has changed for Bobbie Awa in the 16 years since she became the girls basketball coach at her alma mater. The year 2001 was an oddity for students. The teachers’ strike shortened many things, including the seasons of student-athletes. But it was the beginning for Awa in her first varsity head coach after […]


Konawaena’s latest state championship in girls basketball may have been its most difficult title-game win, which is saying a lot since the Wildcats now own eight crowns. In a 53-48 thriller against Maryknoll, champion of the ILH, the Wildcats got stellar performances from returning All-State players Celena Jane Molina, Cherilyn Molina — the all-tournament most […]


The girls basketball state championship has long been coveted in the islands, but it is not just available to anyone. No, the largest of the Koa trophies awaiting its rightful owner at Neal Blaisdell Center tonight is quite picky. After all, there were teams like Lahainaluna, with its mammoth win streak in the Maui Interscholastic […]


And then there were four. The semifinal rounds of the Snapple/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships are upon us. Already. Forgive those of us of a certain age, but we remember when the girls tourney was played entirely at Stan Sheriff Center, four days, one division, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Glory days, indeed. This is […]


What was once the bastion of private schools has become a public-school thing. It is now eight state girls basketball crowns in the past 13 seasons by teams from the public schools. Or maybe it is neighbor-island dominion. All eight of those public-school titles were by Konawaena (seven) and Lahainaluna (one). Or maybe, just maybe, […]