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Kamehameha’s Akana signs with Hawaii

By Paul Honda on November 14, 2018

Braelyn Akana was wide awake at 3:30 a.m. as her family made the trek from the North Shore to the Hawaii Convention Center. The Kamehameha volleyball standout signed with Hawaii at the Hawaii Class of 2019 National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony presented by Education-1st. In all, 69 seniors signed letters. “From the start of this week, I was super excited. This morning, it was really weird because I didn’t feel tired,” said Akana, who played middle blocker for […]

Oglivie leads ILH volleyball all stars

By Jerry Campany on November 9, 2018

The ILH announced its girls volleyball all-star teams on Friday as voted on by league coaches. In Division I, ‘Iolani junior outside hitter Elena Oglivie was named the player of the year while Chris Blake of Kamehameha earned coach of the year honors. Damien senior Shelby Capllonch won player of the year honors in Division II with Damien’s Don Faumuina the coach of the year. Assets sophomore Samantha Pangilinan won the top honor in Division III with Island Pacific’s Stan […]

Five ILH teams finish season in volleyball Top 10

By Billy Hull on October 29, 2018

State champion ‘Iolani and state runner-up Kamehameha finished in the top two spots in the final Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 released today. The Warriors had been No. 1 and ‘Iolani No. 2 every week of the season until the Raiders’ sweep in Saturday’s state championship match. ‘Iolani junior Elena Oglivie, the tournament’s most outstanding player, had a record 28 kills in a D-I state final and finished the tournament with 80 kills, 45 digs, seven block assists and […]

‘Iolani, Sacred Hearts finish off volleyball shockers

By Nick Abramo on October 27, 2018

Underdogs ‘Iolani and Sacred Hearts gave the volleyball favorites a Halloween-time trick Saturday night at the Blaisdell Arena. It was spook-tacular for the Division I and II losers, Kamehameha and Le Jardin. In the second match of the night, the second-ranked Raiders took down top-seeded Kamehameha in three sets, 25-23, 25-21, 25-18. A microcosmic analogy would be of a left-side hitter winding up seven times on the same rally and getting roofed five times and dug up once before the […]

‘Iolani seeks some 2016 pizzazz in state final

By Nick Abramo on October 26, 2018

‘Iolani is certainly an underdog in tonight’s Division I finale against Kamehameha in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships. The Raiders (12-5) are 1-4 against the Warriors (14-1) this season, and ‘Iolani also lost to them in three sets in the state final a year ago. But the Raiders do have a few things going for them in Saturday’s matchup at 7 p.m. at Blaisdell Arena. They have Elena Oglivie, who, without taking out a radar gun, appears […]

What have we learned: time for volleyball Sweet 16s?

By Paul Honda on October 26, 2018

What have we learned about girls volleyball in 2018? So far, we already knew that the sport as a whole across the state is down a tad bit. KS-Maui was once the optimum program in the MIL, but finished 7-5. Talent seems to have matriculated to King Kekaulike, which was unbeaten and ranked No. 3 in the Star-Advertiser Top 10 without having beaten a single ranked team all season. King Kekaulike lost to ILH runner-up ‘Iolani — ranked No. 2 […]

King Kekaulike keeps on knocking, but ‘Iolani advances

By Nick Abramo on October 26, 2018

Coach Al Paschoal comes to Oahu for the state championships every year with his King Kekaulike team. Even though it’s usually one and done in the championship bracket, his girls remain upbeat. On Thursday night, Na Alii lost in four sets — 25-18, 22-25, 25-12, 25-8 — to ‘Iolani in the Division I quarterfinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships at Moanalua. While the Raiders will be trying to get to the final in a semifinal matchup […]

Petticord’s defense is D-I level for ‘Iolani

By Nick Abramo on October 22, 2018

Sasha Petticord is a skillful volleyball player who will likely be playing at a Division I college next year. Firing away for kills and diving for digs is only part of the equation for her, though. She is the girl up front and in the middle for the second-ranked ‘Iolani Raiders and she is defensive-minded. Sure, the blocks and kills come for points, but that’s not her forte. At 6-foot-2, Petticord is in the way of opposing hitters. She was […]