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Tachibana walks away from Kahuku job

By Nick Abramo on March 6, 2018

Mounia Tachibana is unhappy with what she calls a lack of support she and her team received from the Kahuku administration and has left her job as the Red Raiders girls volleyball coach. “I did not have support from the administration,” she said Tuesday. “The Kahuku athletes deserve better. The administration is more involved with football and that makes it really hard for the other sports to progress.” Phone calls to Kahuku principal Donna Lindsey and athletic director Gillian Yamagata […]

Hawaii Volleyball Combine back for 9th year

By Billy Hull on January 17, 2018

More than 60 colleges nationwide are expected to be represented at the ninth annual Hawaii Volleyball Combine held Friday through Sunday at Manoa Valley District Park. This year, there are 311 high school student athletes registered for the event, including players from the neighbor islands. The combine was established in 2009 to assist local players in getting noticed by mainland schools for recruiting purposes without the added expense of travel to the mainland. Club coaches from most of the local […]

Gatorade award goes to Kamehameha’s Akeo

By Billy Hull on January 16, 2018

Kamehameha junior setter Lexis Akeo was named the Gatorade Hawaii girls volleyball player of the year today. Akeo led the Warriors the Division I state title and was named most valuable player of the tournament after tallying 35 assists, 11 digs, three kills, three block assists and an ace in a sweep of ‘Iolani in the final. Akeo is the fourth Gatorade award winner from Kamehameha, joining Kanani Herring (2008), Misty Ma’a (2011) and Alohi Robins-Hardy (2014). According to a […]

Q&A: HBA’s 5-time ILH, 2-time state champ Ally Wada

By Paul Honda on January 9, 2018

Somehow, between club volleyball and basketball training, trips all over the mainland, high school success — five ILH titles and two state championships — Ally Wada finds time to perfect the most important art in her life. She’s really, really good at baking brownies. Wada, a 5-foot-9 senior at Hawaii Baptist, is also really, really good at school. Right now, Hawaii Baptist is ranked No. 9 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10, one of only two Division II programs […]

All-State volleyball newspaper archives since 1988

By Jerry Campany on November 27, 2017

Hawaii volleyball fans are guaranteed to get a mega blast from the past by checking out the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper archives of the various girls All-State teams through the years. Please be patient, it takes a few minutes to load.

Slideshow: As usual, ILH dominates All-State volleyball

By Jerry Campany on November 26, 2017

Now more than ever, volleyball talent in Hawaii resides in the ILH. Oahu’s private-school league garnered 12 of the 15 players on the Star-Advertiser’s season-ending All-State team, tying the record it held in 2015 and 2008. The fewest ILH players on the Fab 15, which began in the Star-Bulletin in 2007, was eight in 2013. So the ILH has always had more than half of the representation. Kamehameha put three players on the Fab 15 this year, with all of […]

Kaahaaina-Torres leads ILH volleyball all stars

By Hawaii Prep World on November 20, 2017

The ILH announced its girls volleyball all-star teams over the weekend as voted on by league coaches. In Division I, ‘Iolani senior outside hitter Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres was named the player of the year while Kainoa Obrey of ‘Iolani and Chris Blake of Kamehameha shared coach of the year honors. Le Jardin senior Natalie Piper won player of the year honors in Division II with Damien’s Don Faumuina the coach of the year. Lanakila Baptist senior Shayne Punua won the top […]

Signing Day: 40 make their college dreams a reality

By Paul Honda on November 8, 2017

Amalia Paige Hilliard saw the writing on the wall years ago. Or actually, there was writing on the table. Year after year, season after season, young Paige sat at the entrance on Letter-of-Intent Signing Day for then-host Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance. High school seniors from virtually every sport filtered through the doors of the Honolulu Elks Lodge in Waikiki or the rode the escalator up to the Sheraton Waikiki Ballrooms. There were the PIAA volunteers, ready and able to assist. […]