Girls volleyball

Kaiser girls volleyball coach Ernest Noborikawa decided to step down from the post after the fall season for personal reasons, Cougars assistant athletic director Bryan Almadova confirmed last week. Noborikawa spent 16 years involved with the program and won the 2009 OIA Division II championship as the head coach of a team that had Nikki […]


McKinley volleyball coach Chad Giesseman is stepping down as the boys and girls coach for the Tigers. Bob Morikuni, the school’s athletic director, said Giesseman’s reason for leaving is to spend more time with his family. “Chad has done an awesome job taking care of the boys AND girls program,” Morikuni wrote in an email […]


Volleyball standout setter ShaRae Niu was one of six Kahuku seniors who signed their letters of intent on Wednesday. Niu signed with Hawaii-Hilo. Teammate Carey Williams signed with the University of Portland. Cheyenne Te’o signed with Notre Dame de Namur. Williams and Niu finished back-to-back in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Fab. 15 this past season with […]


High school classmate. Friend. Teammate. Champion. College student-athlete. College teammate. There are few strings of words that are as gratifying as those, and that’s the road travelled by Farrington seniors Molimau Heimuli and Chantal Mailou. The two basketball standouts were among dozens from the class of 2017 who inked their letters of intent in a […]


Brigham Young junior setter Alohi Robins-Hardy has been chosen to compete on the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team that will tour Europe this summer. Robins-Hardy, a 2014 Kamehameha alumna, will play for the CNT-Europe squad, one of three teams within the U.S. Collegiate National Team program, that will play in the 13th Annual European Global […]

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‘Iolani freshman Elena Oglivie was named the 2016-17 Gatorade Hawaii girls volleyball player of the year on Tuesday. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Oglivie as Hawaii’s best high school volleyball player. The 5-foot-10 outside […]


Kalaheo girls volleyball coach Roberta Downey stepped down recently. Downey, who has led the team since 2009, said she wants to spend time with club ball and watching the college game. She says she will inquire around Chaminade and Hawaii Pacific to see if they need any volunteer assistants. She has taken Kalaheo to the […]


‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie, who last November became the first high school freshman in Hawaii named player of the year by a newspaper, was named to the CBS MaxPreps Freshman All-American team on Monday. Kamehameha’s Lexis Akeo was also honored by MaxPreps with her selection to the Sophomore All-American team. Oglivie was one of three finalists […]


A total of five players with Hawaii ties earned All-America honors from the AVCA today. Along with Hawaii outside hitter Nikki Taylor, a Kaiser graduate, Utah junior Adora Anae was named to the AVCA All-America second team. Anae, a Kahuku alumna, is just the second Utah volleyball player to earn second-team All-America honors ever. Also […]


Elena Oglivie isn’t just another ninth grader finding her way through a mountain of homework every night as a student at ‘Iolani School. After all, she thrives on it. Especially algebra. And there’s more to enjoy. Hula. Snacking. Snacking is big for an athlete who never seems to tire of playing volleyball year-round at a […]