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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 […]

No. 6 Hilo awaits Kahuku/Farrington winner in states

By Billy Hull on October 22, 2018

After handing Kamehameha-Hawaii its first loss of the season in the BIIF championship game, the Hilo Vikings will enter the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships as the No. 6-ranked team in the state according to the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10. The Vikings are two spots ahead of the Warriors, who dropped to No. 8 following the four-set loss. KS-Hawaii will open its Division I state tournament this afternoon hosting Waianae at 4 p.m. The winner […]

Girls volleyball state tournament brackets

By Hawaii Prep World on October 19, 2018

ILH champion Kamehameha, which held off ‘Iolani in five sets on Thursday after losing to the Raiders in five sets on Tuesday, is the No. 1 seed in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships beginning Monday. Kamehameha, which won its third consecutive ILH title, has won two of the last three state titles. The full schedule for both divisions is below. HHSAA D-I State Tournament HHSAA D-II State Tournament

Mid-Pacific surges to first D-II volleyball title

By Nick Abramo on October 18, 2018

Rising up and beating the favored team in two straight matches is a rare feat in any sport and at any level. Mid-Pacific did it this week, beating Damien on Tuesday and Thursday nights to wrest away the ILH Division II girls volleyball championship from what appeared to be a tight grip by the previously undefeated Monarchs’ hands. On Thursday night in front of a rambunctious home crowd at the Damien gym, Mid-Pacific scored the knockout blow with a 21-25, […]

Depth, defense spark Kamehameha in epic win over ‘Iolani

By Paul Honda on October 18, 2018

On Tuesday, ‘Iolani played lights-out volleyball in a five-set win over previously unbeaten Kamehameha. Epic? Certainly for outside hitter Elena Oglivie, who had 31 kills and only two hitting errors in 72 swings. With the second-round title in the ILH at stake on Thursday, could the Raiders’ junior pull of another miraculous performance? She showed no ill effects 48 hours after the upset win. It was an 8-5 Kamehameha lead when she executed her first kill. From there, she finished […]

Island Pacific enjoys volleyball success

By Nick Abramo on October 18, 2018

It was a banner year for the Island Pacific Academy girls volleyball team. The Navigators under coach Stan Vincent won the ILH Division III championship for the third time. By doing that, they qualified for a play-in game for the league’s D-II tournament. Even though IPA lost that play-in game to La Pietra in three sets, the Navigators finished 11-1. “We still had a fantastic season,” Vincent said. “I have been coaching for over 40 years, 12 at IPA, and […]