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No. 1 Crusaders have long wait ahead

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 13, 2017

After watching Saint Louis complete a second straight dominant performance, Crusaders coach Cal Lee was typically reserved in his initial evaluation of a 61-0 rout of Baldwin on Saturday. “We gotta look at the film and see where we can get better,” Lee said as the Crusaders boarded the team buses at the top of the ramp leading out of Aloha Stadium’s north tunnel. Whatever issues arise in reviewing the footage, the Saint Louis coaches will have ample time to address them before the Crusaders take the field again. The Crusaders dispatched Waianae and Baldwin by a combined score of 110-7 heading into a 19-day break before opening ILH play against Kamehameha on Sept. 1. Saint Louis dominated in all […]

Hawaii in Top 10 in sports safety policies

By Jerry Campany on August 8, 2017

A study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute puts Hawaii in the top 10 in the nation in safety. The study grades states on ability to protect athletes from from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke. North Carolina, Kentucky and Massachusetts top the list with Iowa, California and Colorado bringing up the rear. Those scores were based on a state meeting best practice guidelines addressing the four major causes of sudden death for that age group: cardiac arrest, traumatic head injuries, exertional heat stroke and exertional sickling occurring in athletes with sickle cell trait. The National Federation of High Schools was not happy with the rankings, releasing a statement that read, in part, “Unfortunately, the Korey Stringer Institute has proclaimed […]

Punahou athletics No. 2 in national standings

By Nick Abramo on August 7, 2017

Only St. Thomas Aquinas, a Florida school, placed higher than Punahou in the final MaxPreps Cup standings for 2016-17. The national standings are determined by awarding points for schools that win a state title or finish second in high school sports. Different types of sports and varying size classifications can also affect the standings. Punahou won state championships in 11 sports — girls air riflery, girls cross country, boys paddling, boys soccer, boys swimming and diving, girls swimming and diving, girls golf, girls tennis, boys track and field, boys volleyball and girls water polo. The Buffanblu also placed second in six sports — boys cross country, boys basketball, mixed paddling, girls soccer, boys golf and boys tennis. In addition, Punahou’s […]

Pac-Five to hold athletics fundraiser

By Nick Abramo on June 26, 2017

Pac-Five will be holding an athletic fundraiser at Rumours in the Ala Moana Hotel on July 15 from 3-8 p.m. Guest must be 21 and over. Pupus, entertainment, raffles and an auction will be held. In addition, the 1985 Pac-Five football team from 1985 and several individual athletic contributors through the years will be inducted into the Pac-Five hall of honor. That team won the Interscholastic League of Honolulu and Oahu Prep Bowl championships. Also going into Pac-Five’s hall of honor are: Jim Bukes, former University athletic director; Kip Botelho, current Pac-Five football coach; Matt Stevens, former ILH and state cross country and track and field champion from Hawaii Baptist; and the late Cecil Hasegawa, a former Pac-Five softball coach […]

The Priory’s Jones is a born leader

By Nick Abramo on June 14, 2017

Jordan Jones laughed if off, but didn’t slough it off as impossible. At the end of a seven-minute interview, The Priory’s Jones — who is the president of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Student Advisory Committee — was reminded that the U.S. has never had a woman president. Of course, Jones is already aware of that fact, and while she was laughing she said, “I would love to be one day.” It is not an immediate goal, if a goal at all. Jones, however, is an impressive leader, according to various athletic directors and other officials at the HHSAA SAC’s Student Leadership Summit, which was held last week in conjunction with the annual Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference […]

HALL PASS: ‘Iolani’s Dane Yamashiro

By Jerry Campany on June 3, 2017

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. Dane Yamashiro is on the short list of the greatest high schoolers in combat sports. Yamashiro won five gold medals between wrestling and judo in his career, only five other boys have earned as many and four of them are in the Hall of Honor. A four-time ILH champion, Yamashiro was nothing short of dominant in judo once fellow Hall of Honor inductee Dayton Furuta graduated, winning three state championships. In his 12 state matches in that span, he won 10 of them by ippon in the first three minutes of […]

HALL PASS: Saint Louis’ Tua Tagovailoa

By Jason Kaneshiro on June 3, 2017

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. By the time Tua Tagovailoa took the field for his final high school game, he’d amassed an array of accolades to rival any in the line of Saint Louis quarterbacks before him — with one defining exception. Tagovailoa had won the starting job as a sophomore, his undeniable physical skills paired with poise exceeding his class standing. Despite the youth of that Crusader team, his laser-guided throws and breakaway speed in the open field nearly carried Saint Louis to the state tournament. Expectations swelled for his junior year and he delivered […]

HALL PASS: Seabury Hall’s Ava Shipman

By Paul Honda on June 3, 2017

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. The going doesn’t get tough at Makawao. It already IS tough, every day, running on a campus that exists on hills. Ava Shipman’s dreams didn’t come crashing down the day she finished second in the state cross country championships. Her senior season began with that heartbreak, however, and rather than douse the fire within, defeat turned into a fuel that has yet to cease. Shipman, a vocal leader with the tenacity to match as a relentless long-distance harrier, was the spark behind Seabury Hall’s amazing run to the state title at […]

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