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3 Hawaii gymnasts named to national teams

By Nick Abramo on August 15, 2018

Three Hawaii gymnasts were named to U.S. national teams recently. Kayttie Nakamura, who attends Kalani High, made both the senior and junior women’s teams for individual trampoline and double mini trampoline, according to the USA Gymnastics website. Maia Amano of St. Andrew’s Priory and Sydney Senter of Hawaii Baptist made the junior women’s team for those two disciplines. Nakamura, Amano and Senter, who train at Hawaii Academy, also qualified for the World Age Group Competitions in November in St. Petersburg, […]

Award winners all show leadership with aloha

By Dave Reardon on June 12, 2018

Every athlete’s story is unique. Some are extraordinary — that’s the case with all 28 of the Hawaii student athletes who were either inducted into the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Honor or recipients of an HMSA Kaimana Award scholarship this month. (Click here to read Dave’s story in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Even among these elite groups, Bradley Wood’s saga of a one-play senior football season stands out. It wasn’t a success at all by any conventional standard […]

Baseball all-stars, 1970-79

By Jerry Campany on May 31, 2018

Iolani was the elite program of the 1970s with three state titles, but there was plenty of parity with Aiea winning twice and no other school doubling up. There were still no all-state teams, so this list of pages compiles league all-stars from the decade. The list of big stars has to begin in the OIA with Aiea, which featured both Gerald Ako and Derek Tatsuno on the hill. But Punahou’s Glenn Goya was no slouch in the year between […]

State football OT is one of many HIADA topics

By Nick Abramo on May 29, 2018

The longest football game in Hawaii high school history has led to a proposal by athletic directors to ensure that there won’t be a repeat performance. Last November at Aloha Stadium, Lahainaluna outlasted Konawaena 75-69 in seven overtime periods to win the state’s Division II championship. It was the main reason why Nov. 18’s Aloha Stadium tripleheader lasted almost 12 hours — from 2 p.m. on a Saturday until 1:04 a.m. Sunday. High school administrators typically want to get their […]

Molina, Cabanban, Alo lead Hall of Honor selections

By Jerry Campany on May 20, 2018

The girls will take over the stage when the newest class of the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor is inducted at the Pomaikai Ballroom at Dole Cannery on June 3. Nine girls will be inducted into Hawaii’s version of the high school hall of fame on that day, breaking the record of eight set in 1998 and matched in 2001. Of the 432 athletes inducted since the program began in 1983, 252 boys and 180 girls were honored. Other […]

All-State boys volleyball, 2010-2017

By Jerry Campany on May 19, 2018

With the Star-Advertiser’s boys volleyball all-state team coming out Sunday, here is a look at the All-State teams from 2010-17. This decade so far will be remembered for Punahou’s dominance that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon and the rise of Kamehameha-Hawaii. Evan Enriques was the player of the year twice for the Warriors, in 2012 and 2014, and that run was interrupted by Hawaii Baptist’s Michael Fisher, who ruled the roost from his spot in Division II. Add […]

Looking back at every 2017-18 state championship

By Nick Abramo on May 18, 2018

It was quite a year in state high school sports. From an amazing tripleheader football state championship that started on Saturday afternoon and ended early Sunday morning to Corey Cabanban‘s fourth state championship in wrestling and on to Leilehua’s first state title in softball. All of that and everything in between from the 2017-18 state championships is recapped below. 2017 FALL SPORTS BOYS AIR RIFLERY >> Since 1999 (19th year) >> 2017 champion: Moanalua >> Oct. 24, 2017, Blaisdell Exhibition […]

Reading between the lines of OIA transfer rule

By Nick Abramo on May 16, 2018

ANALYSIS The rewording of the OIA transfer rule may seem like small potatoes, but it has large implications. Due to an out-of-court settlement in the case of Miller v. Kishimoto recently, the scuttlebutt around OIA athletic directors is that the league is back to the “wild, wild West” of a few years ago. OIA athletic directors will not talk about it on the record, referring any inquiries to OIA executive director Ray Fujino. Fujino did not return a call asking […]