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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 […]

Damien on upward trend with first major state title

By Nick Abramo on May 16, 2018

The Damien baseball team that kept on winning against the odds to capture the Division II title in the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships on Friday did something no other team in school history had done. It was Damien’s first state crown in a so-called major team sport. The school’s four previous state championships were won in what are considered minor sports – boys bowling in 1988 and 1993 and in boys cross country in 1969 and 1970. In […]

Longest-running state streaks

By Brian McInnis on May 15, 2018

Now that the 2017-18 high school athletic calendar has wrapped up, it’s time to take an updated stock of who’s going streaking … when it comes to team championships. Punahou, not surprisingly, owns seven of the 10 longest streaks spanning all sports and divisions (team titles only). Its 16 straight in girls tennis remains the gold standard in the time since its 26 consecutive boys tennis titles ended at the hands of ‘Iolani in 2017. The longest streaks to come […]

Punahou, Moanalua: Nos. 1, 2 for most state titles

By Nick Abramo on May 13, 2018

Not surprisingly, Punahou won the most team state championships out of the 46 koa trophies awarded during the 2017-18 sports season. Moanalua came in second among the state’s high schools with four. After that Baldwin, ‘Iolani and St. Francis tied with three each. By league, the ILH took home 25 state titles, followed by the OIA with nine, the BIIF with six, the MIL with six, and the KIF with none. The top schools in boys sports are: Punahou with […]

Sharks top Konawaena for club lacrosse title

By Nick Abramo on May 7, 2018

The Honolulu Sharks, with players from various schools, defeated Konawaena High 3-2 in the Founders Cup high school club lacrosse championship Sunday at Kapiolani Park. It’s the fourth title in a row for coach Thomas Syverson and his Sharks squad. In tournament pool play, the Sharks tied Punahou 2-2 and Konawaena 2-2. Then, they beat Saint Louis 4-1 to lock up a berth against the Wildcats in the title game. Beau Hitomi, Ethan Buck and Zack Tiefel scored the Honolulu […]