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HMSA donates proven life savers to HHSAA

By Nick Abramo on February 14, 2019

Thirteen years ago, the Hawaii Medical Service Association donated life-saving defibrillators to 95 public and independent schools statewide. They’re doing the same thing this year in collaboration with the Hawaii High School Athletic Association. The difference? Lives have been saved with that first batch of donated defibrillators (also known as automated external defebrillators) in 2006, so whatever doubts, if any, about their importance have been completely wiped away. According to the HMSA and HHSAA in a joint news release, “AEDs […]

ILH girls sweep fall season

By Jerry Campany on December 9, 2018

The ILH ruled girls sports in the fall like never before. The league took six team championships in the recently-concluded season, adding another in Division II cheerleading which is dominated by females but is classified as a mixed sport. Sacred Hearts took the medium division in cheerleading while Moanalua took the large title. ‘Iolani’s girls were the only ones to win in more than one sport this fall, being crowned champions in bowling and Division I volleyball. Mid-Pacific won in […]

Lawsuit claims female athletes receive unequal treatment

By Associated Press on December 7, 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of two female high school athletes, claiming they are being unequally treated based on their gender. The lawsuit filed Thursday against the state Department of Education and the Oahu Interscholastic Association claims the athletes at Campbell “experience grossly unequal treatment, benefits and opportunities in relation to male athletes.” The school does not have a locker room facility for female athletes, so the girls must find […]

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 […]