Hawaii Sports

We are half an hour from tip-off at the Moanalua bracket of the OC-16/HHSAA Girls Basketball Division I State Championships. Kaiser has had a unique, sometimes painful season because of the early-season suspension of Coach Simon Bitanga, who was investigated and then cleared by the DOE. It’s not the first time a coach has been […]

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I’ll update at the end of quarters. Here we go! Q1 A lot of up and down the court for both teams and the home team, Saint Louis leads 15-12 behind six points by Jaymason Nunuha. Q2 Zarriello hits two 3-pointers as the Warriors go on a 15-5 run to start the quarter. Their 27-20 […]

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At this point, Interscholasatic League of Honolulu boys soccer looks like a race between three undefeated teams. Punahou has taken a small lead with a 4-0 record, and the Buffanblu are followed in the standings by ‘Iolani and Mid-Pacific, both at 3-0-1. Kamehameha, at 2-2, is also in the mix for the championship and the […]

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Keoua Mahiko scored 11 points, Chance Kalaugher added 10 and Michael Miske tallied nine in No. 2-ranked Kaiser’s 52-35 win over Punahou I-AA on Monday in the opening round of the Punahou Invitational. Todd Gruebner led the Buffanblu with nine points. Kaiser will face Maryknoll, currently ranked No. 7, in a quarterfinal game on Monday, […]

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A matchup of OIA East teams in this consolation game at the ‘Iolani Classic. On paper, it might not look extremely interesting, but this is a preview of what they’ll do (or not do) come regular season. Kaiser is coming off a 39-38 loss to a tough Mid-Pacific squad. At the time, Kaiser was ranked […]

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Two outstanding teams are paired off in the first semifinal at the ‘Iolani Classic. Lone Peak (Utah) meets Sierra Canyon (Calif.). Lone Peak has won four Utah 5A state titles in a row. Sierra Canyon is located just outside of Los Angeles. The Trailblazers have a schedule that includes six of the Top 10 teams […]

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This matchup pits CIF powerhouse Fairfax (Calif.) and Hawaii’s No. 1-ranked team, host ‘Iolani. Raiders getting some good looks offensively, but not capitalizing. First quarter ends with the Lions up 12-7. SECOND QUARTER Jamal Hartwell answers an ‘Iolani 3 with a jumper from the foul line. FAX time out, up 18-10 with 4:26 to go. […]

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A flawless 7-0 in preseason play, including wins over D-I Kailua and Roosevelt. An 0-2 start in ILH Division I action. That’s life for the Rocky Balboa of girls basketball programs, Sacred Hearts, and its nine-player roster. The Lancers have been superb, even with losses to Kamehameha and Punahou — both on the road — […]

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Wayne Taulapapa has always been more about winning as a team than as an individual. But this season, for the first time in his career, the Buffanblu turned in their pads before turning the calendar to November so there is not much left other than individual awards. Taulapapa got a big one on Monday night, […]

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Choy, Galdiano among signees

by Paul Honda on November 11, 2015

More than 40 high school seniors, including volleyball standouts like ‘Iolani’s Bailey Choy and golf state champion Mariel Galdiano, signed with their respective colleges this morning. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance hosted the letter-of-intent signing ceremony at the Elks Lodge of Honolulu, located on the shore of Waikiki. Choy, who sparked ‘Iolani to the ILH girls […]

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