Hawaii Sports

Brian Pascua of ‘Iolani might be the most improved wrestler in the state in the past year. Pascua finished fifth in both the Garner Ivey and Hawaii Officials tournaments to begin last year, but got stronger after the calendar flipped to take his first ILH title and finish second at states behind three-time champion Braydon […]

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LLook out for Lahainaluna. The Lunas feature three of the top four wrestlers in the preseason pound-for-pound list including three returning state champions. Lelelei Mataafa and Carly Jaramillo will be going for their third state crown this year with Breanna Dudoit-Vasquez looking to repeat. They are all looking up at Kamehameha’s Teshya Alo, though, who […]

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There are a lot of state championships out there for the taking this year. With Josh Terao, Brayden Akeo and Blake Cooper off to bigger and better things, the Star-Advertiser’s preseason top 10 pound-for-pound list is lacking talent that has climbed to the highest peak of Hawaii high school wrestling. Zack Diamond and Liam Corbett […]

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The Alo girls of Kahuku cleaned out their group at the Aiea Invitational on Saturday. Sisters Jocelyn Alo and Sabrina Alo were placed in the same pool (184.9-206 pounds) at the preseason event, and started their first matches at the same time on side-by-side mats. Jocelyn drew Aiea’s Sarah Miner while Sabrina faced Waianae’s Mildred […]

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There’s no secret to Lahainaluna’s success. The Lunas are going to try to pound the ball down ‘Iolani’s throat. If there’s one player on the ‘Iolani defense that can stand out and have a big game it’s defensive end Christian Naeole. Our Trench Warfare episode on this side of the ball pits Naeole (5-9, 186, […]

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Aloha Stadium is expecting a large crowd for Friday’s state championship football games, urging fans to get their tickets early. Iolani and Lahainaluna will kick off at 4:30 p.m., followed by Mililani and Punahou. The Stadium’s media relations department sent out a release on Thursday saying they expect to exceed 25,000 paying customers, beating the […]

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A dozen volleyball players were among nearly three dozen student-athletes who signed their letters of intent early Wednesday morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki. The event, hosted each signing season by Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA), featured a multitude of sports for the fall signing period. The 12 volleyball players include UH signee McKenna […]

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Here we go again. There is no end in sight to the annual state girls volleyball title match featuring Kamehameha and Punahou as the combatants. The Warriors and Buffanblu play tonight for the state championship for the sixth year in a row, and Kamehameha (17-0) has won seven of the last nine titles. “It’s a […]

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State football brackets

by Jerry Campany on November 1, 2014

Division I Kahuku vs. Hilo, 7:30 Friday at Aloha Stadium. Winner plays Punahou Maui vs. Campbell or Farrington, 4:30 Friday at Aloha Stadium. Winner plays Mililani. Division II Nanakuli at Kamehmaeha-Hawaii, 3:00 Saturday. Winner plays Lahainaluna. Pearl City at Kapaa at Vidinha Stadium, 3:00 Saturday. Winner plays Iolani.

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(Here’s the longer version of this morning’s story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.) It was months in the works, but the Oahu Interscholastic Association has made it official: transferring student-athletes will have to sit out one year. The vote by OIA principals was 18-0 in favor of the change. Currently, a student-athlete can play immediately at […]

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