Hawaii Sports

Regular readers of this site know that nobody has scored more points in a state boys basketball game than Punahou’s Ia Saipaia. But Thomas Yoshida gives us so much more. Yoshida worked up a media guide for the HHSAA that is packed full of information, research that he says was 15 years in the making. […]

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This does not make for exciting reading, but it does explain why the HHSAA seeds teams the way it does for tournaments. In the recent girls soccer tournament, and now, for the released pairings of the upcoming boys basketball tournament, there seemed to be some oddities, leaving people wondering if there was some fiddling going […]

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At Mililani’s lowest point of the season, coach Ray Akiona referred the media to junior fullback Kasey Isobe. Little did Akiona know that Isobe would be the one who delivered his team to its zenith by scoring the winning goal in Saturday’s 1-0 double-overtime state championship victory over previously undefeated ‘Iolani at the Waipio Peninsula […]

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Between first-round matches at Kamehameha’s Kunuiakea Stadium on Friday, the rain started to fall for the first time that day. It was time for an interview with one of the key components in Mililani’s attack — Tia Furuta. The Trojans had just beaten Kamehameha-Maui 7-1 in the first round of the girls soccer state tournament […]

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Reydan “Tita” Ahuna is working for the Punahou athletic department, associate athletic director Kale Ane confirmed Wednesday. Ahuna, the highly successful athlete and coach at various schools and levels, is an athletic associate for the department. “She is working with education for coaches at every level of the school,” Ane said. “She is getting input […]

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The ILH boys soccer race looks like it’s going right down to the wire. In Division I, ‘Iolani (7-1-1) is in the driver’s seat, followed by Punahou (6-2-2) and Kamehameha (6-3-1). The three teams are fighting for two D-I state-tournament berths. Mid-Pacific (7-1-1) has clinched the Division II title and a D-II state spot, and […]

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Kailua’s Naia Graham and Mililani’s Tia Furuta captured the OIA boys and girls soccer scoring titles. Graham scored 20 goals, two more than Kapolei’s Shandon Hopeau, who had 18. Four OIA boys players were tied for third place with 15 goals each — Kalaheo’s Jhonah Felipe, Kalani’s Takahiro Kosins, Moanalua’s Tyler Morton and Waianae’s Stanton […]

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Mililani captured its second consecutive OIA West title on Friday by shutting out Leilehua 8-0 at home on Friday. The Trojans are 9-1 and will be the top seed from the West, and earned a first-round bye in the OIA tournament. Kalahikiola Judd scored two goals for the Trojans, one of seven players to find […]

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Matautia to join Hawaii

by Jerry Campany on January 11, 2015

Two time Star-Advertiser first teamer Solomon Matautia is staying home. Matautia, a safety from Campbell, switched from Oregon State to Hawaii according to his Twitter account. Here is a snippet from the Star-Advertiser’s Stephen Tsai from his story in tomorrow’s paper: The past June, Matautia made an oral commitment to play for Oregon State. Still, […]

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KEVIN FOSTER, Roosevelt, Sr. GPA: 3.0 Probable college major: Pharmacy studies.  FAVORITES Movie: Teenager Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 version). “I like the way the original looks better.” TV show: Family Guy. Best episode: time travel. Food; Pizza from Papa John’s. Spinach and garlic.  Homemade food: Pork chops. Athlete: Kevin Durant. “I was going to say […]

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