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Alameda’s heroics underscore Hilo’s blue-collar grit

By Paul Honda on December 30, 2017

Most of the Hilo Vikings weren’t born yet the last time the program won a state championship in boys basketball. It was 2000, when Jason Mandaquit and his blonde hairdo ran the point for the team that carried 13 sticks bound together from one gym to the next. With Wes Martinez fortifying the team, leaving his beloved rooster behind in Ka‘u to play with childhood pal Mandaquit, the Vikings were a team of destiny. It was the final state title […]

2008 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on December 25, 2017

The 2008 prep football season began with Leilehua quarterback Andrew Manley, coming off his improbable run from the junior varsity team to leading the Mules to the 2007 state championship, trying to get back to another state final. The Mules did exactly that, but couldn’t overcome a stacked Punahou team led by the highest-rated recruit ever to come out of Hawaii. Buffanblu linebacker Manti Te’o was named the high school athlete of the year by the Sporting News and repeated […]

An update on new varsity head coaches

By Nick Abramo on December 21, 2017

New high school sports seasons bring new coaches, and there has been some changes in Hawaii for this winter. One change Hawaii Prep World has learned about is for the the spring sport of baseball, where Wes Yonamine is the new head coach at Pearl City. He takes over for Peter Arakawa, who spent one year as the Chargers’ coach in place of the previous head man, Gavin Concepcion. Getting back to winter sports, Shelley Izuno takes over for Starr […]

Honolulu’s Mulligan headed for Missouri

By Nick Abramo on December 9, 2017

Honolulu’s Mya Mulligan recently signed a letter of intent to accept a scholarship for gymnastics at the University of Missouri. Mulligan is a member of the Hawaii Island Twisters gymnastics club and does her online schooling with The Potter’s School. “I love the work ethic that Mya brings day in and day out to everything she does,” Tigers coach Shannon Welker said on the team’s website. “When you meet her and have a chance to talk to her, you will […]

Slideshow: As usual, ILH dominates All-State volleyball

By Jerry Campany on November 26, 2017

Now more than ever, volleyball talent in Hawaii resides in the ILH. Oahu’s private-school league garnered 12 of the 15 players on the Star-Advertiser’s season-ending All-State team, tying the record it held in 2015 and 2008. The fewest ILH players on the Fab 15, which began in the Star-Bulletin in 2007, was eight in 2013. So the ILH has always had more than half of the representation. Kamehameha put three players on the Fab 15 this year, with all of […]

Mitchell’s 19 points spark HBA over Kaimuki 58-49

By Paul Honda on November 24, 2017

Micah Mitchell scored 19 points as Hawaii Baptist held on for a 58-49 win over Kaimuki in the opening game of the Hawaii Self Storage McKinley Black and Gold Classic on Friday afternoon. The Eagles shot 8-for-24 from 3-point range, but overcame an inconsistent stroke from deep by attacking Kaimuki’s man defense. Cole Galicinao added 15 points and Adam Kikuta tallied 14 for the Eagles (2-0). Kaimuki also stayed in the game by aggressively driving on HBA’s man defense. The […]

Gymnast from Damien headed to Illinois

By Nick Abramo on November 13, 2017

Emanuele Muehlhauser, a Damien Memorial senior, signed a national letter of intent on Thursday to accept a partial gymnastics scholarship with the University of Illinois. The Illini are one of the nation’s top college gymnastics programs. They finished No. 3 in the College Gymnastics Association national rankings last spring. Muehlhauser trains with Hawaii Island Twisters, which is based in Mapunapuna.

Damien takes the next step

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 4, 2017

LIHUE >> Damien coach Eddie Klaneski took a moment for a deep exhale after the clock hit zeroes to punctuate the Monarchs’ win over Kauai on Saturday. The 13-10 victory at Vidinha Stadium was far from pretty, but as they had for much of the season, the Monarchs found a way to pull out a win, this one sending them to the Division I final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships. In their third straight state tournament appearance, […]