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Big battles on tap at state judo

By Hawaii Prep World on May 5, 2017

All eyes will be on Iolani’s Dane Yamashiro as he goes for his third state title at the Atlas Insurance Agency state judo tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center tomorrow, but the early rounds will be filled with drama on the girls side. Three different brackets contain more than one state champion, beginning with the 112-pound class where Pearl City’s Mikayla Abe and Mililani’s Miyu Wise reside. Abe and Wise are on separate sides of the bracket but Abe would have to beat top seed Taryn Ichimura of Punahou on her way to the final. Macy Higa of Roosevelt and Kalani’s Zoe Tateyama both have state titles to their credit and are on opposite sides of the 129-pound bracket. The […]

State judo brackets released

By Hawaii Prep World on May 1, 2017

Brackets for the Atlas Insurance Agency/HHSAA Judo State Championships have been released. The one-day event takes place Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center. Kapolei will attempt to win its fourth consecutive boys title while the Roosevelt girls are looking for a third straight win in the state championships. BOYS BRACKETS GIRLS BRACKETS

ILH repeat judo champs led by ‘Iolani’s Yamashiro

By Paul Honda on April 29, 2017

Judo isn’t quite the kind of sport that takes to high schools across the nation. The sport requires immense self-control, sacrifice, emotional shackling to a point, even. Take a pounding, practice being thrown, zip that mouth instead of yapping in victory or defeat — it’s not an easy hand-to-hand combat activity for most teenagers, let alone adults, to conquer. And yet, there’s ‘Iolani’s Dane Yamashiro, winning his fourth Interscholastic League of Honolulu individual championship. There’s Punahou’s Taryn Ichimura, capturing the girls 122-pound division at the ILH tourney at McCabe Gym on Friday. Her teammate, Jenna Enoka, withstood a strong challenge from another Punahou player, Sarah Obra-Nakata, to take the 98 weight class. On the boys’ side, Colby Watase of ‘Iolani […]

Enterprise Hall Pass: Teshya Alo

By Jerry Campany on June 4, 2016

Kamehameha wrestler Teshya Alo will be inducted into the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Dole Cannery’s Pomaikai Ballroom. Above are a few shots of the Warrior through the years. And here is the elite list of athletes she will join:

State judo tournament results

By Hawaii Prep World on May 8, 2016

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

8 judoka capture a second OIA championship

By Jerry Campany on May 1, 2016

Eight athletes won their second Oahu Interscholastic Association championship on Saturday at the Leilehua gym. They are: Roosevelt’s Macy Higa (115 pounds) and Menjam Tamang (103), Moanalua’s Sienna Ho (girls 122), Moanalua’s Amanda Higa (98), Kapolei’s Anthony Brett (132) and Rodman Salangdron (161), Kalani’s Micah Tateyama (145) and Kahuku’s Lerod Tongi (220). The full results of Saturday’s OIA judo championships can be seen here: 2016 OIA Girls Results 2016 OIA Boys Results

Big battles shaping up in OIA boys judo

By Jerry Campany on April 28, 2016

Unlike the alphabet soup that makes up boxing, there can only be one champion in each weight class in OIA judo. The league will determine its title holders this weekend, with Kahuku’s LeRod Tongi earning the top seed in the East at 220 pounds. He has reigning OIA champion Matt Miner of Aiea on his side of the bracket in the No. 4 spot and Kalani’s James Lawhn, who took the title in 2014, sitting in the third spot. Kapolei’s Johnny Morrison is the top seed in the West. There are 14 judoka in the bracket and everyone has a bye into the second round. Tongi and Lawhn get a bye into the quarterfinals. Jayson Pagurayan is going for his […]

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