A case for Hall of Honor candidacy is usually made in an athlete’s freshman year, when they start their journey toward multiple state titles. That is not how Waipahu’s Sabrina Hollins played it, though, but it worked out just fine. Hollins didn’t compete in a varsity sport until her junior year, but did enough in […]

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Mid-Pacific’s Cole Chandler and Pac-Five’s Taylor Miyao were selected as the ILH judo MVPs, the league announced recently. The ILH judo All-Star team follows. ILH Judo All-Stars, 2015 MVPs >> Cole Chandler, Mid-Pacific >> Taylor Miyao, Pac-Five Boys coach of the year >> Dan Nishita, ‘Iolani Girls coach of the year >> Ernest Miyamasu, Kamehameha […]


OIA EAST BOYS Co-players of the year—Micah Tateyama, Kalani; Zorich Palimo’o, Moanalua Coach of the year—Brandon Maki, Moanalua First team 108—Ritchie Wong, Moanalua 114—Diamond Inouye, Moanalua 121—Wendell Ebesu, Castle 132—Micah Tateyama, Kalani 145—Daeniel Tiamzon, McKinley 161—Kulana Salera, Moanalua 178—Andrew Pascua, Moanalua 198—Zorich Palimo’o, Moanalua 220—Lerod Tongi, Kahuku 285—Ryan Souza, Moanalua Second team 108—Christopher Lum, Roosevelt […]


Okubo: Mind over matter

by Paul Honda on May 13, 2015

Top seed Jaclyn Fontanilla of Kamehameha was chasing her third title, but was outlasted by Kari Okubo of Aiea in the 154 girls final. Okubo overcame mental and physical hurdles — an injured right ankle — prior to the tourney.  “I really had to fix my attitude this weekend. I was really down about facing […]


Though premier wrestler and judoka Teshya Alo of Kamehameha was away in a wrestling competition on the mainland, her younger sister, Teniya Alo, stepped up and won her first state title. The ‘Iolani freshman won the 122 weight class on Saturday at Stan Sheriff Center. She hadn’t played judo for two years before this spring, […]


Kapolei had four individual champions and repeated as state boys judo champions on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center. Jayson Pagurayan won at 108 pounds, Andre Pagurayan got it done at 114, Kaulana Narciso won at 132 and Kekua Marumoto won his second state title with a victory at 161 pounds. Jordan Ng of Iolani […]


Jordan Ng of Iolani and Mid-Pacific’s Cole Chandler will be trying to make up for lost time at today’s HHSAA judo championships at the Stan Sheriff Center. Both judoka will be going for their third state titles as seniors, knowing how close they were to going to No. 4. Here is a complete history of […]


Only three athletes swept wrestling and judo state titles last year, the fewest since 2005 when judo was in its infancy as a state sport. The combat sports double hit its zenith in 2008 and 2010, when nine different athletes stood on the top of the podium in winter and spring, led by Punahou’s Chrissy […]


Brackets are out for Saturday’s state judo tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center. Kapolei will try to repeat as boys champ and Pearl City is going for its fourth straight girls crown. State Judo (BOYS) 2015 Brackets v2 State Judo (GIRLS) 2015 Brackets


2015 OIA Judo Championships May 2, at Moanalua High School Girls Quarter Finals Match 1: Pearl City 70 McKinley 25 Match 2: Kapolei 57 Kalani 40 Match: 3 Roosevelt 53 Mililani 40 Match 4: Aiea 60 Moanalua 40 Boys Quarter Finals Match 1: McKinley 47 Mililani 40 Match 2: Pearl City 85 Kalani 10 Match […]

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