Paddling

Saturday’s six-man race at the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Canoe Paddling Championships won’t faze Punahou’s Aukai Manson and Hunter Pflueger one bit. The two Punahou seniors, who along with the rest of their Buffanblu teammates will try to complete an undefeated season by winning Punahou’s third consecutive boys state canoe paddling title, have already put […]

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The Punahou boys canoe paddling team earned a chance at history on Tuesday. The Buffanblu beat Kamehameha in a make-up race from week three, officially securing the ILH championship with 36 points to Kamehameha’s 24 and Mid-Pacific’s 15. Punahou’s boys repeated as ILH champion for the first time since 1987-1990. All three crews clinched a […]

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Kamehameha’s mixed crew in ILH canoe paddling beat Punahou for the first time of the season on Saturday, winning the race by 13 seconds. Punahou won the first three races of the season and leads the standings 22-14 with Iolani and and Mid-Pacific tied for third with 12. There is only one race left in […]

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Photos from tonight’s Enterprise Hall of Honor presentation at the Dole Cannery Ballrooms.

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Punahou water polo player Emalia Eichelberger 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 Buffanblu great through the years. And here is the elite list of athletes she will join:

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Punahou senior Ethan Lewis, a water polo All-American, elite paddler and volleyball player, had plenty of favorites to share when he chatted with us recently. Here’s the full box of favorites; the abbreviated version ran with a feature story about Lewis in Tuesday’s Star-Advertiser (subscriber content). Ethan Lewis Height: 6 feet, 6 inches Weight: 185 […]

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Gallery: ILH paddling winners

by Paul Honda on January 23, 2016

Kamehameha’s girls, Mid-Pacific’s mixed crew and Punahou’s boys win their respective races at the final ILH canoe paddling event of the regular season.

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Melia Takakusagi and Raymond Hines were awarded National Interscholastic Athletic Administators Association scholarships at the recent Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference at the Hilton Waikoloa Villiage earlier this month. Takakusagi participates in air riflery for Waimea and Hines is a water polo player and paddler for Mid-Pacific.

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Keehi Lagoon has become one of Oahu’s most heavily-used venues for participants, coaches and onlookers engaging in the state sport of outrigger canoe paddling. However, while the lagoon’s waters provide a fair, flat race course, the site has been devoid of a true sandy shore for years and the safety of those using the site […]

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As Punahou wrapped up its stellar sweep of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Canoe Paddling Championships in the wind-whipped waters of Maui’s Kahului Harbor Saturday afternoon, Kamehameha-Maui athletics director Blane Gaison said calmly “Give ‘em a broom.” The former Kamehameha-Kapalama athletics director, pro football player and current canoe paddling enthusiast has become familiar with watching […]

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