Paddling

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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Kamehameha-Kapalama has pretty much dominated state canoe paddling since its inception in 2002, but there is still one thing left to accomplish that nobody has done before. The boys crew will be going for its third straight title, it has won back-to-back three times but never completed a three-peat. The ILH champions go in knowing […]

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It appears as though the Kaiser outrigger canoe paddling program has gotten the hang of winning on the water. In the first 13 seasons of the Oahu Interscholastic Association including paddling as a sanctioned sport, the Cougars came up short of winning any championship hardware. However, over the last two seasons, Kaiser has rallied to […]

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As their brethren on the boys basketball team currently occupies the top spot in the Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 poll of media and coaches, Kalaheo’s paddlers carry some extra motivation to match—or surpass—the success of their hardcourt cohorts in pursuit of state championship gold early next month. However, before the Mustangs chase their first state boys […]

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A dozen volleyball players were among nearly three dozen student-athletes who signed their letters of intent early Wednesday morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki. The event, hosted each signing season by Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA), featured a multitude of sports for the fall signing period. The 12 volleyball players include UH signee McKenna […]

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In the span of roughly eight hours, the state prep canoe paddling picture became much clearer. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu held its sixth and final event of the campaign at Ala Moana Beach Park Saturday morning, while later in the day, the Oahu Interscholastic Association ran its season-ending championship regatta at Keehi Lagoon. The […]

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Here are the recommendations from the athletic directors’ conference on Kauai. The conference began on Thursday, ended Saturday and resulted in the following approved proposals. The proposals went up for HHSAA executive board voting on Tuesday morning at the OIA office, located at Radford High School. HHSAA executive board vote on HIADA recommendations June 12, […]

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On to states

by Jerry Campany on January 21, 2012

Oahu paddling teams at Feb. 3 state championships in Hilo: Boys Kalaheo (OIA) Kailua (OIA) Roosevelt (OIA) Kaiser (OIA) Waianae (OIA) Nanakuli (OIA) Leilehua (OIA) Kamehameha (ILH) Punahou (ILH) Girls Kailua (OIA) Kalaheo (OIA) Kapolei (OIA) Leilehua (OIA) Kalani (OIA) Waianae (OIA) Kamehameha (ILH) Pac-Five (ILH) Mixed crew Kalaheo (OIA) Kailua (OIA) Roosevelt (OIA) McKinley […]

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