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Pflueger, Manson lead Punahou in paddling

By Billy Hull on February 3, 2017

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 together an impressive resume of water sports events. Manson, who along with Pflueger paddle for Hui Nalu and train with Ka Lahui Kai, competed in the ICF Junior Canoe Sprint World Championships in Minsk, Belarus, last summer and spent the previous summer training in Portugal. Not to be outdone, Pflueger, who this summer will compete in the IVF Va’a World Championships for distance paddling in […]

Punahou sweeps ILH paddling

By Jerry Campany on January 24, 2017

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 spot in the state meet Feb. 4 at Keehi Lagoon. The Buffanblu boys have won the state championship the last two years, no school has ever won it three years in a row. Punahou’s mixed crew also won the ILH title on Tuesday, its fourth straight, scoring 34 points to Kamehameha’s 22 and Iolani’s 18. The Raiders earned the league’s last spot at the state […]

Kamehameha mixed crew earns first win

By Jerry Campany on January 14, 2017

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 the ILH season. Kamehameha’s mixed crew consists of Aubree Campbell, Asia Kilinoe Kimura, Ethan Kana’i Ho, Christian Campa, Kaysie Ho and Reign Hoban. They covered the distance in 47:22. Punahou took the boys and girls races, beating Kamehameha in both. The Buffanblu lead the girls standings 24-14 over Kamehameha and the boys lead the Warriors 24-16. Punahou’s boys dominated with a time of 44:05 and […]

Enterprise Hall Pass: Emalia Eichelberger

By Jerry Campany on June 4, 2016

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:

Box of Favorites: Punahou’s Ethan Lewis

By Paul Honda on January 27, 2016

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 GPA: 3.6 Color: Royal Blue. Movie: “Undercover Brother”. “It’s really funny. It’s clever.” TV show: “How I Met Your Mother”. “It’s got a lot of plot twists.” Music: 1990s rock. Blink 182. I” think the songs back then touch on things about childhood, stuff you think about. The music now is all kind of similar.” Food (at home): Steak (medium rare), rice and tossed salad. […]

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.

Takakusagi, Hines receive NIAAA scholarships

By Nick Abramo on June 30, 2015

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.