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Kalani clicks at Prep Soccer Showcase

By Jerry Campany on November 19, 2018

The elite teams in Hawaii are in for another scrap this year, if the 808 Prep Soccer Showcase is to be believed. Kalani came through with the best record, at 2-0-1, beating ILH powers Iolani and Punahou while playing to a draw with Kamehameha-Maui. The Falcons were the only school to not allow a goal in their three matches. While the Falcons were the only unbeaten, Iolani, KS-Maui and defending state champion Baldwin suffered the indignity of going back to […]

Baldwin headlines 808 Prep Soccer Showcase

By Jerry Campany on November 11, 2018

Next week the state will get its first hint if the Baldwin Bears boys soccer team still has some of the magic it ended last season with. The ninth edition of the 808 Prep Soccer Showcase kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and run through Saturday with all games at Kapolei High School. The Bears, who bulldozed Oahu powers Kapolei and Punahou on their way to a shared state championship with Hawaii Prep, don’t play until the second day of […]

Kamehameha hires coaches in baseball, softball, soccer

By Nick Abramo on August 29, 2018

Daryl Kitagawa is the new baseball coach at Kamehameha, the school announced as one of three new hires Wednesday. Kitagawa takes over for Kahi Kaanoi, who was hired on interim basis in February. Prior to that, Tom Perkins was the Warriors’ baseball coach. The school also hired Leo Sing Chow for softball and Uri Barron-Silva for boys soccer. Sing Chow, who previously played for the Warriors’ softball program, takes over for James Millwood. Barron-Silva takes over the soccer reins from […]

Kaiser’s Halvorsen wins Gatorade honor

By Billy Hull on June 18, 2018

Kaiser’s Kaile Halvorsen, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year from this past season, was named the Gatorade Hawaii girls soccer state player of the year today. Halvorsen is a finalist for the national Gatorade award which will be announced later this month. The Santa Clara signee scored 31 goals and notched six hat tricks this season, leading the Cougars to the semifinals of the state tournament in Division I. “Kaile made me make special adjustments because she is […]

‘Iolani’s Liu is Hawaii Gatorade boys soccer POY

By Nick Abramo on June 13, 2018

‘Iolani’s senior midfielder Alex Liu was named the Hawaii Gatorade boys soccer player of the year by the Gatorade Company recently. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. The 5-foot-5, 135-pound Liu scored 15 goals and added 17 assists, leading the Raiders (14-4-3) to the Division I state quarterfinals. The 2018 Interscholastic League of Honolulu offensive player of the year, Liu is a two-time first-team Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State […]

State champion Hawaii Prep names new coach

By Nick Abramo on April 27, 2018

James Berry is the new boys soccer coach at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, according to Ka Makani athletic director Steve Perry. “I am excited to have JB take over the boys program,” Perry said in an email to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “He has been a wonderful asset the last two seasons as my assistant coach with the girls team and I know he will be a great leader for the boys both on and off the pitch. His passion and expertise […]

Fontes has 13 goals for U-17 national team

By Nick Abramo on March 27, 2018

Pearl City’s Sunshine Fontes scored two goals for the U.S. U-17 women’s national team in a 4-1 win over Japan last Friday and then added another goal in a 2-0 victory over Japan on Sunday. The games were among three played by the U.S. against Japan at the team’s training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The other contest ended in a 0-0 draw last Wednesday. Fontes, a striker, was the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s player of the year in 2016 as a […]

Soccer All-State teams: 2009-17

By Jerry Campany on March 25, 2018

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser released its All-State soccer selections today, marking the 20th consecutive year a newspaper has put out an All-State team dating back to the Honolulu Advertiser’s 1998 squads. The newspapers did not put out all-state teams in 1996-97, robbing Brian Ching of Kamehameha of the honor of being player of the year, but the Advertiser did publish teams from 1994-1995. As we did with basketball, we have put together the newspaper clippings from past All-State teams. PREVIOUS 1994-2000 […]