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Nationally ranked Pearl City holds off Mililani

By Nick Abramo on December 16, 2017

Pearl City showed why it’s a nationally ranked girls soccer team Friday night. The Chargers, who are ranked No. 45 in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com., soared out of the gate for a big lead but eventually had to hang on in the late stages for a 3-2 home victory over Mililani. The Trojans didn’t go down easy by any stretch of the imagination, pounding away for a possible tying goal that never came in a dominant stretch during the final […]

Profound ILH girls soccer rivalry rages on

By Nick Abramo on December 15, 2017

The Big Three in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu — ‘Iolani, Punahou and Kamehameha — are known for fiery rivalries in most sports. In girls soccer, it’s all-out combat every year, and not one of the three teams has approached anything that could be considered dominance. ILH state berths (champions and runners-up) 2008-2017 >> 2017: 1. Punahou; 2. ‘Iolani >> 2016: 1. ‘Iolani; 2. Kamehameha >> 2015: 1. Punahou; 2. ‘Iolani >> 2014: 1. ‘Iolani; 2. Kamehameha >> 2013: 1. […]

Hawaii has 3 nationally ranked soccer teams

By Nick Abramo on December 9, 2017

Three high school soccer teams from Hawaii are nationally ranked on the TopDrawerSoccer.com website. Kapolei, which recently won its 808 Showcase tournament with a 2-0 win over Baldwin in the final, is No. 46 in Top Drawer’s Fab 50, and defending state champion Punahou is No. 49. On the girls side, Pearl City is ranked No. 49.

Kapolei captures 808 soccer showcase

By Nick Abramo on December 3, 2017

Host Kapolei beat Baldwin 2-0 on Saturday to win the 808 Prep Soccer Showcase. BJ Bantolina and Sean Yoshida scored the goals for the Hurricanes boys team, which also beat Kamehameha and defending Division I state champion Punahou in the tournament. Hawaii high school soccer preseason tournament results so far this season are listed below. If you don’t see a tournament listed, please email hawaiiprepworld@staradvertiser.com with an upcoming schedule or past scores. THURSDAY, NOV. 16 34th Annual Castle-Leilehua Girls Soccer […]

Shootouts the rule in soccer showcase

By Jerry Campany on December 1, 2017

The first night of the 808 Prep Soccer Showcase highlighted how close together the talent in boys soccer is this year. Three of the four matches went to a shootout, with Kapolei’s 3-0 win over Kamehameha being the only blowout. The other three matchups all featured rematches from last year’s state tournament, with all three rematches holding up. There will be only two matches tonight at Kapolei with Mililani and Kaiser in the featured match at 8 p.m. Kapolei and […]

HPA, Pearl City capture soccer tournaments

By Nick Abramo on November 29, 2017

The Hawaii Prep boys and girls teams and the Pearl City girls team won preseason soccer tournaments recently. Starting Thursday, the 808 Prep Prep Soccer Showcase hosted by Kapolei runs. In addition, the ILH regular season gets underway this week. Listed below are known scores of tournaments. If you don’t see a tournament listed, please email hawaiiprepworld@staradvertiser.com with an upcoming schedule or past scores. THURSDAY, NOV. 16 34th Annual Castle-Leilehua Girls Soccer Tournament At Leilehua >> Game 1: Mililani 2, […]

New field, bleachers for Kalaheo

By Paul Honda on November 22, 2017

More than a few passers-by have done a double-take along Mokapu Boulevard in recent months. That huge, silverish stack of metal is what has been missing for Kalaheo’s football and soccer teams all these years. Bleachers. A high, beautiful stack of seats in the year 2017. The work isn’t limited to spectator appeal, though. “The sprinkler system is in and when the roots come up, we start the process to new grass,” Kalaheo Athletic Director Mark Brilhante said. The length […]

Soccer season kicks off this month

By Nick Abramo on November 16, 2017

Soccer fans who want to get an early look at some of the top high school teams will get a treat later this month and early December with the 8th annual 808 Prep Soccer Showcase boys tournament hosted by Kapolei. Baldwin, ‘Iolani, Kaiser, Kalani, Kamehameha, Kapolei, Mililani and two-time defending Division I state champion Punahou will be participating. This weekend, the 34th Annual Castle-Leilehua Girls Soccer Tournament is being held. And on the Big Island, Hawaii Prep is hosting a […]