Live blog: state boys soccer semifinals

February 14, 2014

Christian Liberty started the first Division II semifinal on fire, earning a penalty kick after just 4 1/2 minutes. Louis Moylan converted it for his third goal of the tournament. Honokaa responded with a goal from Preston Branco at 21:23. Honokaa currently holds a 10-3 advantage in shots with about 10 minutes left in the […]

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Signing Day (extended)

February 6, 2014

(Here’s an extended report on Wednesday’s letter-of-intent signing ceremony hosted by PIAA at the Sheraton Waikiki. The first version was published in this morning’s Star-Advertiser. See Tuesday’s short story and photo gallery on Prep World here.) Larry Tuileta broke some bleeding green hearts, but otherwise the University of Hawaii netted a nice senior class on […]

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Signing Day: Tuileta’s dilemma and more

February 5, 2014

Larry Tuileta, Punahou’s All-State quarterback, spurned Hawaii and signed with USC this morning at PIAA’s Letter-of-Intent signing ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki. In the story at the Star-Advertiser’s breaking news this morning, “Tui” explains how USC got involved long after he had committed to play football and volleyball at UH. He will be a preferred […]

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Team chemistry: Ahlo, Leong and faves

February 4, 2014

Some fun facts about ‘Iolani soccer players K.J. Ahlo and Tim Leong, who are featured in this morning’s edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. K.J. Ahlo Favorite class: Literature of Sport. Favorite teacher: Mr. Peter Greenhill Favorite athlete: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, c/f Favorite food: Spicy ahi (Paina Cafe) Favorite music: Kid Ink Favorite TV show: 2 […]

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OIA boys soccer brackets

January 21, 2014

Tuesday, Jan. 28 Red: Kahuku (7-3) vs. Campbell (6-4) at Pearl City, 5 Red: Castle (6-4) at Pearl City (8-2), 630 Red: Kalaheo (7-3) vs. Radford (7-3) at Moanalua, 5 Red: Aiea (3-7) at Moanalua (7-3), 630 White: McKinley (1-9) at Waialua (3-7), 630 White: Farrington (2-8) vs. Waipahu (3-7) at Waialua, 5 Wednesday, Jan. […]

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‘Iolani girls get a leg up on Punahou

December 14, 2013

The ‘Iolani girls soccer team isn’t going to give away the ILH title without a fight. CJ Fajardo scored ‘Iolani’s lone goal in the 58th minute and the defending state champion beat the Buffanblu 1-0 on Friday at ‘Iolani. The loss was Punahou’s second in four days after Kamehameha beat the Buffanblu by the same […]

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Radford girls soccer playing up

December 13, 2013

OIA White champion Radford is at it again. The Rams beat Waipahu 1-0 on a goal from Ginny Smith, the only victory for a White team over a Red so far this season. That leaves the Red at a staredown, with four teams at 3-0 (and Moanalua at 2-0) in the East and three teams […]

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State girls soccer championship game scorers

January 31, 2013

girls soccerupdated Clink the link above for goal scorers in each division I championship game in girls soccer. Some highlights: >> 23 of the 31 title games have been shutouts, including 10 in a row from 1992-2001. >> The championship has gone to penalty kicks four times, the last being Punahou’s win over Mililani in […]

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Kapolei kicks off soccer season

November 13, 2012

New coach? Sort of. At Kapolei, longtime coach Bryce Kaneshiro stepped down as boys soccer coach to become the new athletic director at Waialua. In his place, longtime — 12 years each — assistants Mark Ishii, Ryan Lau and Neal Sakaue have been named co-head coaches. Ishii played for ‘Iolani’s state championship team in 1988. […]

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Executive decision: HHSAA voting results

June 13, 2012

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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Kapolei honors signees

May 8, 2012

It was a special time for a special class, which is why they made a morning of it at Kapolei. The Hurricanes gathered, 17 strong, for a ceremony to honor the college-bound student athletes. Among the 17, who were with family at the breakfast event in the school gym, was pitcher Trey Kamachi-Allen. The senior […]

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Kapolei honors 17 college-bound student-athletes

May 8, 2012

Nice morning here at Kapolei, where 17 college-bound student-athletes were honored in a ceremony by the school. They really did it nice, with breakfast in the gym, parents/family only. And media. Among the signees: pitcher Trey Kamachi-Allen, going to Arizona State; Charlinda Ioane, UH track and field; Winona Pauline, UH softball. More today when I […]

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PIAA: Spring Letter of Intent signing

April 11, 2012

(Note: Corrects Pua Mo‘okini-Oliveira’s college to Cal Lutheran.)  Seventeen student-athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday morning in a signing ceremony hosted by Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance at the Elks Club in Waikiki. More on the student-athletes later today. Here’s some photos I took at the ceremony. Signing officially began at 7 a.m. HST.   The […]

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Video: Letter of Intent Day – PIAA

February 2, 2012

Update 4:20 p.m. Adds Part II below. Part I of video from Wednesday’s PIAA/HUB Letter of Intent signing day ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki. Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser

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