Soccer

High school classmate. Friend. Teammate. Champion. College student-athlete. College teammate. There are few strings of words that are as gratifying as those, and that’s the road travelled by Farrington seniors Molimau Heimuli and Chantal Mailou. The two basketball standouts were among dozens from the class of 2017 who inked their letters of intent in a […]

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The Seattle Sounders announced Wednesday that Kapolei alum Shandon Hopeau has signed a professional contract with the club’s reserve team that plays in the United Soccer League. Hopeau, a two-time OIA West player of the year, signed directly from Sounders Academy, where he scored four goals in his first two games. He played with S2 […]

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The face of high school boys soccer changed a little bit this year. Punahou’s Duncan McKenna gave his school its fifth player of the year award, and second in a row, but that is where the normalcy ended. McKenna was one of only six seniors named on this year’s Star-Advertiser Stellar Eleven, the fewest ever […]

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The Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State girls soccer team was released in Sunday’s newspaper. You can read it here. Below are some notes on a few of the selections. >> The OIA had the player of the year the previous two years with Sunshine Fontes of Pearl City and Mililani’s Tia Furuta. It was the first time […]

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The ILH released its boys soccer all-star teams over the weekend. Punahou senior forward Duncan McKenna was named the offensive most valuable player while ‘Iolani senior defender Tasman Turner earned defensive most valuable player honors. Saint Louis’ Rick Sandry was the coach of the year. ILH All-Stars Offensive most valuable player—Duncan McKenna, Sr, Punahou Defensive […]

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State champion ‘Iolani swept the ILH girls soccer awards that were announced recently. Senior Kylee Kim-Bustillos was named the offensive most valuable player and classmate Kawaiuluhonua Scanlan was named the defensive MVP. Kristin Masunaga was named the coach of the year. The full teams are listed below. ILH All-Stars Offensive MVP—Kylee Kim-Bustillos, Sr, ‘Iolani Defensive […]

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The soccer season is over and another fine display of talent was there for the viewing at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium the last two weeks. Wouldn’t you know that Punahou would earn its 20th boys title and second in a row in the 44 years of the state tournament. The Buffanblu flew under the radar, […]

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It was hard to tell Thursday night which boys soccer state tournament victory was more impressive — Baldwin’s 1-0 win on penalty kicks over Mililani or Kaiser’s 2-1 upset of Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion and second-seeded ‘Iolani. So, probably, equally impressive. Both are relative underdogs to win a state title, but Baldwin is carrying the […]

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One of the best things about state Division I girls soccer is that one team does not dominate the landscape. Yes, Punahou has the most titles with 11, but it’s been since 2011 that the Buffanblu have ended their season with a win in the big game. Each year, it seems to be a different […]

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‘Iolani’s Kylee Kim-Bustillos and Hawaii Prep’s Emi Higgins were chosen as the Division I and II most outstanding players from the The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium that ran last week. The Raiders and Ka Makani captured the D-I and D-II championships, respectively. The all-tournament teams are listed […]

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