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Kalaheo clutches third OIA D-II title in six years

By Nick Abramo on January 19, 2019

Waianae was charging hard for the victory, but didn’t have quite enough for a first-ever OIA Division II girls soccer championship. Instead, Kalaheo took the crown for the third time in the last six seasons with a 2-1 victory over the Seariders on Saturday night at Kaiser Stadium. Now, the Mustangs (4-7) will try to do something they’ve never done before — win a state D-II championship. “It’s unbelieveable that we’ve come this far and are going into states,” said […]

Fontes hurt, but Pearl City still edges Moanalua on PKs

By Nick Abramo on January 17, 2019

Pearl City won the match, but may have lost senior star Sunshine Fontes. Fontes hurt her knee while scoring a goal in the first half of the Chargers’ 3-2 (3-0 PKs) OIA girls soccer semifinal victory over Moanalua iat Kaiser Stadium on Thursday night. Coach Frank Baumholtz III thinks Fontes may have injured her medial collateral ligament, and if that’s the case, the outlook is not good for her returning to action as the season heads to a close. “I […]

Aiea shocks three-time defending OIA champion Mililani in semis

By Nick Abramo on January 17, 2019

Aiea denied Mililani in its bid for a fourth straight OIA girls soccer championship Thursday night. By playing tenacious team defense, Na Alii survived for a 1-0 victory at Kaiser Stadium. The victory was aided by the wind, which helped slow down the Trojans’ potent attack. Now, Aiea (11-2) will go for its third OIA championship on Saturday at Kaiser High against Pearl City. Na Alii previously took league crowns in 1999 and 2005, under then coach Gordon Matsuoka. “They […]

Mililani, Kaiser earn top seeds in OIA boys soccer playoffs

By Billy Hull on January 14, 2019

Mililani and Kaiser earned the top seeds in the OIA boys soccer playoffs that begin Monday. The Trojans (10-0), who last won a league crown in 2015, extended their regular-season unbeaten streak to 44 matches this season dating back to January 2015. Mililani will open its playoffs hosting a quarterfinal game next Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the winner between Kailua and Radford. Kaiser (9-1) earned the tiebreaker over Kalani (9-1) for the top seed out of the East after […]

OIA girls soccer playoffs start Monday

By Billy Hull on January 11, 2019

OIA West No. 1 seed Mililani will attempt to win its fourth consecutive Division I league crown in girls soccer when the playoffs begin Monday with four first-round games. The Trojans (8-0-2) earned a first-round bye and will host the winner between Roosevelt and Campbell on Tuesday. Moanalua (8-0-1) earned the No. 1 seed out of the East and will host the winner between Kailua and Wapiahu on Tuesday. The semifinals are set for Thursday at Kaiser and the championship […]

‘Iolani draws even with Kamehameha in ILH girls soccer

By Nick Abramo on January 5, 2019

Winning two games in a row against your rival in ILH girls soccer is mighty difficult, so that’s why ‘Iolani’s 1-0 victory over Kamehameha on Friday at Kunuiakea Stadium is not a surprise. On Dec. 5 in the first matchup between the two teams, the Warriors escaped with a 1-0 win over the defending state champion Raiders. Now, both are at 6-1 and continue the fight for the first-round championship and a state tournament berth that goes with it. The […]

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 […]