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Two late-inning rallies over the last two days left ‘Iolani tied atop the ILH Division I softball standings. The seventh-ranked Raiders forced extra innings before pulling out an 8-7 win over Punahou in the eighth on Tuesday. They followed that up by erasing a two-run deficit in the sixth in a 4-2 home victory over […]

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According to the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 released Monday, an ILH vs. OIA West softball classic would be quite a big deal. The top eight teams in the rankings belong in either league with the OIA West holding down the top two spots. Defending state champion Campbell is no longer the top-ranked team […]

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The Mililani softball roster is on an 8×11 white piece of paper with mostly black type. At the bottom of the page, there are a list reminders for the team in its day-to-day effort to improve. A few of the examples are in red type highlighted in yellow, and one of them reads, “Little things […]

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The Punahou softball team is hanging with some of the best programs in Arizona this week. The Buffanblu beat Mountain Ridge 8-4 to reach the semifinals of the Desert Mountain Softball Invitational in Arizona on Friday. Punahou pitcher Bailey Akimseu surrendered a three-run home run in the first inning but erased it with a three-run […]

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Two teams — Campbell and Mililani — have won five of the last eight Division I softball state tournaments, so one can bet that a lot is riding on Saturday’s game at the McKinley field. Both teams are 3-1 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association West and in a tight race with Pearl City (4-0) and Leilehua (3-2). […]

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In their ace pitcher’s eyes, a come-from-behind 2-1 win over two-time defending state champion Campbell was not an upset. Pearl City senior Tyanna “Peanut Butter” Kaaialii was potent against Campbell, mowing down 10 batters with just two walks and one hit batter, finishing with a three-hitter as the Chargers improved to 4-0 in the difficult […]

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We’re closing in on a full month into the softball and baseball regular seasons and the two sports seem to be shaping out very differently. In softball, there’s no doubt who everyone is chasing. The defending state champion Campbell Sabers were a unanimous No. 1 pick in the first Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 rankings […]

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It was sheer joy for Ashlyn Okamoto when the ball left her bat and sailed over the left-center field fence at the Kamehameha softball field. The ‘Iolani senior shortstop is not known for power hitting. After a 4-4 tie against Kamehameha on Friday, both head coach Dean Yonamine and assistant Lois Manin said they thought […]

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Campbell catcher Jocelyn Alo has been selected to the USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA High School Preseason Softball Team. Alo is one of 25 selections to the group and is the only player from Hawaii. She signed with Oklahoma in November. Last month, Alo was named to the MaxPreps Preseason All-America team. As a […]

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It was muggy hot in Kapolei on Friday, and a bunch of girls were out there playing an OIA softball season opener. The top two teams in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll, no less. Rivals. There was something missing on the Kapolei bench, however. No Tony Saffery. The head coach who brought a state title to […]

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