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HAWAII GROWN: Dung headed to Cal

By Billy Hull on July 29, 2017

Kamalani Dung, the reigning Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year who announced last week she was transferring out of Fresno State, tweeted Saturday night that she will enroll at California in Berkeley, Calif. It's official! Dream come true! UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY! #GoBears #Calsoftball 🐻💙💛 — KAMA DUNG (@kamadung) July 30, 2017 Dung, a 2015 Kamehameha alumna, went 26-15 with 218 strikeouts in 254 1/3 innings as a sophomore. She wrote, “I am grateful and honored for the tremendous amount of offers and opportunities I’ve received, coming from some of the all-time best programs and top coaches in the nation. After long consideration, I finally decided to compete at the highest level athletically AND academically at the University […]

HAWAII GROWN: Dung leaving Fresno State

By Billy Hull on July 23, 2017

Kamehameha alumna and reigning Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year Kamalani Dung announced on Saturday night via instagram that she will not return to the Bulldogs for her junior season. Dung, who went 26-15 with 218 strikeouts in 254 1/3 innings as a sophomore, wrote a lengthy note that reads as follows: “After long consideration, I have finally decided to officially state that I will not be returning to Fresno State. The past two years as a Bulldog have been an experience that I will always hold near to my heart, and I will forever be thankful for the opportunity to represent the valley. I wish nothing but the best to my team, the coaches, and especially to my […]

Campbell’s Alo makes national first team

By Nick Abramo on July 3, 2017

Campbell catcher Jocelyn Alo continues to reap awards. On Monday, Alo was named to the CBS MaxPreps All-American Softball first team for 2017. Alo is a two-time state player of the year and a member of the Sabers’ squad that has captured three state championships in a row. She is also a wrestling state champion. Recently, Alo was also named to the Hawaii High School Hall of Honor, arguably the most prestigious award for high school athletes in the state. Thirty-two players made the national first team, and Alo was one of three catchers. A recent Campbell graduate, Alo will be moving on to play for two-time defending national champion Oklahoma on scholarship.

Sabers headline All-State softball team

By Paul Honda on June 12, 2017

The Year of the Saber has been, and as of this season, continues to be more than a sequel. Click here to view the 2017 Star-Advertiser All-State softball team that ran in Sunday’s newspaper. It is a trilogy. Three championships in a row, none coming so easily, not at all. Dani Cervantes, the 2017 Star-Advertiser Softball pitcher of the year for a second year in a row, did her part. With a young squad finding its identity, struggling at the plate, she wielded a remarkable season on the mound, crafting one gemstone after another. With a killer curve ball and pinpoint fastball, Cervantes mastered the art of the drop during the regular season, learning the intricacies from head coach Michael […]

Awards continue to pile up for Alo

By Nick Abramo on June 5, 2017

Jocelyn Alo was one of 12 new inductees to the prestigious Hawaii Hall of Honor on Sunday night. By Monday morning, the two-time All-State position player of the year in softball picked up another honor. She is the Gatorade Hawaii softball player of the year. Alo, a catcher, will be heading to Oklahoma on scholarship in the fall. The 5-foot-8 senior led Campbell to a 25-5-1 record and the Division I state title. She batted .571 with 12 home runs, 27 RBIs and a 1.449 slugging percentage. The state’s returning Gatorade Softball Player of the Year, she reached base more than 80 percent of the time and threw out nearly 40 percent of baserunners attempting to steal. Alo has volunteered […]

Millwood repeats as ILH most valuable player

By Hawaii Prep World on May 12, 2017

Kamehameha junior Dallas Millwood was named the ILH softball most valuable player for the second straight year while Maryknoll coach John Uekawa was named the coach of the year after leading the Spartans to the league title. Maryknoll also led all teams with four selections to the All-ILH first team. The teams were voted on by league coaches. ILH ALL-STAR TEAMS Most valuable player—Dallas Millwood, Jr, Kamehameha Coach of the year—John Uekawa, Maryknoll FIRST TEAM C: Kailyn Barrett, So, ‘Iolani 1B: Skye Ah Yat, Jr, St. Francis 2B: Logan Carlos, Jr, Maryknoll SS: Kanoe Tanigawa, Jr, Maryknoll 3B: Maiah Motta, Fr, Kamehameha OF: Alana Cobb-Adams, Sr, Kamehameha; Nohealani Hee, Jr, Maryknoll; Joerdan Lovell, Sr, St. Francis DP: Kenedi Lopes, Sr, […]

OIA West dominates final softball rankings

By Hawaii Prep World on May 8, 2017

In reality, we’ll never quite know who the best softball team in the OIA West actually was. Was it Pearl City, which at 9-2 was the only OIA West team to lose less than three games in the regular season to finish at the top of the standings? Was it Mililani, who beat the Chargers 3-1 to win the OIA tournament title and earn the No. 1 seed in the state tournament? Or was it Campbell, which despite finishing third in the OIA West regular season and third in the OIA playoffs, came up huge once again in the state tournament to take home its third straight state crown? Again, we will never know, but what we do know is […]

Campbell’s 3-peat the most sweet

By Paul Honda on May 6, 2017

Veteran leadership plus young additions and sage coaching do not always add up to a championship. When the Campbell Sabers took the field in defense of their state softball championship — they had won the last two, actually — there was doubt among observers. For much of the spring, the skepticism about Campbell’s sometimes punchless lineup was valid. Cruel, perhaps, but valid. For weeks, months even, senior slugger Jocelyn Alo was walked borderline intentionally, often being issued a pass without seeing a single strike in plate appearance after plate appearance. It was the right move. The rest of the lineup, for the most part, couldn’t generate anything. In three losses to Pearl City, senior ace Dani Cervantes persevered, but couldn’t […]