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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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For Aiea, practice did indeed make perfect. In building a state title contender, Na Alii’s workouts often exceeded coach Alan Higuchi’s practice plans. “This team, this year, they seemed to enjoy practices,” Higuchi said. “Usually my practices last 2, 2 1/2 hours. But the girls just enjoyed their time at the park. I’d look at my […]

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The instant classic had a classic finish for the two-time defending state champion Campbell Sabers. For Pearl City, a team that had already beaten Campbell in three dramatic one-run games during OIA play, there was nothing they could do as the Sabers chipped and chiseled for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning […]

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The West will rule again in the Division I  state softball tournament. Top-seeded Mililani ensured the state title will remain within the OIA West for the fourth straight year with a 14-4 rout of Kamehameha in the semifinals of the DataHouse/HHSAA Division I Softball Championship on Friday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Mililani senior Shannon […]

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There aren’t a lot of routine wins at this point of the high school softball season. OIA champion and No. 1 seed Mililani survived some tense moments late to pull out a 7-6 victory over Maui to advance to the Division I semifinals of the Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships tonight at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. […]

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Chad Obara considers this year’s Pearl City softball team one of the most focused clubs he’s coached. So the Chargers weren’t fazed by a quick turnaround or an early deficit on Thursday. Nor were they distracted by the opportunities ahead after defeating third-seeded Lahainaluna 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the DataHouse/HHSAA Division I Softball Championships. […]

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