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LATEST SOFTBALL POSTS:

For the first time all season, the No. 1 team in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 softball poll is not Campbell. Kapolei beat the Sabers 5-4 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association semifinals and then edged Mililani 6-5 in the championship game. All three teams – along with the other OIA semifinalist, Pearl City — will be […]

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It was somewhat fitting that the final out of Saturday’s OIA Division I softball championship ended up in the glove of Kapolei left fielder Dallas Pollard-Brownell. The inning prior, a ball that popped out of her grip helped position Mililani for a third straight OIA crown. But the Hurricanes rallied in the top of the […]

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It took 6 innings to figure this out. Actually, it took more. Down to their last strike, Nanakuli — epic, juggernaut, invincible Nanakuli — was about to get tapped out by nemesis Aiea in the OIA Division II championship game. AGAIN. Most sportswriters would have written a lead paragraph already, and much more. After being […]

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Alan Higuchi is looking ahead. His Aiea softball team is serious running for the Division II state championship — even after losing to unbeaten and No. 8-ranked Nanakuli on Saturday in the OIA title game. “They’ll be fine. I’m glad we have more games to play,” Higuchi said moments after the contest at Tiger Stadium […]

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This much is certain, the OIA Division I softball title will remain in the west for a seventh consecutive year. Whether it stays in Mililani for a third straight season or heads down to Kapolei for the first time since 2005, well, that figures to be a toss-up. The Trojans and Hurricanes split their regular […]

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Tyanna “Peanut Butter” Kaaialii was 11 when she was given her distinctive nickname upon joining a team in California. Now 16, the Pearl City junior distinguished herself over the last two days by playing a leading role in back-to-back no-hitters for the Chargers. A day after throwing the first four innings in Pearl City’s combined […]

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They came into Wednesday’s Oahu Interscholastic Association softball game with similar records, but when it was all over, the gap had widened considerably. Part of it is the division they play in. Pearl City went 6-6 in the OIA West softball standings. Moanalua went 5-7 in the East. The Chargers are seeded fourth and Na […]

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Roosevelt and Waianae traded two-out rallies throughout a dramatic opening-round game in the OIA Division I softball playoffs on Wednesday before the host Rough Riders emerged with a 9-8 win at Stevenson Middle School. The Rough Riders and Seariders combined to score 10 runs with two out in the first-round game with Roosevelt delivering the […]

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It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Fifty high school seniors declared their future plans by signing letters of intent on Wednesday morning in another pristine and beautiful setting at the Honolulu Elks Lodge in Waikiki. That’s the good news. The bad? This was the final LOI signing event hosted […]

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From the outside looking in, Cecil Hasegawa has a difficult time comprehending what has happened with the Kapaa softball program. Hasegawa, a longtime head coach at Pac-Five, says he doesn’t have any details about why six Kapaa players walked off the team last week. That forced the program to shut down, having played just four […]

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