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Kamehameha hires coaches in baseball, softball, soccer

By Nick Abramo on August 29, 2018

Daryl Kitagawa is the new baseball coach at Kamehameha, the school announced as one of three new hires Wednesday. Kitagawa takes over for Kahi Kaanoi, who was hired on interim basis in February. Prior to that, Tom Perkins was the Warriors’ baseball coach. The school also hired Leo Sing Chow for softball and Uri Barron-Silva for boys soccer. Sing Chow, who previously played for the Warriors’ softball program, takes over for James Millwood. Barron-Silva takes over the soccer reins from […]

Roosevelt’s Foster is Gatorade softball POY

By Nick Abramo on June 13, 2018

Roosevelt’s Mari Foster was named as the Hawaii Gatorade softball player of the year by the Gatorade Company recently. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. The 5-foot-7 senior outfielder and right-handed pitcher led the Rough Riders (15-3) to the Division I tournament play-in game. Foster batted .604 (29-for-48) with nine home runs, 34 RBIs, 23 runs scored, a .627 on-base percentage and a 1.333 slugging percentage. In […]

VIDEO: Leilehua All-State OF Alyssa Asuncion

By Paul Honda on May 29, 2018

A busy offseason of learning and applying knowledge helped junior outfielder Alyssa Asuncion of Leilehua become an All-State first-team outfielder. Asuncion hit .488 with an OBP of .560 and a slugging percentage of .814.

VIDEO: Leilehua All-State Utility Gianna Araki

By Paul Honda on May 29, 2018

Gianna Araki talks about a sophomore season that ended with a state championship for the Leilehua Mules. Araki batted .467 with seven HRs, 23 RBIs and an OPS of 1.641. She was voted to the All-State first team as a utility selection.

VIDEO: Leilehua softball coach Wendell Au

By Paul Honda on May 28, 2018

Coach Wendell Au chats about Leilehua’s amazing ascent to the state softball championship, the first in the program’s history. The first-year Mules head coach chats about the team’s growth, and what lies beyond.

Softball All-State: Coaches’ comments on 1st Team

By Paul Honda on May 27, 2018

Here are coaches’ comments on the Star-Advertiser Softball All-State first-team selections of 2018. P Kamryn Kamakaiwi, Leilehua, Sr. Pitcher of the Year • 8-2, 1.56 ERA, 58.1 IP, 50 SO, 26 BB, won 2 games at the state tourney • Also hit .375, 5 HR, 15 runs, 13 RBIs, .483 OBP, .771 SLG Kamehameha coach James Millwood: “Her being a lefty pitcher and having the pitch come from a different angle made it hard for batters. She has very good […]

VIDEO: All-State Pitcher of Year Kamryn Kamakaiwi

By Paul Honda on May 27, 2018

It was a final week to remember for Leilehua ace Kamryn Kamakaiwi. She won two games at the state tourney, but also injured her right ACL in the state final. Coaches and media voted the senior Star-Advertiser All-State Pitcher of the Year.

VIDEO: All-State Position Player of Year Sammie Ofoia

By Paul Honda on May 27, 2018

St. Francis third baseman Sammie Ofoia talks about the ups and downs of the Saints, losing in the final last year, then rallying past Konawaena in the semifinals, and routing Kamehameha-Hawaii in the title game as they rose to the Division II state championship.