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Punahou’s Meister to enter national hall of fame

By Nick Abramo on March 1, 2018

Punahou athletic director Jeff Meister is one of 12 individuals who have been selected for the 2018 class of the National High School Hall of Fame. Meister will be inducted along with some big names, including former Nebraska football coach and 1955 Nebraska high school athlete of the year Tom Osborne, and Dick Fosbury, who revolutionized the high jump as a high school athlete in Oregon when he developed the technique that became known as the Fosbury flop. The induction […]

Punahou sweeps state swimming titles again

By Billy Hull on February 11, 2018

For the third consecutive year — and 42nd time overall — Punahou swept the boys and girls team titles at the K. Mark Takai/HHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday in Kihei. Punahou junior Sydnee Whitty played a role in four of the five medals won by the Punahou girls. Whitty won the 100 and 200 freestyle events and swam a leg on the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. Freshman Noah Peters won three gold medals for the […]

Roosevelt’s Ahia has 1 more chance at states

By Christian Shimabuku on February 6, 2018

Roosevelt senior Joseph Ahia has been one of the most accomplished swimmers in the OIA after breaking and setting records for three straight years. In case you missed it, he was the featured prep athlete in Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Ahia seems to outdo himself year after year. Now, as a senior, this is his last chance to improve on his times yet again. “It’s hard, but seeing improvements in your times makes it worth it and feel that you can […]

Kaiser, Kalani win OIA swimming titles

By Billy Hull on January 30, 2018

Four individual and three relay records were set at the OIA swimming championships held Monday at the K. Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center. Kalani snapped Roosevelt’s three-year streak of team titles on the boys side, claiming the Falcons’ first league championship in boys swimming. Kaiser won its ninth consecutive girls league title and 16th overall. The finals were postponed for two days after inclement weather on Saturday. Roosevelt senior Joseph Ahia won three gold medals for the second year […]

Punahou sets 2 records at ILH championships

By Hawaii Prep World on January 27, 2018

Punahou senior Alexa Phillips led her school’s 400 freestyle relay team to one of the oldest records on the ILH’s books on Saturday. Phillips teamed with juniors Nohea Lileikis, Chanel Ng and Sydnee Whitty to cover the distance in 3:30.79 at Punahou’s pool. Their time beat Punahou’s record from 2007 by legendary names Michelle Yoshida, Rachel Cote, Brittany Beauchan and Christel Simms. They put up a time of 3:33.54. Punahou’s girls won the team title with 105 points over Kamehameha’s […]

Govs, Spartans among letter-of-intent signees

By Paul Honda on April 12, 2017

High school classmate. Friend. Teammate. Champion. College student-athlete. College teammate. There are few strings of words that are as gratifying as those, and that’s the road travelled by Farrington seniors Molimau Heimuli and Chantal Mailou. The two basketball standouts were among dozens from the class of 2017 who inked their letters of intent in a signing ceremony hosted by Education First on Wednesday morning at the Honolulu Elks Lodge (Waikiki). Heimuli and Mailou signed to play at Paris Junior College […]

Punahou sweeps state swimming championships

By Jerry Campany on February 11, 2017

Punahou took the boys and girls team titles at the K Mark Takai State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, fueled by individual performances by Sydnee Whitty and Lia Foster, who won every event they entered. The Buffanblu boys went down to the last relay to beat Maryknoll and Mid-Pacific for that crown. Here are the complete results: hhsaa 20170209 uh oahu results Here is a little historical perspective from each event, which included two meet records: Girls diving Punahou […]

Pac-Five’s Zhi commits to Georgia Tech

By Nick Abramo on February 3, 2017

Pac-Five swimmer Albert Zhi — a native of China — committed to Georgia Tech this week, according to his club coach and legal guardian Jialin “Sunny” Sun of Sun-shine Aquatics. Zhi broke one individual league record (44.82 seconds, 100-yard freestyle) and was part of another record (3 minutes, 8.87 seconds, 400 freestyle relay) at the Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship meet last weekend. “He is a self-motivator and he wants to be the best he can, academically and athletically,” Sun wrote […]