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Bucking the expectations

By Brian McInnis on February 9, 2019

In his first diving meet, Ethan Buck placed 19 out of 19. That was a just a couple of months ago. On Saturday, Buck improbably won it all at the HHSAA/K. Mark Takai Swimming and Diving championships. Buck, a water polo player, didn’t get up on a diving board (competitively, at least) for the first time until November. “So my girlfriend (Isabel) does diving, and we started dating, and I wasn’t doing a sport in the winter,” Buck said. “She […]

State swim meet wide open going into finals

By Jerry Campany on February 8, 2019

If the preliminaries of the K. Mark Takai/HHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships are any indication, Saturday’s finals will have a rainbow of schools represented on the top step of the podiums. Five different schools won trials on the girls side on Friday and four different schools had the fastest boy in the eight individual events. Kamehameha’s Jaek Horner doubled up in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, threatening MJ Mao of Maryknoll’s state meet record of 54.4 seconds […]

Pac-Five freshman sets record at ILH swimming

By Billy Hull on January 26, 2019

Punahou swept the boys and girls teams titles at the ILH Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, but the only record-breaking performance was by a freshman from Pac-Five. Grace Monahan won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 2.02 seconds, breaking Jasmine Mau’s league record set in 2013. Monahan beat Kamehameha senior Jamy Lum, the defending league champion in the event, by more than six seconds. Monahan won both events she competed in. Her time of 54.82 seconds in the […]


Kaiser’s senior trio leads Cougars to 10th straight OIA crown

By Billy Hull on January 26, 2019

Kaiser seniors Mari Yasumi, Erin Patterson and Sophie Harrison got a little help from sophomore Sofia Carlson to put the perfect ending on their OIA prep swimming careers. The foursome set the meet record in the 400 freestyle relay on Saturday by more than four seconds to help the Cougars claim their 10th consecutive league title at the OIA Swimming and Diving Championships at K. Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center. The win gave Yasumi, Patterson and Harrison three gold […]

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 […]