The Kahuku boys and girls wrestling teams defended their home gym on Saturday, each going 3-0 in a regular-season dual. The Red Raider boys took advantage of a large turnout to beat Farrington 48-12, Kalani 48-28 and McKinley 57-6. No other team scored more than 28 points. Kalani and Farrington each picked up two wins […]


The Kamehameha girls wrestling team defeated Punahou 45-27 at an ILH meet at Mid-Pacific on Friday. The defending state champion Kamehameha girls were without Cadet world champion Teshya Alo, who was at a judo awards ceremony elsewhere. Shaylin Marn of the Warriors, an ILH contender at 122 pounds, defeated Pac-Five’s Bryndall McAluney in an exhibition […]

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‘Iolani’s KJ Pascua likes his end game. The Raiders wrestler said the way he finishes matches has made the difference in his three close encounters against Pac-Five’s Cole Chandler in the 145-pound class. “I felt like I kind of wore him out,” Pascua said after his 10-8 overtime win over Chandler on Friday night at […]


For the Kamehameha girls wrestling team, there are high expectations this season after the Warriors won the state title a year ago. It helps to have junior Teshya Alo, the reigning FILA Cadet world champion, leading the way. She is also a two-time state champion. For head coach Bill Vanenciano and assistant Chris West, keeping […]


Razor close. Campbell’s Tristan Ludiazo and Lahainaluna’s Conor Mowat have waged two wars already early in the wrestling season. Ludiazo, the defending state champion in the 220-pound class, beat Mowat twice by a single point in ultimate tiebreakers at 285 pounds. In both matches (the Maui Invitational and the Hawaii Wrestling Association Officials Scholarship Tournament), […]


Mililani’s Zack Diamond is off to a fast start in wrestling, but that means little over the long haul of the season. In the 138-pound class, Diamond has won the two tournaments he’s been in so far — the Garner Ivey Maui Invitational and the Hawaii Wrestling Officials Association Scholarship Tournament. A two-time state runner-up, […]


How the wrestlers in the girls pound-for-pound rankings fared at Punahou’s Pa’ani Challenge over the weekend: 1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha (138) Paani champ: Pinned Diana Marquez (Aiea) in 0:31, Pinned Dani Dinlocker-Santi (Mililani) in 1:53, Pinned Kendall Porter (Del Oro) in 0:30, Pinned No. 6 Breeana Dudoit-Vasquez (Lahainaluna) in 2:20. 2. Carly Jaramillo, Lahainaluna (145) Paani champ: Pinned […]


As expected, the officials tournament shook things up a little bit. Nobody had more of an impact than ‘Iolani’s Jordan Ng, who dropped Lahainaluna’s Christian Balagso from No. 3 with a narrow 4-3 win. Balagso, a two-time state runner up, fought back to take third place but the damage was done. Ng went on to […]


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Brian Pascua of ‘Iolani might be the most improved wrestler in the state in the past year. Pascua finished fifth in both the Garner Ivey and Hawaii Officials tournaments to begin last year, but got stronger after the calendar flipped to take his first ILH title and finish second at states behind three-time champion Braydon […]