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 […]
How the top 10 wrestlers fared over the weekend: BOYS 1. Zack Diamond, Mililani Won 138-pound class at MIT 2. Liam Corbett, Leilehua Went 2-0 at Aiea, pinning Mililani’s William Flynn and Aiea’s Harley Oshiro before forfeiting the final to teammate Lopaka Lono 3. Christian Balagso, Lahainaluna Won 126-pound class on Maui, beating Iolani’s Jake […]
LLook out for Lahainaluna. The Lunas feature three of the top four wrestlers in the preseason pound-for-pound list including three returning state champions. Lelelei Mataafa and Carly Jaramillo will be going for their third state crown this year with Breanna Dudoit-Vasquez looking to repeat. They are all looking up at Kamehameha’s Teshya Alo, though, who […]
There are a lot of state championships out there for the taking this year. With Josh Terao, Brayden Akeo and Blake Cooper off to bigger and better things, the Star-Advertiser’s preseason top 10 pound-for-pound list is lacking talent that has climbed to the highest peak of Hawaii high school wrestling. Zack Diamond and Liam Corbett […]
The Alo girls of Kahuku cleaned out their group at the Aiea Invitational on Saturday. Sisters Jocelyn Alo and Sabrina Alo were placed in the same pool (184.9-206 pounds) at the preseason event, and started their first matches at the same time on side-by-side mats. Jocelyn drew Aiea’s Sarah Miner while Sabrina faced Waianae’s Mildred […]
Stephen Kim saw his share of full houses as a wrestling coach, athletic director and Maui Interscholastic League executive director. It was no different on Tuesday morning, when family, friends, former wrestlers and administrators turned out in full force for his memorial service at Nuuanu Mortuary. Kaiser’s wrestling team, clad in royal blue and yellow […]
A memorial service for former Maui Interscholastic League executive director Stephen Kim will be held on Tuesday morning at Nuuanu Mortuary. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Kim, who coached wrestling at Kaiser before moving to Maui, was 70.
Kamehameha wrestler Teshya Alo has done so much on the mat in her 16 years on the planet. Now she will be the subject of a documentary at this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival. Alo, the reigning FILA Cadet world champion in wrestling, has already won a state title in judo and two in wrestling […]
Beautiful morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki on signing day for dozens of student-athletes from the islands. Among them were a handful of football players, including Punahou’s all-state offensive lineman, Davis Miyashiro-Saipa‘ia. The senior signed with Oregon as a preferred walk-on, turning down several opportunities at smaller schools. Isaac Hurd, Campbell’s big-play quarterback, signed […]
Girls 117 weight class final: Shana Dilliner (Kamehameha) vs. Joen Tominaga (Pearl City). Video: Paul Honda. Chevron/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships, Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014. Neal Blaisdell Arena.