State D-I VB title matches, 1969-present

by Jerry Campany on November 4, 2014

Kahuku was the last OIA team to win a state title, doing so in 2002

Kahuku was the last OIA team to win a state title, doing so in 2002. Photo by Dennis Oda.

2014: Punahou 3, Kamehameha 1
25-21, 25-15, 20-25, 25-21
McKenna Granato has 23 kills and 15 digs as the Buffablu beat the Warriors after losing to them three times during the season. Kiani Tuileta dishes out 48 assists and adds 15 digs.

2013: Kamehameha 3, Punahou 0
25-19, 25-20, 25-15
Alohi Robins-Hardy does a little bit of everything, scoring 13 kills for a .385 percentage with 18 assists and 16 digs. Tiyana Hallums adds 12 kills and 10 digs.

2012: Punahou 3, Kamehameha 1
25-15, 18-25, 25-16, 25-23
Senior Carly Kan puts down a match-high 17 kills on 54 swings and Taylor Dayton added nine for the Buffanblu.

2011: Punahou 3, Kamehameha 0
25-21, 25-17, 25-18
Tayler Dayton leads the way with nine kills as the Buffanblu complete an unbeaten season. Misty Ma’a leads Kamehameha with 10 kills.

2010: Kamehameha 3, Punahou 1
25-13, 12-25, 25-15, 25-18
Misty Ma’a has 17 kills as Kamehameha (22-2) beat the ILH champions for their sixth straight state crown.

2009: Kamehameha 3, Punahou 2
22-25, 25-18, 26-28, 25-23, 15-6
Taylor Akana leads Kamehameha (20-3) with 19 kills and only two errors. Tai Manu-Olevao leads Punahou with 24 kills and Julia Behrens adds 20.

2008: Kamehameha 3, Punahou 0
25-11, 25-16, 25-18
Whitney Viveiros leads Kamehameha (20-2) with nine kills and 10 digs as the Warriors win despite losing five seniors to division I schools.

2007: Kamehameha 2, ‘Iolani 0
25-18, 25-19
Kanani Herring has 13 of Kamehameha’s 29 kills and adds 13 digs for the Warriors (21-1).

2006: Kamehameha 2, Punahou 1
35-37, 25-21, 25-21
Kanani Herring has 19 kills and 10 digs for the Warriors and Beckah Torres adds 14 kills and 4 aces. Larissa Nordyke leads Punahou with 19 kills.

2005: Kamehameha 2, ‘Iolani 0
25-21, 25-17
Kea Kea passes out 19 assists for the Warriors (20-1), who get six kills each from Kanani Herring and Devan Bukoski. Lauren Minkel leads ‘Iolani with nine kills.

2004: Punahou 2, Kamehameha 0
25-17, 25-21
Elizabeth Kaaihue has nine kills and hits .471 as Punahou (19-0) completes an undefeated season. Larissa Nordyke has six kills and Devan Bukoski leads Kamehameha with four kills.

2003: Punahou 2, Kamehameha 0
18-25, 25-19, 25-23
Elizabeth Kaaihue has 11 kills and Aneli Cubi-Otineru has 14 digs as Punahou (20-0) beats Kamehehameha. Mounia Nihipali leads the Warriors with 15 kills.

2002: Kahuku 2, St. Joseph 0
15-13, 15-11
Tuli Peters leads the Red Raiders (15-2) with eight kills, Jazmine Pa’akaula has 12 for St. Josephs.

2001: Iolani 2, Punahou 0
5-15, 15-12, 15-11
Iolani junior Kanoe Kamana’o recorded 14 kills and three aces as the Raiders (20-0) outlast the Buffanblu. Punahou senior Michelle Look leads the Buffanblu with 13 kills and five blocks, while freshman Aneli Otineru records 13 kills and two blocks.

2000: Punahou 2, St. Francis 0
15-5, 15-8
Senior outside hitter Kaleo Kaaihue has her best match of the week, pacing Punahou with seven kills, and sophomore middle Puna Richardson has six winners.

1999: Kamehameha 2, Punahou 0
15-5, 15-7
Kealani Kimball hits .800 with eight kills, and Casey Castillo matches her with eight more in Dan Kitashima’s (243-20!) last year as coach. Kamehameha finishes 20-0.

1998: Kamehameha 2, Punahou 0
15-10, 15-4
Kealani Kimball, Kuulei Kamanao and Lily Kahumoku help the Warriors finish unbeaten at 21-0.

1997: Kamehameha 2, Punahou 0
15-4, 16-14
Lily Kahumoku, a transfer from Texas, leads the way with 14 kills and 14 digs as Kamehameha goes 21-1. Ulia Crabbe has 10 digs and 24 assists.

1996: Punahou 2, McKinley 0
15-8, 15-5
Lindsey Berg has eight of Punahou’s 15 aces and Lindsay Chang leads with eight kills as Punahou goes unbeaten (20-0).

1995: Kamehameha 2, Punahou 0
15-4, 18-16
Shelly Kim and Rachel Watson each have eight kills as Kamehameha (25-2) wins. Boo Arnold has seven kills. Tehani Miyashiro led Punahou with 10 kills.

1994: Kamehameha 2, University 0
15-11, 15-13
Aven Lee, Karlen Porter, Rachel Watson, Kapu Elkington, Shelly Kim and Regina Kaaihili help the Warriors finish 25-0.

1993: Punahou 2, Kamehameha 1
12-15, 15-5, 15-13
Kamehameha coach Dan Kitashima asks for a timeout his team doesn’t have to give Punahou the final point. Debbie Lambert leads Punahou (12-3) with 18 kills.

1992: Kamehameha 2, Hilo 0
15-11, 15-10
Nani Cockett leads the way with nine kills and Celia Goods adds six for the Warriors (16-1).

1991: Kamehameha 2, McKinley 1
7-15, 15-10, 15-9
Kalei Arnold, Rebecca Downey, Aulii Ellis and Nani Cockett lead the Warriors (21-2).

1990: University 2, Hilo 0
15-13, 15-12
The Junior Rainbows overcome an injury in the semifinals by Danielle Robins to win their seventh straight title.

1989: University 2, Kamehameha 1
8-15, 15-7, 15-8
Danielle Robins leads with nine kills and three blocks as the Junior Rainbows win their 85th straight match.

1988: University 2, Kamehameha 0
15-13, 15-7
Rochelle Kaaiai, Chelsey Kamoe, Mia Lambert and Nadine Fragas finish their prep careers with 73-1 records.

1987: University 2, Pearl City 0
16-14, 15-2
Danielle Robins serves the final seven points, including four aces in a row as the Junior Rainbows win despite trailing 13-6 in the first set.

1986: University 2, Pearl City 1
15-9, 5-15, 15-9
Candace Cabrera and Delphine Kalulu lead University to an unbeaten season at 19-0.

1985: University 2, Pearl City 0
15-9, 14-4
Mary Robins has 14 kills and intimidates top seed Pearl City’s hitters for most of the night.

1984: University 2, Pearl City 0
15-12, 15-7
Mary Robins and Candace Cabrera lead University to an undefeated season.

1983: Kamehameha 2, Waianae 0
15-10, 15-4
Reydan Ahuna, Aulani Kauhane, Bonnie Lelepali, Jeanelle Lee and Erna Yamauchi lead Kamehameha to a 23-2 season.

1982: Kamehameha 2, Kahuku 0
10-8, 15-2
Kamehmaeha goes 20-0 with Reydan Ahuna, Lisa Pestrello, Shantell Ching, Aulani Kauhani, Jeanelle Lee, Colleen Kawelu.

1981: Kailua 2, Waianae 0
15-7, 15-9
Kailua coach Daniel Kealoha says his girls were inspired by the boys team losing early in their tournament.

1980: University 2, Radford 0
15-13, 13-7
Hoku Haliniak provides the power and Lynn Hashimoto provided the finesse and defense.

1979: Roosevelt 2, Kamehameha 0
15-7, 15-4
The Rough Riders come back from the loser’s bracket to win.

1978: Roosevelt 1, Punahou 0
15-8
Prandi Costales and Kainoa Pratt lead the Vulcans to an overtime win over the Buffanblu. Hilo beat Punahou 14-9, 15-7 in the previous round.

1977: Kamehameha 2, Punahou 1
8-15, 15-8, 15-8
Kalei Wong and Nahaku Brown do the hitting, and Carla Carpenter serves for the last six points.

1976: Waipahu 2, Castle 0
14-11, 15-13
Waipahu, the fifth seed, beats Hilo (top seed), Punahou (ILH champ) and Castle (OIA)

1975: Waipahu 2, Castle 1
12-10, 6-14, 15-11
Junior setter Jeanette Renauro and senior hitter Mary Ann Acheta surprise Castle with a new and effective middle-hit (quick set) attack.

1974: Hilo 2, Punahou 1
2-15, 9-6, 10-8
Tammy Aina, Cheryl Ann Ching, Gail Yamamoto, Terry Capellas, June and Leonetta Lahainaholo, Ellen Merie, Lynn Kaluhikaua, Beanie Bondaug, Cathy Poai, Dejay Leialoha, Verionica Mehau.

1973:Punahou beat either Hilo or Waipahu in a match that was not reported by Oahu newspapers.

1972: Hilo 2, Punahou 0
12-10, 15-9
The Vikings win behind the spiking of Zelda Lahainalolo and the serving of Tammy Aina.

1971: Radford 2, Hilo 1
10-15, 15-8, 15-6

1970: Kamehameha 2, Radford 1
15-5, 5-15, 15-10
The Warriors repeat as champions.

1969: Kamehameha 3, Punahou 0
15-9, 16-14, 15-10
Lynette Lum coaches Joey Akeo, Tomi Downey, Debbie Dumarin, Faith Elarnioff, Ulu Kakaio, Noella Kong, Poni Morgan, Odeta Puaa, Puahi Thompson, Twetie Calles, Sharon Glory and Alberta Napoleon to the first state title.

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