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Kapolei, Moanalua earn top seeds in Division I as OIA girls volleyball playoffs start Wednesday

By Billy Hull on November 19, 2021

The OIA girls volleyball regular season wrapped up Thursday night and the playoffs will begin Wednesday at two sites in Division I and at Radford for the Division II opening round. Defending champion Mililani, which beat Moanalua in five sets to win the OIA crown in 2019, is the No. 2 seed out of the OIA West and will play the Farrington/Pearl City winner a week from Monday at Moanalua. A win would set up a likely rematch against Na […]

‘Iolani’s Mokihana Tufono named to All-America second team

By Billy Hull on November 10, 2021

‘Iolani senior Mokihana Tufono woke up to some good news after a tough five-set loss to Kamehameha last night. Tufono, who had 16 kills, 18 assists and two blocks against the Warriors, was named to the AVCA All-America second team today. She is the only player from Hawaii to make any of the three teams. The 5-foot-10, do-everything player for the Raiders this season signed her national letter of intent to play at UCLA this morning. Our first NLI of […]

Coronavirus can’t slow dow Punahou’s Tevarua Tafiti, who picks up 2nd Pac-12 offer

By Billy Hull on April 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing high school athletes to get creative with their workout time. For Punahou’s Tevarua Tafiti, that means working out at home with a backpack filled with whatever he can find. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound sophomore doesn’t have any weights, so he’s improvised with workouts using a backpack that he fills with yearbooks, old textbooks, anything he can get his hands on. He’s posted those workouts on social media. That work ethic is a big reason why the […]

Kamehameha’s Christmas Togiai named ILH most valuable player

By Billy Hull on March 17, 2020

Despite his season ending in the state semifinals with a serious knee injury, Kamehameha senior Christmas Togiai was named the ILH most valuable player in Division I today. Kamehameha’s Larry Park was named coach of the year. Below are the complete ILH basketball all-star teams as voted on by league coaches. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State Fab 15 team will be released Sunday. Division I Most valuable player—Christmas Togiai, Sr, Kamehameha Coach of the year—Larry Park, Kamehameha FIRST TEAM Jake Holtz, […]

Hawaii prospects receive scholarship offers during down time

By Billy Hull on March 17, 2020

Schools are on extended spring break and all prep sports activities have been suspended indefinitely, but that hasn’t kept some of the top juniors in the state from receiving Division I scholarship offers. Campbell receiver/defensive back Titus Mokiao-Atimalala has more offers than anyone else from the Class of 2021 in Hawaii. The Sabers’ all-time leading receiver, who has a chance to shatter the state’s career receiving record if he plays a full senior season, earned his 14th offer from an […]

First prep sporting event canceled due to coronavirus concerns

By Billy Hull on March 12, 2020

With concerns over the outbreak of the coronavirus shutting down collegiate athletics over the last 24 hours, the first prep sporting event has been canceled for the same reasons. The ILH will not hold judo tournaments scheduled for Friday and Saturday according to Hawaii Baptist athletic director Deren Oshiro. “As a precaution due to the nature of the sport,” Oshiro said. ILH boys volleyball matches scheduled for tonight are still on. An OIA softball game between Kaiser and Moanalua scheduled […]

Two Kahuku alums make a U.S. Collegiate Women’s National Team roster

By Billy Hull on March 11, 2020

Utah middle blocker Phoebe Grace and Portland libero Carey Williams, who were teammates at Kahuku, have been named to the 28-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team-Anaheim roster made up of current college players. Williams is one of four liberos who made the squad and Grace is one of eight middle blockers. The team will train June 21-27 in Anaheim, Calif., at the American Sports Centers where they will compete side-by-side with the U.S. Women’s National Team as it makes final […]

Defending state champion Punahou opens 2020 where it left off as No. 1

By Billy Hull on March 9, 2020

The Punahou Buffanblu will begin their 2020 season where they left off last year. The defending ILH and state champions received nine of 10 first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking in the first Honolulu Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 of the new season. The Buffanblu will open the regular season Tuesday against No. 4 Saint Louis at Central Oahu Regional Park after going 5-0 in the preseason with wins over Mililani, Pearl City and Hilo. Punahou returns seven starters […]