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ILH ALL-STARS: ‘Iolani’s Mokihana Tufono named player of the year

By Billy Hull on January 3, 2022

‘Iolani senior setter Mokihana Tufono was named the ILH girls volleyball player of the year in Division I today. Maryknoll senior libero Rozalynn Cabuena earned top honors in Division II and St. Andrew’s Priory senior Kayin Bohnet earned players of the year honors in Division III. Punahou’s Tita Ahuna and Kamehameha’s Chris Blake shared coach of the year honors in Division I while University’s Brad Miller in Division II and St. Andrew’s Priory’s Suzanne Hunting in Division III were also […]

Kahuku turns to ‘Summer special’ in the rain for OIA title No. 28

By Billy Hull on December 11, 2021

The No. 1-ranked Kahuku Red Raiders had been practicing it for months waiting for the right time. It came in the fourth quarter of the OIA championship game in the Open Division with the scored tied 14-14. Facing a fourth-and-6 at the Mililani 26, the call of ‘Summer special’ was sent in. >> PHOTO GALLERY: Kahuku vs. Mililani Named after junior Liona Lefau‘s mother, Summer, Lefau wasn’t about to let the play call go to waste. Quarterback Waika Crawford took […]

Punahou, Kahuku earn top seeds in Division I girls volleyball state tournament

By Billy Hull on December 2, 2021

Kahuku extended the longest streak of consecutive appearances in the girls volleyball state tournament to 20 earlier this week. Now they enter the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships as the No. 2 seed overall. The Red Raiders avenged a season-opening loss to Moanalua with a four-set win in the finals of the OIA tournament on Thursday to earn the second seed in the state tournament that gets underway Monday with four opening-round games. ILH champion Punahou is the […]

OIA football playoffs set in all 3 divisions

By Billy Hull on November 27, 2021

Although the regular season hasn’t ended in both Division I and Division II, the OIA playoffs are set after Saturday night’s games. No. 1-ranked Kahuku finished off an undefeated regular season with a 49-23 win over Campbell on Saturday night in Ewa Beach. The Red Raiders (6-0) will play No. 4 seed Waianae (3-3) in an Open Division semifinal game on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Skippa Diaz Stadium. No. 2 seed Mililani (4-1), which saw its game […]

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, […]