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DAY 1: Datahouse/HHSAA state softball

By Billy Hull on May 1, 2019

The Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships are underway at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium with four first-round games in Division I. Wednesday’s schedule Game 1: Baldwin 10, Maryknoll 2 Game 2: ‘Iolani 11, Waianae 10 Game 3: Leilehua 11, Kapolei 9 Game 4: Roosevelt 10, Kaiser 0, 6 inn. Roosevelt 10, Kaiser 0, 6 inn. at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium Roosvelt (16-1) 101 404 0 — 10 13 2 Kaiser (10-6) 000 000 0 — 0 2 1 WP—Jaeda Cabunoc. LP—Primrose Aholelei. […]

STATE SOFTBALL RANKINGS: No. 5 Maryknoll opens state tourney

By Billy Hull on April 29, 2019

The Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships begin in less than 48 hours with No. 5 Maryknoll getting it started. The Spartans, who finished in third place in the ILH and clinched the league’s final berth with a win over Kamehameha last Tuesday, were the only team to move up in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 this week, jumping to No. 5. Six of the top 10 teams will be in action on the first day at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium with […]

Kaiser’s Curtis Chung toughens out start to pitch Cougars to states

By Billy Hull on April 25, 2019

The pain started to come in the second inning, but Kaiser’s Curtis Chung Jr. knew he had a job to do if he wanted to pitch in the state tournament. A year ago, Kaiser suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in eight innings to OIA West top seed Campbell in the OIA quarterfinals, but the even bigger disappointment came a day later in a 13-inning loss to Kalani in the consolation semifinals. In a 24-hour span, Kaiser went from being on […]


‘Iolani earns top seed in boys volleyball state tournament

By Billy Hull on April 25, 2019

The Punahou boys volleyball team will have to win one more game than it’s used to to extend its current run of state titles to eight. The Buffanblu are not the No. 1 seed for the first time in more than a decade in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships that begin Monday. ‘Iolani’s four-set win over the Buffanblu in Tuesday’s ILH championship game gave the Raiders the No. 1 overall seed and dropped the Buffanblu into an […]

Campbell earns No. 1 seed in state softball tournament

By Billy Hull on April 25, 2019

Two-time defending OIA champions and winners of three of the last four state championships, the Campbell Sabers are the No. 1 seed in the Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships in Division I beginning Wednesday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Ranked No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 for eight consecutive weeks, the Sabers extend the longest active streak of consecutive state-tournament appearances to 14. Mililani failed to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 1992, ending […]

Jayden Simpliciano’s walk-off hit gives St. Francis the ILH D-II crown

By Billy Hull on April 24, 2019

Leave it to a sophomore who hadn’t swung a bat all game to end the Damien curse. The Saints’ baseball team ended three years of ILH tournament frustration with one swing of the bat by Jayden Simpliciano, whose walk-off single scored Bubba Akana with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 2-1 victory over Damien on Wednesday at Hans L’Orange Park. Simpliciano, who came on as a pinch hitter, drilled a ball over the head of […]

Team effort brings Punahou its first ILH softball title since 2005

By Billy Hull on April 23, 2019

Punahou senior D’Asha Saiki started it off homering in her first two at-bats. Junior Maya Matsubara provided the necessary scoring late with back-to-back two-run homers in the fourth and fifth innings. And to top it off, junior pitcher Ashanti Martinez, who has carried the load on the mound all season, worked five innings and then re-entered the game in the seventh inning to get the final two crucial outs to record both a win and a save. She also blasted […]

Noah Tory’s homer puts Saint Louis closer to ILH tournament title

By Billy Hull on April 22, 2019

Midway through the regular season, the ILH looked like a two-team race between Punahou and ‘Iolani. Two games into the ILH’s double-elimination tournament, the two teams remaining in the winner’s bracket are Kamehameha and Saint Louis. A roller coaster year in Oahu’s private league featured another roller coaster game Monday at Goeas Field as the Crusaders, who were outscored 31-12 in two regular-season losses to ‘Iolani, erased a 5-0 deficit and pulled out a 7-6 victory over the Raiders. Saint […]