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SHA’s galaxy of All-Americans includes sophomore Andromeda Tong

By Paul Honda on September 27, 2020

Sophomore All-American has quite the ring to it. Andromeda Tong wasn’t expecting to hear that truth, but the UCA named her one of four selections to its All-America team last week. “I feel very lucky and blessed to be given the opportunity. I was honestly surprised when I saw the email that I made All-American. I didn’t expect to make it,” Tong said. Her three varsity teammates also on the All-American team: Cayla Cabanban, Alissa De Smet and Jacelyn Tanvasa. […]

Former ‘Iolani hoopster Kylie Yung walks on at Hawaii

By Paul Honda on September 26, 2020

Kylie Yung is ready for Rainbows. The ‘Iolani basketball state champion has walked on at Hawaii, turning down opportunities to play at smaller universities. “She’s always told us that she wants to play Division I basketball even if it meant turning down other opportunities to walk on. She’ll fit right in,” ‘Iolani coach Dean Young said. “She’s the hardest-working player I ever coached and Coach (Laura) Beeman will love that along with how hard she plays.” The 5-foot-8 forward is […]

Hope International G/F Kodee Viena transfers to Rainbow Wahine

By Paul Honda on September 25, 2020

Kodee Viena is taking the road home. The former Star-Advertiser All-State selection from Maryknoll has transferred to Hawaii after two seasons at Hope International (Calif.). She and another ILH hoopster, Kylie Yung of ‘Iolani, are walk-ons for the Rainbow Wahine. Viena was also an All-Defensive team pick by coaches and media as a senior in the 2017-18 season. At Hope International (19-10), she played with former Maryknoll teammates Rhianne Omori and Isabelle Halemano. In 25 games played last season, Viena […]


‘Iolani pitcher Aisea Ahokovi commits to Loyola Marymount

By Paul Honda on September 25, 2020

Another month and another pitcher from the islands has committed to Loyola Marymount. ‘Iolani pitcher Aisea Ahokovi is the second pitcher in as many months say yes to the Lions. On Aug. 1, it was Kamehameha hurler Casey Kitagawa who did the same. “I feel amazing, like all the hard work is paying off,” said Ahokovi, who has a 3.2 grade-point average. The right-hander works out regularly with Kitagawa under the watchful eyes of coach Ashkon Kuhaulua. “He’s really helped […]

Ace of base: Jacelyn Tanuvasa powers to All-American honor

By Paul Honda on September 25, 2020

Four-time state champions are rare enough. Jacelyn Tanuvasa is halfway there. The Sacred Hearts junior was on board and full throttle for the last two Medium Division competitive cheer state titles, and after earning her first UCA All-American selection last week, the junior is ready for the next hurdle. “It made me happy. Even though we haven’t been able to practice as a team or attend any camps, it’s great to know that my hard work paid off,” Tanuvasa said. […]

Kolbe Irei pumps iron, finishes 2nd in GCAA tourney

By Paul Honda on September 24, 2020

A month into his new chapter, Kolbe Irei has been outmuscling the competition. The Roosevelt graduate, now at UC Irvine, finished tied for second place in the GCAA Amateur Series in Beaumont, Calif., a tournament that drew the best college golfers in the country. He finished at 9-under par, two strokes behind Cameron Henry. Irei led going into the final round. “I’m playing five, 10 times better than I was in OIA season. I’m doing a lot more prep,” Irei […]

Alissa De Smet’s late-bloomer charge to All-American status

By Paul Honda on September 24, 2020

Alissa De Smet is part of the state championship dynasty at Sacred Hearts Academy, but until last week, she didn’t quite know the extent of her talent. The senior was selected to the UCA All-American team, one of four Lancers on the varsity competitive cheer squad honored. Cayla Cabanban, Jacelyn Tanuvasa and Andromeda Tong were also chosen to the national honors. “It’s very different to be doing it. This is my first year trying out for All-American,” De Smet said. […]

SHA’s 4-time All-American Cayla Cabanban a stickler for hard work

By Paul Honda on September 23, 2020

When it comes to motivation, the Sacred Hearts Lancers don’t have to look far. Cayla Cabanban brings an alpha mentality to the floor and it doesn’t matter that the three-time state champion and four-time All-American is due for a rest break. The senior earned UCA All-American honors last week, joined by three varsity teammates from Sacred Hearts. “I tried every year since freshman year and made it every year, but I never went to the camp on the mainland,” Cabanban […]

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