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Waiakea reigns: Season-ending Baseball Top 10 has major shuffle

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2022

Waiakea collected all 15 first-place votes to claim the No. 1 ranking in the final Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 of the season. The Warriors went into last week ranked fourth in the coaches and media poll, and was seeded fourth in the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Championships. After ousting Kalani, 6-3, coach Chris Honda’s team then stunned the field with a 5-4 win over top seed Saint Louis and a 3-2 win over second seed Baldwin for the title. “This […]

DAY ONE: Stunners at Iron Maehara Stadium

By Paul Honda on May 5, 2022

Star-Advertiser scribe Billy Hull was up at 4:30 a.m. on a fine Wednesday morning. Boarded a plane, headed to Maui and made it to Iron Maehara Stadium 10 minutes before the opening first-round battle at the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball Division I State Championships. What the longtime writer then witnessed for the next 12 hours was, perhaps, the most unpredictable and mind-blowing quarterfinal round in baseball state-tourney history. Here’s a quick look at the Bonecrusher’s reviews of Wednesday’s thrillers. Thursday’s […]

Baldwin squeaks past Saint Louis for No. 1 spot in Baseball Top 10

By Paul Honda on May 3, 2022

The Baldwin Bears are back at No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10. The Bears edged Saint Louis by one point in the voting by coaches and media to reclaim the top spot. They shared the No. 1 ranking with Saint Louis two weeks ago, but the Crusaders regained the top position last week. Baldwin (16-2 overall) had a bye through the weekend and collected five out of 11 first-place votes. Saint Louis (22-3-1) also has five first-place votes […]


Saint Louis regains sole possession of No. 1 in Baseball Top 10

By Paul Honda on April 27, 2022

The tricky winds of fickle voters prevail this week. Despite losing to then-unranked ‘Iolani, Saint Louis has re-emerged as the sole occupant of the No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10. A week ago, Baldwin and Saint Louis shared the top billing. Baldwin then blanked Kamehameha-Maui, 3-0, and edged rival Maui, 2-1. The Bears, 16-2 overall and a perfect 12-0 against Maui Interscholastic League opponents, collected four of 12 first-place votes from the panel of coaches and media. […]

Baldwin leaps into share of No. 1 ranking with Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on April 20, 2022

The good-news Bears are back. Baldwin collected four of nine first-place votes and landed in a tie at No. 1 with Saint Louis in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10. The Bears swept Maui in a three-game series last week and improved to 12-0 in the MIL (14-2 overall). Baldwin could not shake the Crusaders, who also collected four first-place votes from coaches and media. Saint Louis (20-2-1 overall) lost to Punahou last week in the ILH double-elimination tournament. Baldwin won […]

A year to remember for Maryknoll baseball, ace Parker Grant

By Paul Honda on April 14, 2022

One reason the ILH has three state-tournament berths in baseball is that there are seven varsity programs. Pac-Five and Maryknoll are part of the tribe. Damien plays the regular season with the ILH D-I teams, then ventures into D-II for the postseason. Maryknoll is surviving and even thriving in the state’s toughest high school baseball league. Coach Alaka‘i Aglipay has overseen the transformation since taking over for Eric Kadooka. The keys are many, but the biggest is always pitching. Parker […]

Torrid win streak has Saint Louis high atop Baseball Top 10

By Paul Honda on April 12, 2022

No doubt for the red-hot Saint Louis Crusaders. The hottest team in prep baseball closed the regular season with a 14-1 rout of Mid-Pacific to finish 12-1-1 in the ILH. Saint Louis retained its No. 1 ranking in Monday’s Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10, riding a 10-game win streak. No. 2 Baldwin and No. 5 Waiakea also collected first-place votes. Baldwin is 9-0 in Maui Interscholastic League play (11-2 overall). Waiakea is 5-0 in Big Island Interscholastic Federation action. Kalani returned […]

Steal home, get the save: A good day for Maryknoll and OF/P Matt Miura

By Paul Honda on April 8, 2022

In case you missed it, Matt Miura had quite the afternoon at Waipio on Thursday. The speedy Maryknoll center fielder didn’t even have a base hit while enjoying, perhaps, the most actively fun game for any baseball player this season. In the third inning, Miura inched his way to a sizable lead off third base and stole home off Kamehameha’s talented southpaw pitcher, Kaena Kiakona. An acrobatic attempt by catcher Beau Sylvester to snag the high, outside heater and apply […]