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Hall of Honor selects 12 more legends

By Jerry Campany on May 25, 2020

The newest class of the Hall of Honor was selected on Sunday, awarding each athlete a $2,000 scholarship from Enterprise. >> Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna She is a four-time state champion in wrestling, the sixth girl in state history to do so and the second from Maui, joining Lahainaluna’s Lalelei Mataafa from 2016. Estrella ended her career at No. 1 pound-for-pound on Hawaiiprepworld.com’s rankings and will go on to compete for national power Menlo College while majoring in marketing business. >> […]

MAY 8, 2013: Evan Enriques keeps KS-Hawaii humming

By Jerry Campany on May 8, 2020

On this date in 2013, Evan Enriques overcame injury to lead Kamehameha-Hawaii to a sweep of Kalaheo in the HHSAA boys volleyball tournament. The Warriors fell into an unseeded position after losing to Waiakea in the BIIF tournament, leaving them to face Punahou in the quarterfinal round. It didn’t go so well, as the Buffanblu swept the Warriors on their way to a second straight title. Enriques had 16 kills and six digs in that matchup, but Larry Tuileta led […]

APRIL 9, 2008: Waianae volleyball team hits its peak

By Jerry Campany on April 9, 2020

On this day in 2008, the Waianae boys volleyball team swept Pearl City and Aiea to take a commanding lead in the OIA Red West. The Seariders, who were ranked No. 5 in the state, were led by setters Aaron Robinson and Desmond Dela Cruz. Aaron Fogatu had 10 kills and Anthony Robinson added eight. Waianae went on to win the OIA championship with an emphatic sweep of Roosevelt but got swept by eventually champion Iolani in its first match […]


APRIL 7, 2012: Mira Costa beats Punahou in Clash of the Titans

By Jerry Campany on April 7, 2020

On this date in 2012, Punahou lost a rare boys volleyball match at the Clash of the Titans, but it didn’t seem to bother all-world Larry Tuileta. No. 4 Mira Costa upset the No. 2-ranked Buffanblu 25-19, 15-25, 25-14, 25-17, and Tuileta said that if he had to lose to anyone it was good that it was Mira Costa because the visitors were so good. Two years later, Tuileta was at USC with two Mira Costa stars who teammed up […]

Jack Deuchar soars for 14 kills in Punahou’s bittersweet senior night sweep of ‘Iolani

By Paul Honda on March 13, 2020

The senior-night portraits on the gym wall below the Punahou School seal said it all. Just two weeks into the ILH regular season, it might be over for the Buffanblu and the rest of spring sports, no thanks to the COVID-19 disease that has become a pandemic outside of the islands. Jack Deuchar made the most of it with 14 kills and two aces as defending state champion Punahou outlasted ‘Iolani 25-18, 26-24 at noisy Hemmeter Fieldhouse on Thursday night. […]

Punahou standout Jack Deuchar signs with USC

By Paul Honda on November 13, 2019

He’s a jumping Jack, a big duke, and he’s only getting better. Jack Deuchar is already off to a great senior year. The 6-foot-7 senior from Punahou signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at USC next season. Deuchar made it official on Wednesday morning at the signing ceremony hosted by Education 1st at the Sheraton Waikiki. “It’s super cool, the Trojan family. They’re super tight-knit so I’m excited to be part of the team next year,” said Deuchar, […]

Makua Lani makes it official: Kahinu Lee is new co-head coach

By Paul Honda on October 16, 2019

Kealakehe’s loss is Makua Lani’s gain. Tiny Makua Lani Christian Academy, a private school in Kailua-Kona, has officially welcomed Kahinu Lee to become co-head coach in boys volleyball. With an enrollment of less than 300 students, the Lions were 13-5 overall last season, winning the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Division II title with an unbeaten mark. They placed fifth in the New City Nissan/HHSAA State Championships. Ryenn Sotelo will remain as co-head coach with Lee. The two are longtime friends, […]

San Francisco 49ers lineman DeForest Buckner continues to give back to Waianae

By Nick Abramo on September 12, 2019

DeForest Buckner didn’t attend Waianae High, but he is a Waianae boy and he cares deeply about his roots. Buckner, the former Punahou and Oregon football star and now a defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers, made good on his pledge of $10,000 in Nike athletic apparel to the Waianae volleyball teams. The teams received the goods last month at the school gym from Buckner’s mom Maria Toilolo-Buckner, who lives in Waianae with husband George Buckner. DeForest Buckner made […]