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Piper, Fisher spark No. 7 Le Jardin over No. 9 HBA

By Paul Honda on September 19, 2017

For years, Hawaii Baptist’s girls volleyball program filled the alpha-dog role atop Division II. Dynasty, yes. There is, however, room for two. Le Jardin sent a reminder of this on Tuesday night with a 19-25, 25-17, 25-22 victory at Charles B. Wang Gymnasium. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 7 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10, improved to 6-0 and took sole possession of first place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II standings. The first-place finisher in the regular […]

Moanalua up to No. 3; Punahou falls to 5 in Top 10

By Nick Abramo on September 18, 2017

Undefeated Moanalua broke through the ILH threesome that had been at the top of every Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 this year, earning the No. 3 spot in the latest rankings released today. Punahou dropped to a season-low fifth after losing to both Maryknoll and ‘Iolani last week. Kamehameha-Hawaii, fresh off a dramatic five-set victory over Hilo last week, entered the rankings for the first time this season. The Warriors are No. 8, taking the spot the Vikings held […]

Update: Robins, Akana named to Durango all-tourney team

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2017

Update 5 p.m. Kamehameha outside hitter Kili Robins and middle Braelyn Akana were selected to the All-Tournament team. Mater Dei narrowly beat Kamehameha in the third-place match of the Gold championship bracket 26-24, 25-23. “I’m proud of the team and staff. We played well and played together,” Coach Blake said. “Great matches and we got better. That’s the goal every year. Now off to hit the buffet with the team.” In the Silver fifth-place match, Harvard-Westlake edged ‘Iolani 25-21, 23-25, […]

UPDATE: Kamehameha, ‘Iolani finish pool play unbeaten

By Paul Honda on September 15, 2017 tweeted that it was a near-upset, but Kamehameha escaped with a 21-25, 25-17, 25-22 victory over Sacred Heart (Louisville, Kent.) in pool play of the Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas this afternoon. Kamehameha is ranked No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10. Playing at Palo Verde High School gym, the Warriors then defeated Central (Fresno, Calif.) 22-25, 25-23, 25-22 to improve their pool record to 2-0. The Warriors meet Poly Prep Country Day (Brooklyn, N.Y.) later […]

VIDEO: ‘Iolani OH Elena Oglivie

By Paul Honda on September 13, 2017

Highlights and post-match interview with sophomore outside hitter Elena Oglivie after No. 2 ‘Iolani’s 25-15, 33-31 win over No. 3 Punahou. The sophomore had 10 of her 11 kills in the second set.

VIDEO: ‘Iolani’s Saige Ka‘aha‘aina-Torres

By Paul Honda on September 13, 2017

Highlights and post-match interview with setter/outside hitter Saige Ka‘aha‘aina-Torres after No. 2 ‘Iolani’s 25-15, 33-31 win over No. 3 Punahou. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Video: Paul Honda.

VIDEO: Kamehameha’s Akeo talks clinching state berth

By Paul Honda on September 13, 2017

Highlights and a post-match interview with Kamehameha setter Lexis Akeo after the Warriors’ 25-16, 21-25, 25-21 win over No. 6 Maryknoll at Father Bray Athletic Center on the campus of ‘Iolani School. Kamehameha (5-1) finished atop the first-round standings in the ILH to clinch a state-tournament berth.

Ka‘aha‘aina-Torres all aces as ‘Iolani outlasts Punahou

By Paul Honda on September 12, 2017

Saige Ka‘aha‘aina-Torres had 10 kills, 22 assists and five aces as host No. 2 ‘Iolani outlasted No. 3 Punahou 25-15, 33-31 on Tuesday night. A raucous home crowd, led by roughly 100 ‘Iolani students, created an electric vibe in the home gym. “It’s hot. I’m sweating. That shows it was a competitive match. Those are the kinds of matches you remember most, having a game that was 33-31,” Raiders coach Kainoa Obrey said. “Good plays, bad plays, you remember the […]