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Falanika Danielson leads five-set rally for No. 4 Mililani over No. 9 Kapolei

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2019

Adversity faced Mililani for the first time in the regular season, and the Lady Trojans almost buckled. Down two sets to none, they leaned on seniors Falanika Danielson for 15 kills and Aysia Miller for 36 assists and two kills in an astounding 19-25, 14-25, 25-21, 26-24, 15-8 win over No. 9 Kapolei at the Hurricanes’ gym on Monday night. No. 3 Mililani rallies for a 19-25, 14-25, 25-21, 26-24, 15-8 win over No. 9 Kapolei. @HawaiiPrepWorld @KapoleiHigh @MililaniTrojans pic.twitter.com/x2DYvXjyhO […]

‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie helps Team USA win its first gold medal

By Billy Hull on September 14, 2019

Outside hitter Elena Oglivie, a senior at ‘Iolani and a two-time Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year, had nine kills and a block to help the U.S. Girls Youth National Team defeat reigning champion Italy 25-17, 19-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-10 in the gold-medal match of the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championships on Saturday in Ismailia, Egypt. The United States rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the fifth set and went on a five-point scoring run with Oglivie serving to […]

VIDEO: Moanalua’s Tayli Ikenaga after 28-kill effort vs. Kahuku

By Paul Honda on September 13, 2019

Outside hitter Tayli Ikenaga and Coach Alan Cabanting chat after Moanalua’s tough five-set 26-27, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 15-11 win over previously unbeaten Kahuku in an Oahu Interscholastic Association East thriller. Ikenaga finished with 28 kills despite an injured ankle as Na Menehune improved to 5-0.


Injured Tayli Ikenaga pounds 28 kills as Moanalua edges Kahuku in 5-set thriller

By Paul Honda on September 12, 2019

Tayli Ikenaga overcame an ankle injury and finished with 28 kills as Moanalua edged Kahuku 26-27, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 15-11 on Thursday night in a battle for the lead in the Oahu Interscholastic Association East. Ikenaga sported her white headband during and after the thrilling match before a raucous crowd of about 1,000. “Everybody played together, stuck together as a team. Everybody did their part and played with their hearts,” Ikenaga said. It was a tremendous battle between teams tied […]

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 […]

Energetic, veteran Mililani volleyball team off to 4-0 start

By Nick Abramo on September 12, 2019

Three people were asked if Falanika Danielson has improved over a year ago. All three said yes. Now a senior, Danielson — a 5-foot-6 Mililani outside hitter who finished No. 7 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s All-State Girls Volleyball Fab 15 a year ago — was one of those asked. Here’s her first-hand account: “I believe I did improve, especially on different shots and my vertical and me being able to see the block and what’s open. I’ve also been improving […]

Le Jardin takes set off No. 2 Kamehameha as new ILH girls volleyball format gets underway

By Nick Abramo on August 27, 2019

Using Kamehameha’s three-set victory over Le Jardin on Tuesday night as a small sample, the ILH’s new girls volleyball format is already a success. For years, some of the league’s D-II programs have consistently been in the Top 10 statewide, but instead of competing at the league or state level with the big girls in D-I, these smaller enrollment schools could only go as far as the D-II state title. Not any more. A compromise of sorts was struck in […]

RANKINGS: ‘Iolani opens No. 1 but not unanimous

By Billy Hull on August 26, 2019

They’ve won two of the last three Division I state championships and return two-time All-State player of the year Elena Oglivie. So it’s no surprise that the ‘Iolani Raiders are ranked No. 1 in the first Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 entering tonight’s ILH regular-season opener against Mid-Pacific. ‘Iolani is not unanimous, however. Reigning ILH champion and state runner-up Kamehameha received a first-place vote and is No. 2 to start the season. The ILH holds the top three spots […]