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State softball tournament about to obliterate record for most homers

By Jerry Campany on May 2, 2019

Hawaii’s hitters had quite a launch party on the first day of the Division I state softball championships at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. There were 13 home runs hit in the four games. Those 13 dingers trails the record 16 hit by the field in 2016. Last year’s entire tournament had 12 home runs, and there are seven games left in this edition. The game changed in 2011, when there was an average of 6.59 runs scored and 12 balls […]

‘Iolani poised to make a run in tournament dominated by offense

By Billy Hull on May 1, 2019

After watching Baldwin rack up 17 hits in a 10-2 win over Maryknoll to open the Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships, ‘Iolani and Waianae waged an offensive battle that looks like it will be the norm for the entire four-day tournament. Both teams were held scoreless in an inning only once with the Raiders pulling out an 11-10 victory on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals against BIIF champion Kealakehe today at Noon at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Even with a […]

DAY 1: Datahouse/HHSAA state softball

By Billy Hull on May 1, 2019

The Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships are underway at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium with four first-round games in Division I. Wednesday’s schedule Game 1: Baldwin 10, Maryknoll 2 Game 2: ‘Iolani 11, Waianae 10 Game 3: Leilehua 11, Kapolei 9 Game 4: Roosevelt 10, Kaiser 0, 6 inn. Roosevelt 10, Kaiser 0, 6 inn. at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium Roosvelt (16-1) 101 404 0 — 10 13 2 Kaiser (10-6) 000 000 0 — 0 2 1 WP—Jaeda Cabunoc. LP—Primrose Aholelei. […]

STATE SOFTBALL RANKINGS: No. 5 Maryknoll opens state tourney

By Billy Hull on April 29, 2019

The Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships begin in less than 48 hours with No. 5 Maryknoll getting it started. The Spartans, who finished in third place in the ILH and clinched the league’s final berth with a win over Kamehameha last Tuesday, were the only team to move up in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 this week, jumping to No. 5. Six of the top 10 teams will be in action on the first day at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium with […]

Campbell earns No. 1 seed in state softball tournament

By Billy Hull on April 25, 2019

Two-time defending OIA champions and winners of three of the last four state championships, the Campbell Sabers are the No. 1 seed in the Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships in Division I beginning Wednesday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Ranked No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 for eight consecutive weeks, the Sabers extend the longest active streak of consecutive state-tournament appearances to 14. Mililani failed to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 1992, ending […]

Team effort brings Punahou its first ILH softball title since 2005

By Billy Hull on April 23, 2019

Punahou senior D’Asha Saiki started it off homering in her first two at-bats. Junior Maya Matsubara provided the necessary scoring late with back-to-back two-run homers in the fourth and fifth innings. And to top it off, junior pitcher Ashanti Martinez, who has carried the load on the mound all season, worked five innings and then re-entered the game in the seventh inning to get the final two crucial outs to record both a win and a save. She also blasted […]

Kaiser debuts in Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10

By Billy Hull on April 22, 2019

They were the only team from the East to reach the OIA Division I softball semifinals and took third place after beating Waianae. The Kaiser Cougars were rewarded for their strong effort in the league tournament with a No. 8 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 released today. It’s the first ranking for the Cougars this season and the first time they have appeared in the top 10 since April 10, 2017. Kaiser finished the regular season 8-4 in […]

Roots, tradition spur Waialua to OIA D-II championship

By Paul Honda on April 21, 2019

Family, tradition, success. Those three components are the link between Waialua’s OIA Division II championship team in 2009 and the team that outscored Radford 22-12 on Saturday night to win the title. Current head coach Rod Dicion was an assistant coach on the ’09 staff. That team went on to reach the state final, losing to Kauai 1-0. “My brother-in-law (Jay Keao) was the head coach of that team. My daughter, Althia, was on that team. When they came to […]