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Hall of Honor 3-sport athletes have been in decline

By Nick Abramo on May 18, 2019

Three-sport athletes making the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor used to be a common thing. Not so much these days. The Hall of Honor started in 1983 and four times between then and 1999 there were eight or more three-sport athletes inducted. The discrepancy between three-sport athletes and one-sport athletes was wide in the following years: 1985 (8-1), 1987 (7-0), 1989 (6-0), 1991 (9-0), 1993 (9-0), 1994 (7-0), 1995 (7-1) and 1999 (9-0). In 2015, there were […]

Ratio of girls to boys in Hall of Honor has increased through the years

By Nick Abramo on May 18, 2019

It used to be that the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Honor inducted more boys athletes than girls. It’s trending the other way now. A graph put together by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s and Hawaii Prep World’s Jerry Campany illustrates the change. In 1983, the first year of the Hall, there were nine boys athletes and three girls picked in the 12-member class. That’s a long way from from 2018, when the numbers were exactly reversed, with nine girls […]

UPDATE: In face of lawsuit, Hawaii Dept. of Education brings in gender equity experts

By Nick Abramo on May 17, 2019

The Hawaii Department of Education has been taking steps to address gender equity in light of a lawsuit filed in December by the ACLU against Campbell High that alleges gender-based bias and unequal treatment of female athletes. Aside from funding of about $38 million in the Legislature for some girls athletic locker rooms and softball fields across the state, the DOE is bringing in 15 gender equity specialists and has established two working committees to address Title IX concerns. “Public […]


Punahou dethrones season-long No. 1 Baldwin in baseball Top 10

By Paul Honda on May 13, 2019

For nine weeks of polling, coaches and media held Baldwin to the highest of highs in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10. It all transformed at the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State championships, when Punahou dominated and Baldwin fell. Punahou eliminated Kaiser and Hilo before defeating OIA champion Mililani in the state final to capture its first crown since 2010. Baldwin rallied past Waiakea in the quarterfinals, but fell to Mililani in the semifinals. For the first time since 2015, a team […]

Athletic funding bill amendments made; bill passes

By Nick Abramo on May 1, 2019

Roosevelt is still slated for its new gym and there will still be lots of funding for girls athletic locker rooms and softball fields after House and Senate amendments to House Bill 1259 SD1 CD1 on Tuesday. The bill passed through the Legislature on the same day and will head to Gov. David Ige for his signature. Some line items remained the same and others were changed, added or deleted. LINE ITEMS THAT REMAINED THE SAME >> Aiea girls locker […]

ACLU, DOE respond to girls sports funding in state bill

By Nick Abramo on May 1, 2019

House Bill SD1 CD1, which includes athletic funding for high schools, has passed the Legislature and is headed to Gov. David Ige for his signature. Recent amendments were made to the bill and you can see those line item changes here. The full bill’s travels can be found here. The funding plans include about $35 million for girls athletic locker rooms and about $3 million for softball fields. In light of that effort by the state, officials at the ACLU […]

Roosevelt slated for new gym and locker rooms

By Nick Abramo on April 26, 2019

Roosevelt will be getting a new gymnasium if the state House and Senate pass a funding bill next week. House Bill 1259 SD1 sets aside $19.5 million for design and construction of a new gymnasium for the Rough Riders with locker rooms classrooms and other related facilities. If the bill is eventually passed, lots of other schools across the state will be getting funding for athletic improvements, including many new girls locker rooms and softball fields to address Title IX […]

House bill addresses equality for Hawaii’s high school girl athletes

By Nick Abramo on April 26, 2019

It’s Christmas in April for Hawaii’s high school girl athletes. House bill 1259 SD1 has passed through House and Senate committee and will move on to the full Hawaii House and Senate for a vote sometime next week. The bill includes many capital improvement projects across the state for construction of girls athletic locker rooms. The bill comes five months after a lawsuit was filed by the ACLU, alleging gender-based bias and unequal treatment of female athletes. If the vote […]