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Former HHSAA chief Keith Amemiya announces his bid for mayor

By Nick Abramo on August 27, 2019

Former Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive director Keith Amemiya announced his candidacy for mayor of Honolulu today at Ala Wai Community Park. “I am running for mayor of Honolulu because too many of our people are losing hope that we can meet our greatest challenges, stop the scandals, cost overruns and corruption, and many believe that Honolulu has become too unaffordable for our people to continue to live here,” he said to a group of onlookers and supporters. “Honolulu […]

Kalaheo unveils Lee A. Cashman Athletic Field

By Christian Shimabuku on August 21, 2019

When the Kalaheo High School student body filled the bleachers at its new field, the seemingly simple moment was actually decades in the making. The Lee A. Cashman Athletic Field was unveiled on Wednesday morning, named after former Mustangs athletics director Lee Cashman. A full set of bleachers, a scoreboard and two football goal posts — features the school didn’t have until now — were among the upgrades seen. “When I saw Mr. Cashman and the tears in his eyes, […]

Punahou finishes in the top 10 in MaxPreps Cup

By Christian Shimabuku on August 7, 2019

Ten years after being named by Sports Illustrated as the best high school athletic program in the nation, Punahou continues to be recognized nationally. The Buffanblu finished sixth in the 2018-2019 MaxPreps Cup, which was released Wednesday. The list ranks the top 100 high school athletic programs in the nation during the 2018-2019 school year based on state titles won and/or national rankings in a given sport. Punahou finished with 1,746 total points after winning HHSAA titles in girls cross […]


Saint Louis hires Chad Konishi as athletics director

By Nick Abramo on August 7, 2019

Saint Louis hired Chad Konishi as its new athletics director, school president Glenn Medeiros said Wednesday. Konishi most recently was the athletics director at St. Francis, and before that, spent 12 years as Mike Trapasso‘s pitching coach with the University of Hawaii baseball team. The hire is part of a restructuring of the Crusaders’ athletic administration. Previously, Ryan Blangiardi and Gerald Welch were co-athletic directors. Welch, who is a second-grade teacher at the school and on football coach Cal Lee‘s […]

HIADA honors coaches, administrators for their years of service

By Nick Abramo on June 11, 2019

Hawaii’s athletic directors gather every year, usually on a Neighbor Island, to do some of its legislative business. New rules are voted on and adopted. But that’s not all. They listen to guest speakers and they hand out awards as well as relax after the grind of the athletics school year. This year, the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association awards were given in three categories last week at the Kauai Marriott Resort in Lihue. The award winners are: Special service […]

HIADA to take up 40 topics on Kauai next week

By Nick Abramo on June 1, 2019

Altogether, there are 40 topics on the agenda for the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association meeting next week on Kauai. You can read about four of them here: >> State soccer tournament timekeeping >> State football instant replay >> State football format >> State 12-team tournament criteria Among the other noteworthy topics at the HIADA conference June 4-6 at the Kauai Marriott Resort in Lihue are proposals to (the league submitting the proposal is in parentheses and bold): >> Form […]

HHSAA’s HIADA proposal would change seeding criteria

By Nick Abramo on May 31, 2019

A huge change will be in the offing if the Hawaii High School Athletic Directors Association adopts a proposal submitted by the HHSAA that would drastically change the seeding criteria that has been used through the years for state tournaments in volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and baseball. The annual HIADA meeting is June 4-6 at the Kauai Marriott Resort in Lihue. As of now the HHSAA determines its seeding on votes by the sport coordinators from all five leagues. Instead, […]

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 […]