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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 […]

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 […]