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Saint Louis posts 2-1 win over Nevada powerhouse Bishop Gorman

By Paul Honda on April 20, 2019

The Saint Louis Crusaders endured cold temperatures, rain and wind in Las Vegas, but returned home better for the effort. Saint Louis, ranked No. 3 in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10, posted a 2-1 win over host Bishop Gorman at the inaugural All-Catholic Classic this week. The Crusaders went 1-3, losing to St. Rita (Ill.) 6-3, Juan Diego (Utah) 7-6 and nationally-ranked St. Laurence (Ill.) 6-4. Bishop Gorman reached the finals, losing to De La Salle (Calif.). “We pitched well. […]

Q&A: Punahou 4-sport athlete Duke Clemens

By Paul Honda on April 16, 2019

After all these years, Duke Clemens mastered the one skill off the field that can be troublesome for most students. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior has won the battle with time. Clemens became a Star-Advertiser All-State football and basketball player at his dream school, Punahou. He learned quickly that free time on campus was best handled as an investment in the future. “I don’t really play video games,” Clemens said. “I usually do not do homework at home. I get it […]

BASEBALL TOP 10: Campbell moves up to No. 4

By Billy Hull on April 15, 2019

A seven-game winning streak has earned Campbell its highest ranking of the season. The Sabers (9-1 OIA West) are at No. 4 in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 released today. It’s the highest ranking by an OIA school this season. Baldwin (12-0 MIL) has held the top spot every week of the season with Punahou (13-2 ILH) ranked second for the second consecutive week and Saint Louis (12-3 ILH) again checking in at No. 3. The Sabers moved […]


1-ON-1: Alakai Aglipay on taking over as interim Maryknoll baseball coach

By Nick Abramo on April 12, 2019

Alakai Aglipay built a name for himself at a very young age as one of the players on the Little League World Series championship team from Ewa Beach in 2005. He has continued to contribute to Hawaii’s baseball community and now he has the chance to make his mark as a high school baseball head coach. Last week, Aglipay was promoted from an assistant to Maryknoll’s head coach to replace Eric Kadooka, who unexpectedly stepped down. The Spartans were 4-9 […]

No. 3 Saint Louis heading to Bishop Gorman baseball classic

By Paul Honda on April 12, 2019

With the marathon of an ILH baseball season nearly behind them, the Saint Louis Crusaders are staring directly at the double-elimination playoffs. Then again, with a 12-day break, Crusaders coach George Gusman decided to make the most of it. His team will play in the inaugural Bishop Gorman All-Catholic Classic in Las Vegas, which begins on Monday and concludes Thursday. Saint Louis (17-5, 12-3 ILH) is ranked No. 3 in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 and is the only Hawaii […]

Campbell may have found its closer in Kaimana Savaiinaea

By Nick Abramo on April 10, 2019

Campbell junior Kaimana Savaiinaea gave a masterful closing performance Wednesday in the Sabers’ 4-1 baseball victory over Aiea. With the bases loaded and just one out, the 6-foot-3 Savaiinaea faced heavy-duty pressure and got through it in textbook fashion. Of his nine pitches, seven were strikes, and the only contact made was a foul ball. The two batters he faced went down on strikes and the Sabers breathed a lot easier with the victory in hand. >> CLICK HERE FOR […]

Joshua Lee stays hot, powers Waipahu to top seed in OIA D-II

By Paul Honda on April 10, 2019

Joshua Lee can belt the ball a long way with his bat, but it’s the minutiae of execution as a team that intrigues the Waipahu junior. Lee blasted a two-run homer in the first inning, then smacked a run-scoring double in the third as unbeaten Waipahu sealed first place in OIA Division II with a 9-4 win over Radford on Wednesday. >> CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY FROM TODAY’S GAME Lee came up with the big hits, but he and […]

VIDEO: Punahou baseball seals state-tourney berth

By Paul Honda on April 10, 2019

Pitchers Landon Carter and Tyler Shimabukuro combined forces in No. 2 Punahou’s 2-1 win over No. 8 Kamehameha on Monday at Goeas Field. The Buffanblu clinched the ILH regular-season title and earned a state-tournament berth.