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Steal home, get the save: A good day for Maryknoll and OF/P Matt Miura

By Paul Honda on April 8, 2022

In case you missed it, Matt Miura had quite the afternoon at Waipio on Thursday. The speedy Maryknoll center fielder didn’t even have a base hit while enjoying, perhaps, the most actively fun game for any baseball player this season. In the third inning, Miura inched his way to a sizable lead off third base and stole home off Kamehameha’s talented southpaw pitcher, Kaena Kiakona. An acrobatic attempt by catcher Beau Sylvester to snag the high, outside heater and apply […]

Surging Crusaders regain No. 1 spot in Baseball Top 10

By Paul Honda on April 5, 2022

The musical chairs never end. This time, it is Saint Louis that has climbed back into the No. 1 ranking of the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10. The Crusaders (17-1-1, 9-1-1 ILH) battled through the ILH gauntlet and escaped unscathed with a 2-0 win over ‘Iolani, a 2-0 win over previous No. 1 Kamehameha and a key 6-0 win over Maryknoll last week. Baldwin swept Kamehameha-Maui in a three-game series at Iron Maehara Stadium and vaulted over Kamehameha to land at […]

Kamehameha still at No. 1, by one point, over No. 2 Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on March 30, 2022

The roller coaster ride of ILH baseball was merciful for the Kamehameha Warriors. Despite a stunning loss to No. 7 Maryknoll, the Warriors remain atop the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 on Monday. Kamehameha (10-1, 6-1 ILH) collected seven of 14 first-place votes from coaches and media. Saint Louis (14-1-1, 6-1-1 ILH) won all three of its games last week, including nail-biters over Mid-Pacific and Punahou, but finished with one point less than Kamehameha in the voting. The Crusaders garnered six […]

Warriors come to play: Unbeaten Kamehameha surges to No. 1

By Paul Honda on March 22, 2022

Kamehameha scooped up seven of nine first-place votes to the No. 1 ranking away from Saint Louis in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 on Monday. The Warriors edged Saint Louis, 6-5, on Tuesday, then defeated Damien, 10-4, and Punahou, 8-4, to remain unbeaten. Kamehameha is 5-0 in ILH play (9-0 overall) and at the top of the rankings for the first time this season. “Nope, not surprised in the slightest. This team is awesome and playing awesome baseball right now,” […]

Catcher Beau Sylvester on Kamehameha’s No. 1 ranking and more

By Paul Honda on March 22, 2022

Beau truly knows. It was just two weeks ago, heading into the start of the ILH regular season, when Kamehameha catcher Beau Sylvester shared his boundless optimism and faith about the Warriors’ pitching staff. The Warriors are 5-0 in league play (9-0 overall) with a decisive No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10. “Nope, not surprised in the slightest. This team is awesome and playing awesome baseball right now,” Sylvester said on Tuesday morning. “It’s really scary how […]

Week 2: Saint Louis a near-unanimous No. 1 in baseball Top 10

By Paul Honda on March 15, 2022

Saint Louis collected eight of nine first-place votes to remain No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 on Monday. The Crusaders eked out a 5-4 win over ‘Iolani and a 7-6 nail-biter over Punahou to open ILH play 2-0. Saint Louis will be busy with games against Kamehameha, Maryknoll and Damien this week. Kamehameha collected one first-place vote from coaches and media. The Warriors (6-0, 2-0 ILH) and Crusaders will battle at Hans L’Orange Park on Tuesday. Punahou, Mid-Pacific […]

Saint Louis opens baseball season at No. 1

By Paul Honda on March 9, 2022

In 2021, the baseball season began in late April. This year, it is already underway with OIA regular-season play. The ILH begins this week, but the state’s top five teams are all from the private-school league in the first Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 of ’22. Saint Louis collected nine of 10 first-place votes from the panel of coaches and media on Monday. The Crusaders have several stellar seniors back, including Nu‘u Contrades and recent basketball state tournament most outstanding player […]

Moanalua hurler Taven Hathaway signs with Oklahoma Christian

By Paul Honda on February 8, 2022

Taven Hathaway loves pitching. That’s why, in the midst of the pandemic, he and his family built a mound in their back yard. “We made three trips out to Waianae to get filtered dirt to build it,” said Hathaway’s father, Steve. “We used clay and cement mix with the dirt.” One step further, they converted their garage into a mini weight room. The process of gaining more strength also included cardio work. The offseason regimen led to a scholarship offer […]