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MPI state champ Yamada: ‘We never gave up’

By Paul Honda on November 3, 2018

Between a potential team title and a personal quest to reach the top, Kai Yamada just wanted to do more. The Mid-Pacific junior was steady through the Billy Tees/HHSAA Bowling State Championships at Hickam Bowling Center. Then his team rallied. Down nearly 300 points entering Friday’s last three games, the Owls made a mad run, amassing a whopping 951 pins to give eventual champion Mililani a bit of a scare. Yamada wound up with his first individual state championship, finishing […]

‘Iolani girls capture 1st state bowling title

By Paul Honda on November 3, 2018

In her days as a student, Michelle Jung had two classmates with the same first name. To this day, friends call her “Mochi.” It’s on her coach shirt, a sleek polo in dark, brick red and black. The Raiders were slick as the lanes at Hickam Bowling Center on Friday afternoon, completing an arduous run through the Billy Tees/HHSAA State Bowling Championships. ‘Iolani placed first in the girls team competition for the first time. The Raiders’ team score of 6,808 […]

Extra prep has Mililani hoisting 2nd-straight title

By Paul Honda on November 2, 2018

The road from Meheula Parkway to a back-to-back boys bowling state championship took a much-needed detour to Hickam Bowling Center for the Mililani Trojans. The men of Troy captured the crown today, capping a two-day rampage that concluded with a 100-plus pin margin over eventual runner-up Mid-Pacific. The Owls made a huge run on Friday to get within distance, but Mililani had already built up a massive lead on Thursday. The Trojans made extra preparation for an alley they had […]

Fukushima goes from novice to state champ in 1 year

By Paul Honda on November 2, 2018

Nakoa Fukushima was 10 when his mom decided he would take up bowling. He went along for the ride, keeping older sister Jana company. Makoa had fun and still does when he practices at the Naval Station. His high score is already 166, though mom, Leinani, says his regular scores aren’t quite close to that. Jana Fukushima? In one year, the Mililani junior went from novice bowler to Hawaii state champion. “Oh my goodness. I don’t know what to say,” […]

‘Iolani girls, Mililani boys poised for bowling titles

By Jerry Campany on November 2, 2018

‘Iolani leads a tight race for the girls team title after bowling deep into the night at the Billy Tee’s/HHSAA State Bowling Championships at Hickam Bowling Center on Thursday. The Raiders knocked down 4,504 pins over six games to lead Campbell by 42 pins and Hawaii Baptist by 198. The Raiders have never won a state championship in bowling after missing out by 37 pins and finishing third last year. Mililani’s Jana Fukushima is in line for a gender sweep […]

Maeha begins OIA bowling season with top series

By Hawaii Prep World on August 24, 2017

Two time defending state champion Gwen Maeha of Leilehua put up a 519 series to pace the girls in the opener of OIA West bowling at Schofield Lanes on Thursday. Maeha’s effort was highlighted by a high game of 189. Campbell’s Kourtney Adams was right behind her with a 506 series but beat Maeha with a high game of 192. Maeda beat Adams by 14 pins in last year’s state championship. She is trying to become the state’s first three-time […]

Manner-isms: Concussion, broken pinky, ILH title

By Paul Honda on November 1, 2016

(Here is more about Kamalanimaile Manner, the first-year varsity bowler from Hanalani who won the Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship last week as a sophomore. The feature story was published in Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser.) It’s not often that a first-year high school bowler wins the ILH title, especially after not qualifying for states all season. Kamalanimaile Manner rolled 189-189-202 for a 580 total last week, easily besting competition among the girls and boys. The most unusual thing is this: she […]

Q&A: State bowling champion Gwen Maeha

By Paul Honda on September 27, 2016

2015 girls bowling state champion Gwen Maeha is busy with school — she has a 3.81 grade-point average — and also plays softball year-round. She made some time, though, to share her favorites with Hawaii Prep World. Oh, and she’s the featured student-athlete of today’s prep page in the Star-Advertiser. Q & A Gwen Maeha’s Favorites Leilehua High School Bowling, softball Class of 2018 Bowling balls DV8 Thug Unruly 14lbs color: purple, blue, yellow  Storm Crux 14 lbs. color: purple, […]