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‘Close like sisters’: Kapolei takes state bowling title

By Paul Honda on December 11, 2021

With three of the top nine female bowlers in Friday’s Billy Tees/HHSAA State Championships, the Kapolei Hurricanes captured the girls team championship on Friday at Leeward Bowl. The ‘Canes’ fourth state title is also their first since 2010. Kapolei won its first title in 2003, when Angel Legaspi was in his first stint as head coach. Six years passed by until Kapolei won its second title, in ’09, again under Legaspi. A year later, Brandon Abe was head coach when […]

Michael Weyl, Shaine Fujii: A kingpin rivalry to the end

By Paul Honda on December 11, 2021

Michael Weyl of Mililani rallied past Shaine Fujii of Pearl City to capture the boys individual bowling title at the Billy Tees/HHSAA Bowling State Championships on Friday at Leeward Bowl. Freshman Samantha Kanehailua of Pearl City led from the first game on Thursday and captured the girls individual crown with a total pin count of 1,504 (188 per game). Weyl finished with an eight-game, two-day total of 1,612 pins (201 average), 101 ahead of runner-up Noah Akiona of Kamehameha. Fujii, […]

Mililani kingpin Michael Weyl has a dream

By Paul Honda on November 9, 2021

The discipline of timing. The mindfulness of consistency. The ridonkulous collection of elite bowling balls and shoes that go with a two-time, sanctioned-300 score kingpin. Michael Weyl has all of the above, but his mind is on two goals, plus one. 1. Mililani defending its boys bowling state championship. 2. Winning the boys individual state title. There’s the dream, of course. Weyl hopes to be accepted to Webber International University in Florida, where all the cool bowling technology is. With […]

OIA announces return of spectators Oct. 20

By Paul Honda on October 13, 2021

On a limited basis, spectators will be allowed back to OIA sporting events on Oct. 20. The league posted the news on its Twitter page, noting the requirements of masks, proof of COVID-19 vaccination and social distancing. Fans have not been permitted to see games involving public high schools statewide since the first lockdown in March of 2020. The Oct. 20 timeline falls in line with the statewide mandate for loosening restrictions for outdoor and indoor events. Actual size of […]

Full seasons ahead as HHSAA executive board approves revised sports calendar

By Paul Honda on August 13, 2021

High school football for the holidays — it’s coming. The HHSAA announced on Friday that its executive board, representing the state’s five leagues, voted unanimously to have a full sports calendar. That means fall sports, including football, will play out a normal schedule once the currently postponed start date of Sept. 24 arrives. The hope is that all student-athletes will be vaccinated by then. “It is a testament to our members to be able to agree to a calendar on […]

Leagues may vote on return of state tournaments Friday

By Paul Honda on August 12, 2021

Coaches and players are cautiously optimistic about the HHSAA’s recommendation that state championships be played this fall sports season. The state’s four leagues controlled by the DOE will vote by Friday to follow the plan, or reject the possibility of state tournaments. There has not been a state tournament since the winter season of 2020, 18 months ago. Kahuku football coach Sterling Carvalho is confident that the recommendation will be accepted. “This does not surprise me. If the DOE and […]

DOE postponement of fall sports ends Mililani’s dream matchup with Mater Dei

By Paul Honda on August 6, 2021

There will be no Mililani showdown against national powerhouse Mater Dei. The game, scheduled for Sept. 11 at St. John Bosco’s stadium, has been called off. The DOE announced on Wednesday that all fall sports have been put on hold until Sept. 24, ending what could have been a peak experience for the Trojans. “(Coach Rod York) broke the news that we’re not going to end up going to Cali,” wide receiver Kainoa Ferreira said. “All the boys were really […]

OIA to postpone fall sports until late September

By Paul Honda on August 4, 2021

The Oahu Interscholastic Association is pushing the start of fall sports back to late September. The official press release is expected by 11 a.m. today, but three administrative sources confirmed the OIA will take action. All fall sports practices are cancelled until further notice. The rising rate of COVID-19 cases, spurred by the Delta variant during the pandemic, is the cause for concern. Preseason games were scheduled to begin on Friday. The OIA’s regular season was slated to start on […]