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Kansas makes offer to Maryknoll’s 7-foot Sage Tolentino

By Paul Honda on July 23, 2020

Sage Tolentino has myriad moves in his basketball arsenal. One of them was off the court when Tolentino traveled to Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio for workouts this summer. The exposure paid off on Thursday when national powerhouse Kansas offered Tolentino a scholarship. “I feel good, great. Yeah. Kansas has a great coaching staff. They really want me and they’re interested. I really like their facilities and their school. I saw it on a Zoom call. They also talked to me […]

Maryknoll hoopster Sage Tolentino making a splash in Kentucky

By Paul Honda on July 8, 2020

Sage Tolentino is a secret no more. The Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball All-State selection is now 7 feet, 1 inch tall, an inch taller than he was during Maryknoll’s state championship run last winter. According to Jack Pilgrim of Kentucky Sports Radio, the junior-to-be is drawing attention from Kentucky and Auburn this summer. Tolentino is currently spending time training with a program, Griffin Elite of Ohio, running with college and professional players. It was 96 degrees in Cincinnati on Wednesday as […]

Hall of Honor selects 12 more legends

By Jerry Campany on May 25, 2020

The newest class of the Hall of Honor was selected on Sunday, awarding each athlete a $2,000 scholarship from Enterprise. >> Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna She is a four-time state champion in wrestling, the sixth girl in state history to do so and the second from Maui, joining Lahainaluna’s Lalelei Mataafa from 2016. Estrella ended her career at No. 1 pound-for-pound on’s rankings and will go on to compete for national power Menlo College while majoring in marketing business. >> […]

MAY 11, 1979: Chris McLachlin steps down as Punahou hoops coach

By Jerry Campany on May 11, 2020

On this date in 1979, Punahou lost one of its most successful basketball coaches for the second time in five years. Chris McLachlin, who took the Buffanblu to the state title a few months before, resigned to spend more time with his family. His son, future PGA pro Parker McLachlin, was born two days earlier. Chris McLachlin, a 1964 grad at the school, went 165-30 as Punahou’s basketball coach and won two state championships. Ray Buck replaced McLachlin as coach. […]

Kamehameha’s Christmas Togiai named Gatorade player of year

By Hawaii Prep World on March 26, 2020

The awards and honors are piling up for Christmas Togiai. The Kamehameha senior was named Gatorade boys basketball player of the year in Hawaii on Thursday. Togiai averaged 14 points, six rebounds and nearly three blocks per game for the Warriors. He was voted by coaches and media the Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year. He was also selected ILH player of the year. Kamehameha (28-6) won the ILH with a perfect 13-0 record and reached the state tournament final. […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Brandyn Akana on Kahuku’s ‘darn good season’

By Hawaii Prep World on March 25, 2020

Closing the Book: No. 3 Kahuku (19-7, 9-2 OIA) Brandyn Akana is a basketball coach, but before that, he was always a basketball fanatic. The first thing he says before the questions about his Kahuku Red Raiders’ season is about the now. He asks, “How boring is March without March Madness?” Well, Coach, sorrow shared is half the sorrow, so feel free. In fact, reminiscing about Kahuku’s season is much more fun. The Red Raiders were one win away from […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Larry Park on Kamehameha’s superb season, bittersweet finish

By Hawaii Prep World on March 24, 2020

Closing the Book: No. 2 Kamehameha (28-6, 12-0 ILH) > vs. Top 10: 16-6 (.727) > Top 10 wins: MOA, PUN, MOA, CYN, KD, PUN, MPI, PUN, MS, MPI, DMS, STL, MS, LEI, MS, KAH > Top 10 losses: MS, LUHI, KAIS, COL, ER, MS > Non-Top 10 losses: None > Home: 6-0 > Away: 9-0 > Neutral: 13-6 > Playoffs: 1-0 > HHSAA: 2-1 The season was remarkable for the Kamehameha Warriors, walking in a dream. They were 12-0 […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Kelly Grant reflects on Maryknoll’s second-straight state title

By Hawaii Prep World on March 24, 2020

Closing the Book: No. 1 Maryknoll (31-4, 10-2 ILH) > vs. Top 10: 21-4 (.840) > Top 10 wins: KAIS, KLH, MOA, KS, KAIL, EIS, HES, SANM, MPI, MPI, PUN, DMS, STL, STL, DMS, PUN, DMS, KS, KLH, DMS, KS > Top 10 losses: St. Francis (CA), KS, KS, KS > Non-Top 10 losses: None > Home: 10-1 > Away: 6-2 > Neutral: 15-1 Numbers don’t tell the whole story, but they tell us this: Maryknoll had a historic season. […]