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Jack Deuchar’s 13 kills lead Punahou over Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on March 14, 2019

On paper, the dynasty that is Punahou boys volleyball should be in speed-bump mode. With a young roster including three freshmen and three sophomores, Punahou hasn’t missed a beat. Junior Jack Deuchar had 13 kills while hitting .423 and Christian Hong added seven as the visiting Buffanblu outlasted Kamehameha 25-19, 25-21 on Thursday night at humid Kekuhaupio Gymnasium. The visitors looked young at times, committing nine service errors in the first set and five more in the second. Their defense, […]

Moanalua boys volleyball: the Great OIA Hope

By Nick Abramo on March 14, 2019

ILH dominance has been unreal in state boys volleyball. You have to go back 40 years to the Robin Goo-coached Roosevelt Rough Riders in 1979 to find an OIA team that turned out to be the best in the state. Eighty-eight percent of the time (44 of 50 years), a private school has won the top-level championship. One school, Punahou, has 36 of those titles, and that’s a 72-percent clip. What can the underdog public-school teams do? Keep plugging away […]

Hawaii lands 4 in volleyball Fab 50

By Billy Hull on June 8, 2018

Hawaii was well represented with four of the 50 players selected to the VolleyballMag.com Boys Fab 50, which ranks the top 50 high school boys volleyball seniors in the country. The list of 50, which was released Friday, is in alphabetical order with no distinction made among the top 50 after the top five. State champion Punahou had three of the four players selected, led by two-time Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year Ryan Wilcox. Wilcox, a recent Hall of […]


Boys Volleyball Fab 15: Coaches’ comments

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2018

Here’s a list of capsules and coaches’ comments about the 2018 Star-Advertiser Boys Volleyball All-State Fab 15, including Coach of the Year Dandi Holder of St. Francis. COY Dandi Holder, St. Francis Rick Tune (Punahou): “It takes a masterful coach to be able to rally a team back down 0-2 in the state final. It doesn’t get much more pressure packed than that. What I saw from the sideline was a quiet confidence than they infused into their players. I […]

Q&A: Wilcox repeats as All-State Player of Year

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2018

Four years, he says, have gone by at warp speed. Well, maybe not Star Trek warp speed, but fast enough that Ryan Wilcox is almost missing his time as a Punahou volleyball player. The Star-Advertiser’s panel of coaches and media selected Wilcox the All-State Player of the Year for a second season in a row. Wilcox earned it with consistent, precise play as an all-around player who happens to be an outside hitter. “Ryan has a high degree of skill. […]

All-State volleyball: 2000-09

By Jerry Campany on May 18, 2018

With the Star-Advertiser’s boys volleyball all-state team coming out Sunday, here is a look at the All-State teams from 2000-2009. The ILH had at least a share of every player of the year award in the decade, beginning with Punahou’s Will Reppun. But that glory was short lived as Isaac Kneubuhl and Kamehameha took over before relenting to an Iolani run led by Sean Carney and Todd Blankenship. Spencer McLachlin of Punahou took over from 2004-06 and remains the only […]

All-State boys volleyball, 1988-99

By Jerry Campany on May 17, 2018

With the Star-Advertiser’s boys volleyball all-state team coming out Sunday, here is a look at a few of the past All-State teams, beginning in 1988 when Steven Corbelli of Punahou was the best player in the land. The Buffanblu had the next two players of the year in Rick Humphreys and Stein Metzger before Kamehameha took over with the next four including Fred Robins, who was the only boy to repeat in the decade. Kamehameha and Punahou had all of […]

Boys volleyball all-tournament teams

By Billy Hull on May 6, 2018

The all-tournament teams in Division I and Division II in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships are listed below. Selections voted on by the media and the HHSAA. Division I Most outstanding player—Ryan Wilcox, Punahou Kanai Akana, Punahou Max Slaughter, Moanalua DiAeris McRaven, Moanalua Cole Hogland, Iolani Jameson McKibbin, Punahou Shea Suzumoto, Punahou Division II Most outstanding player—Jesus Garcia, St. Francis Mofuike Hafoka, St. Francis Justin Faidley, Kapaa Wembley Mailei, St. Francis Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Pearl City Rusdan-Rocket Ahuna, […]