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Raiders, Warriors, Buffanblu and more on NLI signing day

By Paul Honda on November 10, 2021

While ‘Iolani held a signing ceremony on early Wednesday morning, national letter-of-intent day was busy for plenty of student-athletes, especially from Kamehameha and Punahou. The early-period signing day included all sports with the exception of football. The next national letter-of-intent signing day will be in February. At Kamehameha, a signing ceremony was held for six Warriors: baseball players Beau Sylvester (Washington) and Keola Yim (William Jessup), softball players Haley Agena (Saint Martin’s), Nikki Donahue (Texas-Arlington) and Madison Rabe (Georgian Court), […]

QnA: Colton Cowell

By Curtis Murayama on July 19, 2021

Four Hawaii athletes contributed heavily to their team’s ascent to the NCAA Championships. The four are: • Maryknoll’s Jhenna Gabriel, who was the starting setter for a Texas team that advance to the NCAA women’s volleyball final; • King Kekaulike’s Colton Cowell, who helped Hawaii volleyball beat BYU and make school history by becoming the first UH men’s team to win an undisputed NCAA title. • Kaiser’s Kaile Halvorsen, who played big minutes in helping Santa Clara beat Florida State […]

Damien boys make history with ILH D-II volleyball title win over Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on May 10, 2021

Mother’s Day was a bit more fun for Dandi Holder. Just hours earlier, her Damien Monarchs stunned Saint Louis at Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium to capture the ILH Division II boys volleyball championship. Led by their 6-foot-5 senior, TIno Atonio, Damien outlasted Saint Louis 25-16, 22-25, 25-15 on Saturday night for the crown. “This is the first title in Damien history for boys volleyball, the first time since the 1980s that they made a title (game) appearance,” Holder said. “So […]

Team-first mentality key to Punahou boys’ ILH championship

By Paul Honda on May 5, 2021

The depth is real, but the emotional consistency is total Punahou. The Buffanblu not only defeated Kamehameha for the ILH boys volleyball title on Tuesday night. They did it with proper measurements of finesse, power, verve and poise. The 25-17, 25-11 win said less about Kamehameha, which is arguably the second-best team in the state, and more about the way Punahou peaked in the most important stage of the season. “I’m really proud of all the guys. They all had […]

Staying in Tune: Punahou hosts Kamehameha for ILH boys title

By Paul Honda on May 4, 2021

In the blink of an eye, the ILH boys volleyball season is nearly done. Maybe the shrunken season and shorter matches – best-of-three rather than best-of-five — give No. 2 seed Kamehameha the window they need. Punahou (11-0), winner of the last eight state championships (and 10 of the last 11) swept Kamehameha (6-3) during the regular season. Tonight’s title match begins at 5 p.m. in Hemmeter Fieldhouse. Punahou’s junior-heavy squad ousted Hawaii Baptist in the semifinal round 25-14, 25-18. […]

Legislature approves funding for new Roosevelt gym

By Paul Honda on April 22, 2021

There was a time not long ago when Roosevelt’s gym still had “half moon” backboards. Those days are long gone, but modern amenities in the old building are coming. Sen. Brian Taniguchi announced on Wednesday that $18 million in funding has been approved for a new gym at the school. That allows the plan to include underground parking. “The initial funding was available two years ago, $19 million, but you still have to do the planning and design. We found […]

Kaiser ends 8-year drought against OIA powerhouse Moanalua

By Paul Honda on April 22, 2021

Jon Stanley has seen his share of volleyball at different levels. The Kaiser volleyball patriarch was stunned and satisfied after watching the Cougars rally against OIA powerhouse Moanalua. Kaiser did the improbable on Wednesday night, rallying from deficits of eight points in the second set and 10 in the third for a wild 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 13-25, 15-9 win over Moanalua in an OIA season opener at the Cougars’ gym. Stanley has overseen the junior varsity program for the past […]

Punahou boys, girls win on volleyball court

By Paul Honda on April 21, 2021

Lucky-Rose Williams had 11 kills, three blocks and 12 digs as Punahou outlasted Le Jardin 25-19, 22-25, 25-15 on Tuesday night. The Buffanblu improved to 6-1 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu. Le Jardin dropped to 1-6 in Division I play. Punahou setter Jaclyn Matias amassed 35 assists, five aces, four kills, two blocks and 12 digs. Grace Fiaseu added eight kills, three blocks and two digs, and Kharlie Simeona-French tallied seven kills, three blocks and two digs. Meanwhile, the […]