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Moanalua’s Max Slaughter paces boys volleyball All-State Fab 15

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2019

He kept grinding away, day by day, and now, Max Slaughter is at the top of his game. The Moanalua senior is also atop the Star-Advertiser Boys Volleyball All-State Fab 15. Coaches and media voted the 6-foot-2 outside hitter the player of the year after Slaughter sparked Na Menehune to an OIA championship. Moanalua reached the semifinal round of the state tournament, falling to eventual champion Punahou in five gripping sets. Punahou junior Jack Deuchar was second in the balloting, […]

Naighel Calderon becomes 1st Lanai inductee to Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2019

The 2019 class of the Hawaii High School Hall of Honor includes three elite level basketball players, as well as a good number of neighbor island standouts. Kalina Obrey of Kamehameha, the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State player of the year, was voted into the Hall by the selection committee. So was boys player of the year Kameron Ng of St. Francis. He is the first — and only — boy to be inducted from the school, which will close its […]

Hawaii Grown: Former Punahou volleyball star Ethan Siegfried has winning down pat

By Christian Shimabuku on May 8, 2019

Bittersweet? Maybe a little bit. For Long Beach State sophomore Ethan Siegfried, two NCAA championships in as many years has been a thrill. The Punahou alumnus, who was a starter on the 49ers squad that took down Hawaii in Saturday’s NCAA Division I men’s volleyball championship game in four sets, was the featured athlete in this week’s Hawaii Grown, which can be read here. “Before and after it was a little mixed, just because of the fact that you’re playing […]


HHSAA all-tournament teams: Softball, Volleyball, Water Polo

By Billy Hull on May 5, 2019

State champions were crowned in track and field, softball, boys volleyball, girls water polo and judo on a busy Saturday around the state. Below are the all-tournament teams in softball, boys volleyball and girls water polo. SOFTBALL Division I Most outstanding player—Aleia Agbayani, ‘Iolani (.769 BA (10-for-13), 2 2b’s, 3b, 3 HR’s, 13 runs, 11 RBIs; 2 wins pitching). P—Alyssa Abe, Leilehua; Aliya Harmon, Baldwin. C—Kai Barrett, ‘Iolani IF—Alana Jarra-Parker, Leilehua; Kalena Markham, ‘Iolani; Asia Lee, Punahou; Lovey Kepaa, Leilehua. […]

Saving their best for last: Punahou stuns ‘Iolani for state title

By Paul Honda on May 5, 2019

Two powerhouses, one throne. Punahou made up an impressive amount of ground in a span of two weeks, emerging from the runner-up spot in the ILH to state champion for an eighth year in a row. In the process, Coach Rick Tune’s team tipped over the mighty machine of ‘Iolani, which had played superlative volleyball, particularly while sinking Punahou three times late in the ILH season. The Buffanblu’s 25-16, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22 victory over top-seeded ‘Iolani wasn’t a shock. It […]

Tears of joy as St. Francis closes its doors with repeat volleyball state title

By Paul Honda on May 4, 2019

Dandi Holder is a stickler for fundamentals and technical skill. She also admits that the overflowing spirit of her Saints is immeasurable. Moments after St. Francis repeated as boys volleyball Division II state champions with a 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 25-12 win over Kapaa, Holder talked about her team’s relentless spirit. “The kids, their heart, you can’t coach heart. They wanted it, they really, really wanted it, especially it being our last (match) ever,” Holder said. >> CLICK HERE FOR A […]

Block party turns corner for Punahou in comeback win over Moanalua

By Paul Honda on May 4, 2019

Rare is the season when the Punahou boys volleyball team is an underdog. The Buffanblu have learned to relish the tag. They rallied for a 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 15-5 win at Moanalua on Friday night, overcoming 30 kills by Max Slaughter and a spirited home crowd. Punahou (13-4) has won the last seven state titles, and nine of the last 10 under coach Rick Tune. The program has dominated the state tourney with 36 koa trophies since 1972. Underdog? […]

Carter Kamana’s 5 blocks lead ‘Iolani’s big red wall into final

By Paul Honda on May 3, 2019

For a set, the Kalaheo Mustangs were the magnificent Mustangs. They took almost every haymaker the top-seeded ‘Iolani Raiders could throw, but the ILH champions eked out the win in the first set, then rolled to a 25-19, 25-7, 25-18 victory in the semifinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships at Moanalua gym. ‘Iolani (13-4) will face Punahou or Moanalua in the final on Saturday night at Blaisdell Center. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM […]