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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 […]

ILH volleyball scoreboard update, Apr. 13

By Paul Honda on April 14, 2021

Punahou’s boys and girls swept on Tuesday night. Haumea Marumoto had five kills, and Halo Yoshiki tallied four kills and two blocks in a 25-12, 25-18 win over Mid-Pacific at Hemmeter Fieldhouse. The Buffanblu girls improved to 5-0 in ILH play. The Owls are 0-5. Aidan Tune had seven kills and Brighton Yap hustled for four blocks in a 25-14, 25-15 win over MPI’s boys. Punahou is 6-0 in the ILH standings. Mid-Pacific dropped to 0-5. Tuesday, Apr. 13 GIRLS […]

ILH volleyball scoreboard: Tuesday, Mar. 30

By Paul Honda on March 30, 2021

Tuesday, Mar. 30 GIRLS @ ‘Iolani def. Mid-Pacific 25-18, 25-13 > MPI: Makela Pick 6 kills, ace. Deborah Chun 5 kills ace. Kalei Lyons 4 kills. Alyssa Muraoka 18 assists. Erin Goya 7 digs. Luna Suzuki ace. Punahou def. @ Le Jardin 25-11, 25-19 > PUN: Kharlie Simeona-French 4 kills (.800), block. Lucky-Rose Williams 6 kills (.667), 5 digs. Belle Iosua 5 kills (.667), ace. Halo Yoshiki 5 kills (.375), block. Grace Fiaseu 3 kills (.500). Jaclyn Matias 21 assists, […]

Aidan Tune, Keau Thompson power Punahou’s sweep at Maryknoll

By Paul Honda on March 30, 2021

Aidan Tune pounded 12 kills and Keau Thompson had six of his seven kills in the opening set as Punahou swept Maryknoll 25-14, 25-19 on Tuesday night. Punahou improved to 3-0 in Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys volleyball play with the road win — across the street – at Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium. Riley Haine added four kills, and Nate Loose and Ryder Hsiung chipped in two apiece for the Buffanblu. Setter Keegan Au Yuen dished 20 assists and added […]