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No Emmitt, no Crocker, but Sacred Hearts and Baldwin dazzle

By Nick Abramo on November 9, 2019

Some people in the crowd Saturday had that look of hope when the emcee called out the presence of Emmitt Smith, Gov. David Ige, Betty Crocker and former Gov. Ben Cayetano. It was a joke to break that dull period between the end of bold athletic performances and the announcement of the final scores at the Blaisdell Arena. And when the scores trickled in, two teams with high hopes to win the competition got what they were looking for. Sacred […]

6 former Moanalua cheerleaders now on the college scene

By Nick Abramo on September 10, 2019

Blossom Caballero‘s cheerleading squad had a busy time last week, cheering for three of the Moanalua volleyball team’s matches and one of the football team’s games in Las Vegas. Na Menehune cheerleaders are among the state’s best when it comes to the state tournament. They’ll be going for the medium division state title later this year. They also have three state crowns in the last four years (2015 large, 2016 medium, 2018 large), and the year they didn’t take states […]

Na Menehune fly to state’s large cheerleading title

By Kyle Sakamoto on November 17, 2018

The Moanalua cheerleading team changed its routine from a week ago and wound up nailing it Saturday. Na Menehune won the large division at the Zippy’s/HHSAA State Cheerleading Championship at the Neal Blaisdell Center. Moanalua scored 520 points in the five-team large division (12-20 squad members). Mililani, the two-time defending division champion, placed second with 511 and Punahou was third with 477. “We had to make a lot of changes from our last competition, but we were able to get […]

Sacred Hearts repeats as medium cheer champion

By Kyle Sakamoto on November 17, 2018

Sacred Hearts successfully defended its state cheerleading title, finishing with 513 points in the 16-team medium division (11 or fewer squad members) on Saturday. Baldwin was second with 507 and Waimea placed third with 491. “It’s just unreal. I feel at the beginning, we were starting from scratch,” said Lancers coach Cadey Vakauta. “To make it to the state championship and win it, I mean, it’s unreal.” O’Reilly, the Sacred Hearts senior, actually got emotional while on the mat. “I […]

ILH cheerleading all stars

By Jerry Campany on November 24, 2015

Cheerleader of the year: Jonah Ah Mook Sang, Iolani Coach of the year: Barbara Hamocon, Iolani First team Base: Kassie Nakaya, Iolani Base: Nike-Michelle Tolentino, Kamehameha Base: Jaelyn Domingo, Kamehameha Base: Kayla O’Sullivan, Pac-Five Base: Sydney Higo, Punahou Base: Ali Nakashima, Punahou Flyer: Keri Miyasato, Iolani Flyer: Zoe Ann Kessler, Kamehameha Flyer: Teilor Grubbs, Pac-Five Back: Anthony Nguyen, Iolani Back: Madison Tasaka, Pac-Five Back: Megan Hirsch, Punahou Utility: Cassidy Hernandez-Tamayo, Iolani Utility: Brandi Burnett, Kamehameha Second team Base: Ella Lani […]

Moanalua, Radford win state cheerleading

By Christian Shimabuku on November 14, 2015

Moanalua and Radford won the large and medium divisions, respectively, at the 2015 Zippy’s/HHSAA Cheerleading State Championships on Sunday. 30 teams ranging from intermediate to varsity squads performed their routines at the Neal S Blaisdell Arena. Four teams competed in the large division, 13 teams competed in the medium, and the rest were JV and intermediate squads who performed as an exhibition. Both divisions were rated by a panel of judges on a 375-point scale. In the large division, Moanalua […]

States is next step for ‘Iolani cheer team

By Nick Abramo on November 12, 2015

‘Iolani had never won an Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship in cheerleading until this year. Now, the Raiders will try to take the next step, when they compete in the Zippy’s State Cheerleading Championships on Saturday against other teams from around the state on Saturday at noon at Blaisdell Arena. A total of 17 teams are vying for either the large- or the medium-division championships. ‘Iolani will be taking part in the small-division. Among the other top squads competing at […]

‘Iolani wins ILH cheerleading

By Jerry Campany on October 30, 2015

Iolani’s banner day just got even better. The Raiders won their first ever ILH cheerleading championship on Friday night at Kamehameha, scoring 324.75 points to Kamehameha’s 323. Pac-Five will join them at the state tournament after placing third with 321.5 points. ‘Iolani clinched a spot in the volleyball state championship earlier in the evening. INTERMEDIATE 1. KAMEHAMEHA – 272.25 (ILH CHAMPION) 2. DAMIEN – 255.00 3. ‘IOLANI – 248.50 4. SACRED HEARTS – 240.25 5. PUNAHOU – 236.75 6. ST.FRANCIS […]