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Kamehameha goes for ILH cheer repeat

By Jerry Campany on October 30, 2015

Kamehameha will go for its second straight ILH cheerleading championship tonight at Kamehameha beginning at 6 p.m. The Warriors have won every ILH title except two, in 2012 and 2013 when Pac-Five rose up. The Warriors got the title back last year. Kamehameha can expect a challenge from another program looking for its first title this time. Punahou won the recent regular season event with 342.75 points over Kamehameha, which had 331.25. Pac-Five was third with 318. The Warriors won […]

Kamehameha cheerleaders win in Orlando

By Nick Abramo on February 9, 2015

The Kamehameha cheerleaders defended their title last weekend. The Warriors’ 14-member squad won the medium division of the “Game Day Championships” portion of the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships last weekend in Orlando, Fla., and will return to Oahu on Tuesday. Kamehameha defeated nine other teams in that division, which is a relatively new category. It requires teams to do three routines, a fight song, a sideline cheer and a halftime or timeout cheer. “Cheerleading is so competitive now, […]

ILH cheerleading all stars

By Jerry Campany on November 23, 2014

ILH All-Stars Cheerleader of the year—Bailey Wilson-Pena, Kamehameha. Coach of the year—Melissa Beimes Wennihan, Kamehameha. First team Base—Danielle Nakamoto, ‘Iolani; Ashlyn Chee, Kamehameha; Dezarae Lei, Kamehameha; Christian Chase Vasconcellos, Pac-Five; Madison Tasaka, Pac-Five; Amanda Chau, Punahou; Lauren Higo, Punahou. Flyer—Ariana Felix, ‘Iolani; Chanielle Feliciano, Pac-Five; Elyse Nishikawa, Punahou. Back—Haley Namu‘o, Kamehameha; Nicole Laheney, Pac-Five; Megan Hirsch, Punahou. Utility—Taelyn Henderson, Kamehameha; Kaydi Silva, Pac-Five; Monica Shimabukuro, Punahou. Second team Base—Jaelyn Domingo, Kamehameha; Jaela Henderson, Kamehameha; Shelby Clemente, Pac-Five; Lauren Hirsch, Punahou; […]

Photos: OIA cheerleading championships

By Hawaii Prep World on November 11, 2012

  Radford takes it back The Radford cheerleading squad regained the OIA championship it lost to Mililani last year, beating the Trojans at the league’s title competition on Saturday at Kalani. The Rams, who won four straight OIA titles from 2006-2009, scored 348.5 to outlast Moanlua (347) and Kaiser (305). Those three will join Mililani, Castle, Pearl City, Kailua, McKinley and Leilehua at Saturday’s state championships at the Blaisdell Arena. Radford, the defending state champion, has walked out of the […]

Photos: ILH cheerleading championships

By Hawaii Prep World on November 11, 2012

  Pac-Five breaks Kamehameha’s string Three weeks ago, the Pac-Five cheerleading squad delt Kamehameha its first ILH loss since the sport began in 2000. On Friday night, the Wolfpack turned the trick on a bigger stage, beating the Warriors for the ILH championship. Pac-Five, which draws athletes from 10 different schools, takes its momentum into Saturday’s state championships at the Blaisdell Arena. Kamehameha will be there to compete with them in the large divsion and try to retake its place […]

Damien cheerleaders make history

By Paul Honda on July 30, 2012

For the first time, Damien is co-ed. Economic downturn. Declining enrollment? Whatever the reason, Damien has female students for the first time, and as a result, the school has its own cheerleaders. In the past, Sacred Hearts (across town) sent cheerleaders to cheer for the Monarchs. Now they’re all on campus, seventh to ninth graders. Here’s the team, which I came across while leaving a photo shoot with the Damien football team earlier today. First row: Ellalani Sanchez, Rhiannon Palmere, […]

Executive decision: HHSAA voting results

By Paul Honda on June 13, 2012

Here are the recommendations from the athletic directors’ conference on Kauai. The conference began on Thursday, ended Saturday and resulted in the following approved proposals. The proposals went up for HHSAA executive board voting on Tuesday morning at the OIA office, located at Radford High School. HHSAA executive board vote on HIADA recommendations June 12, 2012 OIA office, Radford High School Group 1 Chair: Greg van Cantfort (OIA), Recorder: Karen Iha (OIA) CHEERLEADING 1. To unify the safety training for […]

Video: Waimea Menehunes cheer

By Paul Honda on December 6, 2011

Waimea performs in the Medium Division at the 2011 Zippy’s/HHSAA State Cheerleading Championships at Stan Sheriff Arena, Sunday, Dec. 4. Waimea’s 317 points edged Moanalua by seven points for the title, the school’s first in state competition. (video: Paul Honda) Team members: Iris Hesapene, Harvette Acosta, Lo Keamoai, Jack Leonard, Marissa Hesapene, Omi Gaspar, Nicky Banasihan, Nikki Vea, Bryana Resquer-Yorkman, Tiffany Patricio Huddy, Kawena Warren, Kaliko Waahila. Head coach: Roxanne Cardejon. Student coaches: Sunni Acosta, Aleina Emayo, Nikki Ishibashi, Nelson […]