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JT Navyac finds his groove to send both Saint Louis and Kamehameha to states

By Paul Honda on April 25, 2019

The Saint Louis Crusaders won’t be expecting any thank-you cards from the Kamehameha Warriors anytime soon. The Crusaders ended Mid-Pacific’s Cinderella run in the ILH playoffs on Thursday with a 9-6 win at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. Until Thursday, the double-elimination format meant MPI’s state-tournament hopes were healthy and alive. The Owls had proven again to be ‘Iolani’s kryptonite, beating them twice during the regular season, then against on Wednesday to eliminate the Raiders from the playoffs. […]

Kaiser’s Curtis Chung toughens out start to pitch Cougars to states

By Billy Hull on April 25, 2019

The pain started to come in the second inning, but Kaiser’s Curtis Chung Jr. knew he had a job to do if he wanted to pitch in the state tournament. A year ago, Kaiser suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in eight innings to OIA West top seed Campbell in the OIA quarterfinals, but the even bigger disappointment came a day later in a 13-inning loss to Kalani in the consolation semifinals. In a 24-hour span, Kaiser went from being on […]

VIDEO: Coach Jordan Inafuku on ‘Iolani’s 1st ILH boys volleyball title since 2003

By Paul Honda on April 25, 2019

The ‘Iolani Raiders ended Punahou’s run of Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys volleyball championships with a 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 win at Hemmeter Fieldhouse. Coach Jordan Inafuku chats about his team’s resilience and the contributions of some of his standouts, including setter Shane Harimoto, outside hitters Kupono Browne and Kawika Lee, and middle Kalawai Scanlan.


‘Iolani earns top seed in boys volleyball state tournament

By Billy Hull on April 25, 2019

The Punahou boys volleyball team will have to win one more game than it’s used to to extend its current run of state titles to eight. The Buffanblu are not the No. 1 seed for the first time in more than a decade in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships that begin Monday. ‘Iolani’s four-set win over the Buffanblu in Tuesday’s ILH championship game gave the Raiders the No. 1 overall seed and dropped the Buffanblu into an […]

Moanalua’s Rashod Tanner honors his grandfather between OIA track events in whirlwind 3 days

By Nick Abramo on April 25, 2019

Moanalua junior Rashod Tanner won three events at the OIA track and field championships last weekend. But it was only part of a whirlwind and sad yet uplifting week that took him to Temecula, Calif., and back in between Thursday’s trials and Saturday night’s finals. Tanner’s grandfather died the week earlier. The funeral date was Friday, leaving Rashod to decide what to do. “Rashod was willing to do whatever to work for his family and his team,” said his father […]

Campbell earns No. 1 seed in state softball tournament

By Billy Hull on April 25, 2019

Two-time defending OIA champions and winners of three of the last four state championships, the Campbell Sabers are the No. 1 seed in the Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships in Division I beginning Wednesday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Ranked No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 for eight consecutive weeks, the Sabers extend the longest active streak of consecutive state-tournament appearances to 14. Mililani failed to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 1992, ending […]

Max Slaughter’s 29 kills spark Moanalua to OIA volleyball title

By Paul Honda on April 25, 2019

A month ago, Max Slaughter hobbled around with a gimpy ankle. It was not a good sign for the talented senior, nor Na Menehune of Moanalua. A loss to Castle, sans Slaughter and DeAeris McRaven — who was part of Moanalua’s digital media crew in Seattle — left a void in them. A month later, on Wednesday night, Moanalua completed its OIA run with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-21, 26-24 over Kalaheo for the OIA Division I championship. Moanalua repeated and […]

Mid-Pacific’s bats finally heating up in ILH tournament

By Jason Kaneshiro on April 24, 2019

In the midst of a frigid April, Mid-Pacific’s offense picked an opportune time to reignite. Following an 8-7 loss to Kamehameha in 15 innings on March 30, the Owls were shut out in their next three games, not including scoreless matchup with Pac-Five that was called in the third inning due a brush fire that threatened Central Oahu Regional Park. After being held to a total of seven hits in losses to Punahou (4-0), Saint Louis (1-0) and Kamehameha (1-0), […]