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Sinus infection, asthma can’t stop Falanika Danielson as Mililani defends OIA title

By Paul Honda on October 16, 2019

There was no obvious sign that Falanika Danielson was woozy. Or struggling with sinus infection. Or asthma. The powerful outside hitter simply played through and delivered once again for No. 4-ranked Mililani. The senior crushed 24 kills, adding a block along the way, as the Lady Trojans defended their OIA Division I crown with a resounding 15-25, 28-26, 25-13, 21-25, 15-10 win over No. 5 Moanalua in the home gym of Na Menehune on Wednesday night. Danielson was clutch with […]

HHSAA girls volleyball state tournament bracket released in Division I

By Hawaii Prep World on October 16, 2019

ILH champion Kamehameha is the top seed in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships beginning Monday. Mililani earned the No. 2 seed in Division I after knocking off Moanalua in five sets, 15-25, 28-26, 25-14, 21-25, 15-10 for its second consecutive OIA championship, becoming the first team to repeat as OIA champion since Na Menehune in 2014-15. BIIF champion Kamehameha-Hawaii earned the No. 3 seed and MIL champion King Kekaulike is the fourth seed. The first round is […]

Pearl City’s middles rock for Chargers’ first title in 22 years

By Nick Abramo on October 16, 2019

It was one big hit after another from high over the middle of the net from the Pearl City attack. And lots of blocks, too. Two Chargers middles provided the thrust to give the school its first OIA girls volleyball championship since 1997 on Wednedsay night with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-21 sweep of Kalani at the Moanalua gym. Unlike the title 22 years ago, this one came in Division II. It was a thrilling experience for the girls in purple […]


CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kalani Falcions

By Jerry Campany on October 16, 2019

2019 RECORD >> 4-6 overall, 3-5 OIA Division II HEAD COACH >> Scott Melemai is 15-20 in four seasons with the Falcons KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> QB Logan Lim, 5-11, 165, So.; WR Dillon Cortez, 6-0, 155, So.; DB Jaymn Mohika-Poche, 5-4, 145, Jr.; WR Noah Ah Sam, 5-10, 162, So. KALANI THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1993 Moanalua With a sophomore quarterback and junior receiver leading Kalani, the future is certainly bright for the Kalani Falcons. Scott […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kalaheo Mustangs

By Jerry Campany on October 15, 2019

2019 RECORD >> 0-10 overall, 0-8 OIA Division II HEAD COACH >> Darrell Poole is 18-54 in eight seasons at Kalaheo KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> S/WR Riis Webber, 5-9, 160, Fr.; QB Isaiah Akiu, 5-6, 145, So.; DB/SB Bryson Johnson, 5-5, 130, Jr.; DB/WR Sheldon Mejia, 5-5, 125, So. KALAHEO THROUGH THE YEARS: 1974-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1978 Aiea The good thing about hitting rock bottom is that there is nowhere to go but up. The Kalaheo Mustangs went winless […]

VIDEO: Coach and player interviews from the OIA volleyball semifinals

By Paul Honda on October 15, 2019

With No. 6 Kahuku ahead 20-14 in the fourth set, Falanika Danielson helped No. 4 Mililani rally, scoring her team’s last five points in a four-set victory in the OIA Division I semifinals at Moanalua gym. The fourth-ranked Mililani Trojans were on the ropes, but rallied in the fourth set to oust No. 6 Kahuku in the semifinal round of the OIA girls volleyball playoffs. Coach Val Crabbe chatted after the match at Moanalua gym. No. 6 Kahuku was on […]

VOTE: Waianae’s Torii Field in USA Today ‘Best Stadium’ poll

By Paul Honda on October 15, 2019

The warm temperatures and cool trade winds are nice enough, but the evening sunset view at Raymond Torii Field in Waianae is like few other sites. The USA Today has started a national poll for the best home field in the country for prep football, and Waianae’s Torii Field is seeded No. 3. The head-to-head format among 16 teams is underway. Vote for Waianae’s home field here. UPDATE, Wednesday, 9 a.m. Within the past 18 hours, the voting has exploded […]

Q&A: Roosevelt ballhawkers Aalona Monteilh, Shepherd Kekahuna

By Paul Honda on October 15, 2019

One day, Shepherd Kekahuna was visiting the home of a neighbor,. The conversation was about roots. His good friend, Aalona Monteilh, knows his family tree quite well, but as the background went deeper, Kekahuna asked questions. “He was more interested in my family than I am,” Monteilh said. >> CLICK HERE TO READ TODAY’S FEATURE STORY ON THE TWO IN THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER The two seniors have played major roles in another highly successful season so far for the Roosevelt […]