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OIA makes it official: All winter sports cancelled

By Paul Honda on January 2, 2021

Winter is not coming to the Oahu Interscholastic Association. Less than three hours after the Hawaii High School Athletic Association canceled state tournaments for “Season 1”, the public-school OIA canceled its entire winter season sports calendar on Saturday. Season 1 includes some fall sports that had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: air riflery, basketball, bowling, competitive cheer, cross country, paddling, soccer, swimming and diving, and wrestling. Winter is the busiest of the traditional three seasons in prep sports. […]

Damien coach Mark Arquero: ‘We’ve got to keep our players hungry’

By Paul Honda on December 31, 2020

For months, the young Monarchs of Damien have lived the grind and grit life. The Damien girls basketball team worked out through the early stages of this strange and unfamiliar pandemic life once the first lockdown ended. Summer arrived and they kept working like a machine with workouts that included ballhandling, drives, jumpers, box jumps, weight training. The potential for success, even in a rugged ILH universe, was real. It still is, even after the league cancelled five winter sports […]

Chico Furtado: Maryknoll hoopsters will keep working out

By Paul Honda on December 29, 2020

In the three-plus decades Chico Furtado has coached basketball, nothing has brought him to conflicting emotions like the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement by the ILH on Monday that its girls basketball season is being cancelled became one of the lowest points of 2020 for Furtado. Less than a week ago, he attended the funeral of a friend who he coached with years ago. Cause of death: coronavirus. “He’s younger than I am and it took his life. I know first […]


Jaedyn Koshiba, Hali‘a Hoapili spark PROformance to UNB Team Skills title

By Paul Honda on December 18, 2020

From Zoom workouts to in-person reps, Kyle Pape and the girls teams of PROformance have worked through the COVID-19 pandemic. No games. No scrimmages. Just drill after drill. Then, Pape and co-coach Derrick Low learned about an international skills competition. Alan Walls, the director of United Nations of Basketball — and a St. Anthony graduate — is someone Pape and Low could count on. They weren’t disappointed. PROformance won the 17-under competition of the World Team Skills Championships against a […]

Poll: Coaches optimistic about bowling, swimming, less so on wrestling

By Paul Honda on December 15, 2020

Finality is not here, not quite yet in the strange year of 2020. While vaccines for the COVID-19 virus are being flown across the country, high school sports in Hawaii remain on hold. Leagues are waiting on bated breath for word — and approval — from the Department of Health. Coaches across the state are optimistic about the chances for outdoor sports like soccer and swimming/diving, according to a Hawaii Prep World poll. Eighteen winter-sport coaches, roughly half of those […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2007: Punahou stuns national girls hoops power

By Jerry Campany on December 14, 2020

On this date in 2007, Punahou senior Shawna Lei Kuehu scored 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had two steals to lead the Buffanblu to a 47-39 win over Narbonne in the semifinals of the first Girls Iolani Classic. Kuehu had more than half of her team’s points and was aided by Tessa Torres with eight and Dara Tompkison with seven. Future Arizona standout Reiko Thomas led the Gauchos with 19 points, but her coach believes it should have been […]

Chanelle Molina scores 14, but Norrköping Dolphins fall to 3-2

By Paul Honda on November 1, 2020

The hot streak cooled on Saturday for Chanelle Molina and the Norrköping Dolphins in a 73-69 loss to IK EOS. The road loss ended the Dolphins’ three-game win streak. Norrköping dropped to 3-2 and third place in the Swedish Basketball League. IK EOS (4-1) is now in sole possession of second place. Alvik (5-0) is the frontrunner. Camille Zimmerman led the Dolphins with 17 points. Molina scored 14. IK EOS limited Norrköping to its lowest offensive output since a season-opening […]

Chanelle Molina pumps in 17, Norrköping wins 3rd in a row

By Paul Honda on October 25, 2020

As Halloween nears, Chanelle Molina is still up to tricks and treats on the hardwood in faraway Scandinavia. The former Konawaena and Washington State standout poured in 17 points with six rebounds and four assists as Norrköping Dolphins routed Wetterbygden 83-67 on Saturday. Erika Davenport had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Camille Zimmerman tallied 17 points. The Dolphins improved to 3-1 in the Swedish Basketball League standings. They are tied with IK Eos, trailing Alvik (4-0). “I feel like […]

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