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Maryknoll atop ILH D-II volleyball throne, but what’s next?

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

It won’t be awhile before Maryknoll seriously considers a move to the upper echelon of ILH girls volleyball. Maybe a year. Maybe more. Maybe less. After sweeping Hawaii Baptist in two sets, 25-20, 25-19, to win the ILH Division II championship on Thursday, it is quite possible that the Spartans program is destined to move on up. “I say it’s too early to expect anything. We just want to keep working on our system. We don’t feel we’ve gotten to […]

HBA soars, roars, rallies past Damien in ILH semifinal win

By Paul Honda on May 12, 2021

There is no state tournament for sports in 2020-21 in Hawaii, but the Hawaii Baptist Eagles are playing with a postseason fury. The third-seeded Eagles went to second-seeded Damien on Tuesday and rallied for an 18-25, 25-15, 25-20 win to secure an opportunity for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls volleyball championship. HBA will visit Maryknoll on Thursday. The Spartans outlasted fourth-seeded Hanalani 25-21, 21-25, 25-16 in the other semifinal on Tuesday. Hayley Taka led HBA (10-3) with 13 kills, […]

Kamehameha’s ILH girls volleyball crown is ‘FTP’

By Paul Honda on May 5, 2021

For the Princess, the Kamehameha Warriors were prepared to their best. They did exactly that in a 25-22, 25-20 sweep of Punahou, on the Buffanblu’s home court, to capture the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls volleyball championship on Tuesday night. Every Warrior had “FTP” written on her wrist, a motto to honor the founder of Kamehameha Schools, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Each time a Warriors went up to swing or block, “FTP” in black ink was above the net by […]


Punahou, Kamehameha girls square off for ILH volleyball crown

By Paul Honda on May 4, 2021

The Kamehameha Warriors have won 10 state championships over the past 16 seasons under coach Chris Blake. Still, when Punahou hosts Kamehameha for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls volleyball title tonight, the Buffanblu won’t be star-struck. Punahou (8-1) split with the Warriors during the regular season and earned the top seed in the single-elimination playoff tournament. Behind the versatility and consistency of their 6-footers, Punahou swept a game Le Jardin squad on Saturday night to reach the final. Kamehameha […]

Steady, relentless effort pushes Punahou past Le Jardin in ILH semifinal

By Paul Honda on May 2, 2021

Condensation has led to inspiration for the Punahou Buffanblu. The Buffanblu girls volleyball team took the best shots Le Jardin could offer and swept the Lady Bulldogs 25-14, 25-18 on Saturday night in the semifinal round of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu playoffs. Punahou will meet rival Kamehameha for the league championship on Tuesday at Hemmeter Fieldhouse. Junior Lucky-Rose Williams paced the unbeaten Buffanblu with nine kills (.300), seven digs and one ace. The 6-foot-1 outside hitter was at her […]

Nive Tuileta’s roof ends Le Jardin’s wild playoff win over Mid-Pacific

By Paul Honda on April 29, 2021

The Mid-Pacific Owls were in one of the strangest, happiest predicaments of the time warp known as the ILH girls volleyball spring 2021 season. Despite four out-of-rotation violations in the third and deciding set, fifth-seeded Mid-Pacific served on match point, leading 24-23 against the home team, fourth-seeded Le Jardin. Then, the unthinkable happened again. Another rotation violation, their fifth of the third set, gave the Bulldogs another free point, tying the set at 24. “I know a lot of us […]

Legislature approves funding for new Roosevelt gym

By Paul Honda on April 22, 2021

There was a time not long ago when Roosevelt’s gym still had “half moon” backboards. Those days are long gone, but modern amenities in the old building are coming. Sen. Brian Taniguchi announced on Wednesday that $18 million in funding has been approved for a new gym at the school. That allows the plan to include underground parking. “The initial funding was available two years ago, $19 million, but you still have to do the planning and design. We found […]

Punahou boys, girls win on volleyball court

By Paul Honda on April 21, 2021

Lucky-Rose Williams had 11 kills, three blocks and 12 digs as Punahou outlasted Le Jardin 25-19, 22-25, 25-15 on Tuesday night. The Buffanblu improved to 6-1 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu. Le Jardin dropped to 1-6 in Division I play. Punahou setter Jaclyn Matias amassed 35 assists, five aces, four kills, two blocks and 12 digs. Grace Fiaseu added eight kills, three blocks and two digs, and Kharlie Simeona-French tallied seven kills, three blocks and two digs. Meanwhile, the […]