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Kahuku’s ascent to the OIA girls volleyball crown

By Paul Honda on December 3, 2021

Time stood still for Tuli Tevaga. The former Kahuku standout, Tuli Peters back in the day, saw her team play its best volleyball of the season at the most opportune moment on Thursday. Kahuku’s 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-20 over previously unbeaten Moanalua is a fitting ascent for Tevaga and a team that has endured through the pandemic. “I feel ecstatic. I’m so excited for the girls. They have worked really hard for this so I’m so proud of them,” Tevaga […]

Punahou, Kahuku earn top seeds in Division I girls volleyball state tournament

By Billy Hull on December 2, 2021

Kahuku extended the longest streak of consecutive appearances in the girls volleyball state tournament to 20 earlier this week. Now they enter the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships as the No. 2 seed overall. The Red Raiders avenged a season-opening loss to Moanalua with a four-set win in the finals of the OIA tournament on Thursday to earn the second seed in the state tournament that gets underway Monday with four opening-round games. ILH champion Punahou is the […]

Return of Kelia Giusta boosts Moanalua in five-set win over Mililani

By Paul Honda on December 1, 2021

Kelia Giusta had to sit and wait. A sore knee for the Moanalua outside hitter could have been problematic. Coach Alan Cabanting took a calculated risk, resting Giusta on Monday in the quarterfinal round. Moanalua outlasted a gritty Kaiser squad 25-22, 25-22, 25-11. Giusta returned on Tuesday for the OIA semifinal battle with Mililani and helped Na Menehune to a 21-25, 25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12 win. Sophomore Malu Garcia had 24 kills and Giusta had 20 kills, including six in […]

Kahuku fueled up for title run after four-set win over No. 5 Kapolei

By Paul Honda on December 1, 2021

There’s no place like home for Kahuku’s volleyball team. But home is normally where the heart is, and that heart travelled afar on Tuesday night. Kahuku handed Kapolei its first loss of the season in the OIA semifinal round 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23 to set up an all-East final on Thursday. The Division I final between No. 4-ranked Moanalua and No. 6 Kahuku (11-1) will begin after the D-II title match pitting Kalaheo and Leilehua. Even with restricted capacity due […]

Mililani, Moanalua destined for ultimate OIA semifinal showdown

By Paul Honda on November 29, 2021

There’s a certain, steely look in the eyes of the Mililani Trojans. The proud program won four Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I championships under Val Crabbe since 2011, including back-to-back crowns in ’18 and ’19. A mid-season loss to Kapolei, now the top seed out of the OIA West, did more than put a rare loss in the standings for Mililani. It helped the Lady Trojans evolve. After a 25-16, 25-10, 25-18 sweep of Farrington on Monday night, the Trojans […]

Coaches, media vote Punahou unanimous No. 1 in volleyball Top 10

By Paul Honda on November 29, 2021

Punahou gathered all 10 first-place votes for a second-consecutive week in the Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 on Monday. The ILH champion has now been atop the rankings for four weeks in a row since surpassing Kamehameha on Nov. 8. Punahou (10-2) has been idle from game action since defeating No. 2 Kamehameha for the ILH championship on Nov. 20. The rest of the coaches and media poll is status quo with no position changes. Baldwin has sealed a state-tournament […]

University rallies past Le Jardin in epic ILH D-II title match

By Paul Honda on November 23, 2021

Expectations and goals could have been lower for the Jr. ‘Bows of University High. They know the lows well. As of Monday night, they know the highest of highs, too. ULS’ 25-20, 25-27, 20-25, 25-21, 15-7 win over Le Jardin for the ILH Division II championship on Monday wasn’t as much shocking as it was an extraordinary pinnacle, a genuine turnaround from a 1-3 start. A team this young, so unfamiliar with each other, coming back from a cancelled season, […]

Punahou is first unanimous No. 1 in Girls Volleyball Top 10 this season

By Paul Honda on November 22, 2021

Punahou is the undisputed No. 1 team this week in the Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10. The Buffanblu rallied past No. 2 Kamehameha to win the ILH championship last week. For the first time since returning to the top position, Punahou collected all 10 first-place votes from a panel of coaches and media. The two teams will play in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Division I State Championships on Dec. 6, 9-11. Baldwin (9-0) moved up a notch to No. 7 […]