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Q&A: Kamehameha volleyball coach Chris Blake on postponed season, replanning

By Paul Honda on August 6, 2020

Since 2005, Kamehameha has won 10 Division I girls volleyball state championships under Coach Chris Blake. The only other teams to win state titles during this period also hail from the Interscholastic League of Honolulu: Punahou (three titles) and ‘Iolani (two). On a regular basis, the program at Kamehameha has set a bar so high, starters and reserves alike often proceed with their careers at the college level. From year-round work with their respective club teams, to a carefully crafted […]

HHSAA: Fall sports likely to be pushed back 2 weeks

By Paul Honda on July 9, 2020

Athletic directors in the Oahu Interscholastic Association have not received official word about a change in the fall sports start date. According to Ian Scheuring of Hawaii News Now, however, the date is Aug. 19. Scheuring’s tweet on Thursday afternoon caught administrators off guard. That could change with an official announcement on Friday. The Hawaii High School Athletic Association has a statewide start date for football practice, Aug. 17, but that is expected to change — possibly because of the […]

Hall of Honor selects 12 more legends

By Jerry Campany on May 25, 2020

The newest class of the Hall of Honor was selected on Sunday, awarding each athlete a $2,000 scholarship from Enterprise. >> Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna She is a four-time state champion in wrestling, the sixth girl in state history to do so and the second from Maui, joining Lahainaluna’s Lalelei Mataafa from 2016. Estrella ended her career at No. 1 pound-for-pound on’s rankings and will go on to compete for national power Menlo College while majoring in marketing business. >> […]

Two Kahuku alums make a U.S. Collegiate Women’s National Team roster

By Billy Hull on March 11, 2020

Utah middle blocker Phoebe Grace and Portland libero Carey Williams, who were teammates at Kahuku, have been named to the 28-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team-Anaheim roster made up of current college players. Williams is one of four liberos who made the squad and Grace is one of eight middle blockers. The team will train June 21-27 in Anaheim, Calif., at the American Sports Centers where they will compete side-by-side with the U.S. Women’s National Team as it makes final […]

Transgender policy in Hawaii high school sports is being challenged

By Nick Abramo on March 8, 2020

Cynthia Monteleone is on a quest to educate people on what she perceives as unfairness in Hawaii high school athletics. Monteleone, a track and field coach at Lahainaluna and a world champion age group runner (40-44) in the 400 meters, sent a complaint to the Department of Education’s civil rights office last week. In the complaint, she states that allowing male to female transgender athletes to compete in girls sports is unfair and a violation of Title IX, which prohibits […]

‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie collects a third Gatorade Hawaii Player of Year honor

By Nick Abramo on January 17, 2020

‘Iolani senior outside hitter Elena Oglivie became a three-time winner of the Gatorade Hawaii Girls Volleyball Player of the Year award, the Gatorade Company announced recently. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. The 5-foot-11 Oglivie was also the Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year as a freshman and junior. She had 259 kills and a .401 hitting percentage with 190 digs in the fall. She missed six […]

Elena Oglivie honored as Under Armour All-American

By Paul Honda on December 3, 2019

Tuesday morning, Seto Hall, college counseling assembly. Students were treated to a surprise when senior classmate Elena Oglivie was recognized for earning Under Armour All-American volleyball honors. The four-time Star-Advertiser All-State Fab 15 and two-time player of the year selection was presented her All-American jersey. Oglivie, who will play at Stanford next season, will travel to Florida to play in the Dec. 31 match.

ALL-STATE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL FAB. 15: Kamehameha’s Keonilei Akana stands tall

By Jerry Campany on November 24, 2019

Keonilei Akana made a jump that only the very best of great Kamehameha volleyball players have made. Akana is the Star-Advertiser’s girls volleyball state player of the year for 2019 after leading the Warriors to ILH and state titles. >> CLICK HERE TO MEET THE ALL-STATE FAB. 15 TEAM With ‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie dropping to second after taking the top prize twice in her celebrated career — and being judged second best in the other two — Akana is the […]