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Title tilt: Punahou, Kamehameha reach volleyball final

By Paul Honda on December 10, 2021

This season, the busiest intersection between Punahou and Kamehameha is not on Wilder Ave. It is not on Makuakane Street, either. Where Punahou and Kamehameha have met most often, with the most incredible explosions of skill and power, is the volleyball court. There will be one last showdown for No. 1-ranked Punahou and No. 2-ranked Kamehameha on Saturday, on the biggest stage. The two storied programs will square off in the Division I final of the New City Nissan/HHSAA State […]

Kahuku’s sweep of Hilo sets up showdown with Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on December 10, 2021

After a recent run of four- and five-set thrillers in girls volleyball, back-to-back sweeps by Kahuku and Kamehameha on Thursday night felt like a pause. Kahuku isn’t complaining. The OIA champions swept Hilo 25-11, 25-14, 25-16. The same goes for Kamehameha, which swept MIL champion Baldwin 25-9, 25-15, 25-16. Kahuku and Kamehameha will have a showdown on Friday night in the semifinal round of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball Division I State Championships at Moanalua gym. It was business […]

Sierra Scanlan’s floaties, Nadia Koanui’s precision spark Kamehameha in sweep of Baldwin

By Paul Honda on December 9, 2021

Chris Blake always hopes and plans for his Kamehameha teams to peak at the end of the season. The Warriors sure looked like a championship team on Thursday night, sweeping MIL champion 25-9, 25-15, 25-16 at McKinley Student Council Gymnasium. Kamehameha (10-5) will battle OIA champion Kahuku in the semifinals at Moanalua gym on Friday. The Kamehameha-Baldwin match had the potential for a little surprise, but the young Bears never got fully untracked. Several of Baldwin’s key players are only […]

Radford, Damien, Maryknoll, Le Jardin survive and advance

By Paul Honda on December 8, 2021

Here’s a roundup with coaches who survived the opening round of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball Division II State Championships on Wednesday night. Maryknoll 3, Konawaena 0 The Lady Spartans (10-4) made school history by winning their first-ever state-tournament match 25-18, 25-23, 25-16 over Konawaena at Waipahu gym. “Just winning the first ever state-tournament game for the girls program, I guess it is breaking new ground, taking steps to progress the program,” Spartans coach Kalepa Feguis said. “Maya (Akana) […]

Punahou remains No. 1, Kahuku leaps to No. 3 in Girls Volleyball Top 10

By Paul Honda on December 6, 2021

Seven teams were sifted and reshuffled in the Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 on Monday, but the all-clear for Punahou remains. The Buffanblu (10-2) remained a unanimous No. 1, garnering all 10 first-place votes from a panel of coaches and media. Punahou has not played since Nov. 20, when it defeated Kamehameha in four sets to capture the ILH Division I championship. Punahou plays the Kamehameha-Maui/Mililani winner on Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball […]

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 […]