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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 […]

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 […]