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Kamehameha’s Keonilei Akana named state tourney’s most outstanding

By Jerry Campany on October 26, 2019

After drilling 22 kills with 11 digs in the Division I final of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships on Saturday night at Blaisdell Arena, Kamehameha’a Keonilei Akana was picked as the tournament’s most outstanding player. Akana, a middle who also plays opposite, was also chosen to the D-I all-tournament team last year. Four of Akana’s Warriors teammates also made the D-I all-tournament team — libero Tara De Sa, hitters Devin Kahahawai and Maui Robins and setter Bryanne […]

Kamehameha turned to ‘Makakau’ mode for 22nd state title

By Paul Honda on October 26, 2019

Punahou played all its cards so well. After losing in the ILH final, at home, swept by Kamehameha, the Buffanblu tinkered and adjusted. They brought Jaclyn Matias to the forefront, sharing setting duties with Chloe Kaahanui. Grace Fiaseu stepped up. Madisyn Beirne and Kaia Dunford, their seniors, continued to pound away. It still wasn’t enough in the state final. Kamehameha prevailed 21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21 to capture its 10th state championship in the past 17 seasons under Coach Chris Blake. […]

Damien sends Don Faumuina off with state championship

By Paul Honda on October 26, 2019

Don Faumuina has gotten a lot of attention lately. Friends. Fans. That’s what a retirement announcement can do. When Damien swept Waimea 25-19, 25-11, 25-14 in the Division II final of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships on Saturday night, history was made. Faumuina saw the rise of Lady Monarch volleyball as his squad finished his fifth and final season with a 16-1 record, replete with ILH and state crowns. Damien played, maybe, its best match of the […]

Damien is 1 win away from sending coach Don Faumuina out a winner

By Kyle Sakamoto on October 26, 2019

Damien’s Lala Campbell is doing her best to keep a promise she made to herself early in the season. It is to send Monarchs coach Don Faumuina out a winner. Damien is one victory away after outlasting Seabury Hall 21-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-25, 15-11 in the semifinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships in Division II on Friday at Kaimuki. Faumuina, in his fifth season as coach, told the media he was going to step down at […]

New look at setter gives Punahou a burst into final

By Nick Abramo on October 25, 2019

If Punahou becomes a champion for the first time since 2014, you’re likely to see production from the Buffanblu’s middles tonight at Blaisdell Arena against arch-rival Kamehameha. The Division I final of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships promises to be a close-to-the-vest affair. These two teams have been going at it all season, with the Warriors taking a 2-1 edge in victories so far. But there is one more to go. Punahou (13-2) is riding on the […]

LJA Coach Lee Lamb: New ILH format is a success

By Paul Honda on October 24, 2019

The theory became a live experiment. The ILH’s crafty new format landed a third team into the Division I bracket of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships. Not only did Le Jardin, the third representative of the ILH, reach the quarterfinal round, the Lady Bulldogs took game one from OIA champion Mililani. By the end, the young Bulldogs, all but one being an underclassman, succumbed to Mililani and the fire-balling kills of Falanika Danielson. The senior finished with […]

KS-Hawaii coach Guy Enriques: ‘We had a chance, we let Punahou off’

By Paul Honda on October 24, 2019

Guy Enriques has a long history doing the things he loves. Fisherman. Volleyball player. Basketball player. He still drives from Ka‘u to Kailua-Kona to play in makule hoop leagues with a good friend, Richard Rasay. Then there’s coaching. This voyage to Honolulu was about a potential state championship for the unbeaten Kamehameha-Hawaii Warriors. They battled ILH runner-up Punahou dead even much of the night, but when they needed a hammer, the Warriors came up short in a 25-12, 21-25, 25-20, […]

Le Jardin setter Nive Tuileta and the Bulldogs are on a mission

By Nick Abramo on October 22, 2019

Le Jardin girls volleyball junior setter Nive Tuileta is a one-time state champion. That title came two years ago, when she was a freshman for the Bulldogs. And that crown — in Division II, which was the school’s second in a row — stands as Tuileta’s biggest accomplishment to date. But she wants to lead her team to bigger things. >> CLICK HERE TO READ TODAY’S STAR-ADVERTISER FEATURE ON TUILETA Under coach Lee Lamb, the Bulldogs (8-5) are ranked No. […]