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Coaches chime in on Girls Volleyball All-State’s top 5

By Paul Honda on November 24, 2019

Talent. Heart. Performance. Glory. The 2019 Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball All-State Fab 15, released in today’s edition, is chock full of those ingredients — as always. Volleyball players in Hawaii land at the college level often, and the Fab 15 are no exception. The top five of this year’s list, voted by coaches and media, had a bit more consideration than usual. Here’s what some of coaches from elite prep programs said about this year’s top players in the Fab 15: […]

ILH ALL-STARS: ‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie named D-I most valuable player

By Billy Hull on November 21, 2019

‘Iolani senior outside hitter Elena Oglivie was voted the ILH most valuable player in Division I, the league announced today. Kamehameha coach Chris Blake, who led the Warriors to an ILH and state championship, was named coach of the year. In Division II, Damien senior Rayne Pactol was named most valuable player and Don Faumuina, in his final season with the Monarchs, was named coach of the year. Lanakila Baptist senior Chavah Kaneshiro was named most valuable player in Division […]

FINAL RANKINGS: Kamehameha ends season back on top

By Billy Hull on October 28, 2019

For a team that has won 22 state championships overall and 10 out of the last 17, Kamehameha was in an unfamiliar position this season. The Warriors began the season ranked No. 2 in the state and were dropped to third for four different weeks. It wasn’t until two weeks ago, after winning four matches in five days to secure the ILH championship, that Kamehameha finally reached the top spot. That’s where they stay to close out the 2019 season […]


VIDEO: Chris Blake, Keonilei Akana, Maui Robins on Kamehameha’s title win

By Paul Honda on October 27, 2019

It wasn’t a smooth ride, but Coach Chris Blake and the Kamehameha Warriors were equipped for the duration. The Warriors rose out of the ILH playoffs to upend regular-season winner Punahou for the league crown. Then Kamehameha worked through the state tournament, rallying to beat Punahou in four sets for the title. This is Kamehameha’s 22nd girls volleyball state championship, and 10th under Blake, who has guided the program to the state finals for 17 years in a row.

VIDEO: Damien wins 1st girls volleyball state championship

By Paul Honda on October 27, 2019

Coach Don Faumuina‘s final season is also Damien’s first as a state champion. The Lady Monarchs swept previously unbeaten Waimea 25-19, 25-11, 25-14 for the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball Division II state championship on Saturday night at Blaisdell Arena.

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 […]