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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. […]

Extra reps equal extra precision for Punahou in state-tourney win over Kahuku

By Paul Honda on October 21, 2019

One team had a long 10 days off. The other was getting its groove back after losing playoff matches last Monday and Wednesday. Third-ranked Punahou made those 10 days pay off, coming through in the fourth set to overcome No. 7 Kahuku 25-19, 25-19, 19-25, 25-21 on Monday night in the opening round of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships. Punahou will meet BIIF champion Kamehameha-Hawaii on Thursday in the quarterfinal round at McKinley Student Council Gymnasium. Kaia […]

RANKINGS: State tournament begins without No. 2 team in state

By Billy Hull on October 21, 2019

The New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships begin today with four first-round games in Division I. Division II play begins Wednesday with the quarterfinals in both divisions on Thursday. Nine of the top 10 teams in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 will be competing for a state championship. The lone team out is No. 2 ‘Iolani. The Raiders finished the season 9-4 after losing to No. 1 Kamehameha in five sets in the ILH tournament. Two-time […]


By Billy Hull on October 20, 2019

ILH champion Damien is the top seed in Division II in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships beginning Wednesday. The Monarchs will try to give the ILH its fifth consecutive state title in D-II girls volleyball. The previous four winners, Sacred Hearts, Le Jardin (twice) and Hawaii Baptist all moved up to Division I this season. Damien will open its tournament in the quarterfinals on Thursday against the winner between Kalani and La Pietra on Wednesday. KIF champion […]

VIDEO: Mililani’s marvelous back-to-back OIA title night

By Paul Honda on October 17, 2019

It took, very possibly, the best and toughest efforts by all of the Mililani Trojans to rally past Moanalua 15-25, 28-26, 25-13, 21-25, 15-10 in the final of the OIA Division I girls volleyball playoffs on Wednesday night at Na Menehune gym. Falanika Danielson was tremendous again, pounding 24 kills and scoring four of her team’s final six points in the fifth set. She had 21 kills in a semifinal win over Kahuku on Monday, and on Wednesday, she revealed […]