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Kalaheo joins the list of paddling state champions with mixed crew win

By Noelle Kakimoto on February 9, 2020

(Note: This story also appeared in Sunday’s edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser) The 2020 state paddling championships saw three different victors, with Kamehameha’s girls finishing first, Punahou’s boys avenging last year’s loss, and Kalaheo notching the first mixed victory outside of a Kamehameha, Punahou or Seabury team since 2010. The half-mile sprints at Keehi Lagoon were neck-and-neck for most of the heats up through the midpoint turn around each team’s flag on Saturday. Kamehameha senior Teiana Gonsalves praised her team’s […]

Kamehameha keeps Punahou from a sweep at state paddling

By Kyle Sakamoto on February 3, 2019

The Punahou girls repeated as state champion and the Punahou mixed crew ended Seabury Hall’s three-year title reign. The race distance for each division was a half-mile, with a turn at the midway point. The Kamehameha boys finally got the better of Punahou, which swept the ILH season. The league had races of 3-6 miles. “It was a quick transition to go from long distance to short distance,” Manatad said. “The last (ILH) race was 6 miles. Throughout the season […]

La Pietra paddlers channel their strength

By Nick Abramo on November 17, 2017

Teenage paddlers crossing the Kaiwi Channel is not unheard of, but it is not common. Six La Pietra girls — Ruby Shuman, Emma Daniel, Arianna Radona, Kualii Copp, Carly Yamada and Anela Donachie — competed in Na Wahine O Ke Kai on Sept. 24. The experience helped them prepare for Pac-Five’s upcoming paddling season. “It was amazing crossing the channel,” said Shuman, who paddled for Hui Nalu in the same crew as Daniel. “It was such a good bonding experience. […]


Pflueger, Manson lead Punahou in paddling

By Billy Hull on February 3, 2017

Saturday’s six-man race at the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Canoe Paddling Championships won’t faze Punahou’s Aukai Manson and Hunter Pflueger one bit. The two Punahou seniors, who along with the rest of their Buffanblu teammates will try to complete an undefeated season by winning Punahou’s third consecutive boys state canoe paddling title, have already put together an impressive resume of water sports events. Manson, who along with Pflueger paddle for Hui Nalu and train with Ka Lahui Kai, competed in […]

Punahou sweeps ILH paddling

By Jerry Campany on January 24, 2017

The Punahou boys canoe paddling team earned a chance at history on Tuesday. The Buffanblu beat Kamehameha in a make-up race from week three, officially securing the ILH championship with 36 points to Kamehameha’s 24 and Mid-Pacific’s 15. Punahou’s boys repeated as ILH champion for the first time since 1987-1990. All three crews clinched a spot in the state meet Feb. 4 at Keehi Lagoon. The Buffanblu boys have won the state championship the last two years, no school has […]

Kamehameha mixed crew earns first win

By Jerry Campany on January 14, 2017

Kamehameha’s mixed crew in ILH canoe paddling beat Punahou for the first time of the season on Saturday, winning the race by 13 seconds. Punahou won the first three races of the season and leads the standings 22-14 with Iolani and and Mid-Pacific tied for third with 12. There is only one race left in the ILH season. Kamehameha’s mixed crew consists of Aubree Campbell, Asia Kilinoe Kimura, Ethan Kana’i Ho, Christian Campa, Kaysie Ho and Reign Hoban. They covered […]

Enterprise Hall Pass: Emalia Eichelberger

By Jerry Campany on June 4, 2016

Punahou water polo player Emalia Eichelberger will be inducted into the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Dole Cannery’s Pomaikai Ballroom. Above are a few shots of the Buffanblu great through the years. And here is the elite list of athletes she will join: