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Punahou defender, West Point-bound Jordan Lau on the run

By Paul Honda on October 23, 2020

“Terminator.” “Half woman, half animal.” That’s how Hawaii Surf soccer club coach Shawn Kuroda describes his devastating center back, Jordan Lau. Kuroda has leaned on the Punahou senior for many good reasons. The center back has been the backbone of Punahou’s defense, and in the offseason, she does the same for the Surf. “Jordan is different. I have to tell our kids to stay away from her when they see her coming,” Kuroda said on Friday. “I depend on her […]

Punahou’s Johnnie Dodge wins Gatorade Award

By Jerry Campany on June 8, 2020

Punahou midfielder Johnnie Dodge was named the Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year on Monday after leading the Buffanblu to another state championship. Dodge, who was first-team all-state for the Star-Advertiser but lost out for player of the year to teammate Dominic Gusman, scored five goals — including the game-winner in the title match — and dished out four assists this season. The Gatorade Player of the Year award is the state’s longest-running, naming its first recipient in 1986 when […]

Hall of Honor selects 12 more legends

By Jerry Campany on May 25, 2020

The newest class of the Hall of Honor was selected on Sunday, awarding each athlete a $2,000 scholarship from Enterprise. >> Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna She is a four-time state champion in wrestling, the sixth girl in state history to do so and the second from Maui, joining Lahainaluna’s Lalelei Mataafa from 2016. Estrella ended her career at No. 1 pound-for-pound on’s rankings and will go on to compete for national power Menlo College while majoring in marketing business. >> […]

Punahou’s Dominic Gusman is one of 3 to repeat on All-State boys soccer team

By Nick Abramo on March 15, 2020

The selection panel for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s All-State boys soccer team is a steady bunch. One year ago, the group of voters put just three juniors in the Stellar Eleven to go along with eight seniors. This year, they did not forget those three juniors, who all are repeat choices for 2020. The trio is led by Punahou forward Dominic Gusman, who is this year’s Player of the Year as a mighty offensive threat in the Buffanblu’s run to the […]

Kamehameha’s Kalia Kalua beats out King Kekaulike’s Teani Arakawa for player of the year honors

By Nick Abramo on March 8, 2020

Kamehameha senior Kalia Kalua, a fast and quick-striking forward, was picked as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Player of the Year in girls soccer. Right behind in the voting by coaches and media around the state was smooth and dynamic midfielder Teani Arakawa of King Kekaulike. Kalua led her team to the Division I state championship, and the team was loaded. Three other Warriors made the first team on the Stellar Eleven. For a story on the All-State team and a full […]

Punahou’s Dominic Gusman, Treyden Buder-Nakasone lead ILH soccer all-star selections

By Nick Abramo on February 28, 2020

Punahou’s Dominic Gusman and Treyden Buder-Nakasone are the players of the year in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I boys soccer as voted on by the league’s coaches. Gusman is the offensive MVP and Buder-Nakasone is the defensive MVP. Meanwhile, Kamehameha’s Uri Barron-Silva was picked as the D-I coach of the year. In D-II, the big award winners are Le Jardin’s Aiden Spagnoli as the offensive MVP, Damien’s Christian Souza as the defensive MVP, and Pac-Five’s Robert Smock as […]

ILH girls soccer all-star teams: Players share top offensive, defensive honors

By Billy Hull on February 26, 2020

The ILH coaches were in a sharing mood voting on their all-stars teams in girls soccer. In Division I, Kamehameha sophomore Anuhea Aluli and Pac-Five senior Faith Lee shared the offensive most valuable player honor while Kamehameha senior Tausani Tavale and Punahou senior Taryn Kaneko were named co-defensive MVP’s. Missy Moore of Kamehameha was honored as the coach of the year. In Division II, Damien junior Hailey Rapoza and Mid-Pacific junior Lia Collis shared the defensive MVP honor. There was […]

Soccer dynasty rolls on: Punahou Buffanblu ‘Dodge’ bullet with late PK

By Nick Abramo on February 16, 2020

Punahou fans were singing “Happy Birthday” to Johnnie Dodge when he scored on a penalty kick in the 78th minute of Saturday night’s huge match at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. It gave the Buffanblu a two-goal lead over Mililani in the Division I final of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships. Little did the fans know, though, that Dodge’s goal turned out to be super important. That’s because Mililani, with just six seconds showing on a stopped official […]