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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 […]

Hawaii Prep’s complete performance steals D-II trophy from Kapaa

By Nick Abramo on February 15, 2020

There were no weaknesses evident in Hawaii Prep’s game Saturday night, and that was not good for Kapaa. Ka Makani (13-3) returned to the top of the heap in Division II in The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships by beating the Warriors 2-0 in the title match at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. It was a sound and complete performance, from the back to the front. “All year we’ve been pushing for reliability on the back line, making sure […]

Mililani to take a shot at juggernaut Punahou in D-I boys soccer final tonight

By Nick Abramo on February 15, 2020

Mililani had a beautiful possession game in Friday night’s 3-2 victory over Waiakea. Now, the trick is, can they play the same kind of game tonight against Punahou in the Division I final of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer? Trojans center midfielder Liam McGehee, who scored two of his team’s goals against the Warriors, is not sure. “Now matter how it is, we’re going to have to find a way,” he said. A […]

Mililani knocks out OIA champion Kapolei in D-I state quarterfinals

By Nick Abramo on February 14, 2020

Defense was a question mark early in the season for Mililani, according to coach Steve McGehee. But that part of the Trojans’ game has continued to improve throughout the season and it pushed the brown- and gold-clad boys into the Division I semifinals of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships. Led by junior center backs Kyle Foss and Joshua Ishizaka, Mililani shut down OIA champion and second-seeded Kapolei for a 1-0 victory on Thursday night at Waipio Peninsula […]