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Defending champion Aiea opens as No. 3 seed in OIA girls soccer playoffs

By Billy Hull on January 16, 2020

The OIA girls soccer playoffs begin Monday in Division I with defending champion Aiea opening as the No. 3 seed out of the West. Na Alii, which shut out Mililani and Pearl City by identical 1-0 scores to win their first OIA soccer championship since 2005, will play Kahuku in the first round at Mililani at 7 p.m. Aiea finished the season 8-1-1 with its only loss coming against OIA West Division champion Mililani in its regular-season opener on Dec. […]

Hawaii Prep Ka Makani girls capture title at Arizona Soccer Showcase

By Paul Honda on December 30, 2019

Hawaii Prep went to the desert and has emerged as a champion at the Arizona Soccer Showcase. Ka Makani girls captured the Women’s Open Premier Silver Elite Bracket B with a 3-0 record on Monday. Hawaii Prep defeated Cactus Shadows 4-1 on Friday and edged Mountain View 1-0 on Saturday. They blanked Desert Mountain 3-0 on Monday to reach the final. HPA then defeated Liberty (Ariz.) 3-1 to claim the crown. Alianna West scored at the 11-minute mark with an […]

Punahou soccer teams to visit Spain; ‘Iolani boys going to England

By Nick Abramo on November 20, 2019

Two Hawaii high school soccer programs will get a taste of international competition this month. The Punahou boys and girls teams are going to Spain. The ‘Iolani boys team is headed to England. “While in Madrid at the end of November, the (Punahou) teams will compete against a local school, train at the world-renowned Real Madrid facility, and experience the local culture and landmarks of Madrid,” said Buffanblu boys coach David Trifonovitch, whose team is the defending Division I state […]

Kapolei’s 10th annual soccer showcase starts Wednesday

By Nick Abramo on November 19, 2019

The 10th Annual Soccer Showcase at Kapolei — a boys tournament — runs Wednesday through Saturday. The Hurricanes are hosting, with visiting teams Pac-Five, Kamehameha, Mililani, Campbell, Baldwin, Kalani and King Kekaulike also in the field. All teams will play three games over the four days and all are working to get ready for the regular season. Six of the teams — all except Kamehameha and Pac-Five — made it to the Division I state tournament last year. Kapolei and […]

HAWAII GROWN: Pearl City alum Sunshine Fontes a ‘key’ part of UCLA soccer’s future

By Brian McInnis on September 23, 2019

In a perfect world, Sunshine Fontes would’ve played in front of family and friends in two of her first college soccer games with national powerhouse UCLA last week. Alas, that was not to be, as the Wahiawa native is still recovering from a knee injury she suffered during OIA tournament play as a Pearl City senior earlier this year. But Fontes, a two-time Star-Advertiser player of the year, was at Waipio Soccer Stadium to cheer on her fifth-ranked Bruins teammates […]

Sunshine Fontes is Hawaii Gatorade player of year for second time

By Nick Abramo on June 14, 2019

Pearl City’s Sunshine Fontes is the Hawaii Gatorade girls soccer player of the year, the Gatorade Company announced Thursday. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. Fontes also won the award when she was a freshman in 2015-16. While playing forward, midfielder and defender, she scored 24 goals to lead the Chargers to the state Division I quarterfinals. Fontes suffered a knee injury while scoring the winning goal […]

Saint Louis’ Skyler Goo is Gatorade soccer player of year

By Nick Abramo on June 7, 2019

Saint Louis’ Skyler Goo was chosen as the Gatorade Hawaii Boys Soccer Player of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced Thursday. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field The 5-foot-7, 135-pound senior forward scored 23 goals, leading the Crusaders (10-3-2) to the Division II state championship game this spring. Goo scored in 12 of 15 games with six multi-goal games. Goo is also a member of the U.S. […]

HIADA could change soccer timekeeping

By Nick Abramo on May 31, 2019

Head referees in Hawaii high school soccer have always had a major say in when a match ends. Similar to soccer at the world level, the head referee in Hawaii uses a watch to determine the timing of the match. He or she stops it when necessary for various reasons, such as goals scored, injuries and when a team is stalling. Under a proposal to be discussed next week at the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association meeting on Kauai, the […]