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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 […]

Kapolei foiled yet again in bid for boys soccer koa trophy

By Nick Abramo on February 14, 2020

Kapolei has been poised to break through for a boys soccer state championship for more than a decade. One of these days, it could happen, but it won’t be this year. The Hurricanes (12-1-1), who hadn’t lost all season, were bounced from the Division I quarterfinals of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships on Thursday night in a 1-0 loss to Mililani at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. Since 2009, Kapolei has made it as far as the […]

Kalaheo’s Adam Ferguson after upset of ‘Iolani: ‘I saw this coming’

By Nick Abramo on February 11, 2020

Kalaheo’s Adam Ferguson didn’t have an exact crystal ball into Monday’s huge upset victory over ‘Iolani, but he did have a general feeling the Mustangs would be making a strong showing this season. With defensive mastery, a slick field and a little luck, the Mustangs upended the host Raiders 1-0 (4-3 PKs) in the Division I first round of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships. Wearing jersey No. 21, Ferguson and his mates in the back were stellar. […]

Kamehameha’s Kalia Kalua, two from Hawaii Prep share top awards in girls state soccer tourney

By Billy Hull on February 9, 2020

Kamehameha and Hawaii Prep successfully defended titles in the Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships on Saturday night. You can read our story on both here. The all-tournament teams in both Division I and Division II are below. Division I Most Outstanding Player—Kalia Kalua, Kamehameha All-tournament team Caly Ah Soon, Kamehameha Anuhea Aluli, Kamehameha Maya Hagiwara, Kamehameha Tausani, Tavale, Kamehameha Sienna Inouye, Kamehameha Teani Arakawa, King Kekaulike Kaehukai Kaaihue, King Kekaulike Zoe Asue, King Kekaulike Leiala Aruda, King Kekaulike […]

Kamehameha and Hawaii Prep shake off slow starts to repeat in state girls soccer

By Nick Abramo on February 9, 2020

The winning story lines were similar. Two final matches in The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships were decided in the late going on Saturday. Koa-trophy winning Kamehameha in Division I and Hawaii Prep in D-II were in tie ballgames and in jeopardy of being dethroned as reigning champions when the halftime breaks came around. For the top-seeded ILH champion Warriors (11-0-2), their second straight state title and 10th overall in the 39th year of the tournament was not […]