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Kamehameha duo headlines ILH girls soccer all-star teams

By Billy Hull on February 12, 2019

Kamehameha senior and Ohio State signee D’awncey Jones-Black was named the offensive most valuable player in ILH girls soccer in Division I this season. The all-star teams, as voted on by league coaches, were released Tuesday with Warriors teammate Hayley Silipa earning defensive most valuable player honors in Division I. ‘Iolani’s Kristin Masunaga was the coach of the year. In Division II, Pac-Five’s Tare Rillon was named offensive MVP and Wolfpack junior Madison Toyama earned defensive MVP honors. Pac-Five swept […]

Moonier’s moment brings Punahou a 21st state title

By Nick Abramo on February 9, 2019

It was one of those oh-oh moments. ‘Iolani was trying to clear the ball from its own end, but it went askew and right to Punahou’s Max Moonier, who trapped it and sent an 18-foot strike into the top left corner. It was the dagger that finally put the Raiders away. The goal seven minutes into overtime by the senior midfielder gave the Buffanblu a 1-0 win in the Division I final of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State […]

Kapaa pulls through for third D-II state title

By Nick Abramo on February 9, 2019

Kapaa is a real player in Division II soccer. The Warriors beat Saint Louis 1-0 on Saturady night, breaking through for their third title in The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer Championships. That’s number three for Kapaa (12-1-1), which also won it all in 2009 and ’13. Only Mid-Pacific, with four, has more. The run for the Neighbor Islands also continued for the fourth year in a row. Kamehameha-Hawaii captured the title a year ago with a victory in the […]


‘Iolani roars back to floor Kapolei

By Nick Abramo on February 9, 2019

Can Saturday’s Division I final surpass the incredible display of fireworks from Friday’s semifinals of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships? If it does, Hawaii fans are in for a special treat. ‘Iolani capped Friday night at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Kapolei. Before they awoke, the Raiders appeared to be headed for certain elimination. In the first semifinal, Punahou and Mililani squared off in an intense duel. The Trojans fought back from […]

Punahou, Mililani go down to the final kick

By Nick Abramo on February 8, 2019

It’s all about the drama every spring when The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships roll around. And we had a winner of game — full of inspiring effort — on Friday night in the Division I semifinals at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park. Two of the best soccer programs in the state put it on the line. With the score tied 2-all, fans watched as chance after chance of a chip pass fell into a crowd in front of […]

‘Iolani tops HPA; shows appetite for more

By Nick Abramo on February 7, 2019

‘Iolani delivered an impressive knockout of defending co-champion and top-seeded Hawaii Prep 2-1 on Thursday night at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. But there is much more to be done if the Raiders (12-2-1) want to return to the top of the Division I heap in The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships. ‘Iolani has nine D-I state titles under its belt, but the last one came five years ago. Standing in the way are three highly talented teams — […]

DAY 1: D-I boys soccer state tournament

By Billy Hull on February 4, 2019

Three different ‘Iolani players scored in the first 18 minutes to lead the host Raiders to a 4-0 win over Kaiser in the opening round of the Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships this afternoon. Lincoln Oishi added a second goal in the 48th minute and Jacob Lee and Brendan Parke also netted goals for ‘Iolani (11-2-1), which is in the quarterfinals for the third straight year. The Raiders will play defending co-state champion and No. 1 seed Hawaii […]

Kamehameha survives frantic ending for title

By Nick Abramo on February 2, 2019

A 1-0 lead in soccer can be precarious, and it was very much so Saturday night. Kamehameha wound up holding off a Campbell offensive flurry over the last 15 minutes for a 1-0 victory in the Division I final of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. The upstart Sabers (12-5-1) came oh-so close to tying it up and sending it to overtime. Cheyenne Mattos‘ 35-yard direct kick early in the second half had […]