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Baldwin and Hawaii Prep are soccer co-champions

By Hawaii Prep World on February 17, 2018

The Division I championship game of the Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships was postponed late Saturday night due to weather. Baldwin and Hawaii Prep played to a scoreless tie through regulation and were in overtime when lightning in the area forced the game to be stopped. The weather did not let up and it was decided to postpone the game. The teams have decided not to restart the game in the morning. Co-champions will be crowned in boys […]

Baldwin KOs Punahou to set up all-N.I. final

By Nick Abramo on February 16, 2018

They come from the Neighbor Islands, but the Baldwin Bears were anything but neighborly to Punahou on Friday night at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. The Bears pulled off a 3-1 shocker against the Buffanblu to move on to the Division I boys soccer state final against Hawaii Prep on Saturday night in what will be the first all-outer-island championship game. Kane Palazzotto knows how tough it is to make it this far, especially coming from Maui. “We were the last […]

OIA shut out of boys soccer D-I semifinals

By Christian Shimabuku on February 15, 2018

After a stunning turn of events on Thursday afternoon, Friday’s HHSAA Division I boys’ soccer semifinals will include three neighbor-island teams and zero OIA squads. Instead, it will feature two MIL teams in fourth-seeded Baldwin and King Kekaulike, as well as No. 3 seed Hawaii Prep from the BIIF and top seed Punahou from the ILH. The upset that made this scenario possible was King Kekaulike’s 2-1 victory over No. 2 Kalani at Waipahu. The Falcons entered Thursday undefeated at […]

Kapolei bounces back to beat Kaiser to start states

By Billy Hull on February 12, 2018

With 10 returning seniors from a team that won an OIA championship last season and has made the final four of the state tournament the last two years, Kapolei had no business finishing in sixth place in the OIA boys soccer playoffs. But that’s exactly where the Hurricanes ended up after finishing second in the OIA West in the regular season. A stunning 1-0 loss to Moanalua in the quarterfinals and a 2-1 defeat against Pearl City in the fifth-place […]

HPA’s Perry sad to see these 2 fly the nest

By Nick Abramo on February 11, 2018

Hawaii Prep soccer coach Steve Perry takes special pride in treating his team as a completely different unit than the version of the squad he coached the year before. That thinking helps alleviate the feeling of, “Well, we were good last year so we’ll automatically be good again this year.” So, in Perry’s mind, instead of one large blur of Ka Makani success in the form of five straight Division II state championships, he can break it down into increments […]

State titlist ‘Iolani was on brink of elimination

By Nick Abramo on February 10, 2018

Fullback Kelsey Wong will always remember the nerve-racking feeling she had Jan. 29. That’s when her ‘Iolani Raiders faced elimination even though they weren’t playing a match that day. Across town, at Kamehemameha, if the host Warriors lost to Punahou, it would have spelled doom for the Raiders, taking them out of state-tournament consideration. Luckily, for ‘Iolani, the Warriors won that game. It left the door open for the Raiders, who eventually muscled all the way through to their second […]

HHSAA girls soccer all-tournament teams

By Billy Hull on February 10, 2018

Hawaii Prep and ‘Iolani won state titles in the Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships on Saturday at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. Here are the all-tournament teams as voted on by the media and the HHSAA. Division I Most Outstanding Player: Mia Watanabe, Iolani Daelenn Tokunaga, Pearl City Bree Fuller, Pearl City Hunter Malaki, Pearl City Megumi Takushi, Pearl City Kelsey, Takahashi, Iolani Sierra Wheeler, Iolani Taylor Arakaki, Iolani Kaile Halvorsen, Kaiser Jodi Lillie, Mililani D’awncey Jones-Black, KS-Kapalama Goalkeeper: […]

Kauai High girls OK after auto accident

By Nick Abramo on February 10, 2018

The Kauai High girls soccer players who were hurt in an auto accident Friday afternoon were all discharged from a hospital and made it to that night’s Division II state tournament semifinal game at Waipahu, according to Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive director Chris Chun. No official word was given on how many girls were injured, but all of them (passengers in a team rental van) except one played in the game. The other one did not play due […]