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Punahou gaining momentum with wins over Sacred Hearts, ‘Iolani

By Paul Honda on April 12, 2021

Dave Eldredge has kept his expectation level steady this spring. After the past week, the Punahou Buffanblu have given the longtime coach reason to raise that bar. With wins over Sacred Hearts and ‘Iolani, the Buffanblu are now 2-2 in ILH softball regular-season play. When the single-elimination league playoffs begin on May 5, the top two teams will have first-round byes. A 12-2 runaway win over ‘Iolani on Saturday in six innings came with a caveat. The Raiders were down […]

Kamehameha blasts 3 more HRs in 14-5 runaway win over Mid-Pacific

By Paul Honda on April 10, 2021

Kenna Higa’s power surge continued with a home run and six RBIs, and pitcher Momi Lyman went the distance as Kamehameha rallied with five runs in the fourth inning and seven in the seven for a 14-5 win over pesky Mid-Pacific on Saturday morning at Frear Softball Field. “Coach Leo (Sing Chow) just told us to settle down and play our game,” senior catcher Nikki Donahue said. “The first couple innings really wasn’t our team. Once we settled down and […]

Kenna Higa smacks 2 HRs as Kamehameha pulls away for 10-4 win over ‘Iolani

By Paul Honda on April 8, 2021

Kenna Higa blasted two home runs as Kamehameha overpowered ‘Iolani, 10-4, on Wednesday afternoon at the Warriors’ field. Kamehameha improved to 3-0 in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu. Pitcher Madison Rabe went the distance, scattering six hits with the support of an error-free defense. “I think our girls did a good job of battling. We definitely see a few things we have to work on, but they stayed in there. They stayed consistent,” Kamehameha Coach Leo Sing Chow said. “I […]

Maryknoll power surge sparks 14-3 TKO win over Punahou

By Paul Honda on April 4, 2021

Back to back HRs by Liana Heshiki and Asia Lee bring @GoPuns within 7-3, bot 3rd, vs @MaryknollSports. @HawaiiPrepWorld — Paul Honda (@PupulePaul) April 4, 2021 Jennalyn Sniffen’s second 2-run shot helps @MaryknollSports to a 14-3 win at @GoPuns on Saturday. @HawaiiPrepWorld — Paul Honda (@PupulePaul) April 4, 2021 Jennalyn Sniffen’s second 2-run shot helps @MaryknollSports to a 14-3 win at @GoPuns on Saturday. @HawaiiPrepWorld — Paul Honda (@PupulePaul) April 4, 2021 On paper, the gauntlet continues […]

‘Iolani rallies from 8 runs down for 16-12 win over Mid-Pacific

By Paul Honda on April 3, 2021

This sac fly turned into a fly out/double play bec runner at 3rd left early. Took about 5 min of discussion with each coach to clear things up. @mpisports leads @Iolani_Raiders 9-1 after 2 inn. @HawaiiPrepWorld — Paul Honda (@PupulePaul) April 3, 2021 3 runs by @Iolani_Raiders in top 3rd, cuts @mpisports lead to 9-4. @HawaiiPrepWorld — Paul Honda (@PupulePaul) April 3, 2021 WP allows @mpisports to score. Owls lead @Iolani_Raiders 10-4, bot 3rd. @HawaiiPrepWorld — Paul […]

ASU signee Liliana Thomas leads talented Maryknoll softball team

By Paul Honda on April 2, 2021

There may not be a more physically talented group in the state. The Maryknoll softball team has three nationally-ranked players and and a busload of future college players. Coach John Uekawa marvels at his team’s skill level, but the young Spartans are already on the clock as their Interscholastic League of Honolulu opener ramps up. Maryknoll meets an robust Mid-Pacific squad on Saturday morning at the Owls’ field. Spectators will not be permitted, per COVID-19 restrictions. Mid-Pacific won at home […]

Keila Kamoku launches 3-run shot, grand slam as Kamehameha rallies past Punahou

By Paul Honda on March 31, 2021

She spends much her free time on the bench, pressing 175 pounds per rep. When Keila Kamoku gets a pitch she likes, the ball turns into a missile. The Kamehameha senior walloped a three-run home run and a grand slam as the Warriors rallied for a 15-6 win over Punahou on Wednesday afternoon. It was the season opener for Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I teams, and Kamehameha was on the ropes, down 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth […]

Experienced infield sets tone for powerful Kamehameha Warriors

By Paul Honda on March 31, 2021

The 2020 softball season was off to a promising start for the Kamehameha Warriors. Then the eternal pause began. Eternal no more, of course. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu ’21 spring season is here, and the Warriors open with rival Punahou on Wednesday afternoon. “We lost four seniors from last year, of which two were starters. Fortunately, we have mostly the same returnees. We have the same team for the most part minus our graduates and a few that are […]