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Starting date for non-contact football workouts still uncertain

By Paul Honda on September 18, 2020

Football coaches across the state are asking, and there is still no definite date for the re-start of high school football practice. All they know is, there is hope if the number of new cases of COVID-19 can decrease significantly as the state implements mass testing. There are ifs aplenty across the board. If schools reopen in October, then air riflery and bowling may be able to start on schedule. The chances are “good,” Hawaii High School Athletic Association Executive […]

Pac-12 teams scouting Maryknoll’s slugging shortstop, Nelly McEnroe-Marinas

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2020

Nellian McEnroe-Marinas’ high school coach compares her to Jocelyn Alo. Her club coach in California calls the sophomore a Top 10 player nationally. No matter the praise, family and friends call her Nelly. She misses her teammates and classmates at Maryknoll as Hawaii remains in COVID-19 lockdown. “I don’t like online (classes) that much. It’s harder to focus sitting in front of a computer screen because of distractions,” McEnroe-Marinas said on Tuesday. “One-hundred percent, it’s my phone. I do shut […]

Ole Miss commit Keila Kamoku getting pumped for Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on September 15, 2020

When the day of the ILH season opener arrived, Keila Kamoku was ready. So were her teammates and coaches at Kamehameha. The softball wars of the ILH were at full throttle from that first day, when Kamoku blasted two home runs and drove in five runs. One of those taters went beyond both the softball and baseball fences. The baseball barrier is actually behind home plate of the Warriors’ baseball practice field. Beyond that, a precipice where the long-gone softball […]

Campbell freshman ace Taryn Irimata is back in the groove

By Paul Honda on July 21, 2020

Perhaps the youngest team in the state, Campbell was flying high through preseason with freshman ace Taryn Irimata dazzling and hypnotizing batters at the plate. Then it happened. The COVID-19 pandemic brought spring sports season to a screeching halt. The Sabers, who beat OIA West powerhouse Mililani twice during preseason and the abbreviated regular season, will never know what would have been. The good news is they will return most of the roster next season, if there is a season. […]

April 22, 2011: Campbell begins OIA softball dynasty

By Jerry Campany on April 22, 2020

In 2010 Campbell won its first state softball crown. On this date in 2011, the Sabers added an OIA title to the collection. Kawehi Kahana hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Summer Palipti made it hold up as the Sabers beat Kailua 2-1 to earn their first OIA championship since 1992. In the earlier game, Kahuku beat Waipahu for its first OIA crown in four years. It was the first of three straight OIA titles for […]

APRIL 20, 2010: Katie Manuma keeps Campbell unbeaten

By Jerry Campany on April 20, 2020

On this day in 2010, Katie Manuma limited Waianae to four hits and Campbell stayed perfect with a 5-1 win over the Seariders. Manuma also had two hits including a double. The Sabers lost their perfect mark with a loss to Leisha Liilii and Castle in the semifinals of the OIA playoffs when the Knights roughed up Manuma for six runs in 5 1/3 innings. Manuma bounced back to lead Campbell to the state championship, beating Roosevelt, Mid-Pacific, Castle and […]

APRIL 15, 2019: Punahou clinches state berth in softball

By Jerry Campany on April 15, 2020

On this day a year ago, D’Asha Saiki doubled and scored in the eighth inning to earn Punahou an 8-7 victory over Iolani and its second straight state berth. The Buffanblu went on to win the ILH but fell short of the state title with a 12-4 thumping by Leilehua in the semifinals. Iolani picked things up for the ILH, though, beating the Mules 17-2 in the state final. The Raiders scored 50 runs in four games.

APRIL 3, 2013: Jaci Young beats Kama Dung in battle of elites

By Jerry Campany on March 31, 2020

On this date in 2013, The Punahou softball team went to the small ball to beat Kama Dung and Kamehameha. Heaven Wong and Sara Sumida reached on infield singles and Thalen Masada reached on an error before Kylie Popovitch squeezed in the go-ahead run in the fifth. Jaci Young made the lead hold up with a complete game from the circle. It was the second time that season elite pitchers Jaci Young of Punahou and Kamehameha’s Kamalani Dung opposed each […]