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2017 Top Stories: Softball’s tectonic shift to OIA West

By Paul Honda on January 3, 2018

In Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Paul Honda wrote about the top 10 prep stories of 2017. You can read it here. Here’s a deeper look at one of the 10 stories. 7. OIA West dominates softball While the ILH has dominated the Top 10 rankings in basketball and volleyball, state softball titles have continued to remain the domain of public-school programs. In D-I girls volleyball, an ILH team has won the state title every year since ’02, when Kahuku took the […]

Behic fired up about coaching Kapolei softball team

By Nick Abramo on September 15, 2017

Keoke Behic is back as a Hawaii softball head coach. This time around, he’ll be guiding Kapolei. Behic is the new Hurricanes coach, replacing interim head coach Stacie Mahoe, who was in charge of the Kapolei squad last season after Tony Saffery stepped down. “The whole reason I even considered going to Kapolei is because I respect Tony Saffery,” Behic said by phone last week. It wasn’t an easy decision. Behic spent the last three seasons as a Campbell assistant […]

HAWAII GROWN: Dung headed to Cal

By Billy Hull on July 29, 2017

Kamalani Dung, the reigning Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year who announced last week she was transferring out of Fresno State, tweeted Saturday night that she will enroll at California in Berkeley, Calif. It's official! Dream come true! UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY! #GoBears #Calsoftball 🐻💙💛 — KAMA DUNG (@kamadung) July 30, 2017 Dung, a 2015 Kamehameha alumna, went 26-15 with 218 strikeouts in 254 1/3 innings as a sophomore. She wrote, “I am grateful and honored for the […]

HAWAII GROWN: Dung leaving Fresno State

By Billy Hull on July 23, 2017

Kamehameha alumna and reigning Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year Kamalani Dung announced on Saturday night via instagram that she will not return to the Bulldogs for her junior season. Dung, who went 26-15 with 218 strikeouts in 254 1/3 innings as a sophomore, wrote a lengthy note that reads as follows: “After long consideration, I have finally decided to officially state that I will not be returning to Fresno State. The past two years as a Bulldog have […]

Campbell’s Alo makes national first team

By Nick Abramo on July 3, 2017

Campbell catcher Jocelyn Alo continues to reap awards. On Monday, Alo was named to the CBS MaxPreps All-American Softball first team for 2017. Alo is a two-time state player of the year and a member of the Sabers’ squad that has captured three state championships in a row. She is also a wrestling state champion. Recently, Alo was also named to the Hawaii High School Hall of Honor, arguably the most prestigious award for high school athletes in the state. […]

Sabers headline All-State softball team

By Paul Honda on June 12, 2017

The Year of the Saber has been, and as of this season, continues to be more than a sequel. Click here to view the 2017 Star-Advertiser All-State softball team that ran in Sunday’s newspaper. It is a trilogy. Three championships in a row, none coming so easily, not at all. Dani Cervantes, the 2017 Star-Advertiser Softball pitcher of the year for a second year in a row, did her part. With a young squad finding its identity, struggling at the […]

Awards continue to pile up for Alo

By Nick Abramo on June 5, 2017

Jocelyn Alo was one of 12 new inductees to the prestigious Hawaii Hall of Honor on Sunday night. By Monday morning, the two-time All-State position player of the year in softball picked up another honor. She is the Gatorade Hawaii softball player of the year. Alo, a catcher, will be heading to Oklahoma on scholarship in the fall. The 5-foot-8 senior led Campbell to a 25-5-1 record and the Division I state title. She batted .571 with 12 home runs, […]

Millwood repeats as ILH most valuable player

By Hawaii Prep World on May 12, 2017

Kamehameha junior Dallas Millwood was named the ILH softball most valuable player for the second straight year while Maryknoll coach John Uekawa was named the coach of the year after leading the Spartans to the league title. Maryknoll also led all teams with four selections to the All-ILH first team. The teams were voted on by league coaches. ILH ALL-STAR TEAMS Most valuable player—Dallas Millwood, Jr, Kamehameha Coach of the year—John Uekawa, Maryknoll FIRST TEAM C: Kailyn Barrett, So, ‘Iolani […]