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D-II St. Francis forces Punahou into ILH D-I softball tiebreaker

By Christian Shimabuku on April 13, 2019

St. Francis coach Randy Langsi says his team plays every game like it’s their last. With the school set to close at the end of May, maybe that line of thinking is warranted. But against No. 2 Punahou, the No. 9 Saints were up against the ILH’s elite. A petition for St. Francis to move up from Division II to Division I in ILH and state competition was denied twice on March 22, and Friday’s game at Ala Wai Park […]

Jaeda Cabunoc’s toughness makes No. 3 Roosevelt a contender

By Paul Honda on April 9, 2019

The pain shot through Jaeda Cabunoc’s back, one pitch at a time. On a sunny, windy, dusty afternoon at Kaiser’s softball field, the Roosevelt ace did what she could to focus on the task at hand. She delivered again, leading No. 3 Roosevelt to a 3-2 comeback win over Kaiser. The Rough Riders are 11-0 in the OIA East with one game left before the playoffs. Since the start of the season, the senior right-hander has dealt with increased pain […]

Maryknoll softball continues wild ride in rankings

By Billy Hull on April 8, 2019

For the defending ILH softball champion Maryknoll Spartans, the 2019 season has been a wild ride. Ranked as high as No. 2 at one point this season, the Spartans nearly fell out of the top 10 last week only to bounce back to No. 6 in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 released today. The Spartans have won four in a row to climb within 1 1/2 games of league-leading Punahou with two games remaining in the ILH regular […]

Nadia Delzer delivers as small-ball Sabers remain unbeaten

By Paul Honda on April 4, 2019

Information. Application. Precision. The Campbell Sabers are a perfect 9-0 in the rough-and-tumble OIA West, one win away from sealing a first-round playoff bye. They’ve done it without the benefit of a bone crushing lineup of deep-ball hitters. They’ve done it with all the craftsmanship of a surgeon or jeweler. Small ball, pitching and defense, in 2019, are alive and well. Yet, even with perfect mark and a No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10, the intricacy of […]

VIDEO: Punahou rides hot streak to first place in ILH softball

By Paul Honda on April 3, 2019

Post-game interviews with Punahou coach Dave “Boy” Eldredge, catcher Liana Heshiki, second baseman Maya Matsubara, third baseman Asia Lee and center fielder Tiani Wayton. Punahou rallied past ‘Iolani 10-4 to take sole possession of first place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu softball standings.

Agbayani family enjoying year together at ‘Iolani

By Hawaii Prep World on April 2, 2019

Aleia and Ailana Agbayani were born three years apart so they knew they would only have one chance to play together in high school. That’s this season and the two are making the most of their one year on the same team while being coached by their father. It’s a family affair for the fourth-ranked ‘Iolani softball team with former MLB player Benny Agbayani getting to spend extra time with his two daughters. Aleia will head off to California to […]

Punahou softball wins its 10th in a row to take over ILH lead

By Paul Honda on April 1, 2019

The spirit of a winning team can be complex. Catcher Liana Heshiki knows this well, so she aims to be consistent on and off the field. Heshiki went 4-for-4 and drove in five runs as No. 2 Punahou extended its winning streak to 10 games on Monday, rallying past No. 4 ‘Iolani 10-4 at the Buffanblu’s middle field. It was a bumpy ride, though, as the visiting Raiders scored four runs on four hits, with help from a Punahou error, […]

Punahou jumps to No. 2 in softball top 10

By Billy Hull on April 1, 2019

A nine-game winning streak has Punahou tied for the lead in the ILH — for now — and ranked No. 2 in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10. The good news might not last long however as the Buffanblu host ILH co-leader ‘Iolani this afternoon with the winner taking over sole possession of first place. The Buffanblu began the year No. 1 after an impressive preseason run, but began league play with losses to Maryknoll and Mid-Pacific. A 9-3 win over ‘Iolani […]