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Mililani launches to No. 1 in Softball Top 10

By Paul Honda on April 27, 2022

The women of Troy are wreaking havoc on their way to the top. Mililani (15-4 overall) collected seven of 10 first-place votes to bump ‘Iolani out of the No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 on Monday. The Lady Trojans are on a rampage with nine wins in a row since losing their OIA West opener to Kapolei. They edged Campbell, 3-1, and routed Leilehua, 11-1, last week. Maryknoll (16-3) moved up a notch to No. 2 after […]

‘Iolani remains near-unanimous No. 1 in Softball Top 10

By Paul Honda on April 20, 2022

A week without game action did the ‘Iolani Raiders some good. It certainly didn’t change their place in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10. ‘Iolani collected eight of nine first-place votes to remain at No. 1 for the fifth week in a row. The Raiders have already sealed a state-tournament berth by winning the ILH regular season. Mililani has won seven games in a row and moved up to No. 2. Maryknoll, which beat Kamehameha twice last week and sealed second […]

Lexie Tilton’s clutch clouts help ‘Iolani stay at No. 1

By Paul Honda on April 12, 2022

Lexie Tilton provided the cure — and the clout — for No. 1 ‘Iolani. The senior was bumped higher from the ninth position the batting order to leadoff as the Raiders tried to end a two-game skid last week. All Tilton did was belt a grand slam in a 12-1 win over Punahou on Friday, and then she delivered a walk-off two-run homer against Kamehameha in ‘Iolani’s miraculous 4-2 comeback win. Coaches and media rewarded the Raiders with eight of […]

‘Iolani rolling through ILH, remains No. 1 in Softball Top 10

By Paul Honda on April 5, 2022

The trend is ‘Iolani’s friend. The busy Raiders returned from their Arizona road trip last week, settled back in and enjoyed a weekend sweep in ILH play. With an 11-9 win over No. 2 Kamehameha and a 14-4 TKO victory over Mid-Pacific, ‘Iolani improved to 4-0 in ILH play (15-1 overall) and remains at No. 1 in this week’s Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10. Kamehameha (8-2, 3-2 ILH) had momentum after a 10-5 win over Maryknoll, only to lose at home […]

Top-ranked ‘Iolani returns from 4-1 Arizona road trip

By Paul Honda on March 30, 2022

The long, hot and dusty road is done for the ‘Iolani Raiders. The No. 1 team in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 went 4-1 in Arizona at the Hamilton tournament, beating two ranked teams and losing to another. The Raiders defeated Basha, ranked fourth in Arizona, 1-0, and No. 25 Pinnacle, 11-0. The Raiders’ lone loss was the host Hamilton, ranked No. 8 in Arizona, 8-7. They also beat Cienega and Highland at the tourney, which ran from Wednesday to […]

Unbeaten ‘Iolani ascends to No. 1 ranking

By Paul Honda on March 22, 2022

The mighty have fallen in this week’s Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10. While unbeaten ‘Iolani (9-0, 2-0 ILH) assumed the top ranking on Monday, previous No. 1 Maryknoll dropped all the way to No. 6. Last week’s No. 2 team, Campbell, tumbled down to No. 7. Defending champion ‘Iolani, which won the most recent Division I state championship in 2019, collected eight of nine first-place votes from the panel of media and coaches. The Raiders are embarking on a road trip […]

No. 1 Maryknoll, No. 3 ‘Iolani march to showdown

By Paul Honda on March 15, 2022

After one week of softball for dozens of teams from across the state, Maryknoll left no doubt. The Spartans swept through the Glenn Ah Sam Trojan Softball Classic with an 8-0 mark, beating Campbell, 4-2, and Mililani, 4-0, on Sunday for the title. The 2021 ILH champions collected 10 of 11 first-place votes from the panel of coaches and media on Monday. Maryknoll will meet No. 8 Punahou in its ILH season opener on Wednesday at Sand Island. Campbell remained […]

Maryknoll reigns in Softball Top 10 as season openers near

By Paul Honda on March 9, 2022

Nearly three long years have passed since the last softball state tournament which means, on paper, ‘Iolani is still the defending champion. Maryknoll, however, collected six of eight first-place votes and is No. 1 in the season-opening Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10. The Spartans won the ILH title in 2021, when the state tournament was on hold. The Campbell Sabers, who won three state crowns in a row from 2015 to ’17, garnered one first-place vote and are No. 2. ‘Iolani […]