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Spring Sports Coaches Poll: Optimism for most outdoor sports, doubt about football

By Paul Honda on December 30, 2020

Confidence in high school sports is fairly high for air riflery, Cross country, baseball, esports, golf, softball, tennis and track and field — despite the ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hawaii Prep World polled dozens of coaches in spring and postponed fall sports. Twenty-two of them responded over the weekend — before the ILH made an announcement about cancellation of five winter sports. Coaches from the OIA, ILH, MIL and BIIF participated in the voting. Postponed fall sports […]

APRIL 16, 1988: Punahou’s Cherie Kaneshiro begins golden age

By Jerry Campany on April 16, 2020

Punahou tennis phenom Cherie Kaneshiro only won two state high school titles in her career, but that says more about the era than it does about her. On this date in 1998, the 14-year old freshman defended her No. 1 seed and won the state tennis championship for Punahou. Junior Ryan Lee won the boys tournament to give the Buffanblu their 25th girls title and 20th boys crown. Kaneshiro repeated her state title as a sophomore but fell short as […]

APRIL 7, 1946: Punahou goes big on tennis

By Jerry Campany on April 7, 2020

On this date in 1946, Punahou’s Verne Daily had big plans for his school’s tennis program. Daily’s dream was realized by Punahou trustee Walter Dillingham four years later when the Capt. Gaylord Dillingham courts were completed and exhibition matches involving the Australian Davis Cup team held. In 1950, the Dillingham Open was held for the first time before fizzling out in 2003, and nine years later the courts hosted an exhibition involving Wimbledon champion Maria Bueno and American star Mimi […]


Ryo Minakata and Jessalyn Lopez make tennis history for schools

By Jerry Campany on May 11, 2019

The singles titles at the HMSA Hawaii Tennis Championships are in new hands now. The doubles winners added onto their school’s winning streaks. Hawaii Prep’s Ryo Minakata beat Hobbes Winstead 7-6 (5), 6-3 for his school’s first state title in the sport, and Jessalyn Lopez of Kihei Charter dispatched Waiakea’s Maile Brilhante 7-7 (3), 6-4 to give her program the same honor. While Ka Makani athletes have collected state titles in various sports, Lopez joins Maya Reynolds as the only […]

Pearl City’s anti-cramp super sauce: Shoyu

By Paul Honda on April 23, 2019

Down South, some folks remedy a case of muscle cramps by drinking pickle juice. Pickle juice, the sour, tart and salty stuff that most people toss out when the jar is empty of actual pickles. It works to varying degrees, though some will say that it is not a permanent, effective treatment, not like magnesium — from dark green, leafy vegetables and nuts. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel dealt with cramping issues in 2016 by following doctor’s orders. He ate […]

Q&A: Pearl City’s 4-time OIA tennis champ, Sarah Domingo

By Paul Honda on April 23, 2019

Jerry Domingo compares his only daughter, Sarah Domingo, to Michael Chang, the relentless tennis star of yesteryear. “She’s smart like him,” said the father, who regularly trained Sarah and her brothers, Warren and Trent, on the sunny Tamura Tennis Courts in Waianae. Domingo captured her fourth OIA girls tennis individual championship last weekend, becoming the first since Alyssa Tobita of Mililani to pull off the slam. The Pearl City senior excels in the classroom with a 4.055 grade-point average and […]

Hunter Fujimori rules OIA boys tennis

By Kyle Sakamoto on April 20, 2019

Mililani’s Hunter Fujimori now has a boys singles title to go along with the doubles crowns he’s won at the OIA Tennis Individual Championships. Fujimori beat Pearl City’s Rylan Woo 6-3, 6-4 in the boys singles final. Fujimori, a junior, had won OIA doubles titles with Tobey Chang in 2017 and Aidan Rooney last season. Fujimori said he switched to singles this season because, “I felt my game was developed enough and I was ready and, of course, Andre Ilagan […]

Sarah Domingo completes OIA tennis slam

By Kyle Sakamoto on April 20, 2019

Pearl City’s Sarah Domingo once again proved she’s the queen of the court, claiming her fourth OIA girls singles championship. Domingo defeated Kalaheo’s Larissa Teramura 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 for the girls singles crown Saturday at Central Oahu Regional Park. She is the first to complete the slam since Mililani’s Alyssa Tobita. “Four years, it’s pretty difficult, but I couldn’t have done it without all my family, my friends and especially my coaches and teammates supporting me,” Domingo said. Teramura, a […]

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