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VIDEO: Coach Jordan Inafuku on ‘Iolani’s 1st ILH boys volleyball title since 2003

By Paul Honda on April 25, 2019

The ‘Iolani Raiders ended Punahou’s run of Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys volleyball championships with a 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 win at Hemmeter Fieldhouse. Coach Jordan Inafuku chats about his team’s resilience and the contributions of some of his standouts, including setter Shane Harimoto, outside hitters Kupono Browne and Kawika Lee, and middle Kalawai Scanlan.

Peter Jung and Myah McDonald capture ILH golf gold

By Nick Abramo on April 24, 2019

Two victories. One drama. One not so much. Maryknoll’s Peter Jung finished one shot better than two competitors to win the ILH individual boys golf championship and gold medal at the Turtle Bay Fazio Course on Wednesday. Over on the girls side, Mid-Pacific’s Myah McDonald shot a bogey-free, 3-under 69 to take the crown by nine shots. Jung was steady down the stretch. After birdies on Nos. 12 through 14, he came home with four straight pars. One of his […]

VIDEO: Punahou DB Alaka‘i Gilman on offers, national competition

By Paul Honda on April 21, 2019

Punahou junior defensive back Alaka‘i Gilman has been quite busy of late, journeying with Team 808 Elite to the Adidas 7-on-7 National Championships, measuring his college scholarship offers, and training for Punahou’s 2019 football season. Hawaii Prep World’s Paul Honda caught up with him for a video interview below.


Campbell’s Alesia Ranches, Pearl City’s Sunshine Fontes ready for D-I

By Paul Honda on April 17, 2019

Campbell senior Alesia Ranches is a pioneer of sorts, becoming the first island athlete to play softball at Iowa State. Ranches signed her national letter of intent Wednesday morning at a signing day event at the Elks Club. A full list of all the signees is available here. Cyclone coaches saw Ranches play in a California tournament with her Running Rebels Gold club team during the offseason. Though Iowa State’s head coach later moved on to Minnesota, the staff never […]

‘Iolani’s Mika Makekau becomes La Verne’s 1st female football player

By Paul Honda on April 17, 2019

Seventy-two signees, 72 stories. None has a story quite like Mika Makekau. When the 72 seniors signed their letters of intent during the Education 1st letter-of-intent signing ceremony at the Waikiki Elks Lodge early Wednesday morning, a new chapter opened for 72 families. The ‘Iolani senior signed to play football for the University of La Verne (Calif.), just months since setting a new record for longest field goal by a female kicker in Hawaii high school history. Her 44-yard field […]

VIDEO: Saint Louis great Gerald Welch on current Crusaders

By Paul Honda on April 12, 2019

Saint Louis assistant coach and co-athletic director Gerald Welch was a highly-productive contributor in the first football dynasty under Coach Cal Lee. Welch chatted with Hawaii Prep World about the potential of wide receiver Matt Sykes, who has recovered from injury to impress recruiters. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound senior-to-be “has everything it takes,” Welch said. “I see a lot more aggressiveness in him the last few months. More consistently going after the ball.” Welch is also enthusiastic about wide receiver Roman […]

VIDEO: Crusaders visit Ali‘iolani Elementary with message about education

By Paul Honda on April 11, 2019

Lunch hour took on a special look at Ali‘iolani Elementary School when Saint Louis football players visited to spread a message about education. The Crusaders, including All-State players Faatui Tuitele, Ben Scott and Nick Herbig, led the keiki through drills before lunch. The event was coordinated by Liohana Youth Empowerment.

VIDEO: Punahou baseball seals state-tourney berth

By Paul Honda on April 10, 2019

Pitchers Landon Carter and Tyler Shimabukuro combined forces in No. 2 Punahou’s 2-1 win over No. 8 Kamehameha on Monday at Goeas Field. The Buffanblu clinched the ILH regular-season title and earned a state-tournament berth.