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Hall of Honor selects 12 more legends

By Jerry Campany on May 25, 2020

The newest class of the Hall of Honor was selected on Sunday, awarding each athlete a $2,000 scholarship from Enterprise. >> Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna She is a four-time state champion in wrestling, the sixth girl in state history to do so and the second from Maui, joining Lahainaluna’s Lalelei Mataafa from 2016. Estrella ended her career at No. 1 pound-for-pound on Hawaiiprepworld.com’s rankings and will go on to compete for national power Menlo College while majoring in marketing business. >> […]

MAY 5, 2016: Kamehameha’s Payton Bosque in on every goal

By Jerry Campany on May 5, 2020

On this day in 2017, Kamehameha’s Payton Bosque scored four goals and added an assist as the Warriors continued their mastery of Kahuku with a 5-1 win in the semifinals of the state tournament. Kamehameha predictably lost to nemesis Punahou in the state final but Bosque ended her career as the school’s second leading scorer in the state tournament with 27. Only Nanea Fujiyama had more with 36. Bosque is still the third-leading scorer in tournament history, behind No. 2 […]

HHSAA all-tournament teams: Softball, Volleyball, Water Polo

By Billy Hull on May 5, 2019

State champions were crowned in track and field, softball, boys volleyball, girls water polo and judo on a busy Saturday around the state. Below are the all-tournament teams in softball, boys volleyball and girls water polo. SOFTBALL Division I Most outstanding player—Aleia Agbayani, ‘Iolani (.769 BA (10-for-13), 2 2b’s, 3b, 3 HR’s, 13 runs, 11 RBIs; 2 wins pitching). P—Alyssa Abe, Leilehua; Aliya Harmon, Baldwin. C—Kai Barrett, ‘Iolani IF—Alana Jarra-Parker, Leilehua; Kalena Markham, ‘Iolani; Asia Lee, Punahou; Lovey Kepaa, Leilehua. […]


Punahou water polo wins 12th straight, shows no signs of stopping

By Brian McInnis on May 4, 2019

The inner fire of Punahou cannot be quenched in this water-based sport. Just look at Buffanblu coach Ken Smith, the 72-year-old who was a relatively young man (61) when this run of state water polo championships began in 2008. Smith nimbly leaped into the Kamehameha pool Saturday night with a push-assist from his players after they made it 12 straight for the program —— and 14 out of 16 since the Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA competition began — with an 11-3 win […]

Punahou, Kamehameha gain HHSAA water polo final for fifth straight year

By Brian McInnis on May 3, 2019

Punahou-Kamehameha for all the marbles, one more time? Believe it. Embrace it. Cherish it. (Or at least the first of the three.) The Buffanblu and the Warriors are meeting up in the final of the Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA water polo championships for the fifth straight year. They are like Golden State and Cleveland meeting up in the NBA Finals year after year, except it’s been even more lopsided than it was for Golden State in favor of Punahou. The Buffanblu […]

Kaiser crashes HHSAA water polo semifinals

By Brian McInnis on May 2, 2019

The Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championships is objectively a great event. The action is entertaining, it’s easy to tell what’s happening (even for non-water polo aficionados) and the matches move pretty quickly. If there’s one drawback to it, it’s that the outcomes tend to be fairly predictable. Historically, it goes something like this: Punahou wins; the runner-up ILH team gives the Buffanblu a sometimes-competitive battle in the championship game; there’s a neighbor island team that proves itself […]

Kamehameha water polo rights itself in HHSAA first round

By Brian McInnis on April 30, 2019

The last time the Kamehameha girls water polo team saw official action, it was a 12-6 loss to Punahou for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu championship. If the Warriors are to make it five straight finals appearances in this week’s Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championships, and threaten their first state title since 2006, they’ll have to shake off whatever disappointment remains from that game — and every other loss to the dynastic Buffanblu over the last decade-plus. […]

First-time OIA champ Kaiser draws No. 2 seed in state water polo

By Hawaii Prep World on April 23, 2019

After winning their first OIA girls water polo championship in school history, the Kaiser Cougars earned the No. 2 seed in the Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championships that begin Monday. The Cougars will play the winner of Monday’s first-round game between Moanalua and Hawaii Prep taking place at 3 p.m. at Kamehameha-Hawaii. Na Menehune is one of two OIA teams that will travel off-island for the opening round. Roosevelt will open the tournament Monday against King Kekaulike […]