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LIVE BLOG: 28 state champions decided in finals of Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships

By Billy Hull on February 22, 2020

We have made it to the finals of the Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Blaisdell Arena, which will start at 3:30 p.m. Complete results of first-, third- and fifth-place matches will follow below. >> Lahainaluna’s Alicia Frank overcomes adversity to reach 117-pound final >> Three-sport star Legend Matautia trying to finish wrestling career on top >> Punahou’s Vincent Terrell escapes twice to head to the 145-pound final >> Kamehameha’s Krystal Puahala upsets 2-time state champ Jahnea Miguel of Baldwin […]

Lahainaluna’s Alicia Frank overcomes adversity to reach 117-pound final

By Jerry Campany on February 22, 2020

After using wrestling as a refuge, Lahainaluna’s Alicia Frank is one victory away from joining her school’s long list of state champions. Frank, a two-time MIL champion, beat Campbell’s Kili Terukina 8-6 in the final seconds of her semifinal match at 117 pounds to reach her first final. She finished fifth in the tournament last year and had more than her share of adversity to begin the season. “I started rough,” Frank said. “I was going through personal issues and […]

Three-sport star Legend Matautia trying to finish wrestling career on top

By Nick Abramo on February 22, 2020

Legend Matautia knows how to put people down — not with his words, but with his physical strength. Matautia does that during football season. In the fall, he was a senior linebacker for Punahou. This winter, he’s doing it for the Buffanblu wresting team. Matautia — the reigning 220-pound state champion — is one win away from his second crown in the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships. Early Saturday, he pinned Waianae’s Jace Filipo Rodrigues in a mere seven seconds for […]


Punahou’s Vincent Terrell escapes twice to head to the 145-pound final

By Nick Abramo on February 22, 2020

Punahou’s Vincent Terrell pulled off some escape magic twice Saturday and now he’s going for his first title in the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships at Blaisdell Arena. Later Saturday, Terrell will go against Blaze Sumiye of Moanalua, who pulled off an upset moments earlier. The two combatants in the final are good friends, according to Terrell. In his semifinal match, Terrell was losing 2-1, but got an escape with time running out to tie it 2-2. The match went to […]

Kamehameha’s Krystal Puahala upsets 2-time state champ Jahnea Miguel of Baldwin

By Nick Abramo on February 22, 2020

Krystal Puahala got through her semifinal match Saturday in the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships. And it was a big victory. With a late comeback, she knocked off two-time state champion Jahnea Miguel of Baldwin 3-2 in the 127-pound division, and now she’s setting her sights on her first state title. “She’s a really good wrestler,” Puahala said about Miguel. “She’s very smart so I think the main thing for me was to keep pushing and it was going to come […]

LIVE BLOG: Semifinals of the HHSAA state wrestling championships

By Billy Hull on February 22, 2020

The semifinals and finals of the Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships are today. >> CLICK HERE FOR OUR LIVE BLOG OF THE FINALS >> Lahainaluna’s Alicia Frank overcomes adversity to reach 117-pound final >> Three-sport star Legend Matautia trying to finish wrestling career on top >> Punahou’s Vincent Terrell escapes twice to head to the 145-pound final >> Kamehameha’s Krystal Puahala upsets 2-time state champ Jahnea Miguel of Baldwin Finals matches are below. Girls 97 (1) Erin Hikiji vs. (3) Liana […]

LIVE BLOG: Day 1 of the 2020 Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships

By Billy Hull on February 21, 2020

The two-day 2020 Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships begins today at Blaisdell Arena as we get back to the traditional Friday-Saturday format. Hawaii Prep World will provide up-to-the-minute coverage throughout the entire two days beginning with the first preliminary matches that start at 10 a.m. Each weight class will have its own page where you can follow along with all of the results as they happen. >> CLICK HERE FOR OUR LIVE BLOG OF THE FINALS ———– Team scores and consolation […]

Kamehameha’s Kanai Tapia makes semis with OT win over Moanalua’s Boltyn Taam

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2020

It’s the match many were waiting for Friday — Kamehameha’s Kanai Tapia vs. Moanalua’s Boltyn Taam at 152 pounds. And it was a showcase match for sure. Tapia got by, but barely — 6-4 in overtime to move into the semifinals of the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships on Saturday. Tapia is going for his first state championship while Taam came into the tourney, down from the 160-pound division that he won last year. Tapia is No. 4 in Hawaii Prep […]

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