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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 […]

Baldwin’s Coby Ravida avoids upset, on track for state title No. 3

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2020

Baldwin‘s Coby Ravida is going for his third title Saturday on the second day of the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships. He nearly didn’t get to that point, though. He was down early and midway through his 120-pound quarterfinal match against Waianae’s Branson Magsayo before coming back for a resounding victory 14-4. In Saturday’s semis, he faces Waiakea’s Rylan Smith. “I have to go out with a bang,” Ravida said. “It is really important for me to finish all the way […]

The big 3 at 152 pounds advance; Kanai Tapia and Boltyn Taam go at it next

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2020

Many eyes are on the boys 152-pound weight class at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships. The three wrestlers who are in a major quest to take victory there all advanced through to the quarterfinals Friday at Blaisdell Arena. One of them will not make it to Saturday’s championship match. That’s because top-seeded Kanai Tapia of Kamehameha meets Moanalua’s Boltyn Taam (the 160-pound state titleist from 2019 who moved down to where the action is) in the quarterfinals later today. Both […]

Upset win puts McKinley’s Michael Stovall in quarterfinals

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2020

McKinley senior Michael Stovall has momentum and he’s hoping it leads to bigger and better things. Stovall upset OIA champion and third-seeded Max Higa by pin the 138-pound division preliminary round at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships at Blaisdell Arena on Friday afternoon. The victory avenged a loss by pin to Higa in the second round of the OIA championships. The win also put Stovall into the quarterfinals later Friday. He’ll be going against Saint Louis’ Ansen Ursua. “My mind-set,” […]

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina talks college possibilities

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2020

Kysen Terukina was walking down near the coaches area after a preliminary round victory Friday at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships. A routine win. A pin over Moanalua’s Alec Fong at 132 pounds. One of the many in his high school career. Yet, head coach Rob Hesia still gave him a hard hand slap and looked him in the eye as if the accomplishment was more than that. Perhaps, that’s how wrestling is. The job done is the job done. […]