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Leilehua’s Kelani Corbett tops final P4P rankings

By Jerry Campany on February 27, 2019

Kelani Corbett joined an elite club. The Leilehua senior wrestler did it with four years of toil, and for her efforts, she received a smattering of boos amid the loud cheers at Blaisdell Arena. Those boo birds — fans of Corbett’s opponent Kapoina Bailey of Konawaena who appeared to have a problem with the officiating of their 168-pound final at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships — are now in the past, as are all of the wrestlers who unsuccessfully took […]

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina ends year No. 1 P4P

By Jerry Campany on February 26, 2019

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina kept his celebration short after winning his third state title at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships last week. He knows he’s got one more to go to become the sixth boys wrestler in state history to win the slam. Terukina ends the year No. 1 in the Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings released today. A full-page feature ran in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. You can read the online story here. Below is the final pound-for-pound rankings for 2018-19. […]

VIDEO: Boys Wrestling State Championships

By Paul Honda on February 22, 2019

The boys championship matches, all 14 including a special highlight package, at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships, Blaisdell Arena, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2019.


VIDEO: Girls Wrestling State Championships

By Paul Honda on February 22, 2019

Video footage of the finals, all 14 girls divisions, beginning with a highlight video, at the Texaco/HHSAA Girls Wrestling State Championships, Blaisdell Arena, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2019.

LIVE BLOG: 2019 State Wrestling Championships Day 2

By Billy Hull on February 21, 2019

Day 2 of the Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships begins at 10 a.m. at the Blaisdell Arena. We will once again provide live coverage throughout the day that will end with finals beginning at 3:30 p.m. There will be more updates of individual matches in the blog below the results. ———- FINAL BOYS STANDINGS: 1. Kamehameha, 228.5; 2. Punahou, 154.5; 3. Lahainaluna, 132; 4. Baldwin, 125; 5. Moanalua, 110.5; 6. Leilehua, 90.5; 7. Saint Louis, 77.5; 8. Kalaheo, 71; 9. Kapolei, […]

Three-time champ Tatsuhiko Hikiji passes skills on to daughter

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2019

The way back machine takes us to 1968, 1969 and 1970, when Tatsuhiko Hikiji won state wrestling championships while competing for Kaimuki. He was the first boy to do it three times in Hawaii, and now his daughter, Erin Hikiji, is a freshman wrestling for Mililani. She is going for third place at 97 pounds Thursday afternoon at the Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships. “I think she’s actually a good wrestler, yeah,” Tatsuhiko Hikiji said. “She’s learned a lot by watching […]

Punahou’s Zander Manuel is surprise finalist at 182

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2019

Punahou’s Zander Manuel is gunning for a first state title. Unexpectedly. After upsetting second-seeded Vance Keliihoomalu in the 182-pound division of the Texaco/HHHSA Wrestling State Championships at Blaisdell Arena on Thursday, Manuel heads to the final later in the afternoon against Kamehameha’s Kainalu Huddy, the top seed. Keliihoomalu was disqualified after an illegal headbutt in the final seconds after he fell way behind and was visibly frustrated. “I came into this match with the coaches telling me to wrestle my […]

No. 7 Kawehi Gillcoat to meet No. 9 Kaena DeSantos in 138 final

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2019

It’s a Lahainaluna boy vs. a Leilehua lad in the 138-pound final. As expected, Kawehi Gillcoat and Kaena Desantos, the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds who are ranked Nos. 7 and 9 in Hawaii Prep World’s pound-for-pound rankings, are going to see who survives Thursday for the title at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships. In the semifinals, Gillcoat pinned Mililani’s Elijah Diamond, and Desantos edged Kamehameha’s Kanai Tapia 5-3. “I want to win it,” said Gillcoat, who is a four-time […]