Baseball all state, 1990-99

Waipahu's Jerome Williams turned a phone call from the San Francisco Giants into a long pitching career.

With the 2018 All-State baseball team coming out on Sunday, we are remembering teams of the past. This time it is the 1990s.

The decade began with a three-peat by Dunn Muramaru‘s Mid-Pacific club and with another one by the Iolani Raiders of Herbert Yoshimura and Dean Yonamine before the Molokai Farmers took the first of their two titles.

Familiar names to look for include Kekoa Kaluhiokalani of Waianae, Aiea’s Nolan Tokuda, Kailua shortstop Corey Ishigo, Kalaheo’s Alika Smith, Jamie Aloy of Baldwin, Campbell’s Rory Pico, Dane Sardinha of Kamehameha, Iolani’s Keoni DeRenne, Punahou pitcher Justin Wayne, Iolani volleyball guru Kainoa Obrey and Shane Komine of Kalani. Scroll to the end to relive the greatness of Waipahu’s Jerome Williams.

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Subscribers to the Star-Advertiser can search full-page archives going back two years for free (pages are not available on the archive for 30 days after publication) at To access digitized newspapers from farther back — all the way to 1840 — subscriptions to are available for $7.95 per month or $29.95 for six months.

Hawaii Prep World will publish the remaining decades at random times before Sunday’s All-State team comes out in the newspaper.


  1. Steve Caballero April 28, 2020 11:51 pm

    1993 state tournament. Cougars pitcher Fletcher Lee. Pitched all 3 games. 7 innings vs Waianae (win). 1 inning vs Kailua (win). 7 innings vs Pearl City (win). He wasn’t just a good pitcher. Outfielder too. Had a cannon arm. Good range. Quick. Could hit 500ft bombs as a hitter. Very underrated 4 sport athlete. 3 weeks before 93 baseball state tournament. OIA Track n field. He won 1st place highjump 6’2″. Good basketball player too. Street baller. Could dunk a basketball. 6 months after 93 baseball state championship he led his OIA football division in sacks. Linebacker. Helped his team to a 9-1 season. Team co-captain. Baseball wasn’t his game. Football was his game.

  2. Steve Caballero April 29, 2020 12:23 pm

    Kahi Villa (16th rd blue Jays) + Jerome Williams (2cnd rd giants). Basketball. Both power dunkers. Actually. I seen. Fletcher + Kahi ( teammates @kam). Fletcher started off w/ warriors before transferring 2 kaiser. In 8th grade he was throwing ally-oop dunks to Kahi. In 9th grade they were teammates on undefeated jv football team. & On -n- on + on + on. Fletch + Jerome were teammates in the minors. Fletch always had good stuff (low e.r.a.)- but never did wanna grow up. Lots of off da field issues w/him. Jus’ like his boy Darryl Freeman (pro skateboarder)– grew up 2gether in Kaimuki. Carpooled to Kaiser.

  3. Bully Jardine April 30, 2020 10:37 am

    I used 2 see that cat lifting @palolo gym before. I thought he was the qb @ kaiser. His shoulder pads was too big in hs. He needed smaller pads + gloves or something. He was da athlete he shoulda played qb.

  4. Suey April 30, 2020 12:16 pm

    Can’t find any all state baseball guys. Good in football + basketball. K. Kaluhiokalani (Waianae ’90). Maybe. Think maybe he was only honorable mention basketball. A. Smith (kalaheo) + K. Villa (Kam) didn’t play football. A. Wong (Iolani) never play baseball. Looking 4 all state baseball guys who starred in football + basketball.

  5. Jerry Campany April 30, 2020 12:23 pm

    Some names to research, if you are interested: Todd Apo, Walter Santiago, Greg Gonsalves, Joel Lane, Brian Ah Yat, Chad Kapanui, Kela Marciel, Jarrett Arakawa, Duke Clemens.

  6. Chris Caballero May 2, 2020 2:15 am

    Ah Jerry C – I got Duane Ito 3 sport athlete. McKinley. Played baseball n football @ Menlo College (CA). Kawika Alo 3 sport athlete. Buff n blu. Played baseball + football at Macalester college (mn). Home field. Skydome.

  7. BeeJay Kay May 18, 2020 1:20 am

    Ikaika Malloe 1st team all-state in football and basketball 1992 from Kamehameha. Played free safety and point guard on the state champion basement all team. Played defensive back at University of Washington.

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