Two-time defending OIA champions and winners of three of the last four state championships, the Campbell Sabers are the No. 1 seed in the Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships in Division I beginning Wednesday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Ranked No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 for eight consecutive weeks, the Sabers extend the longest active streak of consecutive state-tournament appearances to 14.
Mililani failed to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 1992, ending its run of 26 consecutive appearances in states.
Campbell will play its first game under the lights Thursday night against the winner between Maryknoll and Baldwin.
Punahou, which won its first ILH championship in 14 years on Tuesday, is the No. 2 seed and will open play Thursday at 5 p.m. against the winner between Kaiser and Roosevelt.
The Buffanblu, who reached the final last year before losing to Leilehua, have won 16 of their last 17 games are in states in back-to-back years for the first time since 2010-13.
The Mules will begin defense of their state title on Wednesday in a first-round game against Kapolei at 5 p.m. The winner will advance to play MIL champion and No. 3 seed Lahainaluna on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
BIIF champion Kealakehe will play Thursday at Noon against the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between ‘Iolani and Waianae. The Raiders are in the 12-team field for just the second time since 2009 while the Seariders are making their first appearance since 2014.
All winner’s bracket games in Division I will be played at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
In Division II, defending champion St. Francis earned a first-round bye despite not qualifying for a seeded berth as a non-league champion due to the ILH only having two teams in Division II. The MIL was in the same predicament however, so the Saints will open defense of their title in Thursday’s quarterfinals at Patsy Mink Field on Maui against the winner between Molokai and Radford.
Molokai is making its seventh consecutive appearance at states while the Rams qualified for just the second time in school history.
Kamehameha-Hawaii, which has never won a state softball title, is the No. 1 seed and will play the winner between Waimea and Nanakuli in Thursday’s 7 p.m. quarterfinal.
No. 2 seed Waialua will play the Honokaa/McKinley winner on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. while No. 3 seed Kapaa will play the winner between Kohala and Waipahu at Noon on Thursday.
All 18 games in the Division II state tournament will be played at Patsy Mink Field.
|1||May 1||Baldwin vs. Maryknoll||Bald, 10-2||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|2||May 1||'Iolani vs. Waianae||Iol, 11-10||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|3||May 1||Leilehua vs. Kapolei||Lei, 11-9||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|4||May 1||Roosevelt vs. Kaiser||Roos, 10-0 (6)||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|5*||May 2||Maryknoll vs. Waianae||Wain, 7-6||McKinley|
|6*||May 2||Kapolei vs. Kaiser||Kais, 9-6||McKinley|
|7||May 2||(4) Kealakehe vs. 'Iolani||Iol, 11-0 (5)||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|8||May 2||(3) Lahainaluna vs. Leilehua||Lei, 21-10 (6)||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|9||May 2||(2) Punahou vs. Roosevelt||Pun, 11-4||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|10||May 2||(1) Campbell vs. Baldwin||Bald, 11-2||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|15*||May 3||Waianae vs. Kaiser||Wain, 6-2||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|11*||May 3||Lahainaluna vs. Roosevelt||Roos, 11-6||McKinley|
|12*||May 3||Kealakehe vs. Campbell||Camp, 15-0 (5)||McKinley|
|13||May 3||Leilehua vs. Punahou||Lei, 12-4||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|14||May 3||'Iolani vs. Baldwin||Iol, 11-8||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|16*||May 4||Roosevelt vs. Campbell||Tie, 7-7||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|17*||May 4||Punahou vs. Baldwin||Pun, 7-6 (6)||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|18||May 4||Leilehua vs. 'Iolani||7 p.m.||Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium|
|* — consolation|
|1||May 1||Waimea vs. Nanakuli||Waim, 7-5||Patsy Mink Field|
|2||May 1||Honokaa vs. McKinley||Hon, 11-3||Patsy Mink Field|
|3||May 1||Kohala vs. Waipahu||Koh, 12-3||Patsy Mink Field|
|4||May 1||Molokai vs. Radford||Rad, 18-17||Patsy Mink Field|
|5*||May 2||McKinley vs. Waipahu||McK, 7-5||Patsy Mink Field|
|6||May 2||(3) Kapaa vs. Kohala||Koh, 7-6||Patsy Mink Field|
|7||May 2||(2) Waialua vs. Honokaa||Wail, 12-6||Patsy Mink Field|
|8||May 2||St. Francis vs. Radford||StF, 12-1 (5)||Patsy Mink Field|
|9||May 2||(1) KS-Hawaii vs. Waimea||KSH, 9-2||Patsy Mink Field|
|10*||May 3||Nanakuli vs. Molokai||Mol, 11-0 (4)||Patsy Mink Field|
|11*||May 3||Honokaa vs. Kapaa||Hon, 4-0 (6)||Patsy Mink Field|
|12*||May 3||Waimea vs. Radford||Waim, 14-3 (5)||Patsy Mink Field|
|13||May 3||Waialua vs. Kohala||Koh, 6-5||Patsy Mink Field|
|14||May 3||KS-Hawaii vs. St. Francis||StF, 7-1||Patsy Mink Field|
|15*||May 4||Molokai vs. McKinley||McK, 7-6 (6)||Patsy Mink Field|
|16*||May 4||Waimea vs. Honokaa||Hon, 9-4 (4)||Patsy Mink Field|
|17*||May 4||Waialua vs. KS-Hawaii||CCL.||Patsy Mink Field|
|18||May 4||Kohala vs. St. Francis||StF, 4-1||Patsy Mink Field|
|* — consolation|