Punahou, Kahuku earn top seeds in Division I girls volleyball state tournament

Kahuku celebrated its four-set win over Moanalua on Thursday night to win the OIA championship. Photo by George F. Lee / Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku extended the longest streak of consecutive appearances in the girls volleyball state tournament to 20 earlier this week.

Now they enter the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships as the No. 2 seed overall.

The Red Raiders avenged a season-opening loss to Moanalua with a four-set win in the finals of the OIA tournament on Thursday to earn the second seed in the state tournament that gets underway Monday with four opening-round games.

ILH champion Punahou is the No. 1 overall seed but is in the tournament for just the second time since 2014.

MIL champion Baldwin earned the No. 3 seed and is in the tournament for the first time since 2011. BIIF champion Kamehameha-Hawaii is the fourth seed.

The four first-round matchups on Monday will see Waianae play at Hilo, Mililani at Kamehameha-Maui, Kapolei at Kamehameha and Kaiser at Moanalua.

Na Menehune swept the Cougars in the regular season and again in the quarterfinals of the OIA tournament.

The full schedule is below:

Division I state tournament

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Dec. 6Moanalua vs. KaiserMoan 25-14, 25-11, 25-18Moanalua
2Dec. 6Kamehameha vs. KapoleiKSK 25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 25-17Kamehameha
3Dec. 6Hilo vs. WaianaeHilo 15-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-11Hilo
4Dec. 8KS-Maui vs. Mililani3:30 p.m.KS-Maui
5Dec. 9(4) KS-Hawaii vs. Moanalua5 p.m.Moanalua
6Dec. 9(1) Punahou vs. G4 winner7 p.m.Moanalua
7Dec. 9(2) Kahuku vs. Hilo5 p.m.McKinley
8Dec. 9(3) Baldwin vs. Kamehameha7 p.m.McKinley
9*Dec. 10G5 loser vs. G6 loser5 p.m.McKinley
10*Dec. 10G7 loser vs. G8 loser6:30 p.m.McKinley
11Dec. 10G7 winner vs. G8 winner5 p.m.Moanalua
12Dec. 10G5 winner vs. G6 winner7 p.m.Moanalua
13*Dec. 11G9 winner vs. G10 winner11 a.m.Blaisdell Arena
14*Dec. 11G11 loser vs. G12 loser2 p.m.Blaisdell Arena
15Dec. 11G11 winner vs. G12 winner7 p.m.Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation


  1. Good Story December 2, 2021 11:41 pm

    So proud of you Lady Raiders. Lessss gooooo!!!

  2. Hboy December 3, 2021 12:51 am

    Great win over a very good team. Congrats to the Lady Raiders and good luck to both teams in the state tourney.

  3. KHS '04 December 3, 2021 8:11 am

    Congrats Lady Raiders, way to leave no doubt and work hard for what you want! Continue working hard and keep striving to improve, you make your family and community very proud!

  4. Nalei 11 December 4, 2021 6:46 am

    Awesome Kahuku!!! Question?? Why do Moanalua ALWAYS get home court in states!! They should be put in the other bra at McKinley. Every year this happens!!

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