Brackets and seedings for the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships were released on Saturday night.
In Division I, ILH powerhouse Punahou remains the top seed in the state with a 15-0 record, while BIIF champion Kamehameha-Hawaii claimed the No. 2 seed. Mililani earned the No. 3 seed as the OIA champion with a 13-0 record, while Kamehameha-Maui clinched the fourth seed and final first-round bye.
Two O’ahu schools will travel interisland for their Division I first-round matchups on May 1. Kapolei will visit BIIF runner-up Waiakea while Waipahu will face King Kekaulike in Pukalani.
In the remaining first-round games, Kaiser will travel to OIA East rival Moanalua, while Waianae will take on ILH runner-up ‘Iolani. Radford will host two Division I quarterfinal games and Moanalua will be the site for the Division I quarterfinals and semifinals.
In Division II, Hawaii Baptist claimed the top seed, followed by Kapaa, Farrington, and Molokai. Kalani and Hawaii Baptist will host the Division II matches except the championship. Both Division I and II title matches will be played on Saturday at the Neal Blaisdell Center.
Punahou enters the tournament ranked No. 5 in the nation and has dropped only one set to a Hawaii opponent (‘Iolani) all season.
The five-time defending state champions have been taken to a fifth set only once during that run — a 3-2 win over KS-Hawaii in the 2012 title match.
|1||May 1||Moanalua vs. Kaiser||Moan 25-17, 21-25, 30-28, 25-13||Moanalua|
|2||May 1||'Iolani vs. Waianae||Iol 25-6, 25-17, 25-14||'Iolani|
|3||May 1||Kapolei vs. Waiakea||Waik 26-24, 25-20, 25-16||Waiakea|
|4||May 1||Waipahu vs. King Kekaulike||Waip 25-23, 25-21, 25-19||King Kekaulike|
|5||May 4||(4) KS-Maui vs. Waiakea||Waik 25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11||Moanalua|
|6||May 4||(1) Punahou vs. Moanalua||Pun, 25-20, 25-18, 25-14||Moanalua|
|7||May 4||(2) KS-Hawaii vs. Waipahu||KSH 25-20, 25-17, 25-21||Radford|
|8||May 4||(3) Mililani vs. 'Iolani||Iol 25-21, 26-24, 25-19||Radford|
|9*||May 5||KS-Maui vs. Moanalua||Moan 25-13, 25-19||Radford|
|10*||May 5||Waipahu vs. Mililani||Mil 27-26, 22-25, 15-9||Radford|
|11||May 5||Waiakea vs. Punahou||Pun 25-16, 25-15, 25-16||Moanalua|
|12||May 5||KS-Hawaii vs. 'Iolani||KSH 25-18, 25-21, 25-21||Moanalua|
|13*||May 6||Moanalua vs. Mililani||Moan 25-19, 25-22||Blaisdell Arena|
|14*||May 6||Waiakea vs. 'Iolani||Iol 25-19, 25-19||Blaisdell Arnea|
|15||May 6||Punahou vs. KS-Hawaii||Pun 25-18, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17||Blaisdell Arena|
|* — consolation|
|1||May 4||(2) Kapaa vs. Konawaena||Kapa 25-10, 25-15, 25-13||Kalani|
|2||May 4||(3) Farrington vs. St. Francis||StF 25-15, 25-22, 25-17||Kalani|
|3||May 4||(1) Hawaii Baptist vs. Castle||HBA 25-14, 25-13, 25-13||Hawaii Baptist|
|4||May 4||(4) Molokai vs. Hawaii Prep||Mol 25-16, 12-25, 25-19, 27-25||Hawaii Baptist|
|5*||May 5||Konawaena vs. Farrington||Kona 25-19, 25-23||Kalani|
|6*||May 5||Castle vs. Hawaii Prep||HPA 25-20, 25-19||Kalani|
|7||May 5||Kapaa vs. St. Francis||Kap 25-17, 25-18, 25-14||Hawaii Baptist|
|8||May 5||Hawaii Baptist vs. Molokai||HBA 25-6, 25-16, 25-19||Hawaii Baptist|
|9*||May 6||Konawaena vs. Hawaii Prep||HPA 25-21, 25-21||Blaisdell Arena|
|10*||May 6||St. Francis vs. Molokai||StF 25-13, 25-23||Blaisdell Arena|
|11||May 6||Kapaa vs. Hawaii Baptist||HBA 25-17, 25-23, 25-20||Blaisdell Arena|
|* — consolation|