A LOOK BACK: Every 2018-19 state championship

Catcher Reece Kadota and coach Kip Akana and teammates behind them point to the heavens in honor of team grandmother Nora Nakahara, who died on May 11, the morning of that night's championship game 10-4 victory over Waimea at Lihue's Vidinha Stadium. Nakahara watched every one of her grandson Kadota's games with St. Francis prior to this season, when she was under Hospice care. Before their first regular-season game, the Saints dedicated their season to her. Photo courtesy of Dennis Fujimoto.

St. Francis opened its doors to students in 1924 and is now at the end of the line. Next school year, there will be no St. Francis.

The school’s athletic program, however, went out as winners. The Saints’ baseball, softball and boys volleyball teams won Division II state championships this spring.

In the last state tournament of the 2018-19 season, St. Francis captured the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships in D-II with a 10-4 victory over Waimea at Lihue’s Vidinha Stadium on May 11.


Below is a recap of all 2018-19 state tournaments.

2018 FALL SPORTS

BOYS AIR RIFLERY

>> Since 1999 (20th year)
>> 2018 champion: Mid-Pacific
>> Oct. 23, 2018, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
>> Title sponsor: Civilian Marksmanship Program

Under coach Jon Narimatsu in the fall of 2018, the Owls earned their third boys team championship.

Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Devez Aniol (645.7) won the overall boys individual title, with Punahou’s Jordan Asentista (621.4) winning the JROTC bracket.

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GIRLS AIR RIFLERY

>> Since 1999 (20th year)
>> 2018 champion: Mid-Pacific
>> Oct. 23, 2018, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
>> Title sponsor: Civilian Marksmanship Program

Narimatsu also led the Owls to their second team championship.

Madissyn Marr (633.2) took the individual crown, with Kalaheo’s Alexandra Lecher (531.0) victorious in the JROTC bracket.

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (Division I)

>> Since 1969 (50th year)
>> 2018 champion: ‘Iolani
>> Oct. 27, 2018, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: New City Nissan
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year: Elena Oglivie (‘Iolani outside hitter)

‘Iolani rolled to its third state title and second in three years with a 25-23, 25-21, 25-18 sweep of Kamehameha.

Kristen McDaniel (35 assists), Grace Wee (20 digs) and Elena Oglivie (state record 28 kills) led the way under coach Kainoa Obrey.

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (Division II)

>> Since 2005 (14th year)
>> 2018 champion: Sacred Hearts
>> Oct. 27, 2018, Blaisdell Arena:
>> Title sponsor: New City Nissan
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: Raymond Patcho (Sacred Hearts)

Makenzie Faamausili-Cacoulidis had 43 assists to get the Lancers to the promised land for their second state title and first since 2006.

Alissa Bautista (24 digs) and Ryanne Burnett (15 kills) were two of the other sparks under coach Raymond Patcho.

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BOYS CROSS COUNTRY (Division I)

>> Since 1965 (54th year)
>> 2018 champion: Maui
>> Oct. 27, 2018, Central Oahu Regional Park
>> Title sponsor: Honolulu Marathon

Maui High broke through for its first team championship under coach Jared Welch.

Hanalani’s Adam Harder ran to victory for the individual crown in 16:50.85.

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BOYS CROSS COUNTRY (Division II)

>> Since 2012 (seventh year)
>> 2018 champion: Hawaii Baptist
>> Oct. 27, 2018, Central Oahu Regional Park
>> Title sponsor: Honolulu Marathon

Hawaii Baptist, under coach Aaron Kondo, ran to its third state title and second in a row.

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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY (Division I)

>> Since 1965 (54th year)
>> 2018 champion: Punahou
>> Oct. 27, 2018, Central Oahu Regional Park
>> Title sponsor: Honolulu Marathon

Punahou now has 31 state titles and seven in a row under coach Duncan Macdonald, who has been a part of 15 overall state championships.

Seabury Hall’s Chloe Gangnath won the individual race in 19:20.73.

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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY (Division II)

>> Since 2012 (seventh year)
>> 2018 champion: Hawaii Baptist
>> Oct. 27, 2018, Central Oahu Regional Park
>> Title sponsor: Honolulu Marathon

Derek Coryell and the Eagles took home their first state championship.

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BOYS BOWLING

>> Since 1974 (45th year)
>> 2018 champion: Mililani
>> Nov. 2, 2018, Hickam Bowling Center
>> Title sponsor: Billy Tees

Mililani (7,575) rolled its way to the team championship under coach Corey Zukeran. It was the Trojans’ third koa trophy overall and second in a row.

Mid-Pacific’s Kai Yamada (1,628) captured the individual title.

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GIRLS BOWLING

>> Since 1974 (45th year)
>> 2018 champion: ‘Iolani
>> Nov. 2, 2017, Kauai Lanes
>> Title sponsor: Billy Tees

Coach Michelle Jung led her Raiders squad (6,808) to the school’s first girls bowling title.

Individually, Mililani’s Jana Fukushima (1,487) earned top honors.

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CHEERLEADING (large division)

>> Since 2001: (18th year)
>> 2018 champion: Moanalua
>> Nov. 17, 2018, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: Zippy’s

Moanalua — under coach Kaycee Kealoha — captured a sixth overall title (three large, three medium) and first since a medium-division win in 2016.

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CHEERLEADING (medium division)

>> Since 2001 (18th year)
>> 2018 champion: Sacred Hearts
>> Nov. 17, 2018, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: Zippy’s

Coach Cadey Rhinelander and her Sacred Hearts team (513.25) picked up their second state title in a row and second overall.

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FOOTBALL (Open)

>> Since 2016 (third year)
>> 2018 champion: Saint Louis
>> Nov. 24, 2017, Aloha Stadium:
>> Title sponsor: First Hawaiian Bank
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser offensive player of the year: Dillon Gabriel (Mililani quarterback)
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser defensive player of the year: Faatui Tuitele (Saint Louis defensive tackle)

Cal Lee and the Crusaders wrapped up their sixth state championship, including their third in a row in the Open Division. Lee, who won 14 Oahu Prep Bowls before the creation of the state tournament, has been a part of four of Saint Louis’ six state titles.

In the finale, Jayden de Laura passed for 251 yards with a rushing touchdown to lead the Crusaders over Mililani 38-17.

Defensively, Nick Herbig had four sacks and a blocked punt.

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FOOTBALL (Division I)

>> Since 1999 (20th year)
>> 2018 champion: Waipahu
>> Nov. 24, 2018, Aloha Stadium
>> Title sponsor: First Hawaiian Bank
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: Bryson Carvalho (Waipahu)

Waipahu topped defending champion Hilo 42-22 in the state final. The Marauders — under coach Bryson Carvalho — were powered by Alfred Failauga (156 yards rushing, TD) and Matthius Aleaga (3.5 of the team’s 11 sacks).

It was the Marauders’ first football state championship.

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FOOTBALL (Division II)

>> Since 2003 (16th year)
>> 2018 champion: Lahainaluna
>> Nov. 24, 2018, Aloha Stadium:
>> Title sponsor: First Hawaiian Bank

Joshua Tihada rushed for 152 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Lunas past Kapaa 34-32.

The victory gave Lahainaluna and coaches Robert Watson and Garret Tihada a third straight and third overall state title.

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2018-2019 WINTER SPORTS

BOYS CANOE PADDLING

>> Since 2002 (18th year)
>> 2019 champion: Kamehameha
>> Feb. 2, 2019, Keehi Lagoon
>> Title sponsor: Hawaiian Airlines

Kamehameha, under coach Richard Williams, won its seventh state title and first since 2014.

The Warriors’ winning crew members were Candido ManatadAustin Keale Sunn, Papakaiaokanalukai’oli Foster-Blomfield , Stryder Garrett, Conor Higgins and Punia Pale.

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GIRLS CANOE PADDLING

>> Since 2002 (18th year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> Feb. 2, 2019, Keehi Lagoon
>> Title sponsor: Hawaiian Airlines

Punahou repeated as champions and earned its sixth overall title.

Under coach Becky Fardal, the Buffanblu’s winning crew members were Pomaikai Ogata, Kaya Lee, Phoenix Clarke, Mehana Leafchild, Dillyn Lietzke and Ayla Sprecher.

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MIXED CANOE PADDLING

>> Since 2002 (18th year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> Feb. 2, 2019, Keehi Lagoon
>> Title sponsor: Hawaiian Airlines

The Buffanblu’s mixed squad picked up a fourth state title and first since 2015.

Under coaches Fardal and Rocky Higgins, the champion crew members were Gabriel El Hajji, Trevor Hemmings, Aukina Hunt, Mehana Leafchild, Kaya Lee and Dillyn Lietzke.

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GIRLS SOCCER (Division I)
>> Since 1982 (38th year)
>> 2018 champion: Kamehameha
>> Feb. 2, 2019, Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
>> Title sponsor: The Queen’s Medical Center
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year: Sunshine Fontes (Pearl City striker)
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: James Curran (Campbell)

The Warriors’ Leah Feato scored the title-game’s only goal in the 33rd minute for a 1-0 win over Campbell.

Coach Missy Moore has now been a part of three state titles for Kamehameha, which has nine overall. It was the school’s first championship since 2014.

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GIRLS SOCCER (Division II)
>> Since 2007 (13th year)
>> 2019 champion: Hawaii Prep
>> Feb. 2, 2019, Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
>> Title sponsor: The Queen’s Medical Center

Ka Makani captured its sixth state title in a row and sixth overall with a 4-0 victory over BIIF rival Kamehameha-Hawaii in the finale.

Malia Brost scored three goals and Angela Cipriano added one. Coach Stephen Perry has been a part of a six championships.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL (Division I)

>> Since 1977 (42nd year)
>> 2019 champion: ‘Iolani
>> Feb. 9, 2019, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: Snapple
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year: Kalina Obrey (Kamehameha senior)
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: Dean Young (‘Iolani)

‘Iolani won when a disputed call went the Raiders’ way.

In the end, Dean Young‘s Raiders became champions — 52-49 — when it was ruled that Kalina Obrey‘s 3-point shot to tie for Kamehameha was taken after the buzzer went off. It took a long review to make the determination, after it was initially ruled good.

Taylor Wu scored 19 points and Lily Lefotu-Wahinekapu added 17 to lead the way for ‘Iolani.

Obrey finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds in a losing cause.

The state championship was ‘Iolani’s fifth overall and first since 1996.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL (Division (II)

>> Since 2004 (15th year)
>> 2019 champion: Hawaii Baptist
>> Feb. 9, 2019, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: Snapple

Alexis Dang had 12 points to lead the way for coach Robin Yamaguchi‘s Eagles. Hayley Taka (10 points, eight rebounds) and Kyley Nakagawa (nine points, seven rebounds) also sparked Hawaii Baptist, which picked up their its state title and first since 2016.

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BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING

>> Since 1958 (62nd year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> Feb. 9, 2019, Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center
>> Title sponsor: K. Mark Takai

Punahou — under coaches Jeff Meister and Jeff Hallstrom — won its 48th state title and sixth in a row.

Mid-Pacific’s Michael Petrides (500 freestyle, 200 freestyle) and Kamehameha’s Jack Horner (100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley) were double individual event winners.

Horner was also part of the winning 200 medley relay team and the 200 freestyle relay team. Kanoa Sawai, who was also part of those two squads, also won the 100 butterfly.

In addition, Punahou’s Tyler Kawakami won the 100 freestyle and was part of the 400 freestyle relay team.

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BOYS SOCCER (Division I)

>> Since 1974 (46th year)
>> 2018 champion: Punahou
>> Feb. 9, 2019, Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
>> Title sponsor: The Queen’s Medical Center
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year: Lincoln Oishi (‘Iolani defender)
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: Chris Lee (‘Iolani)

Max Moonier scored in the 87th minute to give the Buffanblu an overtime victory in the finale against ILH rival ‘Iolani.

It’s the 21st Punahou state championship and first since 2017. Coach David Trifonovitch has been a part of five of those titles in the last 11 years.

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BOYS SOCCER (Division II)

>> Since 2008 (12th year)
>> 2019 champion: Kapaa
> Feb. 9, 2019, Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
>> Title sponsor: The Queen’s Medical Center

Laa Gonsalves got the game-winner in the 51st minute to give Kapaa a 1-0 victory over Saint Louis.

It was the Warriors’ third state championship and first since 2013, and all have come under coach Kevin Cram.

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GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING

>> Since 1958 (62nd year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> Feb, 9, 2019, Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center
>> Title sponsor: K. Mark Takai

Meister and Hallstrom were at the helm for the Buffanblu’s 48th championship and fourth in a row.

Kaiser’s Erin Patterson, Mari Yasumi, Sofia Carlson and Sophia Harrison were part of the winning 400 freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay teams.

Carlson also won the 50 free and the 100 free.

University’s Grace Monahan captured two individual events — the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley.

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BOYS WRESTLING

>> Since 1966 (54th year)
>> 2019 champion: Kamehameha
>> Feb. 21, 2019, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: Texaco

With coach Rob Hesia in charge, the Warriors took home the koa trophy for the sixth time and first since 2013.

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina (126 pounds) won his third state title.

Four others won their second crown — Baldwin’s Coby Ravida (113), Moanalua’s Noah Wusstig (145), Kapolei’s Branden Pagurayan (152) and Kalaheo’s Rysan Leong (170).

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GIRLS WRESTLING

>> Since 1998 (22nd year)
>> 2019 champion: Kamehameha
>> Feb. 21, 2019, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: Texaco

Kamehameha — under coach Hesia — took its third state title and first since 2016.

Leilehua’s Kelani Corbett (168 pounds) pulled off the rare four-year slam of championships.

Kamehameha’s Ashley Gooman and Lahainaluna’s Nanea Estrella (127) picked up their third crowns.

Three others earned their second state title — Kahuku’s Tangiteina Niutupuivaha (225), Lahainaluna’s Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (132), and Kamehameha’s Paige Respicio (138).

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BOYS BASKETBALL (Division I)

>> Since 1957 (63rd year)
>> 2019 champion: Maryknoll
>> Feb. 23, 2018, Stan Sheriff Center
>> Title sponsor: Snapple
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: Kelly Grant (Maryknoll)

Maryknoll now has five state championships. The last top-tier title cae in 1984, when it was called Division AA. The Spartans also took home the hardware in Division A in 1978, ’79 and ’80.

Coach Kelly Grant‘s squad was led by Marcus Tobin (17 points) and Makoto Kamata (16) in a 50-34 victory over Punahou in the finale.

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BOYS BASKETBALL (Division II)

>> From 1965 to 1982, and since 2007 (28th year)
>> 2019 champion: Damien
>> Feb. 23, 2019, Stan Sheriff Center
>> Title sponsor: Snapple
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year: Kameron Ng (St. Francis senior guard)

Under coach Alvin Stephenson, the Monarchs’ Jydon Hall scored 19 points and Jake Holtz had 13 points with six rebounds and four assists to bring Damien its first state championship with a 73-50 win over Farrington in the title game.

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2019 SPRING SPORTS

GIRLS WATER POLO

>> Since 2004 (16th year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> May 4, 2019, at Kamehameha pool
>> Title sponsor: Stanford Carr Development, LLC

Punahou wrapped up its 14th overall state championship and 12th in a row — all under coach Ken Smith.

Christina Hicks scored five goals in the finale — an 11-3 win over Kamehameha. Victoria Gacutan added two goals.

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BOYS VOLLEYBALL (Division I)

>> Since 1969 (50th year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> May 4, 2019, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: New City Nissan
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year: Max Slaughter (Moanalua outside hitter)
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: Rick Tune (Punahou)

Jack Deuchar had 17 kills and four blocks to power the Buffanblu past ‘Iolani 25-16, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22.

Connor McInerney added 26 assists in Punahou’s 37th state championship and eighth in a row. Coach Rick Tune has been a part of 10 of those titles.

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BOYS VOLLEYBALL (Division II)

>> Since 2005 (14th year)
>> 2019 champion: St. Francis
>> May 4, 2019, Blaisdell Arena
>> Title sponsor: New City Nissan

St. Francis grabbed its second state title and second in a row under coach Dandi Holder.

The Saints got 38 assists from Jesus Garcia, 19 kills and 14 digs from Lucas Biondi, and 16 kills and nine digs from Makua Marumoto in a 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 25-12 win over Kapaa in the final.

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SOFTBALL (Division I)

>> Since 1977 (43rd year)
>> 2019 champion: ‘Iolani
>> May 4, 2019, Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
>> Title sponsor: DataHouse
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year: Aleia Agbayani (‘Iolani pitcher)
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: Benny Agbayani (‘Iolani)

Former major leaguer Benny Agbayani, the coach of the Raiders, and his daughters were instrumental in the run to the state title, which was capped off in a 17-2, mercy-rule win over Leilehua.

Allie Capello hit a three-run homer and drove in a six runs, while Aleia Agbayani and Ailana Agbayani drove in two runs each.

The Agbayani girls combined on a three-hitter.

It was ‘Iolani’s third state championship and first since 2000.

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SOFTBALL (Division II)

>> Since 2004 (16th year)
>> 2019 champion: St. Francis
>> May 4, 2019, Patsy Mink Field (Maui High)
>> Title sponsor: DataHouse

Sierrah Kupihea gave the Saints a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts. Offensively, St. Francis got it done in a 4-1 victory over Kohala in the finale with only four hits.

Aulani Garcia‘s RBI double broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth, and Jordyn Lono added a two-run homer in the fifth to seal it.

It was the Saints’ third state title and second in a row. Coach Randy Langsi was in charge for the last two.

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BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

>> Since 1959 (61st year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> May 4,2019, War Memorial Stadium
>> Title sponsor: Island Movers

The Punahou boys won their 35th state championship, third in a row, and second under coach Todd Iacovelli.

Kamehameha’s Tanner Moku won both hurdles events (110 and 300) and set a state-meet record (38.07 seconds) in the trials in the 300.

Baldwin’s Rey Cadiz did not win the 110, but he set the meet mark in trials with a run of 14.18.

The Saint Louis 4×100 relay team of Korvin Feagins, Keola Yadao, Keanu Wallace and Roman Wilson broke the state-meet mark with a 41.54 in trials.

Feagins also captured the high jump and Wilson won the 100.

Waiakea’s Eric Cabais-Fernandez tied a state-meet mark in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 15 feet, 3 inches.

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GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

>> Since 1967 (53rd year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> May 4, 2019, War Memorial Stadium
>> Title sponsor: Island Movers

The Buffanblu girls earned their 37th state title and 11th under coach Duncan Macdonald.

Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Chenoa Frederick won four individual events — the high jump, long jump, triple jump and 100-meter dash.

Seabury Hall’s Chloe Gangnath won two events — the 1500 and 800 meters.

Punahou’s Kaila Ronquilio won the 400 and was part of the winning 4×400 relay team. Buffanblu teammate Kaylie Klausing was on the winning 4×400 and 4×100 relay teams.

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BOYS JUDO

>> Since 2003 (17th year)
>> 2019 champion: Moanalua
>> May 4, 2019, Stan Sheriff Center
>> Title sponsor: Atlas Insurance Agency

Moanalua took home a fifth state crown, with Brandon Maki and Scott Pak at the helm.

Na Menehune’s Noah Wusstig (145 pounds) completed the four-year state championship slam.

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GIRLS JUDO

>> Since 2003 (17th year)
>> 2019 champion: Moanalua
>> May 4, 2019, Stan Sheriff Center
>> Title sponsor: Atlas Insurance Agency

Na Mehehune’s girls polished off the school’s and coach Derron Maki‘s second state title and second in a row.

Kamehameha’s Syke Realin (129 pounds) and Mid-Pacific’s Charlize Jasmine Pascual-Tabuyo (139) earned their second state titles.

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GIRLS GOLF

>> Since 1994 (26th year)
>> 2019 champion: Waiakea
>> May 8, 2018, Turtle Bay Fazio Course
>> Title sponsor: David S. Ishii Foundation

The Warriors from the BIIF won the team championship, and Leia Chung of Leilehua — a freshman — took the individual title at 1-over 145.

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BOYS GOLF

>> Since 1966 (54th year)
>> 2019 champion: Hawaii Baptist
>> May 10, 2019, Turtle Bay Fazio Course
>> Title sponsor: David S. Ishii Foundation

The Hawaii Baptist boys won their first team title and Mid-Pacific’s Jake Sequin won the individual championship at 5-under 139.

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BOYS TENNIS

>> Since 1958 (62nd year)
>> 2019 champion: ‘Iolani
>> May 11, 2019, Mauna Lani Sports and Fitness Club
>> Title sponsor: HMSA

Coach Alex Aybar and the Raiders have now won three state titles in a row, and the school has eight overall.

‘Iolani’s doubles team of Robert Chang and Scott Yamamoto won the doubles title with a 7-6 (9), 6-4 win over Punahou’a Kailuhia Lam and Cade Fujitani.

Hawaii Prep’s Ryo Minakata defeated Kihei’s Hobbes Wilstead 7-6 (5), 6-3 for the individual crown.

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GIRLS TENNIS

>> Since 1958 (62nd year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> May 11, 2019, Mauna Lani Sports and Fitness Club
>> Title sponsor: HMSA

Led by doubles champions Alexis Matsunaga and Megan Flores, the Buffanblu won their 45th state title and 17th in a row.

The title is a first for new coach Jason Oliver.

Kihei’s Jessalyn Lopez topped Waiakea’s Maile Brihante 7-6 (3), 6-4 for the singles crown.

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BASEBALL (Division I)

>> Since 1959 (61st year)
>> 2019 champion: Punahou
>> May 11, 2018, Iron Maehara Stadium
>> Title sponsor: Wally Yonamine Foundation
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser position player of the year: TBA
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser pitcher of the year: TBA
>> Honolulu Star-Advertiser coach of the year: TBA

Kade Morihara‘s two-run single keyed a three-run fifth inning as Punahou broke open a one-run game for a 7-3 victory in the finale over Mililani.

Tyler Shimabukuro was the winning pitcher, with four and one-third innings of relief for coach Keenan Sue and the rest of the Buffablu.

It was Punahou’s 14th championship and first since 2010.

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BASEBALL (Division II)

>> Since 2008 (12th year)
>> 2019 champion: St. Francis
>> May 11, 2019, Vidinha Stadium
>> Title sponsor: Wally Yonamine Foundation

Brayden Nomura pitched a five-hitter with eight strikeouts to lead the Saints to their first championship in a 10-4 victory over Waimea.

James Yamasaki belted three hits and Reece Kadota and Bubba Akana had two RBIs each for the Saints under coach Kip Akana.

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Note: Click here for Hawaii Prep World’s review of all of the 2017-18 state championships.

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COMMENTS

  1. TD May 28, 2019 8:24 pm

    RIP Nora Nakahara. Kudos to all the champions.


  2. Mahatma Gandhi May 29, 2019 11:03 am

    Used to be the ILH only cared about winning football, basketball and baseball. Now they after volleyball, softball, track and field and soccer too. Easy to pick out the football recruits: Tongans and Samoans. Usually Samoans aren’t traditional students at St Louis, Iolani and Punahou. Families are recent arrivals in the islands, not long enough to have established ties in the community to make the community connections to land the good paying jobs like stevedore and Pearl Harbor shipyard so they can then afford private school tuition. Baseball recruits much more difficult to pick out.


  3. KHS Canoe May 29, 2019 9:58 pm

    Aloha Nick Abramo! You left out one of the Kamehameha Warriors Men’s Canoe Paddling Team steersman: Candido K. Manatad IV. Mahalo!


  4. Nick Abramo May 30, 2019 5:54 pm

    Thanks … I will check on it and add. Aloha.


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