Hall of Honor 3-sport athletes have been in decline

Three-sport athletes making the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor used to be a common thing.

Not so much these days.

The Hall of Honor started in 1983 and four times between then and 1999 there were eight or more three-sport athletes inducted.


The discrepancy between three-sport athletes and one-sport athletes was wide in the following years: 1985 (8-1), 1987 (7-0), 1989 (6-0), 1991 (9-0), 1993 (9-0), 1994 (7-0), 1995 (7-1) and 1999 (9-0).

In 2015, there were six tri-sport athletes and six solo-sport athletes. That six three-sport number was the highest since eight in 2006.

Since 2011, the three-sport selections have been fewer than single-sport athletes in every year except 2017.

Through the years, here is the breakdown, followed by a graphical look at the changes.

3-sport (left) vs. 1-sport (right) since 1983:
>> 1983: 5-2
>> 1984: 0-6
>> 1985: 8-1
>> 1986: 4-1
>> 1987: 7-0
>> 1988: 5-2
>> 1989: 6-0
>> 1990: 6-1
>> 1991: 9-0
>> 1992: 5-2
>> 1993: 9-0
>> 1994: 7-0
>> 1995: 7-1
>> 1996: 3-2
>> 1997: 5-0
>> 1998: 5-4
>> 1999: 9-0
>> 2000: 4-4
>> 2001: 1-7
>> 2002: 5-1
>> 2003: 2-4
>> 2004: 7-1
>> 2005: 3-1
>> 2006: 8-0
>> 2007: 6-0
>> 2008: 1-2
>> 2009: 1-3
>> 2010: 5-1
>> 2011: 3-3
>> 2012: 1-3
>> 2013: 3-4
>> 2014: 1-5
>> 2015: 6-6
>> 2016: 2-5
>> 2017: 5-2
>> 2018: 2-3


Here’s the graph:

The graph, thanks to Jerry Campany of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World follows:

The 2019 Hall of Honor inductees will be selected on Saturday and announced Sunday.


The awards banquet will be held June 2 at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.

The selection committee is going through applications that were due May 1. The selection committee is made up of chairman Clyde Mizumoto, Tita Ahuna, Bobby Command, Kurt Ginoza, Greg Gonsalves, Jordan Helle, Paul Honda, Stacy Kaneshiro, Wes Nakama, Josh Pacheco, Bobbie Perry, Kalani Takase, Fran Villarmia-Kahawai and Campany.

COMMENTS

  1. Matt Motter May 19, 2019 3:10 am

    Got a question? Does this list only cite the sports that the honorees played in the senior years, or does it cite sports they played in other years of high school before they were seniors? For example, Timmy Chang was a three-year starter in basketball but chose to sit out his senior year to concentrate on preparing to play college football.


  2. Jerry Campany May 19, 2019 9:18 am

    Letters earned in a career, so Chang counts as two, Marcus three and Tua one.


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