2013 D-I girls volleyball tournament

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LIVE BLOG: HHSAA DI volleyball championship

By Jerry Campany on November 1, 2013

The Kamehameha and Punahou girls volleyball teams are warming up and ready to play for the state championship on the Kamehameha-Hawaii campus. Punahou was the first to arrive, getting her after the first set of the third-place game between Moanalua and Mililani. Kamehameha coach Chris Blake walked into the gym 35 minutes later. The Warriors have won 19 titles overall while the Buffanblu have won nine but Punahou has won the last two. Punahou and Kamehameha have played in each […]

Warriors, Buffanblu going to five

By Jerry Campany on November 1, 2013

Just as it was meant to be, Punahou and Kamehameha are going to a fifth set. The ILH rivals will play for the fifth time this season on Friday, but only the winner will be crowned state champion. The Warriors have won three of the four matchups after dominating the first two. But as they knew when they both started this conquest, it always comes down to the last game. Kamehameha swept Moanalua and Punahou obliterated Mililani in the semifinals […]

LIVE BLOG: Punahou, Kamehameha advance

By Jerry Campany on October 31, 2013

Tonight’s Division I state volleyball semifinals at Kamehameha-Hawaii pit Kamehameha against Moanalua and Mililani against Punahou. As Jerry Campany wrote about earlier today, can the OIA get a team into the championship match? We will keep you updated here. Moanalua vs. Kamehameha Set 1: Kamehameha junior Kealani Browne gets three early kills for the Warriors but Moanalua holds the early 8-6 lead. Warriors answer with a 10-5 run to take a 16-13 lead and are now up 20-15. The Warriors […]

Moanalua, Mililani try to buck history

By Jerry Campany on October 31, 2013

Who is it going to be? Moanalua? Mililani? Most likely neither. Both OIA programs have a chance to knock off an ILH power in tonight’s semifinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships on the Kamehameha-Hawaii campus. Moanalua plays top seed Kamehameha while OIA champ Mililani takes on Punahou. The OIA champion Trojans have been in the semifinals in each of the last two years, only to be ousted by an ILH power, eventual champion Punahou last year […]

Live Blog: D-I girls volleyball tournament, Day 2

By Jerry Campany on October 30, 2013

A few notes from the four Divison I quarterfinals matches before Kamehameha-Maui and Moanalua go at it: No. 3 Mililani (14-0) vs. Aiea (8-6) The first match at Keaau pits OIA foes against each other, but they have had very different seasons. The Trojans completed its run undefeated while Na Alii sat in the middle of the pack before coming up big in the OIA tournament with wins over Kalani, Kapolei and Leilehua. Mililani swept Aiea the only time they […]

Video: Kamehameha prepares for states

By Paul Honda on October 29, 2013

Kamehameha coach Chris Blake and senior setter/opposite Alohi Robins-Hardy talk about the upcoming girls volleyball state tournament on the Big Island. Kamehameha played against ‘Iolani in an exhibition match Saturday at the Bump Set & Spike for the Cure at St. Francis gymnasium.

Oahu’s top VB seeds to show their stuff

By Jerry Campany on October 25, 2013

Before getting down to the serious business of competing for a state championship, Oahu’s premier volleyball teams will take some time out to have a little fun. ILH champion Kamehameha and OIA Champion Mililani will be at St. Francis on Saturday, competing in the fourth edition of Bump, Set and Spike for the Cure to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. It may be a little difficult to tell who the players are even with a program, as Alohi […]

Kamehameha gets top seed in state tournament

By Jerry Campany on October 24, 2013

It’s not how many you lose, when you lose them is way more important. Kahuku, which looked like the class of the OIA East all season and rose as high as No. 2 in the Star-Advertiser’s top 10 poll, drew a particularly tough draw in the Division I girls volleyball state tournament beginning Tuesday on the Big Island. The Red Raiders, who lost successive matches to Mililani and Moanalua in the OIA tournament this week, fell to third in the […]