High School Sports

Garret Tihada steps down after 31 seasons with the Luna’s

Under Tihada’s leadership the Lunas’ program has rose to become not just the perennial power of Division II football on the Valley Isle, but the entire state.

Yamamoto stars in MLB debut

Updates on Hawaii players selected in 2019 MLB Draft

  Tuitele calls Hall of Honor induction a dream come true

  HHSAA inducts Class of 2019 into Hall of Honor

  808 Passing Academy is Schroeder’s way to ‘pay it forward’

  GPA Showcase gives local football players opportunity to shine

Continued Coverage

  University of Hawaii leads Youth Impact Program

Saint Louis football’s Wilson named to 2020 Polynesian Bowl roster

Saint Francis ends season on high note with DII state title win over Waimea

Punahou takes down Mililani in DI state title game

ICYMI: State titles handed out in girls water polo, boys volleyball, softball

Hirata named ‘Iolani boys varsity head coach

  Kamehameha girls and boys wrestling teams win third state title

The Kamehameha boys and girls dominated on the mat, winning team state titles.

  After 35 years, the Maryknoll Spartans are state champions again

It’s a drought that started in 1984, when the school won it’s first state championship.

  The man behind the Monarch milestone

The Damien hoops program is on the rise, with back-to-back state title game appearances on the hardwood being lead by coach Alvin Stephenson.

  Spartans dominate Punahou 50-34 in Division I final

Maryknoll Spartans have win their first basketball state crown since 1984 with dominant performance over last years defending champions.

  Monarchs win Division II state basketball title

Kamehameha wins boys and girls wrestling team state titles

Punahou advances over Lunas in Quarterfinal

Iolani beats Moanalua in OT thriller

  Hawaii’s top pound-for-pound wrestlers look to repeat at states

  Iolani girl’s basketball team wins first state title in 23 years

  Moanalua survives OT thriller against Kailua, 56-49, to win OIA DI title

Na Menehune took down Kailua High in overtime, 56-49, en route to the school’s sixth OIA title Wednesday night.

  Farrington edges out Kaiser, 56-43, to win OIA DII title

Led by Raefe McEnroe’s 18-point, 13-rebound double-double, Farrington captured its first DII title 2011.

  Punahou boys soccer team remains state champs for third year

For the third time in five years the Punahou boys soccer team has emerged as state champs.

Hawaii’s Ikei wins wrestling gold medal in Austria

Ikei took home a gold medal in Austria over the weekend, going undefeated (4-) at 53 kg. She secured wins over Slovenian, German and Polish opposition.

  After starting the year as a 0-star recruit, Haunga finally earns his scholarship

Haunga never let the recruiting process get him down, even as he was listed as the 3,012th prospect in the country by 247Sports.

  Falatea’s decision to sign with Princeton based on education

Falatea didn’t hesitate once Princeton offered him an opportunity to continue his football career on the collegiate stage. But it wasn’t necessarily football that drew Falatea to Princeton; it was the opportunity to set himself up for life.

  Warrior football adds 8 new players on National Letter of Intent Signing Day

The eight players will bring Hawaii's 2019 recruiting class to 21 after signing 13 players on Early Signing Day back in December.

  Makaula’s recruiting journey had its twist and turns, but he found the right fit at USC

This morning’s National Letter of Intent Signing Day was a culmination of hard work for Makaula, who didn’t have a clue where or if he would be playing college football on a scholarship less than a month ago.

  Local student-athletes put pen to paper on National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Here’s a breakdown of which student-athletes have signed where for their respective sports:

  4 standout female high school football players hope to inspire others to play

While predominantly a male-driven sport in Hawaii and throughout the country, high school football in the islands have begun to embrace the idea of having girls play on the same field as boys not to make headlines, but because they can play.

  Kamehameha captures Division I girls state soccer title 1-0

Kamehameha entered as the heavy favorites and the number 1 overall seed, Warriors Carley Park was named most outstanding player of the tournament.

  Hawaii Prep Academy wins Division II girls soccer crown 4-0

The dynasty looks to be stronger then ever as HPA led the state final matchup from start to finish.

  This Hawaii teen has beat the odds to become a top talent on the court

On the basketball court number 23 for the Pearl City Chargers looks and plays just like any other player on the hardwood.

PHOTOS: 2019 Polynesian Bowl

The third annual Polynesian Bowl was won by Team Makai tonight by a score of 27-7 at Aloha Stadium.

Heading to the 2019 Polynesian Bowl? Here’s what you need to know

100 of the country’s elite high school football players will represent Team Makai and Team Mauka and will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

  A friendship forged on the gridiron

Polynesian Bowl gives childhood friends last opportunity to play together before college.

  Unranked: Suliafu making a name for himself at 2019 Polynesian Bowl

Instead of trying to convince people that they’re wrong about his skillset, Suliafu simply straps on his helmet, sticks his hand in the ground, bites down on his mouthpiece and showcases violence in the trenches.

  Polynesian Bowl players, coaches reflect on ’very humbling’ trip to Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial

Today’s visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial was a humbling one. And an experience that puts everything in perspective.

  Playing 2019 Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium is ‘special’ for local players

“I both started and finished my high school career here, so it’s kind of sentimental to me."

What you need to know ahead of the 2019 Polynesian Bowl

Of the 100 players, 26 of them graduated are currently from high schools on the islands - majority of which are listed as three-, four- and five-star recruits.

Tickets to star-studded 2019 Polynesian Bowl now on sale

The stars will be out in force at the 2019 Polynesian Bowl, and tickets to the game are on sale now.

  Hawaii high school products headline Warriors’ early signing period class

The Rainbow Warrior football team secured 13 new commitments from early signees today during the early signing period and continued its mission to defend pride rock.

  Saint Louis’ Tuitele has dream of playing college football turn into reality after signing with Huskies

"Choosing (Washington) I think was the best decision that I have made in my life. I feel so comfortable and I just feel at home,” he said.

  Kaimuki’s Paama calls signing with Washington ‘a blessing’

Citing family, faith and the right fit for himself and his mother, Paama feels that he found a second home on the west coast.

  Mililani’s Gabriel signs with UCF Football

The 2018 Gatorade Hawaii Football Player of the Year officially signed his National Letter of Intent with the Knights this afternoon at his high school’s library.

  Medina wins 2018 Billabong Pipe Masters

Banzai Pipeline produced yet another epic moment.

  You’ll be able to see the nation’s top-ranked prep basketball team at this year’s Iolani Classic

This year the tournament will be highlighted by Montverde Academy. The team from Florida is currently ranked number 1 in the country according to USA today.

'Unequal treatment’: Athletes file class action over lack of girls’ facilities, opportunities at Hawaii schools

“Simply because of their gender ... plaintiffs experience grossly unequal treatment, benefits and opportunities in relation to male athletes.”

Mililani’s Gabriel named Gatorade Hawaii Football Player of the Year

The 6-foot, 190-pound senior quarterback threw for 3,754 yards and 38 touchdowns this past season, leading the Trojans (10-3) to the Division I Open state tournament championship game.

NFL’s Ngata, Smith-Schuster named honorary captains for 2019 Polynesian Bowl

The 2019 Polynesian Bowl just keeps getting better and better.

  HI-Five Athlete of the Week: Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo

This week’s HI-Five athlete of the week is Kapaa High School kicker Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo.

  Saint Louis clinches 3rd straight state title by taking down Mililani, 38-17

For the third-straight year, the Saint Louis Crusaders are state champions.

Waipahu upsets Hilo for first D-1 state title, 42-22

Waipahu won its first state football championship in school history tonight against defending D-1 champs, Hilo, in an upset 42-22 victory at Aloha Stadium.

  Lahainaluna wins 3rd straight D-II state title over Kapaa, 34-32

Lahainaluna pulled off the three-peat in dramatic fashion this afternoon sat Aloha Stadium, coming back from a 26-7 halftime deficit to defeat Kapaa 34-32 in the D-II state title game.

  Chasing the Koa: The state’s top teams to compete in the HHSAA Football State Championships

The season is coming to an end, culminating in three championship-worthy matchups this Saturday in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium.

  Football Fridays: Week 17 (11/23/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and Steve Uyehara break down the state title games happening this weekend at Aloha Stadium, starting with Lahainaluna vs. Kapaa, Hilo vs. Waipahu and Saint Louis vs. Mililani.

Saint Louis’ Tuitele commits to University of Washington

One of the most dominant defensive players in all of high school has made his college commitment.Saint Louis defensive lineman Faatui Tuitele revealed his commitment to the University of Washington on Twitter Sunday night.

  Saint Louis dominates Kahuku, 49-22; advances to 4th straight state title game

The Saint Louis Crusaders take down Kahuku, 49-22.

  Mililani overcomes slow start to advance to title game, defeats Campbell 24-2

Mililani Trojans defeat Campbell Sabers 24 - 2 in Open Division semifinal

  Football Fridays: Week 16 (11/16/2018)

It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing: Hawaii high school football is back!Hosts Kainoa Carlson and Steve Uyehara break down the games to watch this weekend around the state as the state tournament kicks off.

  Hawaii Night Lights: Week 16 (11/15/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 15 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Saint Louis vs. Kahuku.

  ‘It’s game time now’: Kahuku seeks revenge against Saint Louis

In what was hyped up to be a preview of the OIA Open Division title game back in September, Saint Louis took down Kahuku 30-14, in a game that wasn’t as close as the final box score would indicate. But now that it's playoff time, everything changes.

Over 60 Hawaii high school seniors sign national letters of intent

Sixty-nine Hawaii high school student-athletes put their respective pens to paper earlier this morning at the annual Education-1st National Letter of Intent Signing Day Ceremony at thee Hawaii Convention Center.

  Roosevelt advances to DII semi final with 20-7 win over PAC-5

The Cinderella Story for PAC-5 is over as the Wolf Pack lost to Roosevelt 20-7 tonight in the Dii quarterfinal. With the win, the Rough Riders will now advance to take on Lahainaluna on the road in the DII semi finals.

  Waipahu defeats Iolani, 20-19; will face Hilo for DI state title

It took a second half comeback, but Waipahu took down Iolani tonight 20-19 in a back-and-forth war to set up a DI state title showdown against Hilo.

  ‘I admire everything you accomplished,’ NFL’s Drew Brees tells Hawaii’s first female quarterback

‘I admire everything that you’ve accomplished thus far.’

  Football Fridays: Week 15 (11/09/2018)

It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing: Hawaii high school football is back!Hosts Kainoa Carlson and Steve Uyehara break down the games to watch this weekend around the state as the state tournament kicks off.

  Hawaii Night Lights: Week 15 (11/08/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 15 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Iolani vs. Waipahu.

  Mililani’s Gabriel named HI-Five Athlete of the Week

This week’s HI Five Athlete of the Week is Mililani Trojans quarterback Dillon Gabriel.Gabriel led the Trojans to the OIA Open Division title with a 27-7 win over Kahuku, throwing for 374 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

  ‘It’s been a special journey'

The Kaimuki Bulldogs have one of the smallest roster sizes in the state.

  First Hawaiian Bank State tournament begins this weekend

The regular season is in the books and kickoff for the 2018 First Hawaiian Bank State Football Championships is set for this Friday.

BODYARMOR named official sports drink of Polynesian Bowl

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame and BODYARMOR Sports Drink have agreed to an exclusive multi-year partnership.

  Mililani wins OIA Open Division title, defeats Kahuku 28-7

Last season in the OIA title game, Mililani fell short in a loss to Kahuku, ending its hopes at an OIA championship. Fast forward a year later, and the Trojans got their revenge over the Red Raiders in an impressive 28-7 victory in the OIA Open Division title game at Aloha Stadium.

  Campbell earns state title berth over Farrington, 42-26

The Campbell Sabers came to play and took down Farrington High School in the 3rd place game of the OIA Open Division playoffs, winning by a score of 42-26.

  Hawaii Night Lights: Week 14 (11/01/2018)

Hosts Kainoa Carlson and David McCracken break down Week 14 of the Hawaii high school football season with highlights and analysis before previewing the ‘Game of the Week’ between Mililani vs. Kahuku.

  Waipahu ends Castle’s run, 32-3

Castle High School’s Cinderella run came to an end tonight in the OIA D-I championship game, losing to Waipahu 32-3 at Aloha Stadium.

  Roosevelt takes down Kaimuki, 28-14

In the OIA D-II championship game tonight, undefeated Kaimuki lost its first game of the season against Roosevelt, 28-18 at Aloha Stadium.

  ILH denies Saint Francis football’s appeal to forfeit season

Saint Francis appealed the forfeiture of its varsity football team’s undefeated season due to an ineligible fifth-year senior on the team, but that appeal was denied late Thursday night.