HONOLULU — Hawaii Preparatory Academy will be the first BIIF team since 2001 to play in the HHSAA Division I state championship after surviving a tough King Kekaulike squad 3-2 in the semifinals on Friday at the Waipio Peninsula Complex on Oahu.
Kamehameha senior goalkeeper Jameson Sato stood and delivered for 100 minutes of HHSAA Division II tournament boys soccer before making a decision that could only come from a leader.
Hawaii Prep is defined by its versatility, especially with two-way players Jonah Hurney, Finn Richmond, Sheldon Aribal, and Michael Hughes, who all set the tone on the pitching mound and at the plate.
The UH-Hilo men’s basketball team buried 15 of 26 or 58 percent from beyond the arc but still lost to Azusa Pacific 95-82 on Thursday at Azusa, Calif.
There was a message posted on the Hawaii Prep World wrestling page last weekend questioning the way the HHSAA doles out championship berth and seeds.
It’s an annual baton passing at Kamehameha, where seniors take on leadership roles and guide the way to another BIIF Division II title.
So far, Hawaii Prep is making this Division I thing look easy.