Kamehameha’s Jonathan DeMotta said he felt butterflies, but they hardly showed.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Prep became the first outer-island soccer program in the 44-year history of the HHSAA state tournament to claim a Division I championship.
Casey Yamauchi is most valuable for Waiakea when he’s doing a bit of everything on the diamond: sparking the offense as a leadoff hitter, building a wall at third base and pitching under pressure as a closer.
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.
It’s an annual baton passing at Kamehameha, where seniors take on leadership roles and guide the way to another BIIF Division II title.