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Kaleinani Kabalis, right, played two seasons at juco powerhouse Western Nebraska Community College before eventually finishing her college career at Northern State in 2012. In becoming the Hilo High girls coach, Kabalis is the third daughter of Carla Carpenter-Kabalis – an NAIA and UHH Hall of Famer – to join the coaching ranks.
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Kamehameha's Taina Kaauwai goes up high to tap back a block during last night's DI game against Waiakea held at Keaau High school. Photo: Tim Wright
Before she became the Hilo High girls volleyball coach, Kaleinani Kabalis reached a level very few coaches in the state have achieved, and so did her sister Kuulei Kabalis, her co-head coach.