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West Oahu Sports // Chargers Host Summer Basketball, Focus On Defense
Champions in girls basketball are crowned in February, but summer months figure equally big for most programs. For Pearl City head coach Kara Taniyama, this...

West Oahu Sports // Na Ali‘i’s Okubo, Iwabuchi Earn Top 2015 Judo Honors
Aiea’s Kari Okubo has been named OIA West Player of the Year for judo, the league announced recently. Okubo was individual champion in the 154-pound...

West Oahu Sports // HPU Honors Top West Players
The presence of players from West Oahu on the Hawaii Pacific University baseball team was once again considerable this spring for the Sharks, with 10...

West Oahu Sports // Coach Velasco Is Good For Pearl City Boys Volleyball
Pearl City boys volleyball head coach Brennan Velasco will remember 2015 as the so-called transition year, which invariably goes with the territory for a first-year...

West Oahu Sports // Aiea Softball Prepares For DII State Championships
Twelve teams will take part in this week’s Division II State Softball Championships, and 11 of them will have the same mindset: Catch Nanakuli. You...

West Oahu Sports // Chargers Look To Rebuild For 2015 Football Season
With the exception of his loyal assistant coaches, Pearl City head football coach Robin Kami hasn’t seen a lot of familiar faces this offseason. Indeed,...

West Oahu Sports // West Teams Prep For Baseball State Championships
The final destination of choice for all in the prep baseball community is University of Hawaii’s Les Murakami Stadium, scene of both divisional state tournaments....

West Oahu Sports // Na Ali‘i Girls Vie For Top Softball Berths, Close Out Season
Should Aiea’s softball team produce another riveting postseason run this spring, they likely will look back on their work ethic as a contributing factor. “Peaking...

West Oahu Sports // Four West Oahu Teams Gear Up For Postseason Softball Run
All 14 OIA Division I softball teams opened pre-season camp back in February with the same mindset — to be in the mix for a...

West Oahu Sports // Physical Disability Won’t Stop Kapolei Wrestler Ilaban
Shandon Ilaban always has counted on his work ethic to keep him a step ahead of the competition on the wrestling mat. Born with a...

West Oahu Sports // Local Youths Now Can Play Tackle Football In NYS Tourneys
If partners Paul Alejado and Brian Kaupiko have their way, a team from Hawaii soon may be competing in National Youth Sports’ annual National Championship...

West Oahu Sports // West Baseball Teams Hope To Finish Strong At Season’s End
The final week of the OIA baseball season has arrived with much still to be decided for Aiea, Campbell, Kapolei, Pearl City and Waipahu. A...

West Oahu Sports // Chargers Boys Volleyball Team Gets Shot At State DII Title
That his boys volleyball team is akin to a rock band without a true front man is all fine with Pearl City coach Brennan Velasco....

West Oahu Sports // Hurricanes To Face Na Ali‘i In OIA DII Baseball Rematch
The relaxed air prevailing at the Kapolei baseball team’s functions this spring has been a good thing, to hear longtime Hurricane head coach Tom Ebanez...

West Oahu Sports // Togafua, Na Ali‘i Rally For DII Volleyball Playoff Position
Among priorities for Aiea boys volleyball head coach Erin Coker will be to ensure that senior Perritte Togafau closes out his prep career the right...

West Oahu Sports // Five West Teams Prepare For OIA Baseball Battle This Week
As the OIA baseball season reaches the midway point of 2015, every game is big for Aiea, Kapolei, Campbell, Pearl City and Waipahu. A look...

West Oahu Sports // Wendt Connection A Good Thing For Kapolei Water Polo
For all the games the Kapolei water polo team has won during Tiala Wendt’s high school career, the highlight of her four-year run with the...

West Oahu Sports // Saber Girls’ 2014 Season A Turning Point For Soccer Team
The Campbell girls soccer team broke new ground this winter, delivering the school its first Division I OIA title in its long history. The afterglow...

West Oahu Sports // Chargers’ Girls Judo Team Seeks Sixth-straight State Title
The by-product of the Pearl City girls judo team’s overwhelming the field at last May’s state tournament is its “all-or-nothing” mindset about 2015. Nothing less...

West Oahu Sports // Hopeau Earns Top Soccer Honors
Kapolei junior soccer midfielder Shandon Hopeau has been named OIA West Player of the Year, the league revealed recently. Hopeau scored 20 goals to help...

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