Our boys were crowned back-to-back Division II State Champs yesterday after beating the St. Louis Crusaders 2-1. Both teams were challenged in this exciting match-up after the two day weather break in Honolulu. Noah Wise '17 scored our first goal at the 21st minute with ample time in the box to take the shot. Late in the second half, St. Louis' Matt Watkins scores to tie the game 1-1 with close to 15 minutes left in regulation time. A few minutes into the sudden death overtime period, Sihkea Jim '19 sent a long shot past the St. Louis goalie for the DII State Championship. Our strong boys team became the only team in the state to have an unbeaten record (13-0-1) for their season. Congratulations boys!
These two teams know how to keep us on the edge of our seats. We took one of our biggest rivals, Honokaa, to the Championship court for a rematch in Hilo on Friday night. With the upper-hand until the third quarter, our boys were just playing their game but the Honokaa Dragons came out after halftime with a fire in their eyes and stepped up their game. In the last seconds of the game, Javan Perez made a clean layup leaving the game tied 50-50. Honokaa's Kainalu Lau came in clutch and drained one free throw for the BIIF DII Championship. Although it was not the result we had hoped for, we are very proud of our boys and wish them the best of luck in the state tournament next week.
Our boys dominated out on the soccer pitch Friday afternoon taking Kailua in the semi-finals of the state tournament 10-1. Calm and collected, the boys took care of business sending them to the championship game once again. The goals today were scored by Jake Schneider '19 (2), Chris Whitfield '18 (2), Austin Schneider '17 (1), Mateo Batol '18 (1), Bip Padrnos '18 (1), Ghar Pautz '17 (1), and Brendan Moynahan '19 (1). The boys will play Oahu's St. Louis (the number two seed overall) Monday at 3:00 pm due to weather conditions. Tune in on OC16 to watch our Ka Makani soccer team defend their Division II title. Good luck boys, bring it home!
The boys got off to a good start defending their HHSAA DII state title today. They played Makua Lani in the quarter-final game and stomped them with a 2-0 lead at the half and a final of 5-1. "After Austin scored that first goal everyone got so excited and it set the tone for how we were going to keep the ball and use our possession to produce more and more chances." senior, Kama Morrison says after the game. The goals tonight were scored by Austin Schneider '17 (2), Kento Komatsu '18 (1), Jake Schneider '19 (1), and Bip Padrnos '18 (1). Our boys will compete in the semi-finals tomorrow against Kailua at 1:00 pm. Good luck boys!
The boys basketball team traveled to Hilo for the BIIF DII tournament. They competed against the Kohala High School Cowboys and came out on top with a final score of 60-44 and will advance to the championship game against the Honokaa Dragons at 5:00 pm. With this win, the boys have qualified for the HHSAA State Tournament on Oahu next week.
A team winning "3-peat" is common but "4-peat" is pretty rare. In fact, there has not been a HHSAA girls soccer team that has taken the state title for four years in a row since Punahou in '83, '84, '85, and '86. Tonight, that all changed. Congratulations to our wahine soccer team on their fourth consecutive state championship! Our girls took Kapa'a 1-0 with our one goal scored, by Emi Higgins '19, in the 31st minute of the game. Could this be the start of a dynasty?
The boys suffered a tough loss from the strong team from Kea'au tonight. However the four seniors, Dylan Ngango Dikobo, Vuk Durdevic, Dane Francis, and Sean Donnelly, were honored tonight for their hard work and dedication to our Ka Makani basketball team. They will be missed on and off the court next year but wish only the best for the younger players in the years to come.
With a lead of 2-0 at the half and a final score of 3-1, our boys snagged the BIIF DII championship against Kamehameha tonight. About halfway through the second half, Austin Schneider sets up the perfect corner kick, sends it over all of Kamehameha's defenders to his brother, Jake Schneider, who sends a bullet past the keeper for Jake's one goal of the night. The goals tonight were scored by Austin Schneider '17 (2) and Jake Schneider '19 (1). The boys will leave for Oahu on Thursday, February 9th for the HHSAA Tournament.
Less than 30 seconds into the game, Emi Higgins scores her first goal of the night! With an exciting start to the semi-final game, our girls beat Seabury Hall 2-1. They will play in the championship game tomorrow afternoon against Kapa'a. Both of the goals tonight were scored by Emi Higgins '19 (2). The game tomorrow will be broadcasted on OC16 at 5 o'clock so turn the channel at 5 to watch our girls battle for the trophy.
This year marks the eighth consecutive year that our wahine soccer team has been BIIF champions. The girls left for Oahu on Wednesday morning and played this afternoon at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in the quarter-finals against Sacred Hearts Academy from Oahu. In a close match, we pulled out the 3-2 win. The goals were scored by Emalia Higgins '19 (1), Sofia Aguilar '18 (1), and Jenna Perry '20 (1). Stay tuned, the girls will play in the semi-finals tomorrow against Seabury Hall.