Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

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Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sacred Hearts Academy  |   Honolulu, Hawaii

Ka Leo

Sports

Varsity basketball player Kalysa Marie Ng prepares to take a shot during a game against Leilehua High School. Photo by Samantha Europa

Mental health: The game not all athletes are prepared for

Samantha Europa, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2022

From the roaring crowd of fans after a game-winning shot to the relief felt when the championship banner goes up, many student athletes dream of these...

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Kalani High School student Lily Merit leading her crew in seat one during the 2022 Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association (HCRA) state championships. Photo courtesy of Merit.

Sports bring different communities together

Mahinamakamaeokalani Monsarrat-Ohelo, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2022

Every student athlete is different, especially if they are from different schools or environments. Many of them have different thoughts and ideas about...

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SLS receiver Jaysen Peters DeLaura making a play against Bishop Gorman earlier this year. DeLaura missed the “Friday Night Lights” feeling when he was injured. Photo courtesy of DeLaura.

Inside the life of injured athletes

Nahenahe Alo, Staff Reporter
November 14, 2022

In the United States, approximately eight million high school students play sports. One million of them are injured.  Two student athletes, Sacred...

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Academy senior Andromeda Tong cheers at her last football game earlier this school year. She’s excited for the offseason to get a much needed break off the mat. Photo courtesy of Robert Tong.

Insight into student athletes’ life during the offseason

Ava Damo, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2022

Many student athletes, like Sacred Hearts Academy senior Andromeda Tong, believe the offseason is important. It’s a time to either take a much needed...

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Sacred Hearts Academy senior Sydney Bump returned to in-person learning this school year. Bump quit playing soccer to focus on schoolwork and improved mental health. Photo by Isabella Savea.

Hawaii’s youth lose interest in sports during pandemic

Isabella Savea, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2022

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, every touchdown, strike and goal was blocked by the tough defense that came in the form of a deadly virus....

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Sacred Heart Academy junior Anna Takegawa (left) plays “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” during an esports practice with (middle to right) Adviser Derrick Lee and seniors Shari Leong and Katie Rebugio. With esports a sanctioned Hawaii high school sport, the team competes weekly against other schools in the Pacific/Coastal region. All photos by Ella blu Pakele.

Lancers level up to high school esports

Ella blu Pakele, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022

With the coronavirus pandemic limiting in-person activities, Sacred Hearts Academy junior Anna Takegawa turned to esports, or competitive video gaming. "Gaming...

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In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic halted mostly all in-person activities. Young athletes were forced off the fields and the courts—and into a downward trend of youth who decided they wouldnt go back.

This illustration depicts the issue. It shows a softball player getting ready to bat. Written on the ball coming toward her are issues student athletes face today, including lack of motivation and depression. These issues, experts say, are factors contributing to their disinterest in returning to play. Illustration By Mei Wai Lee.

ILLUSTRATION – Hawaii’s youth lose interest in sports

Mei Wai Lee, Staff Artist
February 26, 2022

  To read more, find the full article here.

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Academy junior Juliette Cramer during sailing practice. She also coaches youth at Hawaii Yacht Club. All photos by Jillian Simpson.

Spectacular sailor stories

Jillian Simpson, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2021

Sailing is a beautiful, yet underrated, aspect of our community. Whether it is competitive racing, casual cruising or a way of life, there are people in...

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Tuitele goes through surgery for her gallbladder.

Student athletes cope with injuries

Sarah Fiaseu
March 19, 2021

Globally, athletes have dealt with an array of injuries, resulting in the need for physical therapy and/or mental strengthening. Talia Tuitele, a graduate...

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Academy cheerleaders rise to the occasion during competition last year. Photo courtesy of Alissa de Smet

SHA athletes adjust sports routines to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic

Jasmine Le
January 12, 2021

This time last year, Sacred Hearts Academy senior Kailyn Kupau would have been practicing drills on the court and exercising with her teammates. But instead,...

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Varsity member Andromeda Tong at the JAMZ National Cheerleading Competition last year. Photo courtesy of Andromeda Tong.

Lancer cheerleaders named best in country

Zandrina Cambra
January 12, 2021

While a global pandemic put a halt on high school sports this fall, Sacred Hearts Academy’s cheer team put their motto to the test. “Hard work beats...

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The Crusader and Lancer team show off their winning routine at a pep rally on the Academy campus last week. They won their second national title this year. All photos by Mercedes Anacleto.

Male cheer team hoists over stereotypes

Mercedes Anacleto , Social Media Editor, Reporter
February 28, 2020

For a sport that’s become predominantly female, Saint Louis School senior Odyn Kane is proud to be part of the state’s first all-male cheer team.  “(People...

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Ready, set, run!

Ready, set, run!

Rheamae Ibarra, Reporter
December 3, 2019

Last month, Sacred Hearts Academy Lancers raced in the annual cross country championships with the determination to win.  During the Interscholastic...

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The varsity volleyball team after the game with the division II championship trophy. The Lancers beat two-time defending champion Le Jardin Academy.

Varsity volleyball takes state championship title

Rebecca Meyer and Mercedes Anacleto
November 6, 2018

For the second time in Sacred Hearts Academy’s 110-year-history, the varsity volleyball team took home a state title, defeating former two-time division...

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Lily Kahawai passing up the first ball for the last point against Le Jardin. The last play of the JV Gold’s season.

Undefeated champions

Mercedes Anacleto, Reporter
November 6, 2018

“We’re like a pack of wolves. Hungry for the win and always have each others back,” sophomore and captain of junior varsity (JV) team Sarah Fiaseu...

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