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Hawaii Preparatory Academy

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About Ka Makani

The tiny rural town of Waimea on the Big Island of Hawai‘i is home to the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Ka Makani, which is Hawaiian for “the wind,” but there is so much more to it than that. The ancient Hawaiian people were very observant to the world around them and names were given to winds, rains, clouds and other elemental forms. The private, co-educational boarding school, founded in 1949, is noted for its steady trade winds which accelerate down from the hillside at speeds averaging 20 MPH. The wind and rain of Waimea was named by the ancient Hawaiian people as Kipu‘upu‘u, which is widely mentioned in chants and songs for its strength, beauty, the shivering cold, as well as poetic references to its violent nature.

The Kipu‘upu‘u was also one of the most fierce warrior troupes that Hawai‘i has ever known – their name is taken as a way to embody the swift and powerful nature of Waimea’s famed wind and rain. Training in the harsh conditions of Waimea made for very tough warriors. The Kipu‘upu‘u warriors were integral in Kamehameha the Great’s quest to unite all of the Hawaiian islands, which he conquered most of the islands establishing the Kingdom of Hawai‘i in 1810.

Hawaii Prep is also the home of one of the most challenging cross country courses in the state, due to its elevation (2,670 feet above sea level) and hilly terrain. Since 1983, the Ka Makani have claimed a dozen boys and girls cross country state titles, which proves that training in the harsh conditions of Kipu‘upu‘u makes swift and powerful warriors.

PARTICIPATING SPORTS & ROSTERS

VARSITY BOYS
BASEBALL  Jordan Hayslip
BASKETBALL  Dave Huntington , Fred Wawner
CANOE PADDLING  Mesepa Tanoai,
CROSS COUNTRY  Lupe Diaz
FOOTBALL  Jordan Hayslip
GOLF  TBA
SOCCER  Rich Braithwaite
SWIMMING  Mark Noetzel
TENNIS  Jeff Lewis
TRACK & FIELD  Pat Lau
VOLLEYBALL  Sharon Peterson
WRESTLING  Hamilton Ford
VARSITY GIRLS
BASKETBALL  Dr. Craig Kimura
CANOE PADDLING  Mesepa Tanoai
CROSS COUNTRY  Kimo Higgins
GOLF  TBA
SOCCER  Stephen Perry
SOFTBALL  Betsy Tranquilli
SWIMMING  Mark Noetzel
TENNIS  Jeff Lewis
TRACK & FIELD  Pat Lau
VOLLEYBALL  Sharon Peterson
WATER POLO  Greg McKenna
WRESTLING  Hamilton Ford

 

LATEST NEWS & PHOTO GALLERIES

HHSAA BOYS SOCCER

The Queen's Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer Championships All-Tournament Team

Posted (Sat) February 27, 2016
as selected by the media and HHSAA... more
HHSAA DIVISION II BOYS SOCCER

Hawaii Prep takes home division II boys soccer championship title

Posted (Sat) February 27, 2016
In the division II boys soccer championship match on Saturday afternoon in the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex, Hawaii Prep defeated Kamehameha-Hawaii 3 to 1 for the division II title... more
HHSAA GIRLS SOCCER

The Queen's Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer Championships All-Tournament Team

Posted (Mon) February 22, 2016
The HHSAA announces the all-tournament team in the Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships, as selected by the media and HHSAA representatives... more
HHSAA DIVISION II GIRLS SOCCER

Hawaii Prep wins division II girls soccer championship

Posted (Sat) February 20, 2016
In the division II girls soccer championship match on Saturday afternoon at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex, Hawaii Prep defeated Kamehameha-Hawaii 1-0... more
HHSAA CROSS COUNTRY

Iolani Boys and Punahou Girls Takes home Division I Championship Titles

Posted (Sat) October 31, 2015
The 51st running of the Honolulu Marathon/HHSAA Cross Country State Championships took place Oct. 31, 2015, in clear skies at the Seabury Hall campus in Makawao, Maui... more

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SCHOOL OVERVIEW


Nickname: Ka Makani
Web Page: http://www.hpa.edu
School Colors: Red & White
Founded: 1948
Merged with HHSAA: 1959
 
Head of School: Robert McKendry

Athletic Director: Stephen Perry

Athletic Trainer: Scott Oshiro

CONTACT ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
Phone: (808) 881-4027
Fax: (808) 881-4090
 

RECENT HHSAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

2016 Boys Soccer - Division II
Girls Soccer - Division II
Track & Field - Girls
2015 Cross Country - Boys - Division II
Girls Soccer - Division II
2014 Boys Basketball - Division II
Cross Country - Boys - Division II
Girls Soccer - Division II

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