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High School Roundup: Edison, Newport Harbor and Sage Hill start girls’ volleyball season in Hawaii

High School Roundup: Edison, Newport Harbor and Sage Hill start girls’ volleyball season in Hawaii
Sage Hill School coach Dan Thomassen, seen giving instructions on Nov. 21, 2017, is leading the Lightning at the Ann Kang Invitational in Hawaii. (Dan Watson)

The Edison, Newport Harbor and Sage Hill high school girls’ volleyball teams have started their seasons off in Hawaii, each hoping to catch a wave of momentum before heading back to the mainland.

Edison got off to the best start of the three, winning two of three matches to open the Ann Kang Invitational on Thursday at the Honolulu Iolani School.

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The Chargers came into Friday tied with Clovis Buchanan for second in Pool B. Iolani jumped to the front of the pool after winning all three of its matches on Thursday.

Buchanan beat Edison 25-27, 25-20, 15-12 to begin Friday’s action. The Chargers (2-2) are also scheduled to face King Kekaulike, from Pukalani, Hawaii, and defending Academy League champion Sage Hill on Friday.

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Newport Harbor defeated the Honolulu Hawaii Baptist Academy on Thursday, but the Sailors are just 1-5 through the first two days of action.

Newport Harbor lost to Sun Valley Village Christian (25-15, 25-14), Manhattan Beach Mira Costa (25-13, 25-12) and Honolulu Moanalua (25-20, 25-19) on Friday. Siena Springborn led the Sailors with 21 kills across all three matches.

Sage Hill went 1-2 to begin the tournament on Thursday. The Lightning’s scheduled matches for Friday are against King Kekaulike, Iolani and Edison.

Local teams have a history in the Ann Kang Invitational. Newport Harbor won the tournament in 1998 and 1999, while Edison won it in 2011.

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