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Extra: More on Punahou, St. Francis

By Paul Honda on October 31, 2011

(Today’s print edition carried a follow-up story on Punahou’s girls volleyball championship. Here’s more, the stuff that didn’t make it to print due to space limitations.) Is this the end of a dynasty at Kamehameha? “I don’t think so,” Punahou coach Peter Balding said. “I think our society looks at a dynasty in terms of wins and losses. Was Buffalo not a dynasty? They went to four straight Super Bowls and we don’t consider them a dynasty because they lost […]

Kamehameha/KS-Hawaii: extended version

By Paul Honda on October 28, 2011

(Didn’t have enough space in the print edition this morning, so here goes.) Kamehameha 3, Kamehameha-Hawaii 0 The Kapalama campus Warriors were in total control from start to finish against their sister campus from the Big Island for a 25-15, 25-13, 25-13 win in quarterfinal play of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships at Farrington’s Richard Kitamura Fieldhouse. Setter Alohi Robins-Hardy fed the KSH defense a steady diet of attacks from the middle with 6-foot Pikake Laumauna (eight […]

Tyler Taumua Stat Ticker update

By Paul Honda on October 27, 2011

Oh yes, it’s that time again, ladies and germs, to elaborate and congratulate these fine football teams. Perhaps no compliment would be more apt than one to Tyler Taumua as we examine the Tyler Taumua Stat Ticker. It’s been a few weeks since we last examined the junior running back’s prolific numbers. With the Great Wall of Bamboolas clearing his way, Taumua had been on a record pace through six games. How has he fared lately? He suffered an injury […]

Fourth and the season

By Paul Honda on October 23, 2011

Correction on the key fourth-and-1 play by Campbell late in yesterday’s game with Aiea. I thought I saw Justin Tago-Su‘e sneak it over for a first down, but I got mixed up after talking with the coaches and wrote that it was backup QB Isaac Hurd. It was Tago-Su‘e who snuck over for the key first down. It was a dramatic call for Campbell, which was at its 29-yard line with 3 minutes left. My apologies for the error. Paul […]

‘Iolani/Pac-Five recap

By Jerry Campany on October 21, 2011

(Here’s the story of last weekend’s football game between ‘Iolani and Pac-Five. We had limited space in the print edition.) No touchdown passes for Reece Foy, no problem for the aerial attack of ‘Iolani. Instead, the Raiders rushed for 189 yards and got touchdown runs from Kody Mento and Jordan Lee for a 21-6 win over Pac-Five to clinch the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II crown. For good measure, wide receiver Tanner Nishioka delivered a touchdown pass to seal […]

Video: Kaimi Fairbairn (part 1)

By Paul Honda on October 18, 2011

See Parts 2-5 here. Click here to see Kaimi Fairbairn’s 60-yard practice field goal at Aloha Stadium. No tee.

Kaimi Fairbairn feature: extended version

By Paul Honda on October 18, 2011

(Wrote more than enough for the print edition. Here’s the uncut version.) In the beginning, there was basic, vanilla kicking of points after. He kicked the PATs, but preferred catching the football. Then came high school. Kaimi Fairbairn didn’t see much ahead in football, even at a program on the rise. He took a chance on water polo. “I almost drowned,” he said. “I’m not that good of a swimmer.” He went back to football. Punahou is quite glad he […]