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Waianae’s Rosario invited to Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on October 19, 2017

Waianae running back Rico Rosario, who set the Seariders’ single-game school rushing record with 243 yards earlier this season, has been selected to play in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl. Rosario (5-foot-10, 200 pounds), who was an All-State first-team selection as a junior after leading the state in rushing yards, is currently third on Oahu in Division I with 702 yards and a league-best 10 rushing touchdowns in only seven games played. Rosario surpassed 2,000 career rushing yards in a win […]

‘Iolani’s Genovia will miss state tournament

By Billy Hull on October 18, 2017

Last Friday at Kozuki Stadium, ‘Iolani slotback Justin Genovia joined a special group. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound senior caught a 7-yard pass over the middle against St. Francis to make him the ninth player ever on Oahu to record 2,000 career receiving yards. That accomplishment was quickly overshadowed when Genovia struggled to get up after taking a hit in the middle of the field. Genovia, the Raiders’ leading receiver this season with 869 yards and seven touchdowns on 83 receptions, suffered […]

‘Iolani will defend its state title after all

By Billy Hull on October 17, 2017

It had been 31 days since the ‘Iolani girls volleyball team won a match when it took the floor last Friday in its final game of the ILH second round. Winless since sweeping Punahou on Sept. 12, the Raiders needed a win over the Buffanblu and a Kamehameha win over Maryknoll the next day to ensure they’d get a shot in a playoff to earn the right to defend their state championship. ‘Iolani coach Kainoa Obrey called their 25-15, 25-16, […]

HAWAII GROWN: Tafua lands at Utah

By Billy Hull on October 17, 2017

Former Kamehameha defensive end Mika Tafua, a 2014 Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State first team selection, has enrolled at Utah and has joined the Utes football team on scholarship. Utah announced Tafua’s addition to the roster today. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds, Tafua originally signed with Brigham Young out of high school. He served his two-year LDS mission in Washington State and decided to enroll at Utah instead. Tafua was the co-defensive player of the year in the ILH in 2014 […]

HAWAII GROWN: Another award for Milton

By Billy Hull on October 16, 2017

The McKenzie Milton show rolled on over the weekend with another award-winning performance. The Central Florida sophomore quarterback was named the American Athletic Conference offensive player of the week today after lighting up the scoreboard yet again in a 63-21 victory over East Carolina on Saturday. Milton, a 2016 Mililani graduate, finished 21-for-27 for 324 yards and two touchdowns and also scored on a 1-yard run for his first rushing touchdown of the season. Milton is now second in the […]

Waipahu earns first ranking since 2011

By Billy Hull on October 16, 2017

For the first time since the 2011 season — a span of 92 weeks — Waipahu is ranked in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10. The Marauders (9-0), who shut out Roosevelt 38-0 on Friday to advance to the OIA Division II title game a week from Thursday against Pearl City, earned seven votes in the latest rankings released today to check in at No. 10. Waipahu finished ahead of Hilo (four), St. Francis (three), Konawaena (three), Farrington (three), Maui (one) […]

Saint Louis remains in Top 25

By Billy Hull on October 16, 2017

Saint Louis continued to hold onto its No. 25 ranking in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released on Sunday. The Crusaders (7-0) were idle to start the ILH second round over the weekend. Saint Louis will play Kamehameha, which ended a 10-game losing streak to Punahou with a 44-31 win over the Buffanblu on Friday, for the overall league title on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Kamehameha (4-4) would have to beat Saint Louis twice to end the Crusaders’ season. […]

Kamehameha notches breakthrough win

By Billy Hull on October 14, 2017

It was a fitting end to Kamehameha’s first win over Punahou in its last 11 tries. Warriors running back Kanoa Shannon, the workhorse of the Kamehameha offense all season, scored his first rushing touchdown against an ILH opponent on carry No. 162 this season, scoring from 7 yards out with 2:10 remaining to ice Kamehameha’s 44-31 victory over Punahou on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. Shannon, who finished with 86 yards on 28 carries, is averaging 24 carries a game […]