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Hernandez returns to Kahuku’s house of horrors

By Jerry Campany on October 12, 2017

Darren Hernandez can’t seem to shake Alex Kane. Last week, the Kapolei coach passed the Kailua legend in career wins and this week he can match him with an even bigger victory. Hernandez can become the first visiting coach to win on Kahuku’s field for the third time since Kane turned the tables with a 20-15 win over the Red Raiders in 1985. Kane, who coached Kailua for 18 years in two stints, also won on the North Shore in […]

Upsets not hard to find in OIA first round

By Jerry Campany on October 4, 2017

This year, OIA teams are going to have to earn it. Last year, in the first edition of the open state championship, each of the four schools that won their opening round games in the OIA playoffs (Moanalua, Farrington, Waianae and Leilehua) eventually made it to the state tournament. Before last year, the last time a program played in the first round of the OIA tournament and went on to the state tournament was Leilehua in 2007. With the OIA […]

Campbell’s quest with DJ: Beat Big Red

By Jerry Campany on September 27, 2017

Darren Johnson has accomplished things that no other coach in history has, but there is one thing he can do this week that he has never done. Johnson and his seventh-ranked Campbell Sabers host No. 2 Kahuku on Friday with the OIA Blue title on the line, the 14th time the former Kahuku quarterback has taken on his alma mater as a head coach or assistant. Johnson, the only coach in history to win OIA titles in football and basketball, […]

Ane looking to trip Lee for 4th straight year

By Jerry Campany on September 13, 2017

If you had to choose one coach to possibly outwit Saint Louis legend Cal Lee, Punahou’s Kale Ane would be near the top of the list. The legends will face off for the 15th time on Saturday at Aloha Stadium, and Ane can pull up behind former Damien and Pac-Five coach Don Botelho with his fifth win over Lee. Botelho went 6-35 against Lee in his career, while Ane is 4-10. Ane can become the first coach to beat Lee […]

Longest rivalry in the nation continues tonight

By Jerry Campany on September 9, 2017

The Punahou-Kamehameha football rivalry has had more games than any two teams in the nation, and they get after it again tonight. The Buffanblu head into tonight with an eight-game winning streak in the series, their longest. Kamehameha reeled off 13 games in a row between 1997 and 2003. Kamehameha has scored 2,831 points in the series and Punahou has tallied 2,555. Here is the recap of that first meeting, before the ILH began in 1909 and four years before […]

Kini’s mark lives on 44 years later

By Jerry Campany on August 24, 2017

Back when Mosi Tatupu was the latest greatest running back ever, his closest competition for the title was Ed Kini of Saint Louis. As time has gone by, though, Tatupu’s school records have been eclipsed by the likes of Ryan Tuiasoa and Wayne Taulapapa. Kini is still holding on, though, as the single-game rushing leader for Saint Louis with 283 in a 30-7 win over ‘Iolani way back in 1973. Kini’s big day is the oldest school record in Hawaii […]

Punahou, ‘Iolani unbeaten at Ann Kang

By Jerry Campany on August 10, 2017

ILH powers Punahou and Iolani led the charge on the first day of the Ann Kang Invitational at Iolani on Thursday, going through the first day unbeaten. Neither team dropped a set. Punahou swept Boswell, Moanalua and Buchanan in pool A to share the lead with Long Beach Poly, which beat Santa Margarita 26-24, 21-25, 15-10. The Mustangs started slow, needing three sets to beat King Kekaulike 25-9, 23-25, 15-12 but recovered to sweep Mid-Pacific. Punahou and Long Beach Poly […]

Volleyball season tips off with Ann Kang

By Jerry Campany on August 9, 2017

Some of the nation’s top girls volleyball programs will be in town for the 29th annual Ann Kang Volleyball Invitational at ‘Iolani this week. The headliner is 2016 Southern California regional champion Santa Margarita, which will be looking for a better showing in the preseason tournament this year. The Lady Eagles won the tournament two years ago, beating Punahou in the final. Last year, Santa Margarita swept throuogh local squads Moanalua, Le Jardin and Punahou on its way to the […]