Paul Honda

I like daytime baseball, but night-time games here at Les Murakami are beautiful, too. ‘Iolani and Punahou are squaring off in the second game of an ILH twinbill. First inning The Raiders strike in the top of the first with two runs off Punahou southpaw Michael Viola. Austin Jim On led off with a single […]

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North Carolina State has offered a football scholarship to Kaiser junior Michael Eletise. This is the 25th scholarship offer made by BCS schools to the 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive lineman. He announced the news on his Twitter page this afternoon. Michael Eletise @MichaelEletise · 3h 3 hours ago LOVING LIFE and THANKFUL to receive an offer […]

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LIVE BLOG: MPI 2, KS 1, F

by Paul Honda on March 27, 2015

Sunny, blue skies here at Les Murakami Stadium for this showdown of Kamehameha and Mid-Pacific, two teams tied for the lead in the ILH baseball standings at 5-1. The scent of burnt foliage and the sound of whirring helicopter propellers is upon us. Firefighters are still working on the brush fire that has again scorched […]

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Kaiser linebacker Parker Su‘a Higgins has received a football scholarship offer from UNLV this morning. This is the first offer for Higgins. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance shared the news on its Facebook page. The 6-foot, 215-pound senior was a staple of Kaiser’s tough defensive unit last season. The Cougars’ highlight may have been a 20-19 […]

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It was another WOW night by Punahou. I just saw another excellent team get neutralized by No. 1 Punahou. This time it was No. 5 HBA that got swept 25-20, 25-15 on the opening day of the Hawaii Invitational at ‘Iolani School. Last week, I saw No. 2 Kamehameha get swept by PUN. The Buffanblu […]

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UNLV’s new coaching staff isn’t wasting time. The Rebels made a football scholarship offer to Kaiser junior Michael Eletise this morning. It is the 24th offer from a BCS university for the 6-foot-4, 204-pound offensive lineman. From Eletise’s Twitter page: Michael Eletise ‏@MichaelEletise So EXCITED & BLESSED to receive an offer from UNLV & @larussa46 […]

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It wouldn’t be a normal day anymore unless a BCS university offered an island player a football scholarship. That’s no exaggeration, not since the winter and, now, spring season. This morning, Ole Miss made a scholarship offer to Mililani junior Vavae Malepeai. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance shared the news on its Facebook page. The updated […]

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Kahuku sophomore Samuta Avea, a two-sport varsity athlete with a big future, is going to be a big star one day. It just won’t be at Kahuku. Reports from the North Shore have circulated, and the 6-foot-4 basketball and football player is moving to Utah. He will transfer to Bingham High School. Avea was a […]

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The light drizzle has returned to Les Murakami Stadium for the nightcap, a matchup of powerhouses No. 2 Mid-Pacific (4-1) and No. 7 Saint Louis (2-4). Aces Chase Wago (MPI) and Pono Anderson (STL) on the mound. First inning Alex Oley reaches base on an error (shortstop), but Anderson retires the next two batters to […]

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It’s a cool, overcast afternoon at Les Murakami Stadium. Fourth-ranked Kamehameha is the visitor and Punahou is the home team. The game is underway with nice work from the UH field maintenance crew, who kept the mound nice and dry on this drizzy day. The ILH is in the midst of three playing dates here […]

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