Paul Honda

MaxPreps lists Punahou in Top 50

June 4, 2014

Defending state football champion Punahou is still in the spotlight nationally. The CBS MaxPreps Preseason Football Rankings were released on Monday, listing Punahou among the “Next 25″ after the initial list of Top 25 teams. Cedar Hill (Texas) is ranked No. 1. Punahou was grouped in alphabetical order with the next 25.

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Q&A: Fred Ulu-Perry, Saint Louis OL

June 3, 2014

Here’s a Q&A with Saint Louis football/basketball player Fred Ulu-Perry. I asked about workouts and dedication. He answered everything, and I realized at some point that Fred is all about excellence, but he’s also about consistency. Watching him on the football field is one thing. He’s an All-State first-team offensive lineman. But on the basketball […]

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Fehoko, Uluave at Oakland Nike

May 19, 2014

Some great footage of OL-versus-DL one-on-one (no pad) drills. Farrington defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko and Punahou offensive lineman Semisi Uluave look terrific against the top guys in the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp. Also in the footage is DL Salanoa Alo-Wily (Kahuku) and DT Rex Manu (Mililani). Fehoko (6-3, 285) has already committed to play […]

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Hallums commits to Gonzaga

May 9, 2014

Tiyana Hallums is on her way to Gonzaga. Well, not just yet. Soon enough, though, the Kamehameha junior will fly to the Northwest, where the Bulldogs could use her skills anywhere on the court. “This seems like the perfect fit. I don’t know what any other school can offer me to change my mind. They’ll […]

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PIAA Combine, Max Exposure camp

May 8, 2014

The 13th annual Under Armour-PIAA Hawaii high school football combine is filling up quickly. The event, which will be held May 31 at Mililani High School’s John Kauinana Stadium, is open to players in grades 9 through 12. PIAA administrative director Doris Sullivan said that about 200 of the 260 spots have been filled. Cost […]

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LIVE BLOG: Mid-Pacific vs. Saint Louis

May 7, 2014

The ILH baseball championship is at stake in this afternoon’s matchup at ‘Iolani School field. Weather is fairly good: hazy (voggy?) sky, trades 5-10 mph. Not very humid at all, and though there are gray clouds near the valley, I don’t think it’s going to rain. Yet. Saint Louis (14-5) won the regular-season title and […]

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Fehoko honored by US Army All-American game

May 7, 2014

Farrington junior Breiden Fehoko has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American game in January. The Star-Advertiser all-state defensive tackle is one of the top recruits in the country with more than 30 college scholarship offers. Fehoko, at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, committed to Texas Tech in April. Fehoko declined to play in […]

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Q&A: Saint Louis QB coach Vince Passas

May 7, 2014

Longtime Saint Louis quarterbacks coach Vince Passas has been invited to coach at the prestigious Manning Passing Academy in July. Passas and former Kaiser head coach Rich Miano are believed to be the first two Hawaii coaches ever invited to the event, which is held at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. This year’s camp […]

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Faumui to hoop up in Texas

May 7, 2014

Farrington senior Penina Faumui will play basketball at powerhouse Blinn College next season. Faumui is a Star-Advertiser All-State Fab 15 selection, a multi-skilled player who can play guard and forward. Blinn, a community college in Brenham, Texas, reached the quarterfinals of the national junior college (NJCAA) women’s basketball championship in March. The Buccaneers were ranked […]

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Raiders rule ILH boys judo

May 3, 2014

(Here’s a follow-up interview with ‘Iolani coach Dan Nishita, whose boys team won the ILH judo title on Saturday. The meet ended at 10:20 p.m. and team point totals were not released until 10:30 p.m., well past our normal deadline.) Three individual champions and a huge contingent of point earners made it a special night […]

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LIVE BLOG: Saint Louis vs. MPI

May 1, 2014

Another gorgeous afternoon for baseball. Mostly blue sky, just a few white puffs above, trades 5-15 mph here at Patsy Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. Traffic was moderate getting out here from town between 2:15 and 3 p.m. This is the time of day when I enjoy the CORP grounds most. After 7 p.m., it […]

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Kiessling: A full box of favorites

May 1, 2014

(Here’s the full list of Roxy Kiesssling’s favorites. The short box was published along with a feature story on the Punahou water polo standout in Tuesday’s Star-Advertiser.) BOX OF FAVORITES Food: Mint chocolate chip ice cream Home-cooked food: Fried rice and chicken curry by mom (Trudie). “I like Spam.” Class: Biology (junior year). “The labs […]

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‘Iolani-Kamehameha: extended story

April 30, 2014

(Here’s the long version of what ran in this morning’s Star-Advertiser.) For the ‘Iolani Raiders, the fourth time was the charm. After losing to Kamehameha three times during the regular season, the Raiders ousted the Warriors 7-3 on Tuesday to stay alive in the ILH baseball double-elimination tournament. ‘Iolani, with one loss in the tourney, […]

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LIVE BLOG: ‘Iolani vs. Kamehameha

April 29, 2014

Hopes for an ILH title and state-tournament berth are on the line for the Kamehameha Warriors and ‘Iolani Raiders this afternoon at Mid-Pacific’s Damon Field. Weather is picture perfect: Sunny, almost cloudless sky above, gentle trades 5-10 mph. The winner stays alive in the ILH’s double-elimination tournament. The loser is done for the year. Kamehameha […]

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