Paul Honda

• ‘Iolani Classic Wednesday’s games Orange Lutheran (Calif.) 71, Kaiser 34, final St. John Bosco (Calif.) 63, Kailua 27, final 6:30 p.m. Saint Louis vs. Lexington Catholic (Ky.) 8 p.m. Mid-Pacific vs. Bishop O’Dowd (Calif.) Thursday’s games Consolation 9:30 a.m. Fuxin (China) vs. Kaiser 11 a.m. Saint Louis-Lexington Catholic (Ky.) loser vs. Mid-Pacific/Bishop O’Dowd (Calif.) […]

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• ‘Iolani Classic Tuesday’s games Second Baptist (Houston, Texas) 74, Roosevelt 68, final Miller Grove (Ga.) 96, Fuxin (China) 22, final ‘Iolani 68, Kauai 37, final Oak Hill (Va.) 92, Kamehameha 17, final High scorers SB—Ty Dalton 23, Jalen Weber 17. ROOS—Kevin Foster 25, Keanu Furtado 15, Brent Quackenbush 14. MG—Lamont West 21, Devonta Briitian […]

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The Pete Smith Classic is here and it’s bigger than ever. Sixteen teams are participating, including three from Canada. • Pete Smith Classic Tuesday’s games Konawaena 52, Fleetwood Park (Canada) 45, final McKinley 71, Campbell 47, final Leilehua 54, Punahou I-AA 36, final Kalaheo 87, Anuenue 21 Scores courtesy of Craig Garcia. Mahalo, Coach Craig! […]

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Oak Hill: Goliath cometh again

by Paul Honda on December 16, 2014

• ‘Iolani Classic Tuesday’s games 3:30 p.m. Roosevelt vs. Second Baptist (Texas) 5 p.m. Fuxin New Star (China) vs. Miller Grove (Ga.) 6:30 p.m. ‘Iolani vs. Kauai 8 p.m. Kamehameha vs. Oak Hill (Va.) Wednesday’s games 3:30 p.m. Kaiser vs. Orange Lutheran (Calif.) 5 p.m. Kailua vs. St. John Bosco (Calif.) 6:30 p.m. Saint Louis […]

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(Here is the extended version of this morning’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser feature story on the Molina sisters of Konawaena) These could be the two most memorable years in their young lives. They’re three regular sisters, other than the part where they’re all fantastic at playing basketball. Two of them love “Love and Basketball.” The middle child, […]

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The Star-Advertiser girls basketball Top 10 is out for the first time this season. Rank, School, (first-place votes), points, last year’s final ranking 1. Konawaena (14), 149, 5 2. Roosevelt, 110, 6 3. Lahainaluna, 109, 2 3. Maryknoll, 109, 7 5. Punahou (1), 101, 1 6. Iolani, 62, 10 7. Hilo, 51, 4 7. Kamehameha, […]

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Saint Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry hasn’t wavered in his early commitment to UCLA. The 6-foot-2,5, 295-pound left tackle committed to UCLA before his senior year began. “I’m a UCLA commit, 110 percent,” he texted on Monday night. But that doesn’t mean Ulu-Perry is staying land-locked. In January, he plans to visit Texas A&M, Colorado […]

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Punahou senior Alex Trifonovitch has been offered an opportunity to play football for the University of Hawaii. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance announced the news on Monday night. Trifonovitch was Punahou’s starting punter and backup placekicker. Both he and starting PK Jon Toner have touchback range on kickoffs. Trifonovitch averaged 40 yards per punt in two […]

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The first Star-Advertiser boys basketball poll of the season is out. I don’t like it a whole lot. Not that it matters, of course. As always, high school polls are about fun. They are the equivalent of whipped cream. Tasty, sweet and of no nutritional value whatsoever. Note: There’s this exceptional aspect. Several years ago, […]

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Saint Louis fought off Pahoa 64-52 on Saturday at Afook-Chinen Hilo Civic Auditorium in the championship game of the Clifford and Kathi Dias St. Joseph Cardinal Classic. Josh Pacheco reported and broadcasted the game. Mahalo for the information, Josh. Jimmy Nunuha III led the Crusaders with 19 points. Ihaka Johnson scored 16 and post Lance […]

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