Paul Honda

VIDEO: Pearl City at Nanakuli

by Paul Honda on September 30, 2014

Big showdown in OIA Division II: Unbeaten Pearl City (5-0) visits Nanakuli (5-0). The visiting Chargers led 21-7 at halftime, but the Golden Hawks rally on homecoming night for a 28-21 win.

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(Here’s the extended version of this morning’s feature story on Moanalua senior volleyball player Lia Gaogao.) Change is good, even if it takes a lot of work. That’s what Silerolia “Lia” Gaogao knows well enough. She was part of a promising group of volleyball standouts at Maryknoll four years ago, but when the school opted […]

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A three-play sequence to end the first half of the Mililani-Farrington football game on Saturday spelled bad news for both teams. In the end, Mililani defensive back Ramsey Tacadena suffered an injured elbow moments after intercepting a pass. Farrington quarterback Montana Liana, ejected for a late hit on Tacadena, faces a one-game suspension. “(Officials) made […]

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The Govs and Trojans had their share of wrinkles to start the game on Friday night. Mililani put tight end Tyler Santos in motion and used him as a blocker on the interior for one snap, looking much like Farrington’s Freedom Alualu when he lines up as a slotback before going in motion. Maybe the […]

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Six weeks into the regular-season slate, this much is clear: the Mililani Trojans punish those who are imperfect. Against another strong defensive unit, Mililani rolled up 580 total yards: 302 rushing yards on 38 carries, and 278 by air. Farrington is the latest example of how the state’s No. 2- ranked team can frustrate and […]

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First quarter A calculated risk by York on the opening series pays off. Milton came through with a first-down pass on fourth-and-6, and then hit Timoteo for a 42-yard touchdown strike to give the Trojans a 6-0 lead. Farrington wasted no time. On the next play from scrimmage, Mamiya lined up at tailback, went in […]

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It may surprise some fans, but there are people on Oahu who never really want to see a great Division-II football game. Sometimes it’s just the label that turns them off. Other times, it’s just circumstance. Out of sight, out of mind. Nanakuli and Pearl City on Friday night — instant classic. The Golden Hawks […]

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First quarter The visiting Chargers strike for touchdowns on their first two possessions. The first drive is mostly handoff left and right to Dominic Maneafaiga, but after all his heavy lifting, Jordan Taamu found Garrett Kanamu in the corner of the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown. PC 7, NAN 0, 7:08. Nanakuli got flagged […]

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TOP PLAYERS And Players To Watch list Updated 9/25/14 Statistics as of Sept. 20 QUARTERBACKS 1. McKenzie Milton, Mililani >> Pupule rating: 98 5-11, 150, Jr.  ∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 21-31-0-369, 4 TD (6,26,15,17) rush 9-204, 3 TD (53,1,47) ∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 23 13-15-0-270, 2 TD (78,35) rush 2-22, TD (20) […]

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TOP PLAYERS And Players To Watch list Updated 9/25/14 Statistics as of Sept. 20 RUNNING BACKS 1. (tie) Vavae Malepeai, Mililani >> Pupule rating: 97 6-0, 200, Jr.  ∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 rush 25-112, 2 TD (2,2) rec 1-15 ∆∆ vs Kailua Aug 23 rush 9-80, 3 TD (2,22,6), 2-pt run rec […]

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