Paul Honda

In this edition of What Have We Learned, the beginning of basketball preseason is on the mantle. Or maybe it is an altar of sacrifice, because Lord only knows the time, energy and hope that were shed in the recruitment of the magical, clutch and amazing basketball player known as Chanelle Molina. Turns out that […]


I’ll be posting notes tonight from the Kaiser girls basketball tournament. Konawaena has just eight players in uniform, but is playing champonship-level hoops. Chanelle Molina, who committed to Washington State recently, is superb. So are Celena Jane Molina, Cherilyn Molina and Ihi Victor. The Wildcats lead Punahou at the half 33-19. It was 16-12 before […]


Highlights from the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. Division I final Top seed Kahuku vs. No. 2 seed Saint Louis. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 Aloha Stadium Saint Louis 7, Kahuku 0 Kahuku 7, Saint Louis 7 Kahuku 13, Saint Louis 7 Kahuku 15, Saint Louis 7 Kahuku 22, Saint Louis 7 Kahuku 29, Saint […]


Highlights of the Division II title game between second-seeded Radford and top-seeded Kapaa. First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 Aloha Stadium Kapaa 7, Radford 0 Kapaa 10, Radford 0 Kapaa 10, Radford 7 Kapaa 16, Radford 7 Kapaa 16, Radford 14 Radford 17, Kapaa 16 Radford 23, Kapaa 16 Radford 30, […]


Cal Lee doesn’t have a lot of quick answers, if any, about many of the things that teenagers care about. Favorite movie? Pause. “I just don’t have the time for that,” he explains. Favorite TV show? Pause. “You know how old I am? I gotta think way back,” Lee said before practice on Wednesday afternoon. […]

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In the frenzy of postseason football, the Radford Rams found another identity. The Rams (12-0) aren’t just a run-first, no-holds-barred-defensive minded team. When pushed to the limits, they can adjust on the fly. Saturday’s 48-46 win over Konawaena pushed Radford someplace a bit uncomfortable, yet the result was soothing. Radford threw the ball on the […]


VIdeo highlights from the Konawaena-Radford Division II semifinal game in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Konawaena 7, Radford 0 Radford 7, Konawaena 7 Konawaena 13, Radford 7 Radford 14, Konawaena 13 Konawaena 19, Radford 14 Radford 21, Konawaena 19 Radford 28, Konawaena 19 Radford 36, […]


They almost pulled it out, this unsung team from Konawaena. Coming within a 2-point conversion of tying the game in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats’ 48-46 loss to No. 2 seed Radford is probably the most entertaining game I’ve seen this season. (Note: I was not at the crazy 51-45 overtime game between Punahou and […]


With Radford’s roller-coaster 48-46 win over a vastly underrated Konawaena squad on Saturday night, there’s is one final step for the unbeaten Rams (12-0) and their dream of a state championship. Kapaa, which blanked a young Lahainaluna team 24-0, shares that same dream. Maybe shares isn’t the right word. Sharing anything but good sportsmanship is […]


Here we go, just a few minutes away from kickoff for a matchup between BIIF champion Konawaena and OIA champion Radford. The Rams are the No. 2 seed in the D-II tourney. Hot here at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium, but a brief downpour cooled us all off. Temperature: 82 Conditions: Partly Cloudy Humidity: 54% First Hawaiian […]

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