Paul Honda

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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