Paul Honda

Life is a whirlwind for Kaiser junior Michael Eletise. He’s been to the mainland and back a time or two in the past few months, taking in camps and clinics. He’s been impressive. Impressive enough to reel in 16 football scholarship offers. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive lineman will be back on the continent this weekend. […]

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The Geremy Robinson Public vs. Private School Senior Basketball Classic will be held on Saturday at Moanalua High School gym. The girls teams, selected by Robinson: Public School Jasmine Moody, Radford, F/C, 6-1 Starr Rivera, Roosevelt, G, 5-4 Patria Vaimaona, Kailua, F, 5-8 Jerri Maluyo, Leilehua, G, 5-4 Ciera O’Brien, Nanakuli, G, 5-4 Jade Marfil, […]

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Coach Darren Johnson’s Hukilau Cafe team is back in Las Vegas for the Pylon 7v7 tournament this weekend. Last year, his squad was entirely comprised of Kahuku players. This time, he has a mix of players from across Oahu. The roster: Chyson Bo Stokes Botelho Koolau Feltmen Kekaula Kaniho Laakea Look Randolph Manewa Kumoku Noa […]

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New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships Division II Kaiser (23-8, 7-4 OIA) vs. Kalani (11-16, 3-8 OIA) Championship game, 5 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center Results: These teams have met twice this season. The first time was the OIA East opener, a wild 78-77 win by Kalani at home. They met in the OIA Division […]

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The final night of the big dance. Here’s a pupule look. New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships Division I ‘Iolani (18-7, 8-4 ILH) vs. Kalaheo (30-3, 13-1 OIA) Championship game, 7 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center Results: The Raiders, runners-up from the ILH, rallied past Leilehua 37-36 in the opening round, ousted MIL champ Lahainaluna […]

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This is the longer version of the Kalaheo-Kahuku game wrap in this morning’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser (subscriber content). Kupaa Harrison has a penchant for stepping up in the clutch.  The 6-foot-5 senior scored 19 points, including a fastbreak 3-point bomb to give his team the lead for good with 1:27 left as Kalaheo edged Kahuku 36-35 […]

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The two scenarios were almost identical. ‘Iolani trailed Campbell (27-26) by one point and had possession of the ball with 26.3 seconds to go. Kahuku trailed Kalaheo by one point (36-35) and had possession with 9.6 seconds left. In ‘Iolani’s scenario, the ball was in the backcourt, but with Campbell sitting back in a zone, […]

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Saint Louis sophomore Tua Tagovailoa has received his ninth offer, this one from UNLV, today. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance shared the news on its Facebook page. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound quarterback also has offers from UCLA, Texas Tech, Hawaii, USC, Colorado, Ole Miss, Washington State and Washington. Tagovailoa passed for 2,571 yards and 33 touchdowns in […]

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They were once the kneelers on canvas, counted out of title contention. Each of the teams in tonight’s Final Four at the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball Division I State Championships was left for dead, so to speak, after losing in their respective league playoffs. Kahuku, loser in the OIA final. Kalaheo, loser in the […]

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Survey the landscape. You will find a terrain without seeds. But this valley of battles is far from barren. Four regiments remain, racing to the peak of a mountain. The league champions who waved the largest banners on Thursday were toppled, one by one. A stampede from Oneawa Hills and a march to the foul […]

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