Paul Honda

OIA Division I championship game, Aloha Stadium. Kahuku’s crowd is pretty big, definitely spirited. Halloween night might have kept a lot of folks home. First quarter MIL series 1: Vavae Malepeai’s game-opening, 47-yard return is negated by a holding call. Ball at the 15 for MIL, which is wearing all white. Kahuku in all red. […]

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First quarter The 5:30 p.m. kickoff has been delayed for various reasons. It’s 5:41 and now here we go. Nanakuli’s community is here in FULL FORCE. Right on, Golden Hawks. Pooch kick by NAN on the opening kickoff and nobody for PC calls fair catch. They luck out and recover the bouncing ball. PC ball […]

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TOP PLAYERS And Players To Watch list Updated 10/30/14 Statistics as of Oct. 25 Note: New Extra Point notes and also notes from Oct. 22 (10/22) included. QUARTERBACKS 1. (tie) McKenzie Milton, Mililani >> Pupule rating: 99 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 […]

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TOP PLAYERS And Players To Watch list Updated 10/30/14 Statistics as of Oct. 25 Note: New Extra Point notes included, along with notes from Oct. 22 (10/22). RUNNING BACKS 1. (tie) Vavae Malepeai, Mililani >> Pupule rating: 98 6-0, 200, Jr.  ∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis Aug 16 rush 25-112, 2 TD (2,2) rec 1-15 […]

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TOP PLAYERS And Players To Watch list Updated 10/30/14 Statistics as of Oct. 25 Note: Some new Extra Point notes for the top receivers, including some from Oct. 22 (10/22). WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS 1. Kanawai Noa, Punahou >> Pupule rating: 99 6-1, 185, Sr.  ∆∆ #7 Saint Louis (Aloha) Aug 29 rec 7-242, 3 TD […]

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That was fun. It’s not often that little quirks in fundamentals lead to championship-level performance, but that’s exactly the case with St. Francis seniors Isabel Villanueva and Toni Silva. The two finished first and second in the Civilian Air Marksman/HHSAA air riflery state championships on Tuesday. (See the story in Wednesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, subscriber content.) […]

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They’re grinders, this year’s Kahuku Red Raiders. Through any challenge or adversity, they simply keep moving forward. With the OIA Division I championship game just two days away, they practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts. The usual 7 p.m. practice on Wednesdays was moved up to 4 p.m., so they started the workout sharing […]

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(Here’s the longer version of this morning’s story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.) It was months in the works, but the Oahu Interscholastic Association has made it official: transferring student-athletes will have to sit out one year. The vote by OIA principals was 18-0 in favor of the change. Currently, a student-athlete can play immediately at […]

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They are, after all, a perennial title contender. Again. When the Pearl City Chargers took the best shots that the Radford Rams had to give, they regrouped, stuck to the game plan and pulled away for a 35-20 win on Saturday. That earned the Chargers (8-1) a spot in this week’s OIA Division II title […]

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Punahou’s latest win has vaulted the Buffanblu to No. 22 in the USA Today Super 25 national football rankings. Punahou edged Saint Louis 35-28 on Friday to capture the ILH championship. USA Today had Punahou just outside of the Super 25 at No. 26 in last week’s poll. The MaxPreps Xcellent 25 bumped Punahou higher […]

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