Paul Honda

They are serving the greater good, these Damien Monarchs. For longtime, patient fans, the Monarchs aim to please whether by ground or air. It might be enough to take them someplace special this fall. Yes, Damien is back in the ILH Division II final, but some things are different this time around. Coach Eddie Klaneski’s […]

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Samson Low rushed for 177 yards and two TDs, and Dallas Labasan passed for 171 yards and two more TDs in Damien’s 42-28 win.

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Video: Paul Honda. Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Division I semifinal, Aloha Stadium, Friday,Oct. 17, 2014. Sophomore RB Jahred Silofau rushes for 181 yards and sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa runs for 84 yards and three TDs in a 47-20 win.

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So that’s how you celebrate receiving a scholarship offer from UCLA. Life is good for sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. A 47-20 win by Saint Louis over Kamehameha on Friday in the ILH D-I playoffs was another productive night at the stadium for the southpaw. Even as Kamehameha’s talented defense brought the pass rush, kept coverage […]

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Pre-game Here we go. It’s 9:19 p.m. after a long D-II playoff game between Damien and Pac-Five, which Damien won 42-28. Weather is clear and just a bit breezy on the field. Hurricane Ana is nearing, but weather has held up nicely tonight. Winner moves on to face defending ILH champ Punahou next week. Loser […]

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First quarter >> Pac-Five’s game-opening series covers 66 yards, but they stall out at the Damien 4-yard line: QB Kainoa Ferreira scrambles for no gain, he throws and incomplete pass to Tsubasa Brennan in the end zone, a 4-yard keeper by Ferreira, and a rushed (against the play clock) incomplete pass by Ferreira to the […]

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So, is it art? Or is it science? Is it pure intelligence? Or is it absolute passion? Punahou is all of the above, and by nature of this sport called football, you can toss in elegant brutality and and surgery in chaos. The Buffanblu’s 47-7 wipeout of a very good Kamehameha squad re-emphasized one of […]

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She put out the product without any advertising, fanfare or glory. It started at 1 o’clock on a Friday morning, the enormous pot, big as a double tire on a rig.  “That’s one of our smaller pots,” said the lady in a red T-shirt and navy blue Waianae paddling hat.  Delveen Angeles-Eli’s work ethic is […]

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VIDEO: Aiea at Waianae

by Paul Honda on October 14, 2014

Aiea was a decided underdog in the opening round of the OIA Division I playoffs, but rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to take a 20-14 lead. However, Na Alii couldn’t find a solution for Jurick Valdez. The fullback bolted up the hash marks for three long touchdown runs as the Seariders rallied for a 42-26 […]

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Wayne Taulapapa rushed for 126 yards and two TDs, Kanawai Noa caught caught a TD pass and returned a punt 51 yards for another score, and Ephraim Tuliloa threw three TD passes in Punahou’s 47-7 victory at Aloha Stadium.

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