Paul Honda

As a coaching lifer, Randall Okimoto has been consistent. Gadgets and trickeration have their place in the longtime Farrington coach’s playbook, but one of his main focuses in any season — this is his 15th as head coach — is development. When the No. 6-ranked Governors meet No. 4 Kapolei in the OIA Division I […]


There’s often been championship potential for Waianae volleyball. The boys found themselves in the spotlight several years ago, but maintaining that level of success is not easy. The girls? Thursday’s 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 sweep of Roosevelt in the OIA Division II final was an eye-opener. It is the first OIA volleyball championship for Waianae, even […]


Kahuku all aces in OIA final

by Paul Honda on October 21, 2016

For awhile, let’s say half of the opening set, ShaRae Niu simply looked like a setter par excellence. Left side, right side, middle, middle and more middle to Phoebe Grace. Regular sets, and later quick sets, quick back sets, whatever was needed, Niu delivered. But then there was this: Kahuku won its 19th OIA girls […]


Nerdpod: Receivers v4.0

by Paul Honda on October 20, 2016

NERDPOD: Receivers v4.0 Hawaii Prep World’s Paul Honda breaks down some of the best pass catchers in the state. The regular season has drawn its curtain across the islands, but I’ll be adding more pass catchers to this list until the playoffs and state tourney are done, and maybe past that, too. This week, five […]


He’s been a healthy, strong person for all his life. That’s why Cal Lee’s health issue is shocking for his staff, players and fans across the state. Lee missed last week’s game between his Saint Louis Crusaders and ‘Iolani because of kidney stones. The longtime football coach is taking medication to heal an infection in […]


Injuries and illness have temporarily befallen the Moanalua football team. The school announced today that it will forfeit its consolation-bracket game against Campbell. The game had been scheduled for Friday at Mililani’s John Kauinana Stadium. Instead, Moanalua will not play until the upcoming HHSAA Division I state championship tournament. “We’ve had ongoing injuries. The illnesses […]


It can seem like a tangled web, but not to taskmasters like Deren Oshiro, who is the ILH girls volleyball coordinator. Here’s what the ILH tiebreakers and potential scenarios are. Division I Two state-tournament berths. Kamehameha is in. ‘Iolani and Punahou are in contention for the final berth. 1. If Kamehameha (3-1, 12-2 overall) and […]


Punahou desperately needed a win to stay in the hunt for the ILH championship and a state-tournament berth. Kamehameha arrived at Hemmeter Fieldhouse with a 3-0 mark in Round 2. Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4


Not so long ago, in a galaxy not so far away… > Goliath in blue Twenty state championships into the program’s history, Kamehameha is/was/always will be a girls volleyball dynasty, winning two of the past five state championships, and before that, six state crowns in a row, all under coach Chris Blake. It can be […]


VIDEO: Pearl City at Waialua

by Paul Honda on October 15, 2016

Game highlights of Pearl City-Waialua football, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Tosh Nakasone Field. Waialua won, 14-12, bumping up to third place in this regular-season finale. Pearl City slipped to fourth place. Both teams are qualifiers for the OIA Division II playoffs, which begin next weekend. First half Second half