Paul Honda

The Saint Louis Crusaders are more on a crusade than a cruise. That’s why, at high noon, peak heat, sunny blue skies and just 24 hours away from the end of the school year, the defending state champions were at work. No pads, no helmets. Just a bunch of skill-position players grinding away on the […]

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Mention hill work to the Seabury Hall Spartans, and all eight athletes bump the giddy meter up a notch for roughly 5-10 seconds. But as soon as someone mentions that it’s a secret, the safe is relocked. Coach Bobby Grossman is no different. After Seabury Hall’s stunning girls team championship victory on Saturday night at […]

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(See updated results at kautech.com.) The second and final day of competition at the Island Movers/HHSAA State Track and Field Championships is underway this afternoon at Keaau High School. Skies are blue, partly cloudy, not as humid as Friday. A torrential rain fell in the final hour of Friday’s action. Some finals were completed as […]

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(See updated results at kautech.com.) KEAAU — The change in format means trials and some finals are being held today at the Island Movers/HHSAA Track and Field State Championships at Keaau High School Stadium. Boys discus, high jump and triple jump are up this afternoon. So are girls’ long jump, pole vault and shot put. […]

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Vaulting into the air is an act in defiance of the laws of gravity that most humans don’t participate in. For Tommi Hintnaus, it’s in her DNA. The Kaiser senior, who will be at Arizona State this fall on an academic scholarship, ranks first statewide in the pole vault with a personal record of 11 […]

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The pressure is off, possibly, for the state’s No. 2 pole vaulter. Juliette Lum of Kaiser is just a junior, and her personal record of 11 feet even makes her a contender for the gold at the Island Movers/HHSAA State Track and Field Championships in Keaau. Coach Kevin Kruszona considers six, maybe as many as […]

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She’s busy enough, but seems to thrive on the nonstop life of being a Kaiser scholar-athlete. Breaking records and competing in as many as six track and field events is par for the course in the life of Kristen O’Handley. She even added the shot put and long jump to her resume — qualifying for […]

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Veteran leadership plus young additions and sage coaching do not always add up to a championship. When the Campbell Sabers took the field in defense of their state softball championship — they had won the last two, actually — there was doubt among observers. For much of the spring, the skepticism about Campbell’s sometimes punchless […]

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The instant classic had a classic finish for the two-time defending state champion Campbell Sabers. For Pearl City, a team that had already beaten Campbell in three dramatic one-run games during OIA play, there was nothing they could do as the Sabers chipped and chiseled for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning […]

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Nawai Kaupe socked a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning as Maui edged Leilehua 6-5 this afternoon in opening-round play at the DataHouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. “I feel awesome. I love the way we came back,” Maui coach Mark Lau Hee said. “Nawai has been clutch […]

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