Paul Honda

Of all the resounding, shocking events that have happened in the past few months, none may be as inspiring as the rise of Marcus Keene. The former Moanalua guard continued his scoring spree in his first season with Central Michigan, scoring 50 points today in a 101-92 victory over Miami of Ohio. Keene, who played […]

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It’s becoming a bit of a pipeline, this Hawaii-quarterbacks-to-the-Sunshine-State thing. Florida Atlantic became the latest university to become entranced with Kapolei quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, offering him a scholarship on Thursday. The connection to FAU is new head coach Lane Kiffin, who was Alabama’s offensive coordinator. Alabama was the first to offer a scholarship to Tagovailoa, […]

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Senior Night at Kaimuki was about to begin, moments after a 58-42 win over Kalani sealed first place in the OIA East for the Bulldogs girls basketball team. There it was, framed, a certificate of recognition from the State Legislature. Kaimuki coach Mona Fa‘asoa, the honoree. There was more. Another certificate, this one in a […]

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There’s no question that there is a surplus of quality teams in boys basketball, more than we see in girls hoops. And yet, that doesn’t diminish my interest in how many of the lower-enrollment, competitive programs are faring this season in girls basketball. KS-Maui continues to roll in the MIL against all teams not named […]

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The season is maturing and turning out to be one of the more interesting ones in recent seasons because of one reason: depth. Depth as in the number of quality teams out there, especially compared to girls basketball. Some of that has to do with homegrown development. Some has to do with imported talent, whether […]

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Punahou senior defensive lineman Jack-Eli Tufono has given an oral commitment to Idaho State. The 6-foot-5, 262-point Tufono announced his commitment on Twitter on Sunday night. He also had a scholarship offer from UNLV. 808➡️208!!! God is Good! #GoBengals #committed pic.twitter.com/C1XYPSNrkP — Jack-Eli Tufono (@jack_tufono) January 16, 2017 HAWAII HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECRUITING TRACKER

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If, or when, one day the great sport of football is permanently banished from the face of planet earth, it is probable that future humans will find a way to legalize the game on Mars. Or some other galaxy. The passion for football is, well, almost impossible to completely describe. It is magnificent. It is […]

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Justice Young (Kamehameha) and Mark Lehrner (Kalaheo) passed for two touchdowns each as Hawaii West overwhelmed American Samoa 43-6 in the JPS Paradise Bowl third-place game on Saturday at Aloha Stadium. The Hawaii West defense was almost impenetrable, coming up with six interceptions, including three by Iosefo Ah Ching-Noga (Farrington). Stokes Nihipali-Botelho (Kahuku), who also […]

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The championship game of the JPS Paradise Bowl is underway at Aloha Stadium. NorCal All-Stars against Hawaii East All-Stars. Fourth Quarter The game ends with 2:59 left due to fighting in the bleachers after Hawaii East scores a touchdown. The tension had been brewing all game long, and with fans of both teams forced to […]

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They are who they thought they were. The rest of the OIA, and the state, knows the Kaimuki Bulldogs now. A few months ago, nobody outside of longtime girls basketball coach Mona Fa‘asoa, her staff, players and the most tightly-knit insiders knew what this season’s Bulldogs were capable of. Oh, there was hope. Victoria Kintz, […]

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