Paul Honda

The Year of the Saber has been, and as of this season, continues to be more than a sequel. Click here to view the 2017 Star-Advertiser All-State softball team that ran in Sunday’s newspaper. It is a trilogy. Three championships in a row, none coming so easily, not at all. Dani Cervantes, the 2017 Star-Advertiser […]

{ 0 comments }

Keenan Sue says China is simply unlike anything he has seen. The Punahou baseball team was en route to Nanjing to play with more teams. Sue, the varsity baseball coach at Punahou, is with the team on a tour that has taken the Buffanblu to different locations to play against teams from Major League Baseball […]

{ 1 comment }

Former Kahuku all-state defensive back Alohi Gilman isn’t the only human excited about his transfer from the US Naval Academy to Notre Dame. Before Gilman could tweet the news at roughly 11:31 am Hawaii time today, Notre Dame Football posted the news 15 minutes earlier. Someone is clearly stoked. Gilman started all 12 games as […]

{ 2 comments }

Well, that didn’t take very long. Former Star-Advetiser All-State football player Alohi Gilman of Kahuku made a visit to Notre Dame over the weekend. He had recently announced plans to transfer out of the US Naval Academy, where he had a strong freshman season. Gilman is the latest Hawaii product to transfer schools this offseason. […]

{ 4 comments }

Jaeden Yoro is a big Tua Tagovailoa fan, and told him so. A second later, the Saint Louis quarterback and recent graduate gave his Hawaii Hall of Honor poster board to the young All-Blacks player. York, a fifth-grader who says his family is moving soon, but “I don’t know where,” received something that most Hall […]

{ 0 comments }

Micah Jio is one part of the formula that led the Maui Sabers — the second-place-in-the-Maui-Interscholastic-League Maui Sabers — to the 2017 state baseball championship. Jio’s versatile skills were a huge asset in that equation, and his clutch play at the state tourney opened the eyes of voters on the Star-Advertiser All-State panel, who voted […]

{ 1 comment }

The season chugged along, a gauntlet of merciless forays in the wickedly difficult Interscholastic League of Honolulu. Sure, Mid-Pacific was extremely young. They could take down a seasoned foe by meticulous means. ‘Iolani? Very scary, particularly for any opponent who considered the Raiders a peg down from the top. At that peak level, it was […]

{ 0 comments }

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. The going doesn’t get tough at Makawao. It already IS tough, every day, running on a campus that exists on hills. Ava Shipman’s dreams didn’t come […]

{ 0 comments }

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. The orders keep coming, and business is cranking at Sophie’s Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria. Kristen O’Handley, scholar-athlete and part-time employee, doesn’t consider herself an expert on business […]

{ 1 comment }

Over the next 24 hours, Hawaii Prep World and the Star-Advertiser will release 12 small features on the 2017 inductees into the Hall of Honor ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. The coverage was air-tight and his vision, even with his back to the ball, was creeping on legendary. Kekaula Kaniho’s ability to master hand-to-hand combat, leverage, […]

{ 0 comments }