Paul Honda

(Update 8 p.m. — Adds comments by Cal Lee.) Response to the news that the change to the state football tournament format — to take effect immediately — was slow this afternoon. A Star-Advertiser breaking news story shared the announcement by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association that the state tournament format would be altered […]

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Highlight clips from Saturday’s Kailua-Farrington clash at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium.

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The ripple effect of Keoni Serikawa’s injury puts the Kailua Surfriders in prep football crisis mode, it would seem. Serikawa went down with an apparent broken collarbone during the first quarter of their 42-7 loss to Farrington on Saturday. It happened quietly; nobody in the press box noticed it. During Kailua’s second series, he took […]

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Absurd, perhaps, to consider that two mere turnovers against a defense like Waianae’s could mean so much. After all, Moanalua’s Alaka‘i Yuen passed for a respectable 218 yards and connected with Ryan Ramones and Brandon Bender for a total of three touchdown passes. That just doesn’t happen much against a vaunted Searider defense with knockdown […]

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Video highlights of the Kaiser-Mililani OIA Division-I opener on Saturday at John Kauinana Stadium.

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Video highlights from the Aiea-Nanakuli OIA Division I regular-season opener at Nanakuli.

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He loves defense. True, his meticulously-engineered, high-powered offenses in recent years entered ridonkulous territory, but when Mililani coach Rod York knuckles down on the inner workings of daily preparation, the Trojans understand full well that means tightening the screws and hammering every nail that stands out. Seventh-ranked Mililani (1-0) took it one step further, perhaps, […]

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Down two starting wide receivers and a starting quarterback, Aiea coach Wendell Say never had a doubt. All he knew was that his inexperienced skill-position guys had what it took, even in the heat of an early-evening battle in the center of Nanakuli Valley. Aiea withstood the Golden Hawks’ early momentum, then fought off a […]

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In season, off season, during any season, Tua Tagovailoa is calmly asserting himself. On the field, he is mastering the art of quarterbacking. Practice or game, his reps are identical. Off the field, he leads without noise, simply ushering friends closer to the Lord. This past Sunday, the Saint Louis senior and Alabama commit opened […]

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Week 1 of prep football had its share of phenomenal performances. Blowouts, yes, but let’s not discount the guys who are already nearing midseason form. One of them is ‘Iolani’s Tai-John Mizutani. Coming off an ILH record 485-yard performance in the 2015 season finale against Kamehameha, the quick-trigger slinger was in excellent form on Saturday […]

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