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Got here to John Kauinana Stadium for the varsity scrimmage… and turns out they started it at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:30. The JV scrimmage got cut short, I’m told. In this scrimmage, the scoreboard is running and the format is game-like at 12 minutes per quarter. Mililani is up 34-7 with less than 4 […]

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It’s about 90 degrees with no trade winds this late afternoon in Kapolei. Perfect weather for football. All weather is perfect for football, right? The Saint Louis Crusaders and Kapolei Hurricanes are nearly 30 minutes into their first respective scrimmages of the “fall” season. (School begins so early compared to the rest of the country, […]

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The Tar Heels of Honolulu, coached by Kelly Grant, won division championships in 9th and 10th grade over the weekend in Las Vegas. They defeated the Bay Area Knights 46-33 in the 9th grade Level 2 division final. In the 10th grade Level 3 final, the Tar Heels defeated the Colorado Cardinals 54-42. Grant is […]

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Some of the state’s top skill-position college prospects, including Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Kahuku defensive back Keala Santiago, will play in the Hawaii 7s this weekend at Aiea High School field. The 7-on-7 pass-league style tournament has eight teams from Oahu and the Big Island. Darren Johnson, former head football coach at Kailua, […]

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Team Stingrays finished in fifth place out of a field of 256 teams today at the End of the Trail Tournament in Oregon City, Ore. It was a solid performance for the Big Island squad comprised largely of players who powered Konawaena to a state championship in girls basketball last February — and coached by […]

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The promises keep arriving via e-mail, phone calls and snail mail in Ewa Beach. Tua Tagovailoa is, with no doubt, the state’s most coveted junior-to-be. Oregon State is now the 15th FBS university to make a football scholarship offer to the 6-foot-1, 215-pound quarterback. It’s a feat that not even Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, […]

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Oahu-based Team Piko girls volleyball club defeated Asics Mavs 25-17, 25-11 for the national title at the USAV Girls Junior Nationals in New Orleans, La., today. The team won the 14-Under crown. Their head coach is Lehua Kadooka. Team Piko qualified for the championship bracket after five pool-play matches on days 1 and 2. On […]

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When the high school basketball season ended in February, word got around that Maryknoll’s super sophomore Justice Sueing Jr. might transfer to Mater Dei of California. The 6-foot-5 swingman denied the rumor. His 6-5 freshman teammate, Brian Washington, asked Sueing to promise that he wouldn’t be going anywhere. After all, with a very young lineup, […]

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Saint Louis offensive lineman Nate Herbig is leaving quite an impression at Stanford this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound senior-to-be received an offer from the Cardinal this afternoon, his ninth from a BCS school. Stanford is the fifth university from the Pac-12 Conference to make an offer to Herbig. Herbig’s updated list of offers: San Diego […]

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There is a whirlwind swirling around Saint Louis junior-to-be Isaac Slade-Matautia these days. The Nebraska Cornhuskers became the third FBS school in less than three days to make a football scholarship offer to him. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker received offers from Washington and Arizona earlier. This comes on the heels of a Nike Regional camp […]

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