Paul Honda

Star-Advertiser Preseason Top 10 Countdown Today: No. 10 Baldwin In his perfect universe, Pohai Lee is not quite the run-and-shoot purist that his uncle Ron Lee is. No, Baldwin’s second-year football coach has ventured near and far in his voyage, and in his broad vision, the perfect offense would be full of unpredictability and multiple […]


The intricacies and politics of all-star voting won’t be a burden for Oahu Interscholastic Association coaches any more. The league’s athletic directors council recently voted to end the tradition of coaches selecting all-stars for team sports. The decision reverts the process back to media, in all likelihood. In the early decades of the Rural Oahu […]


As of Sunday, Arnold Martinez is officially the new head coach of the Kaiser High School football program. Martinez is no stranger to the Oahu Interscholastic Association. He coached 11 seasons at Moanalua, lifting the program to new heights. When he arrived there, only two players had their paperwork ready on the first day of […]


Takaamoatoa Lautaha, a defensive end/linebacker at St. Francis, has received a football scholarship offer from Colorado State. It is the first offer for Lautaha, who made the announcement on Twitter.


The 7v7 battle on the final day of the GPA Football College Showcase included many of the top quarterbacks, receivers, linebackers and defensive backs in the state. Among them were overall Showcase MVP Tua Tagovailoa (Saint Louis) and QB MVPs Justin Uahinui (Farrington) and Taulia Tagovailoa of Kapolei. Other QBs in the 7v7 were Nick […]

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It’s been more than awhile since Al Torco saw several buildings dedicated on the campus of Farrington High School. The auditorium. The fieldhouse, now called Kitamura Gymnasium. The longtime assistant football coach beamed with pride on Wednesday afternoon as the Governors practiced on their new synthetic field for the first time. “I hope I live […]

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It’s been just two quick years since Faatui Tuitele was among several eighth-graders to make a splash at a Nike Sparq combine held at Aloha Stadium. “I’m getting older, improving my skills since two years ago. I’m motivated by my coaches, my family,” Tuitele said moments after earning MVP defensive lineman honors at the GPA […]


The three-day GPA Football College Showcase has come to an end on a hot weekend at the University of Hawaii. Nearly 600 players (ninth to 12th grade) and 100 coaches participated in the annual event hosted by GPA’s Chad Ikei and Rich Miano. Position MVPs were announced during the awards presentation. Selections made by coaches. […]

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Another picturesque, sunny morning in Lower Manoa, where the GPA Football College Showcase enters its third and final day. Saturday was a long grind in the heat. This morning’s workout and 1-on-1s is a real test for the best of the best. Being in top condition pays off this morning. More later. GPA Football College […]


I missed part of the day, but it was a long 6-7 hours of grinding under the sun on an 88-degree day at UH. The GPA Football College Showcase is double in size compared to last year, but it seems like players are getting their share of reps during skills work. During the 1-on-1s and […]