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So, you want to keep stats? Learn Saturday

By Nick Abramo on July 26, 2017

Ever wanted to learn how to keep football stats? Saturday is your chance. Thomas Yoshida is a professional stat keeper, among many other things, and he is giving a three-hour workshop on doing it the correct way on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Kaimuki High School. “In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic football stats and terms and how it applies to the game,” Yoshida said. “You’ll also track an actual (taped) game and be provided with stat sheets to track the key players. If you are a student statistician for a high school or youth team or if you’re looking for a way to be a sports journalist, this course will help you … .” Yoshida has […]

Tokuda takes over as Leilehua athletic director

By Nick Abramo on July 22, 2017

Nolan Tokuda was a huge part of the Leilehua football renaissance in the early part of the 2000s, and now he is the school’s athletic director. As the football coach, Tokuda brought the Mules to the Division I state championship game in 2004. 2007 and 2008, and that included a 20-16 victory over Saint Louis for the ’07 title. That same year, Leilehua won the OIA championship. Since then, the Mules have been a tough competitor in the OIA and state ranks. Tokuda took over for outgoing athletic director James Toyota on July 1. Mark Kurisu has a few months under his belt as the head football coach in place of Tokuda. “I love my dream job,” Tokuda texted Hawaii […]

HHSAA to host statisticians workshop July 29

By Nick Abramo on July 6, 2017

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association will be presenting a free football statisticians workshop on July 29 from 1-4 p.m. at Kaimuki High School. The workshop will be led by sports information veteran Thomas Yoshida. It is geared to get more trained statisticians in the field. Scorekeepers of the various Hawaii football teams at all levels are welcome to attend. For more information, call 792-3914.

Concussion workshop coming soon

By Nick Abramo on July 6, 2017

The Hawaii Concussion Awareness and Management Program will be conducting a community concussion workshop July 13 at the Farrington High School auditorium. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public, but preregistration is required for those that need a certificate of attendance. This is one of at least two concussion clinics that HCAMP provides each year. The presenters include Dr. Benjamin Chun of Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Rachel Coel of the Queen’s Center for Sports Medicine, and Dr. Jennifer King of Kapiolani Orthopedic Associates. Topics to be discussed include concussion recognition, return to play protocol, concussion management, return to learn and heat illness. To register, go to hawaiiconcussion.com/register. For more information, call the University of Hawaii Kinesiology […]

The Priory’s Jones is a born leader

By Nick Abramo on June 14, 2017

Jordan Jones laughed if off, but didn’t slough it off as impossible. At the end of a seven-minute interview, The Priory’s Jones — who is the president of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Student Advisory Committee — was reminded that the U.S. has never had a woman president. Of course, Jones is already aware of that fact, and while she was laughing she said, “I would love to be one day.” It is not an immediate goal, if a goal at all. Jones, however, is an impressive leader, according to various athletic directors and other officials at the HHSAA SAC’s Student Leadership Summit, which was held last week in conjunction with the annual Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference […]

Trainers to educate at Kapiolani Park run

By Paul Honda on March 11, 2017

In a world where so many high school student-athletes and college students show a deep interest in becoming athletic trainers, this event at Kapiolani Park on Sunday might be the place to be. The event is part of National Athletic Training Month. The Oahu Interscholastic Association of Athletic Trainers will provide service on Sunday for trainers who will run or walk around the park for 6.7 hours in relay fashion to honor the 67th anniversary of the National Athletic Trainers Association. An athletic training station will be set up for participants, and also to provide educational information to visitors. For more information, contact Tomoki Kanaoka at (808) 594-0952 or go to www.hawaii-ata.org.

Chee settles in as Kaiser athletic director

By Nick Abramo on January 28, 2017

Funny how things happen when you’re on the Hawaii Prep World trail. After being assigned duties away from the high school beat for a few months, the first assignment back was the OIA swimming and diving championships at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Complex in Waipio on Saturday. Before going, it was time to check the internet to see which of the OIA athletic directors is in charge of that event. Turns out, Bryan Almadova was the person listed as the OIA coordinator on the league’s website. Last we heard, Almadova was the acting AD over at Kaiser. Better check the HHSAA website to see who is listed as the Cougars’ AD because the school may have since made a decision on […]

Q&A: Chun on HHSAA D-I football seedings

By Paul Honda on October 25, 2016

A whole new world is where the Hawaii High School Athletic Association is heading this postseason. On Monday, seeding and pairings for the new-look First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division I State Football Championships were released, and after less than 24 hours, public response has been varied, to say the least. The first year of this pilot program — expanding from two levels, Divisions I and II, to three (adding Open Division) will take time for fans, coaches, players, administrators to digest. That doesn’t mean the process is easy. Here’s what HHSAA Executive Director Chris Chun wrote via text on Tuesday morning regarding the process. HPW: Was it difficult cobbling the D-I bracket together or pretty easy? Chun: Pretty unanimous by coordinators. […]

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