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VIDEO: Pearl City at Nanakuli

by Paul Honda on September 30, 2014

Big showdown in OIA Division II: Unbeaten Pearl City (5-0) visits Nanakuli (5-0). The visiting Chargers led 21-7 at halftime, but the Golden Hawks rally on homecoming night for a 28-21 win.

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(Here’s the extended version of this morning’s feature story on Moanalua senior volleyball player Lia Gaogao.) Change is good, even if it takes a lot of work. That’s what Silerolia “Lia” Gaogao knows well enough. She was part of a promising group of volleyball standouts at Maryknoll four years ago, but when the school opted […]

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OIA football: What is at stake

by Billy Hull on September 30, 2014

It’s the final week of the regular season in the OIA Division I while the OIA D-II race has two weeks left. There’s a lot at stake this weekend for many top teams. Here’s how it all breaks down. OIA Blue Remaining games: Kapolei at Aiea, Moanalua at Mililani, Farrington vs. Campbell at Aloha Stadium, […]

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Kahuku got a lot of love from voters in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Football Top 10 this week. The Red Raiders certainly belong among the state’s top 10 teams, but where on the list is a matter of conjecture. They moved up two spots to No. 5 after a 21-14 win over then-No. 4 Leilehua. But […]

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With overwhelming wins over Division II teams, Saint Louis and Kamehameha moved up two spots each in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 football poll this week. The Crusaders are No. 3 and the Warriors are No. 4. Farrington, after its 41-14 loss to Mililani, took a tumble from No. 3 to No. 6, and Leilehua […]

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A three-play sequence to end the first half of the Mililani-Farrington football game on Saturday spelled bad news for both teams. In the end, Mililani defensive back Ramsey Tacadena suffered an injured elbow moments after intercepting a pass. Farrington quarterback Montana Liana, ejected for a late hit on Tacadena, faces a one-game suspension. “(Officials) made […]

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Leilehua learned from near miss

by Nick Abramo on September 29, 2014

Every game, every practice is a learning process, and not just for players. Coaches are taking mental notes about everything they see between the lines. As the rain began to pelt Carleton E. Weimer Field on Friday night, No. 4 Leilehua football coach Nolan Tokuda watched No. 8 Kahuku run out the clock to seal […]

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Kamehameha struck first. Will it be Punahou’s turn? You can find out at noon on Saturday at Kekuhaupio Gym on the Warriors’ Kapalama campus. Top-ranked Kamehameha and No. 2 Punahou meet for the second time this season in ILH girls volleyball. On Sept. 25, Tiyana Hallums had 12 kills for Kamehameha, mostly on sets by Kamalani […]

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The Govs and Trojans had their share of wrinkles to start the game on Friday night. Mililani put tight end Tyler Santos in motion and used him as a blocker on the interior for one snap, looking much like Farrington’s Freedom Alualu when he lines up as a slotback before going in motion. Maybe the […]

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Six weeks into the regular-season slate, this much is clear: the Mililani Trojans punish those who are imperfect. Against another strong defensive unit, Mililani rolled up 580 total yards: 302 rushing yards on 38 carries, and 278 by air. Farrington is the latest example of how the state’s No. 2- ranked team can frustrate and […]

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