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Moanalua coach Savai’i Eselu arrived at the field on Saturday with a cast on his hand. By the end of the night, he had far too much company on the Na Menehune sideline in nursing an injury. Holding up against Kahuku’s red surge on both sides of the ball is challenging enough with a fully […]

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Head coach Darren Hernandez hadn’t quite done the math yet, so when he was told his Kapolei Hurricanes won their first-ever Oahu Interscholastic Association division title, he said, “We still have to beat Nanakuli next week.” As it turns out, mathematically speaking, Kapolei is the new OIA Red champion, even if the Hurricanes lose to […]

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It’s a defense without a superstar, though each of the Kahuku starters are capable of making any play asked. On a night of dominance, a 42-0 road win over Moanalua, it was classic Kahuku. Smashmouth ground attack. Balanced defense, all the rewards that come with a tremendous pass rush — without having to gamble with […]

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Just two games on Oahu on Saturday night but both involve some heavy hitters. An already huge game between No. 6 Farrington (5-1, 5-1 OIA Red) and No. 5 Kapolei (5-1, 4-1) got even bigger with Mililani’s stunning loss to Kailua on Friday night. The winner of Saturday night’s game at Kapolei clinches the OIA […]

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Just two games on Oahu on Saturday night but both involve some heavy hitters. No. 1 Kahuku plays for the first time in two years coming off a loss. The Red Raiders had their 18-game winning streak snapped last week at Bishop Gorman. Moanalua gets its shot against the state’s No. 1-ranked team. HISTORY: Kahuku […]

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GAME NIGHT 9/23: No. 2 Saint Louis 42, ‘Iolani 24 Another game and another career highlight for Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The 6-foot-2 senior lefty gunslinger became the fifth quarterback to top 7,000 career passing yards and broke Jeremy Higgins‘ school record for passing yards in a game with 493 in a 42-24 win […]

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Nanakuli coach Keala Watson put the ball in Nainoa Banks’ hands on Friday and the senior quarterback delivered the second highest passing total in school history. The Golden Hawks broke away from their ground-based attack and gave Banks an opportunity to fling the ball around Castle’s field in their penultimate game of the OIA Red […]

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Kailua shows Wong heart

by Brian McInnis on September 24, 2016

There were plenty of fine victories for the Kailua Surfriders last year, as they went 7-3 to mark a complete turnaround from the winless year before. But what happened Friday night at Alex Kane Stadium was special for an altogether different reason for coach Joseph Wong. Kailua staged an improbable rally from down 21 points […]

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Maybe it’s just a gut feeling. Maybe it’s true. Until we have the actual numbers on paper, maybe it’s just the imagination of a crusty old sportswriter. But this is what it seems to be: No offense in the state is willing to send receivers to all four corners of the terrain to haul in […]

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A proven playmaker catching the ball, Jeremy McGoldrick took advantage of his opportunity to sling it on Friday. Usually a dynamic wide receiver, McGoldrick made his first start at quarterback and contributed to all four Castle touchdowns in the Knights’ 30-16 win over Nanakuli on homecoming/senior night. McGoldrick found out he’d start at quarterback just before kickoff […]

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