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Kahuku DE named Polynesian Bowl All-Star

By Billy Hull on September 20, 2018

Kahuku’s Tausili Fiatoa, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end, has been selected a Polynesian Bowl All-Star. Fiatoa, who transferred from Orem (Utah) for his senior season after starting his high school career with the Red Raiders, is the second Kahuku player selected to the game, joining offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi. Fiatoa is a Brigham Young commit and also holds offers from Fresno State, Oregon State, Utah State and Navy. For the most updated list of players selected, click here. The 2019 […]

VIDEO: Career games by ‘Iolani’s Nishigaya, Makekau

By Paul Honda on September 20, 2018

‘Iolani’s 30-19 victory over Damien was a huge step for the Raiders over their ILH Division I foes. It was also a game of highlights for running back Kaua Nishigaya, who rushed for a career-high 226 yards. Placekicker Miki Makekau also set a state record for longest field goal by a female kicker, making a 44-yarder. She finished with three crucial field goals in the game.

Alabama wants a visit by Kaimuki’s Paama

By Paul Honda on September 20, 2018

It’s not official in terms of a scholarship offer, but the Alabama Crimson Tide have their eyes on another local prospect. Kaimuki football coach David Tautofi said that the defending national champions have been pushing for a visit by two-way lineman Sama Paama. “What Alabama is trying to do is get him to go visit them,” Tautofi said. “Sama is top three nationally on their list (at his position). They wanted him to go up and visit (unofficially) in the […]

Kahuku’s Tevaga glad to be coaching Red Raiders

By Nick Abramo on September 19, 2018

Kahuku was looking for a girls volleyball coach after last season, and they didn’t go very far to find one. They got Michelle Tuli Tevaga, known to many by what she went by during her 2002 state player of the year season for the Red Raiders before going on to star at Fresno State — Tuli Peters. Peters’ Kahuku girls hit some bumps, but got past Roosevelt 25-20, 25-18 in an OIA match Wednesday night at the Rough Riders’ gym. […]

2 of USA Today’s Top 11 from Hawaii

By Billy Hull on September 19, 2018

After strong showings at the Durango Fall Classic over the weekend in Nevada, both Kamehameha and ‘Iolani made a significant jump in the USA Today Super 25 girls volleyball rankings released today. The defending state champion Warriors, who finished in sixth place at Durango, moved up four spots to No. 10 and ‘Iolani, which finished in ninth place after winning the silver division, jumped five spots to No. 11. Kamehameha advanced to the top division before losing to No. 6 […]

Kalilikane-McMoore enjoys what might be his only game

By Nick Abramo on September 18, 2018

Saturday was a bright day in what has turned into a mess of a fall football season for Skylar Kalilikane-McMoore. Kalilikane-McMoore is a junior in high school, an offensive lineman for St. Francis, and he and is family are doing what they can through the court system to get him on the field as an eligible player this season. Amazingly, he was eligible for and got to play last Saturday in the Saints’ 26-6 victory over Pac-Five. But it’s possible […]

Saint Louis works on major athletic facility upgrades

By Nick Abramo on September 18, 2018

Gone is Gerber Fieldhouse on the Saint Louis School campus, and it is being replaced by a new sports complex. Groundwork of the final phase of the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Center — construction of a new gymnasium — is being done now. According to Glenn Medeiros, the school president, plans were originally drawn up in 2010. However, the work was put on the shelf for a while due to low enrollment. “Enrollment had gone done to about 550 students, […]

Q&A: Kaimuki ironman lineman Sama Paama

By Paul Honda on September 18, 2018

Sama Paama keeps things focused and basic. The 6-foot-4, 355-pound two-way lineman — and occasional placekicker — has learned what it takes to turn a dream into reality. Carve away the distractions. Eyes on the prize. It’s a tool of success that he learned during his years at Kaimuki High School. Next stop: Washington. For years, all he would think about was USC. Then he started drawing attention from Hawaii, Pac-12 schools, including USC, as well as Big 12 and […]