For a school surrounded by the most football talent in the islands, Campbell’s best years seem to come in bunches. And the Sabers hope they are in the middle of one of those swings. Safety Solomon Matautia was first-team All-State last year and returns to try to repeat the feat. If he can do it, […]


Central Oahu was rocking Thursday night as Mililani visited Leilehua and put a 48-21 hurt on the Mules in a preseason football scrimmage at a packed Hugh Yoshida Stadium. The contest between arch rivals was run like a real game with real referees, and a scoreboard clock, and Mililani’s Kainoa Wilson showed how much of […]


Way back when Waianae ruled the OIA in the 1970s and 1980s, its success started with the last line of its defense. The Seariders, who appeared at No. 8 in the Star-Advertiser’s countdown, seem to always leave fans wondering why ‘good’ rarely turns to ‘great’ when the season winds down. An answer can probably be […]

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Plenty of talent has moved through Wahiawa over the years, led by running back Adrian Murrell. The NFL veteran was first-team All-State three years in a row by the Honolulu Advertiser, the first to be so honored. Waianae’s Kennedy Tulimasealii, Kahuku’s Aofaga Wily, Castle’s Blaze Soares and Gerald Welch of Saint Louis are the only […]


No. 10 Kapolei has had five players judged first-team all-state in its short history. 2003: AP — Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, Honolulu Advertiser 2003: UT — Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, Honolulu Star-Bulletin 2006: OL — Michael Matamua, Honolulu Star-Bulletin 2008: OL — Stan Hasiak, Honolulu Advertiser 2008: OL — Stan Hasiak, Honolulu Star-Bulletin 2008: AP — Simione Vehikite, Honolulu […]


When the OIA’s new divisions and schedule were announced over the summer, there was one glaring omission — No Mililani-Leilehua rivalry game unless the teams happen to meet in the playoffs. Problem solved, sort of. Coaches for both schools got together and decided to honor the rivalry and schedule a scrimmage Thursday, July 31 at […]


Kahuku was shut out of the first team on last year’s Star-Advertiser All-State football first team, the first time the school didn’t have someone mentioned on a newspaper’s first team since 1997. That leaves Mililani with the longest current OIA streak, getting a player on the first team every year since 2002. Saint Louis has […]


PIAA executive director Doris Sullivan had a full house for the annual PIAA/Under Armour Football Combine on Saturday. The list of participants maxed out at 260 going into the annual event, but Doris noted that 280 wound up participating. Click on the link below to see the results. 2014-PIAA-COMBINE-RESULTS (Note: This version of results is […]


New Kahuku head football coach Lee Leslie will be the first to admit that he is still learning about the culture of the community around Kahuku. His boys gave him one of his first lessons during Friday’s Red and White game to wrap up spring practice. Defense rules. “I thought the kids showed a lot […]


Waiakea’s Kodi Medeiros confirmed Friday that he will be attending the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, June 5, in Secaucus, N.J. The left-hander is projected as a first-round draft pick and would become the third player drafted in the first round straight out of high school from Hawaii, joining Waipahu’s Jerome […]


Division I final: Mililani vs. Saint Louis Mililani (12-6) vs. Saint Louis (17-6) Pono Anderson gets the start for Saint Louis as the Crusaders seek the program’s first state championship since 1974. Mililani will go after its first title with Cole Nakachi on the mound. Both started first-round games on Tuesday. Anderson closed out Saint […]