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Ikei wins world bronze, will transfer to Colorado

By Nick Abramo on July 13, 2018

Tiare Ikei, a Hawaii Technology Academy student who wrestled last season for Kaiser, won the bronze medal in the 49kg United World Wrestling Cadet Women’s World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, last week. Ikei pinned Munkhgerel Munkhbat of Mongolia in the first period of the bronze medal match. Earlier in the year, Ikei — the reigning 112-pound Hawaii state champion — won the U.S. women’s national championship in Irving, Texas, and the Pan-American championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala. “I’m thrilled,” Ikei […]

Punahou’s Horn named to Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on July 12, 2018

Punahou kicker Timothy Horn, who recently committed to the University of Washington, has been named a Polynesian Bowl All-Star. Horn is the seventh player from Hawaii selected to the high school all-star football game, which will take place Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Aloha Stadium. Chris Sailer Kicking ranks Horn as the No. 2 placekicker in the country in the class of 2019. Horn joins Punahou teammates Maninoa Tufono and Duke Clemens, Kapolei offensive lineman Julius Buelow, Kahuku offensive lineman […]

Huskies closing in on Hawaii’s top prospects

By Billy Hull on July 11, 2018

The Washington Huskies have already secured commitments from three of the nine Division I committed prospects from Hawaii in the class of 2019, and it might only just be the beginning. UW, which is 22-5 with one appearance in the College Football Playoff in the last two seasons under head coach Chris Petersen, remains in the running for the top four prospects in the state who are uncommitted. Punahou inside linebacker Maninoa Tufono, the No. 96 overall prospect in the […]

ILH football schedule updates

By Hawaii Prep World on July 9, 2018

The ILH released its high school football schedule on Monday, helping to fill out the updated prep schedule for the entire state. You can read the most updated 2018 Hawaii high school football schedule here. The ILH will only have a playoff in the Open Division with the No. 2 seed playing the No. 3 seed on Oct. 19. The winner will then play the No. 1 seed for the overall ILH title on Oct. 27 at Aloha Stadium. The […]

Former Damien RB challenges ILH transfer rule

By Hawaii Prep World on July 9, 2018

Former Damien football player and wrestler Keoua Kauhi has filed a civil action against Blane Gaison and the ILH challenging the league’s transfer rule. Kauhi, who led the Monarchs with 914 rushing yards and five touchdowns last year, transferred to Saint Louis in March and applied for an exemption of the ILH’s transfer rule but was denied because of “a standing league and state policy regarding transfer students,” according to the lawsuit obtained by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kauhi claims that […]

HAWAII GROWN: Tobita wins pro debut at home

By Billy Hull on July 9, 2018

Oregon alumna Alyssa Tobita, a 2014 Mililani graduate, began her professional career on Sunday with a win in the Tennis Championships of Honolulu. Tobita, a two-time All-Pac-12 second-team selection while with the Ducks, swept former World No. 18 Alexandra Stevenson 6-1, 6-4 in the first event of a five-week U.S. Open Wild Card Challenge Series. The 37-year-old Stevenson advanced to the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1999. “I’m in shock. [Stevenson] really pushed me to the end. I knew she was […]

Ten girls wrestlers finish in top 15 in country

By Billy Hull on July 8, 2018

Ten girls wrestlers from Hawaii high schools finished the season ranked in the top 15 in the nation in their respective weight classes. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame released its final rankings for the year last week. Hawaii was represented in seven different divisions with three different wrestlers making the list at 100 pounds. Kahuku’s Teniya Alo was the highest finisher, moving up one spot to No. 2 in the final rankings at 138 pounds. Kaiser’s Tiare Ikei finished […]

Q&A: St. Francis O-lineman Siotame Haunga

By Paul Honda on July 6, 2018

There is a routine to his awakening each day. Rise in the darkness of 3 a.m. Trek to the gym. Pound the iron before sunrise. By the time the sun is up, a summer day awaits for senior Siotame Haunga. He could be helping his dad with maintenance around the St. Francis campus. He could also be on the field drilling away with offensive line coach Whitley Fehoko. It won’t change when school resumes in a month. Tame (TAH-meh), as […]