Football

PIAA Letter of Intent signing day

April 16, 2014

Beautiful morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki on signing day for dozens of student-athletes from the islands. Among them were a handful of football players, including Punahou’s all-state offensive lineman, Davis Miyashiro-Saipa‘ia. The senior signed with Oregon as a preferred walk-on, turning down several opportunities at smaller schools. Isaac Hurd, Campbell’s big-play quarterback, signed […]

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Fehoko commits to Texas Tech

April 14, 2014

The scholarship offer count passed 30 recently when Oregon jumped into the Breiden Fehoko sweepstakes, but Farrington scholar-athlete Breiden Fehoko has his mind on Lubbock, Texas.

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Shaking things up (extended version)

March 11, 2014

(The shorter version of this story was published this morning in the Star-Advertiser.) Ask Tehani Fiatoa about coaching. She’ll tell you it’s a labor of love. At the prep level, it’s rarely about money, at least in Hawaii.  The girls volleyball coach also tell you what she thinks of one-year contracts. For Fiatoa, better known […]

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KIF may get Friday football back

March 11, 2014

The Garden Island has reported that Friday night football may return to the KIF. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is seeking a compromise of sorts that would permit football at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue. Currently, night football and the stadium lights are banned due to the dangers to an endangered species, the Newell’s Shearwater bird. Since […]

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Crusader tops big Nike field

March 11, 2014

Fred Ulu-Perry had a memorable weekend. First, he attended the Nike Football SPARQ Combine at Cerritos, Calif. Then the Saint Louis left tackle took part in the SoCal Nike Camp in Redondo, earning offensive line MVP honors. “There were a lot of great offensive linemen there,” said Ulu-Perry, a three-sport athlete. “I had that mindset. […]

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Kahuku makes a statement

March 7, 2014

Kahuku’s statement on the hiring of new football coach Lee Leslie: “Lee Leslie, head coach at Idaho’s Kuna High, has been named head coach at Kahuku High and Intermediate, effective later this month. During his 20-plus-year career as a professional coach and teacher at the high school and professional levels, Lee led his teams to […]

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Throwback special: Crusaders on the gridiron

February 28, 2014

Photos of Star-Advertiser All-State first-team selections OL Fred Ulu-Perry (64), CB Jaisen Sanchez (15) and S Jacob Lacaden (10). Photos taken on Dec. 18, 2013 by Pupule Paul.

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2014 OIA White football schedule

February 10, 2014

White Conference White 1 Radford 2 Pearl City 3 Kalani 4 Nanakuli 5 Kalaheo 6 Waialua 7 Roosevelt 8 Anuenue 9 Kaimuki Week 1 Aug 15,16 Radford vs Anuenue Pearl City vs Roosevelt Kalani vs Waialua Nanakuli vs Kalaheo Bye: Kaimuki Week 2 Aug 22, 23 Kalaheo vs Kalani Waialua vs Pearl City Roosevelt vs […]

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2014 OIA Red football schedule

February 10, 2014

CONFERENCES: 1 Kahuku 2 Leilehua 3 Kaiser 4 Waianae 5. Mckinley 6. Waipahu 7 Castle 1 Mililani 2.Farrington 3 Campbell 4 Moanalua 5 Kapolei 6 Kailua 7 Aiea Week 1 Aug 15,16 Kahuku vs Kapolei Leilehua vs Kailua Kaiser vs Aiea Waianae vs Moanalua Mckinley vs Mililani Waipahu vs Farrington Castle vs Campbell Week 2 […]

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Texas Tech makes offer to Ulu-Perry

February 7, 2014

Signing day for football seniors has passed, but there’s no break for recruiters and athletes in the class of 2015. Texas Tech made that clear on Tuesday with a scholarship offer to Saint Louis All-State left tackle Fred Ulu-Perry. Texas Tech fan site 247Sports.com posted the news. The junior is one of the more intriguing […]

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How far should a coach go for a recruit?

February 6, 2014

Stories like this — Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini wrestling a potential recruit — are more than just a bit entertaining. Social media, getting to know today’s kids… the coaches will to take even just a tiny step out of their comfort zones are going to get an edge. The ones who sit in their […]

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Signing Day (extended)

February 6, 2014

(Here’s an extended report on Wednesday’s letter-of-intent signing ceremony hosted by PIAA at the Sheraton Waikiki. The first version was published in this morning’s Star-Advertiser. See Tuesday’s short story and photo gallery on Prep World here.) Larry Tuileta broke some bleeding green hearts, but otherwise the University of Hawaii netted a nice senior class on […]

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Signing Day: Tuileta’s dilemma and more

February 5, 2014

Larry Tuileta, Punahou’s All-State quarterback, spurned Hawaii and signed with USC this morning at PIAA’s Letter-of-Intent signing ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki. In the story at the Star-Advertiser’s breaking news this morning, “Tui” explains how USC got involved long after he had committed to play football and volleyball at UH. He will be a preferred […]

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Lee excited about return to Saint Louis

February 3, 2014

The Interscholastic League of Honolulu is as competitive, intense and, in some ways, cut-throat, as any Hawaii-based league imaginable. And that’s just in academics. Now put the most heralded prep coach in island history back in the saddle at Saint Louis, and football brains across the state might just explode. With Cal Lee back at […]

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