Football

In a widely-speculated change of direction, the NCAA has removed its potential ban of so-called satellite football camps for high school football players today. See the official announcement on the NCAA’s site here. The proposal to implant a ban was suggested roughly a month ago to the chagrin of players, parents and some college coaches […]

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Some people will grumble. That’s just the way it is when you make suggestions on which football teams go in which divisions. So, let the grumbling begin. Here is a guesstimate at which schools would go where if the OIA-ILH football alliance gets the green light. To become a reality, it would have to be […]

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In the link below, check out this mock OIA-ILH football alignment suggested in a Star-Bulletin commentary in 2003, calling for three divisions, including one super (Diamond) conference. It’s interesting to note the powers du jour were quite a bit different 13 years ago. Aiea and Pearl City have dropped off a bit since then and […]

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Of 874 people who voted either “yes” or “no” in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Big Q” today before 1:40 p.m., 82 percent favored a proposed OIA-ILH football alliance. The 82 percent figure does not factor in the 36 people who voted “not sure.” The vote totals were 719 in favor and 155 against. The Big Q […]

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As reported by Ferd Lewis and Nick Abramo in Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, a possible 10-team super league composed of OIA and ILH football teams is being discussed and is expected to be voted on soon by both leagues. A compelling feature of the deal, called the “OIA-ILH Football Alliance Proposal,” includes $3 million in support […]

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The link below is a cell phone photograph of the actual email attachment of the OIA-ILH football alliance proposal that went out to more than 50 school principals and athletic directors. The ILH principals are expected to vote whether to approve the plan on May 3. No date is set for a vote of OIA […]

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Scott Melemai is the new Kalani football head coach, according to Falcons athletic director Greg Van Cantfort. Melemai is a 1999 Kalani graduate and he has been with the football program since then. “He is passionate about football and has a very good understanding of the culture of the campus,” Van Cantfort said in a […]

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After taking part in Hawaii’s Junior Day event over the weekend, Punahou sophomore Stephen Barber was rewarded with his first scholarship offer from the Rainbow Warriors. Extremely blessed to receive my 1st offer from Hawaii @NickRolovich @CoachStutzmann @abe_elimimian #DefendPrideRock pic.twitter.com/V9o6Op6oRR — Stephen Barber Jr (@StephenBarberJr) April 26, 2016 Barber, who is 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, […]

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Vavae Malepeai was there. So was Tua Tagovailoa. It was raining, but that didn’t bother any of the athletes in attendance for a speed and quickness session with coach Kenny Patton last Sunday at the Saint Louis School football field. Malepeai will be shipping out to Los Angeles — for the USC football team — […]

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Saint Louis junior Tua Tagovailoa announced Saturday that he will make his college commitment on May 2. Tagovailoa is the highest-rated high school quarterback prospect ever to come out of Hawaii and recently visited SEC schools Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss. Taking time and praying on a decision. I will make my official commitment on […]

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