Football

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Defending state football champion Punahou is still in the spotlight nationally. The CBS MaxPreps Preseason Football Rankings were released on Monday, listing Punahou among the “Next 25″ after the initial list of Top 25 teams. Cedar Hill (Texas) is ranked No. 1. Punahou was grouped in alphabetical order with the next 25.

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Here’s a Q&A with Saint Louis football/basketball player Fred Ulu-Perry. I asked about workouts and dedication. He answered everything, and I realized at some point that Fred is all about excellence, but he’s also about consistency. Watching him on the football field is one thing. He’s an All-State first-team offensive lineman. But on the basketball […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Some great footage of OL-versus-DL one-on-one (no pad) drills. Farrington defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko and Punahou offensive lineman Semisi Uluave look terrific against the top guys in the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp. Also in the footage is DL Salanoa Alo-Wily (Kahuku) and DT Rex Manu (Mililani). Fehoko (6-3, 285) has already committed to play […]

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The 13th annual Under Armour-PIAA Hawaii high school football combine is filling up quickly. The event, which will be held May 31 at Mililani High School’s John Kauinana Stadium, is open to players in grades 9 through 12. PIAA administrative director Doris Sullivan said that about 200 of the 260 spots have been filled. Cost […]

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