Waianae had patience to start Thursday’s game against Radford, but it didn’t last. The Seariders waited until their teammates got open in the early going in the 51-31 loss at the Rams’ gym, but by the second half, Waianae was giving up possessions left and right. It prompted Seariders coach Cyrilla Manuel to say afterward […]


Punahou’s Ronley Lakalaka has given an oral commitment to San Diego State University. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance shared the news on Friday morning. Lakalaka, a 6-foot, 210-pound outside linebacker, was an All-State second-team selection. He is currently on the Punahou Division I basketball team and also competes in track and field. He is the younger […]


Matautia to join Hawaii

by Jerry Campany on January 11, 2015

Two time Star-Advertiser first teamer Solomon Matautia is staying home. Matautia, a safety from Campbell, switched from Oregon State to Hawaii according to his Twitter account. Here is a snippet from the Star-Advertiser’s Stephen Tsai from his story in tomorrow’s paper: The past June, Matautia made an oral commitment to play for Oregon State. Still, […]


Bryson Carvalho has been gone for less than a year, but Waipahu High School truly missed him. So much so, that when the head coaching position for the football team opened up, Carvalho, 30, applied and was hired. “Serving as head coach at my alma mater has been a dream of mine for a long […]

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Ole Miss is the latest suitor — and the first from the SEC — in pursuit of Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA) shared the news on Wednesday about the 6-foot-1, 190-pound sophomore. Tagovailoa also has offers from UCLA, Texas Tech, Hawaii, USC and Colorado. He passed for 2,571 yards and […]


It’s been said before: college football coaches across the country are putting a premium on recruiting island prospects. But there’s more to it. It’s not just the explosive growth of interest in prime talent — Marcus Mariota and Manti Te‘o are the two finest examples — that lures coaches to the islands. More and more […]


Kahuku senior Tuli Wily-Matagi announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he has changed his college commitment and will instead attend Oregon State over Utah. “I’ve decided to flip my commitment over to Oregon State,” he wrote on Twitter. “Want to thank everyone who supported me through this decision. #GoBeavs” Wily-Matagi threw for 1,242 yards and […]


Lee Leslie will return to Kahuku to coach football for a second season. Leslie, who spent the holidays with his family in Idaho, is flying back to Hawaii on Sunday to resume his job as a seventh-grade character education teacher and gear up for the Red Raiders’ 2015 season next fall. Head coaching contracts at […]


Punahou offensive lineman Semisi Uluave will visit two more colleges recruiting him and plans to make his decision on where to play football on Feb. 4, national letter of intent signing day. Uluave, who has numerous scholarship offers, has a list of top three choices — UCLA, Oregon and Texas Tech — not in any order. […]


Three players from Hawaii were selected to play in the 2015 Under Armour All-America game today in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game is being shown live on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. Saint Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry (6-3, 307), who is committed to UCLA, is listed as the No. 4 offensive guard prospect by […]