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, […]


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 […]


The Oregonian reported on Tuesday that former Baldwin coach Chad Kauhaahaa has moved from Wisconsin to Oregon State, following his head coach, Gary Andersen. Baldwin transformed into an MIL football dynasty during Kauhaahaa’s years there. Maui ended the Bears’ stranglehold on D-I MIL football this year. Kalani Sitake left Utah to become OSU’s defensive coordinator. […]


Punahou WR Noa commits to Cal

by Paul Honda on December 18, 2014

California Golden Blogs has reported today that Punahou wide receiver Kanawai Noa has committed to play for the University of California. Noa caught 58 passes for 1,113 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. He also returned two punts and one kickoff for TDs. He was a Star-Advertiser All-State first-team selection as a junior. The […]


Saint Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry hasn’t wavered in his early commitment to UCLA. The 6-foot-2,5, 295-pound left tackle committed to UCLA before his senior year began. “I’m a UCLA commit, 110 percent,” he texted on Monday night. But that doesn’t mean Ulu-Perry is staying land-locked. In January, he plans to visit Texas A&M, Colorado […]


Punahou senior Alex Trifonovitch has been offered an opportunity to play football for the University of Hawaii. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance announced the news on Monday night. Trifonovitch was Punahou’s starting punter and backup placekicker. Both he and starting PK Jon Toner have touchback range on kickoffs. Trifonovitch averaged 40 yards per punt in two […]

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Punahou linebacker Ronley Lakalaka has received a scholarship offer from San Diego State. Pacific Island Athletic Alliance made the news public this morning. Lakalaka, a 6-foot, 210-pound senior, was part of a stellar defense that helped Punahou win the ILH championship and reach the state tournament final. Lakalaka, younger brother of University of Hawaii running […]