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Kapolei’s Bartolotti commits to Hawaii

By Nick Abramo on March 14, 2018

Kapolei pitcher Cira Bartolotti gave an oral commitment to play for the University of Hawaii softball team, according to Hurricanes coach Keoke Behic. The Hurricanes are off to a 3-2 start in the OIA West, and Bartolotti, a junior transfer from Maui High, is an important part of the team. She had 12 strikeouts against Campbell and eight strikeouts each against Leilehua and Pearl City. Bartolotti played for the Utah Firecrackers club team last summer. “She’s a really good kid […]

Two Crusaders listed in first 2020 recruiting rankings

By Billy Hull on March 14, 2018

Saint Louis teammates Jordan Botelho and Matt Sykes have made 247Sports’ first recruiting rankings for the class of 2020. Botelho, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound inside linebacker, is listed as the 114th overall prospect and the third-best inside linebacker. He came on strong in the second half of his sophomore season and made his presence known in a win over Punahou to clinch the ILH first-round title. Botelho, who holds offers from California and Hawaii, had three sacks in the first half […]

Kahuku OL Enokk Vimahi chats about The Opening

By Paul Honda on March 13, 2018

At 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, Enokk Vimahi is an imposing figure anywhere he dwells. It’s the intelligence and obedience in his mind and spirit, though, that separate him from much of the world. The Kahuku junior made his mark recently at The Opening in San Francisco, rated No. 2 among offensive linemen. It was a banner weekend for island players: Lokahi Pauole of Kamehameha and Duke Clemens of Punahou joined Vimahi among the top five of O-linemen at the prestigious event. […]

Q&A: Kamehameha OL Lokahi Pauole on The Opening

By Paul Honda on March 8, 2018

Three of the top five offensive linemen who performed at The Opening in San Francisco over the weekend came from Hawaii. Lokahi Pauole, Kamehameha’s stout lineman, rated No. 3 overall. The other two top-five OL from the islands were Enokk Vimahi of Kahuku and Duke Clemens of Punahou. Pauole, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound junior, has scholarship offers from Boise State, Hawaii and San Diego State. He chatted with Hawaii Prep World after returning. To view our football recruiting page, click here. […]

Five-star DT Faatui Tuitele ready for some visits

By Paul Honda on February 19, 2018

If there was a grade for time management, that would probably be another A-plus for Faatui Tuitele. The Saint Louis junior manages to post elite grades in the midst of training for football. Without athletics, the numbers are eye-popping: a 3.9 grade-point average for the fall semester, including a 4.2 in the latest quarter. Combine that with his success as the nation’s No. 2-rated defense tackle, and the doors of opportunity keep opening. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound phenom has 32 scholarship […]

SIGNING DAY BLOG: Faumui signs with Virginia

By Paul Honda on February 7, 2018

7:30 p.m.: Kapolei’s Aaron Faumui, who had committed to UH just seven days ago, has signed with Virginia. Virginia beats out UH, Florida, Oregon, Nebraska among others. He says the No. 1 reason was the Virginia coaching staff. Former Kahuku running back Mark Atuaia, who is on the Virginia staff, played a big role in Faumui’s recruitment. Here’s more from Faumui, Jonah Panoke (Hawaii) and Alama Uluave (SDSU). For a list of all of the student-athletes signing in each sport, […]

Signing Day: A list of all the signings

By Billy Hull on February 7, 2018

Here is a complete list by sport of players who signed national letters of intent on Wednesday at the Sheraton Waikiki. If you missed it, here is our Feb. 7 Signing Day Blog. BASEBALL Name, High School, College Andrew Oasay, Moanalua, Pierce College Cody Isa, Moanalua, Pierce College BASKETBALL Name, High School, College Tanisha Elbourne, Punahou, Air Force Academy FOOTBALL Name, High School, College Aaron Faumui, Kapolei, Virginia Ahofitu Maka, Punahou, Kansas Alama Uluave, Punahou, San Diego State Conal Brady […]

UH loses Faumui to Virginia, Panoke ready to wear green

By Paul Honda on February 7, 2018

Even after the drama had ended, Dad wasn’t quite sure what to make of son’s decision. Aaron Faumui took it to the last possible day. He refused to wear any hat of his eventual college choice. Even his family wasn’t 100-percent sure what would happen after they arrived with him at 5:30 a.m. to sign his letter. Less than two hours later, Faumui’s gut-wrenching decision to sign with Virginia over Hawaii was done. He was calm. He was smiling. No […]