Recruiting

Saint Louis wide receivers get plenty of attention every day from Cal — Coach Cal Lee, that is. As of Friday, however, it was another Cal that took interest in a speedy junior wide receiver for the Crusaders. The University of California at Berkeley made Drew Kobayashi a scholarship offer, his first and probably not […]

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Beautiful morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki on signing day for dozens of student-athletes from the islands. Among them were a handful of football players, including Punahou’s all-state offensive lineman, Davis Miyashiro-Saipa‘ia. The senior signed with Oregon as a preferred walk-on, turning down several opportunities at smaller schools. Isaac Hurd, Campbell’s big-play quarterback, signed […]

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Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 A remarkable, heart-wrenching season came to an end for the Farrington Governors in this semifinal loss to top-seeded Punahou. The Buffanblu showed their might and depth in a 48-6 win. In Part 3, Farrington coach Randall Okimoto talks about the season and points to recruiting as a topic that […]

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UH offers Konawaena’s Molina

by Paul Honda on November 20, 2013

She’s only a sophomore, but Konawaena basketball and volleyball standout Chanelle Molina is already on the University of Hawaii’s wish list. Molina, a Star-Advertiser all-state Fab 15 selection as a freshman last year, has been offered a basketball scholarship by the Rainbow Wahine. UH coach Laura Beeman talked with Molina during last weekend’s Bank of […]

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Enriques signs with Stanford

by Paul Honda on November 13, 2013

Three-time Star-Advertiser all-state outside hitter Evan Enriques of Kamehameha-Hawaii signed a letter of intent to attend Stanford on Wednesday afternoon. Enriques, who was the state player of the year as a sophomore, follows a trail blazed by many all-state players from the islands including Kawika Shoji, Erik Shoji and Spencer McLachlin.

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Eight volleyball players and eight baseball players were among the signees at the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance letter-of-intent signing event this morning at Elks Lodge Waikiki. In all, 29 student-athletes signed letters, including record-breaking swimmer Jasmine Mau of Punahou. The senior chose Cal, and the setting for her official decision could not have been more […]

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Punahou shortstop Beau Branton has orally committed to Stanford. “I found out that I was officially admitted today,” Branton said on Thursday morning. “I feel pretty awesome. It’s one of the best feelings ever.” There was interest from other schools, but Branton narrowed his choices to Stanford, Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, Penn and Dartmouth. “Stanford is […]

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Saint Louis senior Jordan Yamamoto has given an oral commitment to play baseball at the University of Arizona, he said Wednesday night. Yamamoto called Arizona his “dream school from his freshman year” and earned a nice scholarship offer after topping out at 92-93 MPH at the Area Code tryouts for the Milwaukee Brewers at Westmont […]

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Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance and Elks Lodge of Waikiki hosted a letter of intent signing ceremony on Wednesday morning. More than 30 signees participated in the event. Among the seniors ready to start college was volleyball standout Kupono Fey of Punahou. But unlike his peers, the 6-foot-6 senior was at home. He had contracted pinkeye […]

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