Hawaii Sports

The office is scorching hot this afternoon with trade winds at about 1 to 2 mph. No kidding. Fortunately, I was wise enough to invest in a large Slurpee™, one of my few allowances for 100-percent junk food this week. Aiea is 1-1 after a loss to Kaiser and win over Kailua. There are some […]

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Waianae won’t quit

by Nick Abramo on August 30, 2014

With two losses now, it is doubtful No. 9 Waianae will maintain its spot in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 when the new rankings come out Monday. The Seariders made a gallant comeback Friday night at Raymond Torii Field, but were outclassed 46-27 by No. 8 Leilehua (3-0, 3-0). Despite constant hassling by its defensive […]

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A lot of attention went to the Kaiser football team a year ago, and deservedly so. The Cougars won the Division II state title, after all. It’s kind of a foggy memory now, but a neighbor-island team came close to upsetting them in the final game, and that fact gets kind of lost in the […]

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While the Maui Interscholastic League enters its fourth season of 8-man football — its second year as a championship sport — another league has adopted the game. Ka‘u athletic director Kalei Namohala confirmed that the Big Island Interscholastic Federation is ready to kick off in the sport this fall. Unlike the MIL, there won’t be […]

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During the Star-Advertiser’s countdown of the top 10 teams in preseason we have been publishing each team’s first-team All-State players. Now it is time for every school’s greatest heroes. The first All-State team was published by the Honolulu Advertiser in 1972 and the Star-Bulletin followed with its first team in 1977, satisfied with publishing only […]

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Every year is the year of the Trojan. Mililani, for long an also-ran in state football, has had a player selected first team All-State every year since 2002. That is the longest active streak. Kahuku’s string stretched to 1997 before being shut out last year. The Trojans started their run in 2003 when Mikhail Mabry […]

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The power running game is back at Kamehameha. Coach Doug Cosbie‘s smashmouth system was successful last year, but injuries forced him to split carries between Brandon Kahookele and Kainoa Simao, leaving them shut out of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s first team when All-State selections were announced. Looking back on selections of the past, having a 9-2 […]

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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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The HHSAA Hall of Honor will induct its newest class on Sunday at the Ala Moana Hotel, bringing the number athletes immortalized to 384, with 230 boys and 154 girls inducted. This is the fourth time an equal number of boys and girls were inducted and girls have outnumbered boys since 2007. There have been […]

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When the power went out on the UH campus during Thursday’s Divsion II semifinal between Waianae and Kamehameha-Hawaii, the only real inconvenience was keeping track of how many runs the Warriors were piling on the wounded Seariders. But fans who had taken in the show the previous two days probably didn’t mind. The Division II […]

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