Raiders rule ILH boys judo

May 3, 2014

(Here’s a follow-up interview with ‘Iolani coach Dan Nishita, whose boys team won the ILH judo title on Saturday. The meet ended at 10:20 p.m. and team point totals were not released until 10:30 p.m., well past our normal deadline.) Three individual champions and a huge contingent of point earners made it a special night […]

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PIAA Letter of Intent signing day

April 16, 2014

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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Executive decision: HHSAA voting results

June 13, 2012

Here are the recommendations from the athletic directors’ conference on Kauai. The conference began on Thursday, ended Saturday and resulted in the following approved proposals. The proposals went up for HHSAA executive board voting on Tuesday morning at the OIA office, located at Radford High School. HHSAA executive board vote on HIADA recommendations June 12, […]

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HIADA, more from day one

June 8, 2012

(More from the first day of the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference. Story is in this morning’s edition, just adding some extra info.) HHSAA wrestling official Keith Matsumoto points to Hawaii teams in 1999 and ’02 as sterling examples. “Between those two teams, those girls, we literally could’ve had an opportunity to have four […]

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Hall of Honor

June 3, 2012

The class of 2012 was inducted into the HHSAA Hall of Honor tonight, hosted by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association. The banquet was at the Sheraton Waikiki, a full house with 12 magnificent student-athletes. More photos below. Some were video captures. Fun night for 12 outstanding individuals!

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State judo champions

May 1, 2012

four time champs Christian Pavo, Pearl City Brady Lafortune, Moanalua David Terao, Mid-Pacific Lianne Tomishima, McKinley Taylor Ibera, Farrington Brittany Balanay, McKinley Chrissy Chow, Punahou Boys 2003 105: Thoran Evans, Kahuku 114: Brandon Low, Saint Louis 123: Justin Galvez, Mililani 132: Emile Suehiro, McKinley 141: Jeremy Otani, Punahou 150: Joel Akimoto, Pearl City 165: Andy Hung, Pearl […]

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Pestano plus: Kamehameha’s state champ

April 17, 2012

(More on Kamehameha wrestler/judooka Dane Paihi Pestano. The feature story ran in this morning’s edition.) Dane Pestano abstains from rice, fried food and soda, but treats himself to a bag of Skittles now and then. At the next level, Pestano expects to cut down to 197 or 184 pounds, which sounds severe. In fact, he […]

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HIADA voting results

June 4, 2011

Here are the voting results from yesterday’s athletic directors conference. See the accompanying story here. 51st annual HIADA Conference Ala Moana Hotel June 1-3, 2011 Roll call 10 a.m. Voting commences 10:15 a.m. GROUP I (Chair: Wade Okamura, Recorder: Deems Utsumi) Air Riflery 1. (as amended) Put the BIIF back in the rotation for air […]

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