Jayson Pagurayan’s shot at a second-straight OIA judo title is looking likely. Pagurayan, of Kapolei, beat Taylor Otsuka of Mililani to win the OIA West on Saturday, setting himself up for next week’s OIA championships. Pagurayan won the OIA last year but finished second to Punahou’s Cameron Kato at states. He could become the first […]


Moanalua’s boys took half of the titles at the OIA East judo championships on Saturday. Ritchie Wong started the onslaught in the 108-pound class and was followed by fellow Na Menehune Diamond INouye (114), Kulana Salera (161), Andrew Pascua (178) and Zorich Palimo’o (198). Neavan Park (178), Eugene Chung (161), Sean Davis (145), Chevy Tabiolo […]


OIA Week 3 judo results

by Nick Abramo on April 15, 2015

Results of the OIA’s third week of judo competition from Saturday follows. OIA Judo Week 3 East at Kalani High School Girls Moanalua 90, Castle 10 Roosevelt 100, Kalaheo 0 Kahuku 40, Kailua 0 Kaiser 10, Kaimuki 0 Farrington 35, McKinley 35 Moanalua 80, Kahuku 20 Roosevelt 43, Kalani 43 McKinley 60, Castle 10 Kahuku […]


OIA Week 2 judo results

by Nick Abramo on April 6, 2015

Team results of the second week of OIA judo competition are below. OIA Judo Saturday, April 4, 2015 Boys West at Pearl City Leilehua 74,Campbell 15 Mililani 60, Waialua 20 Leilehua 90, Waipahu 10 Aiea 50, Waialua 30 Kapolei, 50 Pearl City 42 Aiea 50, Waipahu 30 Campbell 50, Waialua 25 Pearl City 50, Mililani […]


OIA Week 1 judo results

by Nick Abramo on April 1, 2015

Team results of the first week of OIA judo competition are below. OIA Judo Week 1 Saturday, March 28 East Girls at Farrington Moanalua 80, Kalaheo 0 Roosevelt def. Kailua McKinley 70, Kaiser 0 Kahuku 40, Castle 10 Kalani 85, Farrington 10 Kalaheo def. Kaimuki McKinley def. Kailua Farrington def. Kaimuki Roosevelt 100, Kaiser 0 […]


Teshya Alo: movie star?

by Jerry Campany on October 28, 2014

Kamehameha wrestler Teshya Alo has done so much on the mat in her 16 years on the planet. Now she will be the subject of a documentary at this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival. Alo, the reigning FILA Cadet world champion in wrestling, has already won a state title in judo and two in wrestling […]


(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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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 […]


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, […]


(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 […]