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Washington lands Kahuku linebacker

By Billy Hull on June 12, 2018

The University of Washington landed its second recruit from Hawaii for the class of 2019 on Tuesday. Kahuku linebacker Miki Ah You announced on Twitter he is 100% committed to the Huskies. Nothing left to say‼️1000% COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/PIot87W4FD — Miki Ah You (@mikiahyou) June 12, 2018 Ah You joins Kaimuki’s Sama Pa’ama in the Huskies’ 2019 class and there could be more on the way. Saint Louis defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele has UW in his top 5 and Kapolei offensive […]

Kahuku’s Schwenke dies at 25

By Nick Abramo on April 24, 2018

Former Kahuku football coach Reggie Torres was shaken when he heard the news of the death of Kona Schwenke, one of three defensive linemen from the 2009 Red Raiders squad that lost 34-21 in the state Division I football final to Kamehameha. Schwenke, 25, was found dead in his sleep by his family Sunday morning, according to his father, McKay Schwenke. Kona went on to play a four-year career at Notre Dame. No cause of death is known at this […]

Maiava makes transfer to D.C. school official

By Nick Abramo on April 2, 2018

Two-year Kahuku starting quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava went public late Monday night announcing he is transferring to St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C. I WILL NEVER FORGET MY ROOTS💯💯🤙🏽 Thankful🙏🏽for the past excited for the future😊 pic.twitter.com/SgWO6XRSRR — Sol-Jay Maiava ™ (@Jay_4QB) April 3, 2018 Maiava, who holds scholarship offers from Fresno State, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Utah, and Virginia, took the Red Raiders to two OIA titles and the Open Division state final twice. In 23 high school games, […]

Maiava listed on St. John’s Max Preps football roster

By Nick Abramo on March 26, 2018

Quarterback Sol Jay Maiava is listed on the MaxPreps website football roster of St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. MaxPreps is a popular website, with pages, results and rosters for most teams in various sports across the nation. Roster information to the website is usually provided directly from the schools. An effort to connect with Maiava and his parents for confirmation of the move late last week was unsuccessful. Last season as a sophomore, Maiava and the Red […]

Vimahi, Tuitele commit to All-American Bowl

By Nick Abramo on March 21, 2018

Kahuku offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi and Saint Louis defensive lineman Faatui Tuitele have been invited and are committed to playing in the All-American Bowl in January 2019. The game used to be called the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but it is now being sponsored by American Family Insurance and run by an organization called All American Games. The high school football all-star game will be held Jan. 5 in San Antonio, the site of the previous U.S. Army all-star games […]

Maiava family mulling possible transfer from Kahuku

By Nick Abramo on March 19, 2018

Sol-Jay Maiava’s stepdad posted on Instagram on Sunday night that he and his wife and stepson, Kahuku quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava, are visiting Washington, D.C., so Sol-Jay can look into playing football there for his upcoming junior season. A photo of Sol-Jay and his parents is on the post with the words, “And we’re off to the 202 (Washington D.C. area code)!!! Thank you to my mom, my dad and my siblings and their other halves for watching our other kiddies […]

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. […]

Kahuku’s Carvalho recalls 1991 Red Raiders

By Nick Abramo on January 25, 2018

Different island. Different Red Raiders. Sterling Carvalho was a key component of the Red Raiders in the early 1990s, but that was the Kauai Red Raiders. Carvalho is now the head man with a different Red Raiders altogether, the Kahuku kind. Same colors. Same nickname. Different level. Carvalho was the quarterback for the Kauai High team that earned the 1991 Kauai Interscholastic Federation championship, the first one for the school since 1978. Little did Carvalho, his teammates and Red Raiders […]