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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 […]

Freitas, Torres, Livai among Kahuku coaching applicants

By Nick Abramo on January 5, 2018

Makoa Freitas, Reggie Torres and Siuaki Livai are among the applicants and interviewees for the open Kahuku football coaching job, according to sources. At least 16 people applied for the job, a list that also includes Kahuku junior varsity head coach Sterling Carvalho, Red Raiders assistant David Te’o and former Kahuku assistant Marvin Cravens. Freitas spent 2017 as the interim head coach for the Red Raiders, going 11-2 and losing 31-28 to Saint Louis in the Open Division championship game. […]

2017 Top Stories: Kahuku coaching carousel continues

By Paul Honda on January 3, 2018

In Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Paul Honda wrote about the top 10 prep stories of 2017. You can read it here. Here’s a deeper look at one of the 10 stories. 2. Kahuku coaching carousel continues Some call it a coaching carousel, but it’s more like basic protocol these days for that famous athletic program on the North Shore. Perhaps the most dynamic environment for high school coaches is at Kahuku, where it’s not quite a typical prep sports situation when […]

Kamehameha, Kahuku linemen make commitments

By Billy Hull on November 22, 2017

Kamehameha senior Jonah Welch, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end, has given an oral commitment to play football at the U.S. Naval Academy. He announced the decision on Twitter with a video. CASE CLOSED…. #Committed ✔️ pic.twitter.com/DHw5bmrYLd — JKW (@jonah_41) November 23, 2017 Welch had seven scholarship offers and chose Navy over Air Force, Army, Hawaii, Nevada, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. Navy currently lists three players from Hawaii on its roster, WR/RB Keoni-Kordell Makekau (‘Iolani), OL Adam Amosa-Tagovailoa (Campbell) and defensive lineman […]

Saint Louis’ title victory over Kahuku: crazy good

By Nick Abramo on November 19, 2017

The appetizer was so very good that it seemed quite possible the main course would turn out bland. But instead, the third game of Saturday’s tripleheader at Aloha Stadium was a crazy-good show-stopper for football connoisseurs and an incredible capper for Hawaii’s football-hungry fans, who got an extra-sweet treat in the first game of the day — Lahainaluna’s 75-69 seven-overtime win over Konawaena in the D-II championship game. With a kickoff at 9:58 p.m. Saturday, and the final play happening […]

VIDEO: Saint Louis vs. Kahuku scoring highlights

By Paul Honda on November 19, 2017

Saint Louis vs. Kahuku, scoring highlights, Open Division final, First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships, Aloha Stadium. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Halftime score: Crusaders 14, Red Raiders 7.

GAME NIGHT: No. 1 Saint Louis/No. 2 Kahuku

By Hawaii Prep World on November 18, 2017

For the third year in a row, the high school football season will end with a clash between the two most storied prep football programs in the state. No. 1 Saint Louis (9-0) and its 14 Prep Bowls and four state titles faces No. 2 Kahuku (11-1), which has won eight state championships. Kahuku dominated the Crusaders, 39-14, in 2015 before Saint Louis came back to win last season’s showdown, 30-14. Looks like we will start at 9:55 p.m. Saint […]