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CLOSING THE BOOK: Nanakuli Golden Hawks

By Jerry Campany on October 17, 2018

The Nanakuli Golden Hawks had their second winless season in three years and came into this season 1-15 in the previous two years, but the small country school was placed in Division I in the new three-tier alliance. It hasn’t worked out for the proud fan base in the valley, as Nanakuli went 0-10 for the second time in program history and hit a low with one victory in three years. Nanakuli averaged 8.3 points per game, its lowest output […]

GAME NIGHT 10/13: Nanakuli/Moanalua

By Nick Abramo on October 13, 2018

No. 8 Moanalua 56, Nanakuli 6, final 4:55: Game over. 4:49: Tre’quan Henderson returns the kick 65 yards for a Moanalua TD. Griffin Motas kicks the extra point. MOANALUA 56, NANAKULI 6, fourth quarter. 4:46: Na Menehune turn the ball over on downs. Nanakuli strikes two plays later as Kunukau hits Gavin Vea-Flint on a deep slant for a 20-yard TD. The conversion run by Kunukau fails. MOANALUA 49, NANAKULI 6, fourth quarter. 4:43: Kealohi in at QB for Moanalua. […]

GAME NIGHT 9/29: ‘Iolani/Nanakuli

By Billy Hull on September 29, 2018

No. 9 ‘Iolani 39, Nanakuli 0 at Nanakuli H.S. field ‘Iolani (6-2, 5-1) 19 13 7 0 — 39 Nanakuli (0-8, 0-6) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Iol—Rexton Suzuki 1 run (kick failed) Iol—Jonah Miyazawa 20 pass from Jonah Chong (Mika Makekau kick) Iol—Kaua Nishigaya 12 run (pass failed) Iol—Nishigaya 18 run (kick blocked) Iol—Carter Kamana 11 pass from Chong (Makekau kick) Iol—Nishigaya 1 run (Makekau kick) RUSHING—‘Iolani: Nishigaya 15-102, Cole Ichikawa 5-17, Suzuki 7-12. Nanakuli: A’alona Aleka 15-59, […]

GAME NIGHT 8/31: Leilehua/Nanakuli

By Nick Abramo on August 31, 2018

Leilehua 63, Nanakuli 12, final 10:19: Game over. 10:17: Konapiliahi Raymond scores on a 10-yard run for the Mules. Tom-Makue kicks the extra point. LEILEHUA 63, NANAKULI 12, 2:10 left in game. 10:12: Damarion Smith runs three times for a first down. Kekoa Turnagan is in at QB for the Mules. 10:09: Nanakuli gets one first down on a Holbin Cash-Meyer run, but can’t get another one and loses the ball on downs. Mules ball at their own 49. 7:21 […]

Damien’s Ho‘ohuli has prodigious homecoming

By Brian McInnis on August 19, 2018

Maybe it was meant to be for Nanakuli native Duke Ho‘ohuli. The Damien sophomore linebacker — and backup quarterback — was pressed into duty in his secondary role on Saturday night in the Nanakuli Valley, as starting signal-caller Jake Holtz was knocked out of the game with a sprained ankle on the Monarchs’ opening drive against the Golden Hawks. Ho‘ohuli stepped in like nothing happened and completed the 96-yard drive, lofting a pass to Lindon Sevilleja for a 12-yard fade […]

GAME NIGHT 8/18: Damien/Nanakuli

By Brian McInnis on August 18, 2018

Damien 34, Nanakuli 0, FINAL ———- Damien moving the ball up, killing clock with its stable of reserve backs … a 45-yard field-goal attempt is negated by a bad snap. Nope. Turnover on downs. Third quarter comes to an end with Nanakuli taking over at the Damien 40. Get chance to get on the board. Damien goes three-and-out. It looks like Sulu’s night is done with Damien up a very comfortable margin. Golden Hawks have fourth and goal from the […]

PREPPING for 2018: Nanakuli Golden Hawks

By Nick Abramo on July 25, 2018

EIGHTH IN A SERIES It was a down year for Nanakuli last season as far as wins and losses go — 1-7 and no playoffs. But that did little to diminish the positive outlook by the coaches for 2018 or dent what always is the endless flow of support from the tight-knit town. One big positive for the Golden Hawks is that the participation numbers have gone up this summer, according to coach Kili Watson. “I would describe this team […]

Watson excited for the future at Nanakuli

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 30, 2017

As Nanakuli’s seniors savored a few more moments on the field, Kili Watson’s thoughts were already drifting toward the future. Watson saw his first season as Nanakuli’s head coach end Friday night with a 36-0 loss to Kapolei in the regular-season finale for both teams. After Kapolei secured the final berth in the OIA Division I playoffs, Nanakuli celebrated senior night with a heartfelt postgame ceremony punctuated by recorded messages from the senior’s parents. “I’ve seen tremendous growth from our […]