Latest news

VIDEO: Career games by ‘Iolani’s Nishigaya, Makekau

By Paul Honda on September 20, 2018

‘Iolani’s 30-19 victory over Damien was a huge step for the Raiders over their ILH Division I foes. It was also a game of highlights for running back Kaua Nishigaya, who rushed for a career-high 226 yards. Placekicker Miki Makekau also set a state record for longest field goal by a female kicker, making a 44-yarder. She finished with three crucial field goals in the game.

Q&A: Kaimuki ironman lineman Sama Paama

By Paul Honda on September 18, 2018

Sama Paama keeps things focused and basic. The 6-foot-4, 355-pound two-way lineman — and occasional placekicker — has learned what it takes to turn a dream into reality. Carve away the distractions. Eyes on the prize. It’s a tool of success that he learned during his years at Kaimuki High School. Next stop: Washington. For years, all he would think about was USC. Then he started drawing attention from Hawaii, Pac-12 schools, including USC, as well as Big 12 and […]

VIDEO: Moanalua improves to 4-0 with win over Leilehua

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2018

The OIA Division I showdown between Moanalua and No. 9-ranked Leilehua, two football teams unbeaten in league play, promised to be an offensive explosion. Instead, this turned into a battle in the trenches, the lowest-scoring game for the visiting Na Menehune and the host Mules. Led by defensive lineman Tupu Alualu, Moanalua limited one of the state’s top running backs, James McGary, to 12 yards on eight carries. Moanalua prevailed 23-10 to seize sole possession of first place.

Kekahuna’s 2 90-yard TD’s highlight St. Francis win

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2018

Before every game, Joseph Kekahuna has simple, but pertinent advice for grandson Shepherd Kekahuna. “Take no prisoners.” Kekahuna did exactly that, clutching up in a scoreless battle with a determined Pac-Five squad on Saturday afternoon at Aloha Stadium. The versatile, two-way Saint returned an interception 92 yards for a touchdown, and moments later, he broke off a 98-yard TD run. He finished with 110 rushing yards on five carries, and also caught three passes from Bubba Akana for 59 yards. […]

VIDEO: Highlights, No. 9 Leilehua vs. Moanalua

By Paul Honda on September 14, 2018

Video highlights from Friday’s Leilehua-Moanalua game at Hugh Yoshida Stadium. The teams came into the game tied at 3-0 atop the OIA Division I standings.

VIDEO: Kapolei’s defense shines at midway point

By Paul Honda on September 14, 2018

Up. Down. All around. The Kapolei Hurricanes have endured through adversity. Traveled near and far. Halfway through their regular season, the ‘Canes are ascending. With an offense that is finding its footing, No. 8 Kapolei is on a two-game win streak, now 3-2 overall and 1-0 in OIA Open play. It is defense, where they are deep and fairly experienced, where the Hurricanes are making their biggest strides. Kevin Burkel, originally an inside linebacker, is thriving outside. He sparked the […]

Q&A: Kamehameha’s Keonilei and Braelyn Akana

By Paul Honda on September 11, 2018

Braelyn Akana insists that she is 5-foot-10. She’s actually 5-11, and either way, she will never stop working toward her dreams. One of them is already coming true for the Kamehameha senior. She will play volleyball for Hawaii next season. At 5-foot-9 and skilled in every possible way on the volleyball court, Keonilei Akana is a trusty part of any coach’s team. She just happens to be a key cog for the defending state champion Kamehameha Warriors. “Ke is so […]