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No regrets for Waianae’s Rosario

By Christian Shimabuku on November 10, 2017

Before the season started, Waianae senior Rico Rosario almost didn’t suit up for the Seariders. With his family set to move to Las Vegas, Rosario had a choice: play his senior season at Liberty High School in Henderson, Nev., or stay with his grandparents in Waianae. Rosario chose the latter and finished the season with 872 rushing yards on 162 carries and 12 touchdowns, including 25 carries for 86 yards in a 10-7 loss to Kahuku in the HHSAA Division […]

GAME NIGHT 11/10: Kahuku/Waianae

By Hawaii Prep World on November 10, 2017

The Division I-Open semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships happen tonight with a doubleheader at Aloha Stadium, beginning with OIA champion Kahuku against OIA third-place Waianae. The Red Raiders have won 19 straight against the Seariders and haven’t allowed a point in the last 20 quarters against Waianae. WAIANAE SEARIDERS (7-4) Head coach: Walter Young Seariders roster VS. KAHUKU RED RAIDERS (10-1) Head coach: Makoa Freitas Red Raiders roster Kahuku 10, Waianae 7 Defensive leaders Waianae: Kana’i […]

Q&A: Waianae LB Kana‘i Mauga

By Paul Honda on November 7, 2017

From teammates to coaches to family, there’s love for a young student-athlete named Kana‘i Mauga. Coaches, including opposing gurus, hold the Waianae senior in very high esteem. Rod York of Mililani says Mauga is someone he’d be proud to call a son. Waianae coach Walter Young has the highest praise. “He has been a role model of a senior leader physically, mentally and emotionally. He shows up to the workout sessions and gives his all, and motivates and encourages his […]

Coaches chime in on Waianae’s Mauga

By Paul Honda on November 7, 2017

Within an hour of requests to opposing coaches, all had plenty to say about Waianae senior linebacker Kana‘i Mauga. It’s not rare to see coaches laud another team’s star player. It isn’t common, however, for them to notice the level of maturity and aloha, and that’s the case with Mauga. Here’s what coaches had to say about the 6-foot-2, 215-pound USC commit who carries a 3.2 grade-point average. He was the prep feature in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, which you can […]

VIDEO: Waianae edges Campbell in OT for state berth

By Paul Honda on November 5, 2017

Highlights, Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I football third-place (state-tournament berth) game, Waianae vs. Campbell, Aloha Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Score: Seariders 29, Sabers 21, OT. Extended video

Blue-collar Seariders reap rewards

By Paul Honda on November 4, 2017

It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t cute. Not at all. It was all business for the Waianae Seariders. On a night when they didn’t complete a single pass, they rode their defense and smashmouth ground attack — 211 rushing yards on 46 carries — to a 29-21 overtime win over Campbell on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Now, Waianae (7-4) has qualified for the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Championships (D-I-Open Division). Despite losing a 13-0 lead, the Seariders made clutch […]

GAME NIGHT 11/4: Waianae 29, Campbell 21, F (OT)

By Hawaii Prep World on November 4, 2017

The always fun third-place elimination game in the OIA playoffs is back after a one-year hiatus this season. Waianae and Campbell meet for the second time this year with the winner earning a berth in the Division I-Open state tournament and the loser turning in their pads. The Seariders beat the Sabers, 27-14, earlier this season and used that tiebreaker advantage to get the second seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs. Campbell is playing its 12th game this […]

Mililani’s dominance begins in the trenches

By Nick Abramo on October 21, 2017

We all know how good Kahuku’s offensive line is nearly every year, and the same goes for Mililani. But over in Central Oahu this year, they seem to have found something extra special with this version of the Trojans’ offensive line. The unit owned the line of scrimmage against what is considered a tough Waianae defense on Friday night and it spurred a 42-6 victory in the Oahu Interscholastic Association D-I semifinals and a spot in the title game against […]