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Pupule’s weekend wrap

By Paul Honda on November 10, 2013

It wasn’t the busiest weekend as prep football matchups go, but we learned a lot in those four state-tournament games. Two teams that Bleed Maroon The Farrington Governors endured a week that nobody could’ve imagined. The Farrington Governors stepped up and dealt with the loss of Dayne Ortiz in a way that they’ll remember forever. They honored the senior cornerback in so many ways, and they learned that they are not alone. Other teams came to support the Govs, through […]

Farrington, Campbell advance to D1 semis

By Billy Hull on November 8, 2013

The first round of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships kicked off Friday night with the OIA scoring both wins in Division I. Over on Maui, Farrington scored an emotional victory over Baldwin, defeating the Bears 21-3. Sanele Lavatai rushed for 105 of Farrington’s 211 total yards on the ground and quarterback Montana Liana was 14-for-27 for 196 yards. Liana’s only touchdown pass was 12 yards to Jacob Baguio, who had eight receptions for 115 yards. The Governors honored […]

Govs in Mokuleia: A final visit

By Paul Honda on November 5, 2013

The Ortiz ohana requested that the Farrington Governors football team come to Mokuleia one last time, so coach Randall Okimoto and his squad made the trek on Tuesday. The Govs had been to the beach where Dayne Ortiz suddenly disappeared, lost in the sea. They were there on Sunday and Monday as search crews worked valiantly. On Monday night, they honored their teammate with a vigil on campus. The return to Mokuleia on Tuesday began with a light practice on […]

A vigil for Dayne

By Paul Honda on November 5, 2013

The vigil for Dayne Ortiz at Farrington High School on Monday night drew about 1,000. Our staff at the Star-Advertiser covered it. Here is a photo gallery by photographer Bruce Asato. Above are photos generously provided by the Farrington community. This afternoon, the team headed back to Mokuleia for a light practice. After that, at the Ortiz ohana’s request, the team will be at the beach where Dayne disappeared, coach Randall Okimoto said. Below, artwork on sneakers by Dylan Tagoilelagi.

‘We aren’t teammates, we are brothers’

By Paul Honda on November 3, 2013

The Farrington High School community has drawn closer together through the heartbreaking disappearance of Farrington football player Dayne Ortiz. The cornerback was part of a defensive unit that became one of the best in the state. Coach Randall Okimoto calls Ortiz one of the team’s most improved players. But Ortiz was lost at sea on Saturday while fishing with his family at Mokuleia Beach. He was on a kayak when rough waters capsized it, and he has not been seen […]