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‘The dean of the prep writers’

By Dave Reardon on September 6, 2018

Jim Easterwood, who died of natural causes Sunday at age 81 in Nashville, was a sportswriter at the Star-Bulletin for 20 years. He covered just about everything on the Hawaii sports scene in the 1970s and ’80s, but his biggest impact was on high school athletics. The last seven of his years at the paper were my first seven, and he was my best friend at work despite our age difference and his status as a living legend and mine […]

Award winners all show leadership with aloha

By Dave Reardon on June 12, 2018

Every athlete’s story is unique. Some are extraordinary — that’s the case with all 28 of the Hawaii student athletes who were either inducted into the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Honor or recipients of an HMSA Kaimana Award scholarship this month. (Click here to read Dave’s story in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Even among these elite groups, Bradley Wood’s saga of a one-play senior football season stands out. It wasn’t a success at all by any conventional standard […]

Celebration of life for Marciel set for July 1

By Dave Reardon on June 13, 2017

A celebration of life will be held for legendary prep coach Ron Marciel, who died May 27 in Kailua of natural causes at the age of 84. It will be July 1 at Mystical Rose Chapel at Saint Louis School from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There wil l be visitation followed by eulogy and mass. A luncheon will follow at the T.C. Ching suite at Mamiya Theater. Marciel compiled a record of 127-71-8 as head coach of four Hawaii […]

Kapolei adds Saint Louis transfer at QB

By Dave Reardon on June 12, 2017

Kapolei suffered a huge, at least somewhat unexpected, loss with record-setting quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa’s departure to Alabama earlier this year to be closer to his brother, Tua. Taulia posted incredible numbers as a freshman and sophomore and seemed well on his way to the greatest statistical career for a quarterback in Hawaii high school history. And it wasn’t just all numbers: Tagovailoa led Kapolei to a win over Punahou in the state tournament’s open division semifinals last year. But coach […]

Emptying the notebook: Tua Tagovailoa

By Dave Reardon on August 1, 2016

You can read Dave Reardon‘s Sunday Star-Advertiser column on Tua Tagovailoa here. Sunday’s column was on Tua Tagovailoa, the “It” guy of Hawaii high school football, and maybe even the nation. Here are a few outtakes from him and his quarterbacks coach at Saint Louis, Vince Passas: Tua only plays football. “I was playing tee-ball and I hated it. Too slow. Played basketball for fun, still do. I ran track one year.” He said his religion and his family keep […]

LIVE BLOG: State track and field

By Dave Reardon on May 7, 2016

NEWEST ENTRY 7:43 P.M.: After the 200 meters, with two events left, Stan Lee reports these team scores: Boys: 1. Kamehameha 68.33. 2. Baldwin 66. 3. Punahou 63.66. … Girls: 1. Hawaii Prep 53, Kaiser 45, Kamehameha 41. — 3:45 p.m.: We haven’t even had the coaches meeting yet and a record has fallen. Anthony Kahoohanohano-Davis of Baldwin launched himself to a 24-10 long jump this afternoon. It beat the previous wind-aided mark set by Bryan Clay of Castle of […]

LIVE BLOG: State track championships

By Dave Reardon on May 10, 2014

Notes: Seabury Hall senior Alyssa Bettendorf’s 24.68 in the 200 meters stands as a new meet record. The previous standard of 25.04 was set by Lauran Dignam of Iolani in 2002. Diamond Briscoe of Pearl City ran 24.79 for second place. Kamehameha’s Kaeo Kruse’s 8:43.12 in the 3000 meters broke the HHSAA state championship meet record of 8:52.44 set by Pierce Murphy of Island School in 2012. Punahou’s Jac Hebert won the 1500 meters in 4:01.23 for a meet record. […]

Terri Kami knows who she’s cheering for

By Dave Reardon on November 1, 2013

When she was Terri Young, she was a great softball pitcher at Kaiser High, a proud graduate of the class of 1985 and the OIA East Player of the Year and a consensus all-stater. But her husband, Robin, is the head varsity football coach at Pearl City, which plays Kaiser on Friday for the OIA White championship at Aloha Stadium. And their daughter, Robi, is a ball girl. Terri says there’s no cheering dilemma despite her alma mater. “Nope, I’m […]