Latest news

Latest news

ON THIS DATE: Waimea plants seeds for KIF football championship

By Jerry Campany on September 20, 2020

On this date in 1957, Waimea opened its season in style with a 52-0 home victory over visiting Kohala. Menehune quarterbacks Melvin Muranaka, who was also student body president, and sophomore Wilfred Ibara paced the offense with each earning two passing touchdowns and a running score. Waimea ran a balanced offense, scoring four of its touchdowns on the ground and the other four in the air. The glory was short lived for Waimea, though, as it traveled to Oahu and […]

ON THIS DATE: Onosai Tanuvasa vs. Baba Kreutz

By Jerry Campany on September 19, 2020

On this date in 1969, two of the ILH’s all-time greats locked horns in Farrington’s 25-22 victory over Kalani at Honolulu Stadium. Governors running back Onosai Tanuvasa, the first ILH back to gain 1,000 yards in a season, gained 231 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns in the victory. The ‘Samoan Strongboy with the moves of a Kalihi belly dancer’ could have had even more yardage but he fumbled twice in the red zone. Tanuvasa did most of his damage […]

ON THIS DATE: Halftime speech by Joe Francis wakes Pearl City

By Jerry Campany on September 18, 2020

On this date in 1976, Anthony Canyon scored two touchdowns and led Pearl City to a 14-13 upset of Kailua. Canyon and the Chargers, who didn’t have a single boy weighing more than 200 pounds, were late to the party. Pearl City was manhandled by the bigger Surfriders in the first half and only advanced the ball past the 50-yard line once. When coach Joe Francis led them into halftime, they only trailed by a single score. When Francis hit […]


ON THIS DATE: Halftime speech by Joe Francis wakes Pearl City

By Jerry Campany on September 18, 2020

On this date in 1976, Anthony Canyon scored two touchdowns and led Pearl City to a 14-13 upset of Kailua. Canyon and the Chargers, who didn’t have a single boy weighing more than 200 pounds, were late to the party. Pearl City was manhandled by the bigger Surfriders in the first half and only advanced the ball past the 50-yard line once. When coach Joe Francis led them into halftime, they only trailed by a single score. When Francis hit […]

ON THIS DATE: Kaimuki soccer star Sirideth Lanpouthakoun rescues football team

By Jerry Campany on September 17, 2020

On this date in 1982, Laotian soccer prodigy Sirideth Lanpouthakoun booted a 24-yard field goal with 3:32 left to help Kaimuki over Kahuku 3-0 at Roosevelt. A 24-yard chip shot would normally be no big deal, but Lanpouthakoun missed his previous two attempts (from 27 and 41 yards) in the defensive struggle. Michael Taamilo was a beast for Kaimuki against Kahuku’s formidible offense. He had three tackles for losses and helped hold quarterback Lane Santiago to 32 passing yards and […]

ON THIS DATE: Maui’s Robert Kemfort proves unstoppable

By Jerry Campany on September 16, 2020

On this date in 1994, Maui running back Robert Kemfort was stopped only four times in an impressive performance against overmatched St. Anthony. The Sabers won 44-6 and led 31-0 at halftime. Kemfort, a junior on his way to becoming a linebacker at UH, carried the ball just seven times for 252 yards and three touchdowns. His scoring runs went for 48, 92 and 70 yards. Kemfort ended up being a first-team MIL running back along with Kamakani Rowland of […]

ON THIS DATE: Kolten Wong does it all for Kamehameha-Hawaii

By Jerry Campany on September 15, 2020

Kolten Wong was destined to be a major-league baseball player, but he never let it stop him from giving his all on the football field. On this date in 2006, Wong had 44 carries and a career-high 260 yards as Kamehameha-Hawaii beat Keaau 34-20 for the Warriors’ first victory of the young season. Perhaps even more impressive than his totals, Wong carried the ball 12 straight times while his team nursed a 7-point lead in the fourth quarter. He picked […]

ON THIS DATE: Kapolei comes back with 35-0 fourth quarter

By Jerry Campany on September 14, 2020

On this date in 2013, Kapolei played 12 minutes of nearly perfect football. The Hurricanes scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to beat Leilehua 48-27 at Hugh Yoshida Stadium. The Mules, ranked No. 7 in the state, turned the ball over three times in the final stanza. Mana Reis scored two of his three touchdowns in the spurt and Kainoa Brown punched in the go-ahead score with 4-yard effort with 4:06 left. It was the first and last 100-yard […]

RECENT TWEETS

RECENT TWEETS