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JAN 4, 2005: David Moore makes Kalaheo his team

By Jerry Campany on January 4, 2021

For much of his early prep basketball career, Kalaheo’s David Moore was known as a defensive stopper. But on this date in 2005, after starting since his sophomore year, he showed that he was going to be so much more for his senior season. Moore scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half and the Mustangs opened their league season with a 59-50 win over Castle. The Knights led by a point at halftime before Moore took off. […]

JAN 3, 2002: Leo Sing Chow and other ILH aces throw gems

By Jerry Campany on January 3, 2021

On this date in 2002, a no-hitter in softball was no big deal. Punahou’s Sarah Weisskopf and Nicole Cazinha of Sacred Hearts threw abbreviated no-hitters, Ioneta Lei of Iolani shut out University and Kamehameha’s Leo Sing Chow yielded just one hit in a win over a Pac-Three team. The aces weren’t limited to pitching excellence as all but Weisskopf paired hits. Wiesskopf struck out 10 batters in her no-hitter and walked only one. Cazinha didn’t allow a walk but had […]

JAN 2, 1998: Kenji Price pours in 31 points for Mililani

By Jerry Campany on January 2, 2021

Mililani sharpshooter Kenji Price already knew how to complete a goal on this date in 1998. Price hit six 3-pointers and scored 31 points as Mililani opened its season with a 64-54 win over Waipahu. Price had plenty of other big games, being named the OIA West Player of the Year after the season. He had an interesting day during the OIA tournament in February, scoring 18 points in a semifinal loss to Kalaheo the same day he participated in […]

JAN 1, 1932: Yetsuo Higa hangs with the big boys

By Jerry Campany on January 1, 2021

On this date in 1932, young Yetsuo Higa added to his growing legend. Higa ran five miles in 30 minutes, 25.6 seconds to finish third in the annual Diamond Head run. The event was a largely military affair, but Higa helped his Leilehua Mules won the civilian trophy aided by teammates Raymond Chinen and Yunjo Tanaka. Six Mules finished in the top 25. Higa, who was born in Honokaa, was regarded as one of the best athletes in Wahiawa at […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2003: Derrick Low drops 30 in Iolani Classic opener

By Jerry Campany on December 15, 2020

The long list of Iolani Classic legends is short on local names, but Derrick Low has put up as impressive performances as anyone. On this date in 2003, Low scored 30 points and Iolani beat Hamilton of Arizona 73-56 in the first round of the tournament. Ryan Hirata and Kyle Pape each scored 12 and the Raiders closed with a 20-9 advantage in the fourth quarter. Low added five assists and five steals and only missed two of his 14 […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2007: Punahou stuns national girls hoops power

By Jerry Campany on December 14, 2020

On this date in 2007, Punahou senior Shawna Lei Kuehu scored 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had two steals to lead the Buffanblu to a 47-39 win over Narbonne in the semifinals of the first Girls Iolani Classic. Kuehu had more than half of her team’s points and was aided by Tessa Torres with eight and Dara Tompkison with seven. Future Arizona standout Reiko Thomas led the Gauchos with 19 points, but her coach believes it should have been […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1994: George Ornellas turns it on at halftime

By Jerry Campany on December 9, 2020

AFter his brilliant prep career,George Ornellas would have been excused for laying an egg in his last all-star game. The Saint Louis star wasn’t having it, though. The rugged West defense held the state player of the year to minus-8 yards in the first half, including a loss of 10 yards thanks to Waianae linebacker George Burress, of a rugged affair at the Building Trades Council Goodwill Football Classic in front of a crowd of 3,814 at Aloha Stadium. Ornellas […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2001: Nolan Miranda boots East over West

By Jerry Campany on December 8, 2020

Whenever there is an all-star game, don’t forget about the kicker. Castle’s Nolan Miranda kicked field goals of 37 and 47 yards in the final 30 seconds of the first half to lead the East 27-19 over the West in the Hawaii Union Builders Goodwill Classic in front of 2,510 at Aloha Stadium. Miranda, who also played receiver and ran the hurdles in the spring and was named first-team all-state as a kicker, hit 27 PATs and five field goals […]