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Kahuku’s defense shuts out Campbell to return to state title game

By Kyle Sakamoto on December 18, 2021

The Kahuku Red Raiders were so dominant defensively Saturday they didn’t allow Campbell to even reach the red zone. Kahuku allowed 133 total yards and 2.9 yards per play in a 21-0 victory over Campbell in the Open Division semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships at Farrington’s Skippa Diaz Stadium. “Our defense played very sound, fundamental football tonight,” said Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho. “That’s what we wanted to do. If anything, it was a bend-but-don’t-break mentality. We […]

No. 1 pound-for-pound Kysen Terukina of Kamehameha doubles up on the wrestling mat and soccer field

By Kyle Sakamoto on December 22, 2019

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina got it done on the wrestling mat and the soccer field the last two days. Terukina, a senior, won the two-day Hawaii Officials Tournament on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over Saint Louis’ Elijah Kaawa in the 132-pound final at Leilehua. A three-time state champion, Terukina is No. 1 in Hawaii Prep World’s Pound-For-Pound Rankings. His state titles are at 113, 120 and 126. “It’s nothing different like the rest of them,” he said of going for […]

LIVE BLOG: Championship matches at Officials

By Kyle Sakamoto on December 21, 2019

The finals of the Hawaii Officials Tournament will take place later this afternoon. We will update the blog with the finals matchups as the semifinals are completed and then bring you live results of the finals from Leilehua. To see the first Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings of the season, click here. The finals have started. Note: Eight boys wrestlers and six girls wrestlers in The Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 Pound-For-Pound Rankings have advanced to the finals. The six other wrestlers […]

Kamehameha’s Ezra Evaimalo stays home while teammate Keola Downing takes his shot at Boise State

By Kyle Sakamoto on December 18, 2019

Kamehameha’s Ezra Evaimalo is staying home to play college football, while teammate Keola Downing is returning to his birthplace. Evaimalo, a defensive end/linebacker, signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Hawaii and Downing, a punter, put pen to paper as a preferred walk-on for Boise State at a ceremony today at Kamehameha’s Koaia classroom. Evaimalo, who is 6 foot 2 and 215 pounds, was offered a scholarship by UH during his sophomore year. “A lot of […]

‘Iolani’s secondary feasts on No. 7 Moanalua to reach D-I state final

By Kyle Sakamoto on November 24, 2019

Iolani’s victory over Moanalua on Saturday was all about Brock Hedani picking up touchdowns and the Raiders’ defense picking off passes. Hedani rushed for two scores and caught a touchdown and No. 9 ‘Iolani intercepted five passes on defense in a 35-9 victory over host Moanalua in the Division I semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. ‘Iolani (10-2) will play No. 6 Hilo for the title at 4 p.m. Friday at Aloha Stadium. >> CLICK HERE FOR […]

GAME NIGHT 11/23: ‘Iolani/Moanalua

By Kyle Sakamoto on November 23, 2019

No. 9 ‘Iolani 35, No. 7 Moanalua 9 (final)———- Iolani won the coin toss and elected to defer. First Quarter Moanalua goes 3-and-out and punts. Iolani ball at its 49. Iolani scores on a 50-yard pass from Jonah Chong to Cole Ichikawa. Wailoa Manuel makes the PAT. Iolani 7, Moanalua 0. Moanalua goes 3-and-out again and punts. Iolani ball at it 42. Iolani goes 3-and-out and punts. Moanalua ball at its 32. Moanalua’s RJ Javar is intercepted by Stirling Sakashita […]

Damien is 1 win away from sending coach Don Faumuina out a winner

By Kyle Sakamoto on October 26, 2019

Damien’s Lala Campbell is doing her best to keep a promise she made to herself early in the season. It is to send Monarchs coach Don Faumuina out a winner. Damien is one victory away after outlasting Seabury Hall 21-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-25, 15-11 in the semifinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships in Division II on Friday at Kaimuki. Faumuina, in his fifth season as coach, told the media he was going to step down at […]

No. 5 Campbell feels good entering OIA playoffs with its dynamic 1-2 punch on offense

By Kyle Sakamoto on October 13, 2019

No. 5 Campbell can feel pretty good about its team knowing it has a potent one-two punch in receiver Titus Mokiao-Atimalala and running back Jonan Aina-Chaves. On Saturday, the pair took turns delivering blows in a 35-28 victory over Kamehameha at Kunuiakea Stadium. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME Mokiao-Atimalala, a junior, finished with five catches for 151 yards and a touchdown, all in the first half. The score came on the Sabers’ second play from […]