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Leilehua’s Leia Chung captures OIA title with 20-foot putt

By Nick Abramo on April 23, 2019

Every year in late April, a lot of golf fans can be seen milling about outside of the Turtle Bay Golf pro shop. They’re waiting for OIA officials to post scores on the big board of the golfers finishing up the league championships on the final hole. By the time the golfers get to the last, usually a few people have an idea of who the winners will be. But none of it is final until the scorecards are verified. […]

Radford OIA record-breaker Michael Edwards is no longer ‘average’

By Nick Abramo on April 23, 2019

Radford track and field sprinting coach Sid Patton tells a good story about one of the Rams, senior Michael Edwards. Edwards broke the OIA championship meet’s 300 hurdles record Saturday with a time of 39.02 seconds in a winning performance. But, Edwards’ encouraging speech to his team recently is just as impressive, and it underscores what effort and perseverance can do for anyone who tries. “He told the team the other night, ‘Hey, I was just an average guy when […]

High marks set at OIA track and field championships

By Nick Abramo on April 21, 2019

You win some and you lose some. And so it went for some of the state’s best track athletes Saturday night at the OIA championship meet in Mililani. For Campbell’s Leilani Leopard, it was two wins and two close second-place finishes. McKinley’s Narayana Schneider won the 1500, but did not run in the 800, where Kaiser’s Nicholas Georgia surpassed Schneider’s best previous Hawaii time of 2019. Mililani’s Mackenzie Reed remained red hot, winning in the 200 and 400 meters, but […]


Saint Louis’ 4×100 relay team makes ILH meet history

By Nick Abramo on April 20, 2019

Everybody in Hawaii track and field circles knows the Saint Louis 4×100 relay team is fast as a unit, but they are doing a lot individually, too. The squad — Roman Wilson, Keanu Wallace, Korvin Feagins and Keola Yadao — ran the event in 42.11 on Saturday at Kamehameha to set a new ILH championship meet record. It’s also the best time for Hawaii in 2019, and it is better than Punahou’s 42.18 from last year that set the state-meet […]

Kamehameha’s Tanner Moku makes statement in 300 hurdles

By Nick Abramo on April 20, 2019

When people think boys hurdles statewide this year, they think of Rey Cadiz of Baldwin. But Kamehameha’s Tanner Moku is turning heads and dropping jaws, too. Moku ran a 37.99 seconds in the 300 hurdles to win the ILH championship Saturday at Kamehameha. Not only is it the best for Hawaii in 2019, it’s also better than Dana Navarro-Arias‘ 38.10 for Maui High in 1999 that still stands as the state-meet record. Nobody, not even Moku, saw this coming. “That […]

Damien’s Zada Tagovailoa has an arm to match her cousins, Tua and Taulia

By Nick Abramo on April 20, 2019

What is it with the Tagovailoas and arms? We all know about Tua and Taulia, but now here comes Zada into the mix. Zada Tagovailoa, a junior thrower for the Damien track and field team, won the girls discus event at the ILH track and field championships on Saturday at Kamehameha. She is a first cousin of Alabama football players Tua Tagovailoa (second in the Heisman Trophy race last year) and his younger brother Taulia. Zada’s father, Pisa Tagovailoa, is […]

Prime Time hoops brings students joy and gives them a chance

By Nick Abramo on April 16, 2019

Joy. Utter joy. That is the overwhelming vibe emanating from high school basketball gyms this April. It’s called Friday Night Prime Time and it has to be seen to be believed. What is it, though? High school basketball in April? Friday Night Prime Time fills the hardwood with players who typically wouldn’t have had a chance. They are special-needs and at-risk students, with peer mentors joining in. When you see the players during a game, it’s absolutely incredible. Nearly every […]

Athletes surpass best of 2019 at Punahou Relays

By Nick Abramo on April 13, 2019

Punahou’s Sina Uluave, Kamehameha’s Kawika Clemente and three relay teams notched the best Hawaii track and field marks of 2019 so far on Saturday. Uluave added two inches to her personal best and won the shot put at the Punahou Relays on Saturday with a throw of 38 feet, 7 inches. “I was focused on getting that PR,” Uluave said. “You practice and practice, but it’s not the same adrenaline rush as the meet. Right now, I’m focusing on making […]




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