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Alex Kane, a Kailua athletics fixture, dies at 83

By Nick Abramo on October 29, 2019

Alex Kane, who had a long and illustrious career as an athlete, coach, teacher, administrator and official, died Oct. 8 in his sleep at home. He was 83. Kane played basketball and baseball and was a two-time ILH all-star in football for Kamehameha, graduating in 1954. He then played football at the University of Utah after growing up in Nanakuli. Kane is best known for the legacy he left as a coach and AD at Kailua. As a head coach, […]

Bryce Kaneshiro named new Aiea athletic director

By Nick Abramo on October 29, 2019

Bryce Kaneshiro‘s working colors are changing. Instead of wearing red, expect to see some green in his outfits. Kaneshiro, 47, took over as the Aiea athletic director Oct. 7, replacing Blake Moritsugu, who retired. It’s a switch from his post as AD at Waialua. That North Shore school is in the process of hiring a new AD. “For me, it’s coming home,” Kaneshiro said Monday morning. “It’s where it began for me.” Kaneshiro played soccer and baseball for Na Alii […]

HHSAA’s esports is back for a fall season of video gaming

By Nick Abramo on October 13, 2019

Kids are playing video games on Hawaii high school campuses — and it’s not on the sly. It’s a school-sponsored activity. Some say it’s a sport. The Hawaii High School Athletic Association is continuing its partnership with PlayVS — which brands itself as the official high school esports league — for a fall 2019 season following a successful spring campaign. “It doesn’t really matter if you classify it as a sport or an activity, at the end of the day […]


Class certification ruling in Title IX lawsuit nears

By Nick Abramo on September 23, 2019

A hearing was held Thursday in U.S. District Court on the merits of certifying a lawsuit filed by three Campbell athletes as a class-action case. If Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi eventually rules to certify it as a class action, the number of plaintiffs would increase to all present, future and potential female student-athletes at Campbell. The suit alleges gender-based bias and unequal treatment of female athletes and it was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union Hawaii chapter in December. […]

Former HHSAA chief Keith Amemiya announces his bid for mayor

By Nick Abramo on August 27, 2019

Former Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive director Keith Amemiya announced his candidacy for mayor of Honolulu today at Ala Wai Community Park. “I am running for mayor of Honolulu because too many of our people are losing hope that we can meet our greatest challenges, stop the scandals, cost overruns and corruption, and many believe that Honolulu has become too unaffordable for our people to continue to live here,” he said to a group of onlookers and supporters. “Honolulu […]

Kalaheo unveils Lee A. Cashman Athletic Field

By Christian Shimabuku on August 21, 2019

When the Kalaheo High School student body filled the bleachers at its new field, the seemingly simple moment was actually decades in the making. The Lee A. Cashman Athletic Field was unveiled on Wednesday morning, named after former Mustangs athletics director Lee Cashman. A full set of bleachers, a scoreboard and two football goal posts — features the school didn’t have until now — were among the upgrades seen. “When I saw Mr. Cashman and the tears in his eyes, […]

Punahou finishes in the top 10 in MaxPreps Cup

By Christian Shimabuku on August 7, 2019

Ten years after being named by Sports Illustrated as the best high school athletic program in the nation, Punahou continues to be recognized nationally. The Buffanblu finished sixth in the 2018-2019 MaxPreps Cup, which was released Wednesday. The list ranks the top 100 high school athletic programs in the nation during the 2018-2019 school year based on state titles won and/or national rankings in a given sport. Punahou finished with 1,746 total points after winning HHSAA titles in girls cross […]

Saint Louis hires Chad Konishi as athletics director

By Nick Abramo on August 7, 2019

Saint Louis hired Chad Konishi as its new athletics director, school president Glenn Medeiros said Wednesday. Konishi most recently was the athletics director at St. Francis, and before that, spent 12 years as Mike Trapasso‘s pitching coach with the University of Hawaii baseball team. The hire is part of a restructuring of the Crusaders’ athletic administration. Previously, Ryan Blangiardi and Gerald Welch were co-athletic directors. Welch, who is a second-grade teacher at the school and on football coach Cal Lee‘s […]