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Campbell QB Blaine Hipa heading to UCR Underclassmen Showcase in Las Vegas

By Paul Honda on September 6, 2020

Blaine Hipa is due for some touchdown passes. Hipa, Campbell’s 6-3, 190-pound quarterback, will get some action next weekend at the UC Report Underclassmen Showcase in Las Vegas. “Yes, I’m going,” said Hipa, who has scholarship offers from Hawaii and Tennessee. “I don’t have family to stay with. My mom is going with me.” The junior southpaw has a 3.8 grade-point average. He passed for 2,582 yards and 31 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2019. The event will be held […]

Hawaii still in running as Titus Mokiao-Atimalala pares list to 10 offers

By Paul Honda on September 4, 2020

The quiet summer has been a blessing for Campbell’s Titus Mokiao-Atimalala. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior pared his list of 20 football scholarship offers to 10 on Friday afternoon. Final 10 9/4/20 Hawaii Maryland Michigan Nebraska Notre Dame UCF UCLA Utah USC Virginia Older brother Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala is a freshman playing for Hawaii. Maryland has an x-factor: quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa. The former Kapolei slinger transferred from Alabama to Maryland after last season. UCF’s starting quarterback is former Star-Advertiser all-state quarterback Dillon […]

Virginia jumps on board with offer to Campbell WR Titus Mokiao-Atimalala

By Paul Honda on July 23, 2020

Virginia has been on the heels of rival Clemson, closing the gap year by year with some help from the islands. The Cavaliers have tapped into their Hawaii pipeline again, via assistant coach and former Kahuku standout Mark Atuaia, to catch the attention of elite Campbell wide receiver/defensive back Titus Mokiao-Atimalala. Virginia offered him a scholarship on Wednesday, the 21st for the Campbell senior-to-be. “Virginia is a big school. They went to the ACC championship and they fell short to […]


APRIL 30, 1979: Campbell AD Marlyn Burke faces first challenge

By Jerry Campany on April 30, 2020

In 1977 track and field coach Marlyn Burke was celebrated as Hawaii’s first female athletic director. On this day in 1979, the honeymoon was officially over. Campbell football coach Bernard Daos led a revolt against Burke, submitting his letter of resignation a week before spring practice along with track and field coach Allan Nash and wrestling coach Steve Ching. Golf coach Bill Bartlow also resigned, but changed his mind the next day. Daos cited ‘personal reasons’ but Nash pointed the […]

Campbell QB Blaine Hipa on offer from Tennessee: ‘It’s amazing and crazy’

By Hawaii Prep World on March 25, 2020

This call came out of nowhere, almost. When Blaine Hipa picked up his phone on Wednesday, he knew it might be a truly long-distance connection. What he didn’t expect was to have a scholarship offer from Tennessee. “Amazing. It’s crazy. It kind of motivates me to want to do more,” said Hipa, a sophomore quarterback who helped Campbell reach the Open Division state tournament last season. “It was a big surprise. I heard from Coach (Nanumi) Lolohea by phone two […]

VIDEO: Campbell brothers Titus, Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala

By Paul Honda on March 23, 2020

The shutdown has changed life for all, but brothers Tamatoa and Titus Mokiao-Atimalala are grinding through. With the COVID-19 virus shutdown in effect, the Campbell football players are still finding ways to work out — but only after doing their daily chores. Tamatoa, who is signed with Hawaii, and Titus, who has 15 college scholarship offers, chatted about life in the new reality.

Brothers Titus, Tama Mokiao-Atimalala staying busy during shutdown

By Paul Honda on March 20, 2020

Long break, no problem, because brothers Titus and Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala have goals. “We have lots of chores,” said Titus, a junior who collected his 14th and 15th football scholarship offers in the past week. Oregon, then USC, contacted the 6-foot-1, 175-pound two-way athlete. “I was kind of waiting on this. We talked for awhile now and I’m happy that they pulled the trigger. I know the USC coach was telling me that he was going to come down in the […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Campbell Sabers

By Jerry Campany on December 30, 2019

TEAM RECORD >> 6-6 overall, 3-2 OIA Open Division HEAD COACH >> Darren Johnson is 21-16 in three years with the Sabers and 94-51-1 overall in 13 seasons with three different schools. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> WR/DB Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, 6-1, 170, Jr.; LB/RB Peter Manuma, 6-0, 175, Jr.; QB Blaine Hipa, 6-1, 175, So.; S Blesyng Alualu-Tuiolemotu, 5-11, 170, Fr.; OL/DL Ieremia Leamota Jr., 6-0, 240, Fr. CAMPBELL THROUGH THE YEARS: 1963-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1964 Radford That a good […]