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Nevada sees huge potential in Campbell’s Kamaehu Kopa-Kaawalauole

By Paul Honda on July 4, 2021

The roster of the 2019 Campbell Sabers football team listed Kamaehu Kopa-Kaawalauole as a 6-foot, 175-pound freshman. Not quite, he says. “At the end of eighth grade, I was this skinny twig walking around. I was probably 6 foot, 140 or 150 pounds,” said Kopa-Kaawalauole, who transferred from Hawaii Technology Academy to Campbell. “At the end of ninth grade, I was 6-1 and a half, and 150.” Kopa-Kaawalauole has grown in every way since then as a student and athlete. […]

Optional conditioning at Campbell draws 90 varsity, 65-plus JV prospects

By Paul Honda on June 22, 2021

While numbers at many prep football programs are fair to middling, the Campbell Sabers are bursting at the seams. The Sabers have roughly 90 players training for the varsity squad, and coach Darren Johnson will have to pare that down to 65 when official tryouts are done in July. A tri-scrimmage with Kahuku and Kaimuki on July 29 will help with evaluation immensely. “I think Kahuku and our team will run 2s and 3s,” Johnson said of depth charts. “What […]

2021 class inducted into HHSAA Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on June 13, 2021

In the most challenging of years, the senior class found ways to succeed. The HHSAA Hall of Honor’s class of 2021 is now inducted, and with a formalized quota system in place, more Neighbor Island and OIA candidates landed in the Hall than usual. Class of 2021 Teani Arakawa, King Kekaulike (Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field) Kanani Araki, Kamehameha-Hawai’i (Air Riflery, Swimming, Track and Field) Alana Barthel, Le Jardin (Swimming) Cayla Cabanban, Sacred Hearts (Cheerleading) Alaka’i Gonsalves, Kapa’a (Basketball, […]

Campbell’s Titus Mokiao-Atimalala among letter-of-intent signees

By Paul Honda on February 3, 2021

The purple orchid lei and black UCF hat were part of a Wednesday morning that was like no other for Titus Mokiao-Atimalala. The Campbell senior signed his letter of intent to play football at UCF, finalizing a recruiting process that began two years ago. “I’m finally at ease. The process is over and now I’m focusing on preparing myself for the next level,” said Mokiao-Atimalala, who has a 3.5 grade-point average. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver/defensive back had 20 scholarship […]

Campbell standout Titus Mokiao-Atimalala commits to UCF

By Paul Honda on January 30, 2021

Campbell senior Titus Mokiao-Atimalala took a big step toward his football future on Saturday with a commitment to UCF. The Star-Advertiser all-state wide receiver announced his choice on social media, selecting the Golden Knights over Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, USC and UCLA. Former all-state offensive player of the year Dillon Gabriel of Mililani is the starting quarterback at UCF. Former Kamehameha offensive lineman Lokahi Pauole joined UCF last season. In all, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound playmaker has 20 offers from across the […]

Opportunity at IMG poses big decision for Campbell freshman Kanoa Ferreira

By Paul Honda on January 26, 2021

IMG is as brand name as it gets in the world of professional sports. But IMG has also made a deep impact into high school athletics. Unbeaten IMG Academy was named national football champion by USA Today Sports Super 25, MaxPreps and High School Football America. Now, its reach has summoned one of the top freshmen in the islands, Kanoa Ferreira of Campbell. “I feel excited right now. They reached out to me, that’s a big deal. I could be […]

Ewa Beach Sabers’ Manoa Hallums earns MVP honor at Bret Cooper Jr. Academic All-American Bowl

By Paul Honda on January 20, 2021

The conditions were frigid and bleak on a cold Texas afternoon, but Manoa Hallums ran with a fire in his spirit. The Campbell freshman overcame the obstacles, even moving from slot receiver to running back, to earn John Madden MVP honors as the Blue squad outlasted the Grey, 12-6, in the Bret Cooper Junior Academic All-American Bowl at DeSoto High School. Hallums rushed for 80 yards as both offenses struggled in the wind and rain before the contest was called […]

Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, Wynden Ho‘ohuli, Peter Manuma in Pylon All-American games

By Paul Honda on January 8, 2021

A week of heartbreak ends with a weekend in the home of America’s Team. Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, Peter Manuma and Wynden Ho‘ohuli will play in the Pylon All-American games on Sunday in AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The three Hawaii players — Mokiao-Atimalala and Manuma of Campbell, and Ho‘ohuli of Mililani — have a workout with the Stars squad on Saturday. Game day is Sunday. “This is for the 808,” said Mokiao-Atimalala, a Star-Advertiser All-State wide receiver last year. […]