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Uphill climb hasn’t slowed MPI’s cross country harriers

By Paul Honda on March 2, 2021

The course at Mid-Pacific Institute is fun and painful, even for champions. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu’s cross country runners know that final hill run before the finish quite well. When the league championships are hosted by MPI on Mar. 15, it will be a true test of skill and will. The host school will be in the running, so to speak, against powerhouses Punahou, ‘Iolani and Kamehameha. COVID-19 protocols will continue to apply. Staggered run times for each school […]

‘Iolani harrier Spencer Lyau capturing memories on video

By Paul Honda on February 16, 2021

In the midst of unusual circumstances, an eighth-grade harrier on the ‘Iolani cross country team is making virtual lemonade. Spencer Lyau is a competitive runner in his own right, posting a time of 12 minutes, 24 seconds, second among intermediate boys from ‘Iolani and Maryknoll on Saturday at the Raiders’ on-campus course. He took the opportunity to do more than videotape the two-mile races of his teammates. Part comedian, part reporter, the boy they call “Mr. Spence” may be on […]

‘Iolani 7th grader Logan Pang tops varsity, JV harriers

By Paul Honda on February 13, 2021

For a second week in a row, a young harrier made a splash for the ‘Iolani Raiders. This time, it wasn’t freshman Jolie Nguyen. Raiders seventh grader Logan Pang stunned the field, covering the two-mile course in 12 minutes flat, more than a minute faster than any of the intermediate, junior varsity and varsity competitors from Maryknoll, Sacred Hearts and host ‘Iolani. Per protocols administered, each school’s intermediate, JV and varsity runners competed as a group without mixing with other […]


Andria Tupola: Mayor Blangiardi has amendments to tier system

By Paul Honda on February 12, 2021

The movement is gaining speed for Safe Sports Hawaii. Councilmember Andria Tupola revealed on Friday morning that Mayor Rick Blangiardi has made amendments to the existing tier system of restrictions regarding COVID-19. >> Gyms and fitness facilities will be allowed to open at 25-percent capacity. >> Indoor group physical activities are allowed with no more than five people. >> Outdoor group physical activities, a team, up to 10. The updated guide now includes those amendments and is viewable here. (Note: […]

‘Iolani freshman Jolie Nguyen leads female harriers at MPI race

By Paul Honda on February 6, 2021

Jolie Nguyen says she’s little. The running world may see her quite differently. Running in her first high school cross country meet, Nguyen was a big hit. She posted the best girls time — varsity or junior varsity — 13 minutes, 28 seconds on the two-mile course at Mid-Pacific Institute on Saturday afternoon. Nguyen is only a freshman. She completed the hill-loaded course in the JV girls race. Another Raider freshman, Jaymie Frith, crossed the finish line in 13:54.7. The […]

Safe Sports Hawaii releases 44-page book of guidelines for all sports

By Paul Honda on January 29, 2021

On Wednesday, the Honolulu City Council unanimously approved RES21-018 CD1, submitted by Councilmember Andria Tupola. On Friday evening, Safe Sports Hawaii released a 44-page guide examining its guidelines for protocols and safety, covering everything from ballroom dancing to wrestling. The foreword is provided by Tupola and former Hawaii and CFL football standout Chad Owens. The resolution and the guide are in the hands of new mayor Rick Blangiardi. Organized youth and high school sports are currently not permitted at City […]

City Council unanimously approves Safe Sports Hawaii resolution

By Paul Honda on January 27, 2021

It is official for the continuing mission to bring youth and high school sports back, at least on Oahu. The Honolulu City Council passed RES21-018 CD1, spearheaded by Councilmember Andria Tupola, on Wednesday at Honolulu Hale. The measure was drawn up by Safe Sports Hawaii and passed by a 9-0 vote. Now, it moves to Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s office for examination and adjusting. “COVID-19 has brought a new challenge to the world and this comes with a set of protocols […]

Safe Sports Hawaii’s resolution goes before City Council on Wednesday

By Paul Honda on January 26, 2021

A measure to open organized youth sports will be on the ledger Wednesday morning at the Honolulu City Council. Safe Sports Hawaii, formerly known as Safe Sports 808, Resolution 21-18 CD1 will be up for vote on adoption and final passage during the meeting. It will be streamed on the Council’s website under the “Hearings” tab. The resolution, spearheaded by Councilmember Andria Tupola and former Hawaii and CFL standout Chad Owens, was previously passed unanimously after being heard in the […]

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