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ON THIS DATE: Waianae’s James Woodard reigns at 100 meters

By Jerry Campany on March 28, 2020

For one sunny day, Waianae defensive back James Woodard reigned as the greatest sprinter in OIA varsity history. On this date in 1980, Woodard ran the 100 meters in 10.9 seconds during the OIA West championships at Moanalua. It established a record in the event, but so did the winner of every other running race. The state switched to the metric system for that season, making it the first time the race was run longer than 100 yards.  “I was used […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Konawaena always finds a way to compete for state title

By Hawaii Prep World on March 27, 2020

Closing the Book: No. 2 Konawaena (23-4, 10-0 BIIF) The work was done well, as always, by the Konawaena Wildcats. No, it wasn’t a state-championship season. It was very close, though. In the state final, they took on No. 1 ‘Iolani, a team that routed the Wildcats in preseason. Konawaena was left in the dust early on, then roared back to take the lead. It was a battle to the end before ‘Iolani won its second state title in a […]

ON THIS DATE: Kaimuki rules the OIA East in girls hoops

By Jerry Campany on March 27, 2020

On this date in 1992, Tyra Padello scored six of her 13 points in the third quarter to erase a halftime deficit and Kaimuki beat Farrington 48-40 to clinch the OIA East title with an 8-1 record. Farrington fought back to trail 42-40 with 50 seconds left on a field goal by Christina Afe but got no closer. Afe finished with 14 points and Babe Williams added 10 but repeated turnovers killed the Governors along with the 10 more personal […]


Kamehameha’s Christmas Togiai named Gatorade player of year

By Hawaii Prep World on March 26, 2020

The awards and honors are piling up for Christmas Togiai. The Kamehameha senior was named Gatorade boys basketball player of the year in Hawaii on Thursday. Togiai averaged 14 points, six rebounds and nearly three blocks per game for the Warriors. He was voted by coaches and media the Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year. He was also selected ILH player of the year. Kamehameha (28-6) won the ILH with a perfect 13-0 record and reached the state tournament final. […]

UNLV offer makes it eight total for Punahou LB Kahanu Kia

By Hawaii Prep World on March 26, 2020

Kahanu Kia feels grateful, but he won’t lie, either. UNLV’s offer on Wednesday made it a well of mixed emotions during this COVID-19 lockdown. The Punahou junior has eight FBS scholarship offers, as well as two Ivy League schools, Dartmouth and Princeton. The momentum in the recruitment of the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker has picked up, but it was the cancellation of spring-break plans that were a downer. “We had a plan. This coronavirus thing has messed up a lot of […]

ON THIS DATE: Frank Manalili puts clamps on Ka’u

By Jerry Campany on March 26, 2020

It appears coaches on the Big Island were ahead of their time as far as analytics go. On this day in 1963, St. Joseph pitcher Frank Manalili limited Ka’u to a single hit in a 7-2 victory. It was one of three wins for the senior, against four losses, but he was still judged the best right-handed pitcher at the end of the season. In the pivotal South Division of the BIIF, Manalili helped deal the Cowboys their first loss, […]

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 […]

Kamehameha OL Austyn Kauhi collects offers from Hawaii, Navy

By Hawaii Prep World on March 25, 2020

Just one season of varsity football is doing wonders for Austyn Kauhi. The Kamehameha football player received a scholarship offer from Navy in February. On Thursday, Hawaii became the second program to make him an offer. Kauhi, at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, is just beginning to find his stride. “Coach (Jacob) Yoro called me up. He offered me, and then he wanted me to call Coach (Sam) Bennett,” Kauhi said of Hawaii’s offensive line coach. “(Coach Bennett) told me, ‘Congratulations.’ He […]

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