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GLORY DAYS: Coach Mike Fanoga and the 2019 Waianae Seariders

By Nick Abramo on June 26, 2019

SIXTH IN A SERIES This summer, head coaches from all 28 Oahu high school varsity football teams are being asked to recount their football playing days. One coach interviewed for this multi-part series pointed out what he thinks may be the value of this endeavor: “A lot of times, you only hear about coaches when they’re getting released or are having a special season. It’s super hard to have a special season, so this should shed more light on them […]

Jalen Tanuvasa considering move, Tama Fonoti now at Sierra Canyon

By Paul Honda on June 26, 2019

For years, island football players have tested the market. Though the internet and other modern technology have narrowed the gap between mainland college recruiters and Hawaii high school athletes, there are still many families willing to make sacrifices. A growing number have been willing to move to the continent, transferring to programs that are in the midst of the Pac-12 and other conferences. But that was largely relegated to football. Now the trend has picked up in girls basketball. Maryknoll’s […]

VIDEO: Laie Park DE/LB Tausili Akana

By Paul Honda on June 26, 2019

Tausili Akana begins his freshman year at his new school, Kamehameha, in a matter of weeks. Akana made a splash recently with an MVP award at the All-Poly Camp in Utah, which led to scholarship offers from Hawaii, Brigham Young and Utah on the same day, June 16. Akana grew up playing for the Laie Park Red Raiders football program, and now follows the footsteps of his sisters, Braelyn and Keonilei, to Kamehameha. The 6-3, 195-pound football/basketball athlete chatted after […]


Fifth Pac-12 school secures football commitment from Hawaii

By Billy Hull on June 25, 2019

Oregon, California, Arizona State, Oregon State and now Utah. All five schools expect to have at least one player from Hawaii in their football recruiting class in 2020 with the Utes joining the list today. Saint Louis’ Kamo’i Latu, a 6-foot, 175-pound safety, became the sixth different Crusader to announce a college commitment to a Division I school when he posted on social media that he plans to sign with the Utes. ❗️C O M M I T T E […]

GLORY DAYS: Coach Kale Ane and the 2019 Punahou Buffanblu

By Nick Abramo on June 24, 2019

FIFTH IN A SERIES This summer, head coaches from all 28 Oahu high school varsity football teams are being asked to recount their football playing days. One coach who has already been interviewed for this multi-part series pointed out what he thinks may be the value of this endeavor: “A lot of times, you only hear about coaches when they’re getting released or are having a special season. It’s super hard to have a special season, so this should shed […]

GLORY DAYS: Coach David Tautofi and the 2019 Kaimuki Bulldogs

By Nick Abramo on June 24, 2019

FOURTH IN A SERIES This summer, head coaches from all 28 Oahu high school varsity football teams are being asked to recount their football playing days. One coach who has already been interviewed for this multi-part series pointed out what he thinks may be the value of this endeavor: “A lot of times, you only hear about coaches when they’re getting released or are having a special season. It’s super hard to have a special season, so this should shed […]

Kamehameha’s Tanner Moku wins Gatorade Hawaii award

By Nick Abramo on June 24, 2019

Kamehameha junior Tanner Moku is the Gatorade Hawaii boys track and field athlete of the year, the Gatorade Company announced Monday. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the track. Moku, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior, won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.54 seconds and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 38.72 at the state championship meet in May. Moku also set a state-meet record of 38.07 in the preliminaries of the […]