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UCLA picks up commitment from Punahou OL

By Billy Hull on July 17, 2018

Punahou senior Duke Clemens announced on Twitter tonight that he has committed to UCLA. Done deal.💯😤 #COMITTED #4sUP #8CLAP UCLA I'm coming!!! pic.twitter.com/vQPma3ctYz — Duke Clemens (@dukeclemens) July 18, 2018 Clemens, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound offensive lineman, is ranked as the 21st best offensive guard prospect in the nation according to 247Sports. A three-sport athlete who also started on the Punahou basketball team and has logged innings as a pitcher for the baseball team, Clemens was offered by 20 Division I […]

Former Damien athlete drops lawsuit vs. ILH

By Nick Abramo on July 16, 2018

The parents of former Damien football player and wrestler Keoua Kauhi have dropped a lawsuit against the Interscholastic League of Honolulu and executive director Blane Gaison. The suit challenged the league’s transfer rule. Kauhi rushed for 914 yards and five touchdowns for the Monarchs last year. He transferred to Saint Louis in March and applied for an exemption, but was denied. He is not eligible to participate in football or wrestling for the Crusaders. The notice of the dismissal of […]

Saint Louis opens No. 12 in the country

By Billy Hull on July 16, 2018

Two-time defending Open Division state champion Saint Louis opens the 2018 season ranked No. 12 in the nation in the Max Preps preseason top 25 released Monday. The Crusaders, who finished No. 15 in the final Max Preps rankings in 2017, have won 15 consecutive games and 20 of the last 21 overall since losing to Kahuku in the 2015 state final. Saint Louis lost six first-team All-State players from last season, including offensive player of the year Chevan Cordeiro, […]

Cadiz, Frederick are Gatorade track honorees

By Nick Abramo on July 15, 2018

Two Neighbor Islands athletes are the recipients of the Gatorade Hawaii track and field athletes of the year award — Rey Cadiz of Baldwin and Chenoa Frederick of Kamehameha-Hawaii. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the track. Cadiz, a 6-foot-1, 163-pound junior, broke a 19-year-old state meet record in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.20 seconds. He recorded that time in the trials and then went on to win the […]

1954 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on July 15, 2018

ILH champion Punahou, ‘Iolani and Roosevelt each placed three on the Honolulu Advertiser ILH all-star team while the Buffanblu had four on the Star-Bulletin’s list. Buffanblu quarterback Harry Pacarro, Roosevelt fullback Al Bader and Punahou halfback Tom Fink were unanimous selections. Rural OIA champion Waialua landed six on the Honolulu Advertiser all-star team but only four on the Star-Bulletin squad while runner-up Waipahu placed six. All four unanimous selections on the Star-Bulletin team were Bulldogs: guard Walter Yamada, tackle Stanley […]

1947 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on July 14, 2018

Posting the final all-star teams from the past we didn’t get to until now. For a listing of all prep football all-star teams over the years that have been posted, click here. Doubleclick the images to zoom in. Subscribers to the Star-Advertiser can search full-page archives going back two years for free (pages are not available on the archive for 30 days after publication) at Newspapers.com. To access digitized newspapers from farther back — all the way to 1840 — […]

VIDEO: St. Francis left tackle Fa’aope Laloulu

By Paul Honda on July 13, 2018

Fa‘aope Laloulu has become a mainstay at left tackle for the St. Francis Saints. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound junior teams with guard Siotame Haunga (6-2, 306) to give the Division II powerhouse a formidable left side. Laloulu, who holds scholarship offers from Brigham Young and Oregon, chatted after a scrimmage with Open Division contender Farrington on July 5. ​

Ikei wins world bronze, will transfer to Colorado

By Nick Abramo on July 13, 2018

Tiare Ikei, a Hawaii Technology Academy student who wrestled last season for Kaiser, won the bronze medal in the 49kg United World Wrestling Cadet Women’s World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, last week. Ikei pinned Munkhgerel Munkhbat of Mongolia in the first period of the bronze medal match. Earlier in the year, Ikei — the reigning 112-pound Hawaii state champion — won the U.S. women’s national championship in Irving, Texas, and the Pan-American championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala. “I’m thrilled,” Ikei […]