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Kaimuki QB Jayden Maiava plans to enroll at Bishop Gorman for 2020 season

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

Kaimuki quarterback Jayden Maiava is going to enroll at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas next month, according to Bulldogs coach David Tautofi. The plan is for Maiava to join the Gaels’ football team for his junior season in 2020. “He’s slated to go to Bishop Gorman and become the man there,” Tautofi said on Tuesday at the same time he confirmed that he will be back as Kaimuki’s head coach next season. According to Tautofi, there is still time for […]

David Tautofi decides to return as Kaimuki football coach

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

David Tautofi confirmed Tuesday that he is returning to the Kaimuki Bulldogs as football coach. That’s big news for Kaimuki. Tautofi was rumored to be leaving after the end of the season, and he said Tuesday that at one point he actually had decided to leave. But in the few weeks since the season ended, he changed his mind. It was not an easy decision. “I had a lot of discussion with family and prayer and consideration of what the […]

Lily Wahinekapu pumps in 21 as No. 1 ‘Iolani routs No. 3 Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on December 10, 2019

The last time the top-ranked ‘Iolani Raiders played an opponent with this much clout, they dismantled Konawaena. After ‘Iolani crushed the Wildcats 54-26 on Nov. 14, Konawaena went on to win its next seven games, notching wins over five Top 10 teams. This time, the Raiders took Kamehameha for a similar ride, dominating on both ends of the hardwood in a 53-26 thrashing at Kekuhaupio Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Lily Wahinekapu poured in 21 points and added three assists, three […]


Kohala’s Chad Atkins contests his removal as football coach

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

On Halloween day, Kohala football coach Chad Atkins said he was told that the school would be opening up his position to new candidates. He was extremely surprised, and when he asked Cowboys athletic director Laurie Koustik for the reasons why, he said he was told that there had been complaints against him. “She didn’t tell me about any serious complaints from anyone during the season,” Atkins said recently by cell phone. “If it was serious enough, I would think […]

Punahou’s Alaka’i Gilman opens up recruitment after committing to WSU in June

By Billy Hull on December 10, 2019

Punahou defensive back Alaka’i Gilman announced on social media today that he is opening up his recruitment. Gilman, a defensive player of the year candidate for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State team due out later this month, was named to the All-ILH first team last week. He had committed to Washington State in June. “Grateful for all that the Washington State staff and family has done for me, but at this time it is in my best interest to decommit and […]

Q&A: Sisters Lily Wahinekapu and Jovi Lefotu of No. 1 ‘Iolani

By Paul Honda on December 10, 2019

Latoya Wily doesn’t know much about ‘Iolani’s Lily Wahinekapu and Jovi Lefotu. She does remember being a kid and seeing their auntie, Sharon Wahinekapu, run the point for OIA powerhouse — at the time — Kalaheo. “My parents would always take my sister Artevia and I to watch players like Sharon and Brandy (Richardson) of Kalaheo,” Wily recalled. “Just like her, Lily and Jovi are fun to watch.” The sisters are as unassuming and humble as state champions could be. […]

Caitlyn Andrade-Tomimoto’s miracle shot lifts Punahou over Maryknoll, 32-31

By Paul Honda on December 9, 2019

The bank is Caitlyn Andrade-Tomimoto’s friend. Sixth-ranked Punahou trailed 30-29 when the senior guard drove through traffic and hit a running bank shot from 12 feet out with 6 seconds to play, giving the Buffanblu a stunning 32-31 win over No. 4 Maryknoll on Monday night at Hemmeter Fieldhouse. Andrade-Tomimoto hit two huge shots in the clutch, scoring four points in the final 34 seconds. The winning shot began with Punahou inbounded from the baseline at its basket with 11 […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 ‘Iolani Raiders

By Jerry Campany on December 9, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 10-3 overall, 6-2 ILH Division I HEAD COACH >> Wendell Look is 206-135-3 in 29 seasons with the Raiders. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> WR/PK Wailoa Manuel, 5-10, 150, Jr.; DL Shayden Molina, 6-2, 245, Jr.; RB Brody Bantolina, 5-8, 150, So.; DB Stirling Sakashita, 5-11, 165, So. ‘IOLANI THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2008 Campbell The 2019 edition of ‘Iolani football will probably be remembered more for being on the wrong side of an […]