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VIDEO: Skywalking Texas A&M-bound WR Demond Demas on life lessons

By Paul Honda on January 17, 2020

Demond Demas, rated No. 2 in the nation among wide receivers, had to sit out his senior football season after transferring and being ruled ineligible. The experience didn’t deter him. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior, who is headed to Texas A&M, practiced and worked out every day, and he finally gets to play again in the Polynesian Bowl on Saturday.

‘Iolani’s Elena Oglivie collects a third Gatorade Hawaii Player of Year honor

By Nick Abramo on January 17, 2020

‘Iolani senior outside hitter Elena Oglivie became a three-time winner of the Gatorade Hawaii Girls Volleyball Player of the Year award, the Gatorade Company announced recently. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. The 5-foot-11 Oglivie was also the Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year as a freshman and junior. She had 259 kills and a .401 hitting percentage with 190 digs in the fall. She missed six […]

Defensive stops preserve No. 2 Maryknoll’s win at No. 5 Damien

By Paul Honda on January 16, 2020

In a game of giants, Reggie Eiland knew his place: right in the thick of traffic. The 5-foot-10 senior came up with a key defensive play down the stretch as No. 2 Maryknoll closed the game with a 7-3 run for a 44-40 win over No. 5 Damien on Thursday night at Bishop Scanlan Gymnasium. The game was 40-39, in favor of the visiting Spartans, when Damien’s 6-5 Tino Atonio went to the low post to work on a potential […]


Defending champion Aiea opens as No. 3 seed in OIA girls soccer playoffs

By Billy Hull on January 16, 2020

The OIA girls soccer playoffs begin Monday in Division I with defending champion Aiea opening as the No. 3 seed out of the West. Na Alii, which shut out Mililani and Pearl City by identical 1-0 scores to win their first OIA soccer championship since 2005, will play Kahuku in the first round at Mililani at 7 p.m. Aiea finished the season 8-1-1 with its only loss coming against OIA West Division champion Mililani in its regular-season opener on Dec. […]

Hoopbook: Kamehameha, Maryknoll in an elite class — for now

By Paul Honda on January 16, 2020

The week is far from over, but WOW, things in prep hoops have been wild and wooly again. Namely, Kahuku and Saint Louis. There are a few teams that are playing their best basketball right now, and Kahuku — unranked for much of the season — is suddenly a state-championship contender. See and learn, fellow hoopaholics. The Red Raiders have knocked off then-No. 9 Moanalua, and on Wednesday night, they went to Pete Smith Court and stunned No. 3 Kalaheo […]

Saint Louis’ Stanley McKenzie plans to ‘bring it’ at Cal

By Nick Abramo on January 16, 2020

Saint Louis defensive tackle Stanley McKenzie usually goes big with everything he does. >> Plug up the line in the middle, deny the run and chase the quarterback? Got it. >> Bring his big bat to the plate for the Crusaders’ baseball team? Sure thing. >> Pile up 11 Division I college football offers from all across the country? You bet. >> Be a major part of Saint Louis’ resurgence as the team to beat in Hawaii, with four state […]

Punahou’s Alaka’i Gilman takes ‘education first’ idea to college at Stanford

By Nick Abramo on January 15, 2020

Alaka’i Gilman‘s father teaches student-athletes about leadership and the value of an education as a director of an organization called Education 1st Hawaii. A standout Punahou safety, Alaka’i has obviously learned some things from pops, Asai Gilman. He’s going to Stanford — one of the top academic universities in the country — to continue his education and his football playing career. “It was a big decision. College is a big decision for all of us here,” Alaka’i Gilman said after […]

Fully loaded Kahuku squad looks like team to beat in OIA

By Paul Honda on January 15, 2020

There are teams that are playing their tails off across the state, but the change in efficiency — and success — is most prevalent for Big Red. Kahuku continued its sterling ascent on Wednesday night with a come-from-behind 63-53 overtime win over No. 3 Kalaheo at the Mustangs’ gym. Kahuku’s win leaves each team at 5-1 in the OIA East. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME It was a balanced attack and a stingy defense, a […]

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