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HAWAII GROWN: Milton’s status for next game unknown

By Billy Hull on October 23, 2018

UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton snapped a streak of 27 consecutive starts for the Knights when he was held out of Saturday’s 37-10 win over East Carolina. Milton’s absence was a shock to the ESPN crew televising the game as well as local media in Orlando. Knights coach Josh Heupel said after the game that the decision was made to rest the 2016 Mililani alumnus following pregame warmups for “overall health” reasons. On a Monday teleconference call, Heupel was asked if […]

VIDEO Q&A: ILH champ Adam Harder of Hanalani

By Paul Honda on October 23, 2018

Every day, every year, Adam Harder strives to get better. He and his teammates at Hanalani are all in and have been through the off-season and cross country season. The results are impressive for a school with just 300 students from grades 7 through 12. Harder is undefeated this fall, including first place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu championships last weekend. As a junior, leads a group of Royals who have a chance to win the HHSAA Division II […]

Petticord’s defense is D-I level for ‘Iolani

By Nick Abramo on October 22, 2018

Sasha Petticord is a skillful volleyball player who will likely be playing at a Division I college next year. Firing away for kills and diving for digs is only part of the equation for her, though. She is the girl up front and in the middle for the second-ranked ‘Iolani Raiders and she is defensive-minded. Sure, the blocks and kills come for points, but that’s not her forte. At 6-foot-2, Petticord is in the way of opposing hitters. She was […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Radford Rams

By Jerry Campany on October 22, 2018

The Radford Rams are inching forward one win at a time. The Rams went 2-8 this year, twice as many as they earned in 2017 following a winless season in Lon Passos‘ debut in 2016. The numbers are small, but the feat is large as the last time the Rams improved their win total for three straight years was from 2003-2005 in Fred Salanoa‘s first three years at the helm. They have never done it four years straight and it […]

‘Iolani rises; Hilo, Waipahu enter Top 10

By Billy Hull on October 22, 2018

The top six teams remain the same in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10, but two new faces made the jump into the rankings. No. 1 seed Moanalua and No. 2 seed Leilehua both lost in the OIA Division I playoffs over the weekend, setting the stage for Hilo at No. 9 and Waipahu at No. 10 to re-enter the rankings. The Vikings began the year at No. 10 but fell out of the rankings after getting blown out […]

No. 6 Hilo awaits Kahuku/Farrington winner in states

By Billy Hull on October 22, 2018

After handing Kamehameha-Hawaii its first loss of the season in the BIIF championship game, the Hilo Vikings will enter the New City Nissan/HHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships as the No. 6-ranked team in the state according to the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10. The Vikings are two spots ahead of the Warriors, who dropped to No. 8 following the four-set loss. KS-Hawaii will open its Division I state tournament this afternoon hosting Waianae at 4 p.m. The winner […]

Campbell’s Mokiao-Atimalala leads Oahu in receiving

By Billy Hull on October 22, 2018

Campbell’s Titus Mokiao-Atimala is only receiver on Oahu to top 1,000 receiving yards this season. The Sabers host Kahuku on Friday night in the semifinals of the OIA Open Division playoffs. Here are your statistical leaders in all games on Oahu through games played Oct. 20. For statistical leaders in Open Division games only, click here. For statistical leaders in Division I games only, click here. For statistical leaders in Division II games only, click here.

National football rankings update

By Billy Hull on October 22, 2018

Owners of a 23-game winning streak, the unanimous No. 1-ranked football team in the state of Hawaii for the entire season, the Saint Louis Crusaders, begin postseason play this week with a winner-take-all ILH championship game against Punahou on Saturday at Aloha Stadium. Despite winning the head-to-head matchup against the Buffanblu, 35-28, in the regular season, there is no tiebreaker advantage. The winner of Saturday’s game is the ILH champion and will play in the Open Division state tournament beginning […]