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OIA has three proposals to tweak state football format at HIADA

By Nick Abramo on May 31, 2019

There are three proposals on the agenda for next week’s Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association meeting on Kauai that would tweak the state football format. All three were submitted by the OIA. One of the proposals is based on if the KIF declares for the Division II state football tournament, which it did last year and is expected to do again this year, according to sources close to the Garden Isle league. The measure suggests keeping six teams in the […]

HIADA to discuss instant replay for football state tournaments

By Nick Abramo on May 31, 2019

There has been talk of adding instant replay for the Hawaii high school state football tournament for a few years now. It could become a reality if the athletic directors vote in favor of a proposal that will be presented at the annual meeting of the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association next week in Lihue on Kauai. The conference is June 4-6 at the Kauai Marriott Resort. Instant replay has been approved at the national level, and a national survey […]

Konawaena declares for Division I football in BIIF

By Nick Abramo on May 30, 2019

Konawaena is moving up to Division I in BIIF football, according to a league source close to the situation. The news was first reported by West Hawaii Today’s J.R. De Groote. The decision was finalized at the league’s monthly meeting Wednesday. With the Wildcats moving up, there will be six teams in the D-I race this fall. The other five are six-time defending champion Hilo, Kealakehe, Waiakea, Keaau and Honokaa. The Dragons from Honokaa announced their decision to move up […]


GPA Showcase gearing up for seventh year

By Jerry Campany on May 19, 2019

The seventh annual GPA Showcase Hawaii will be held on June 4 and 5 at Kamehameha. The showcase allows athletes to show off their talent in front of college coaches, local coaches and former NFL players. “We are pleased to partner with two top nationally recognized specialty camps this year,” said Showcase Director Rich Miano. “Our participants will benefit greatly from the additional instruction as well as getting seen by college coaches looking for players. Many of our participants can’t […]

Naighel Calderon becomes 1st Lanai inductee to Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2019

The 2019 class of the Hawaii High School Hall of Honor includes three elite level basketball players, as well as a good number of neighbor island standouts. Kalina Obrey of Kamehameha, the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State player of the year, was voted into the Hall by the selection committee. So was boys player of the year Kameron Ng of St. Francis. He is the first — and only — boy to be inducted from the school, which will close its […]

Pac-12 school showing interest in ‘Iolani WR Carter Kamana

By Paul Honda on May 15, 2019

There is nothing concrete yet in Carter Kamana’s future. But it’s beginning to crystallize bit by bit. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior has been contacted by a number of Mountain West Conference football programs. On Tuesday, a Pac-12 Conference recruiter came calling on the ‘Iolani campus. Kamana, who had 85 receptions for 959 yards and eight TDs last season, was busy in class and didn’t meet with the coach. There are plans to connect later, however. “I don’t have any offers. […]

San Francisco 49ers and HHSAA to run free youth football camp

By Nick Abramo on May 14, 2019

West Coast NFL teams are developing a strong interest in Hawaii. The Los Angeles Rams will host a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys this fall. And now, the San Francisco 49ers, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association and USA Football are partnering to host a free youth football camp on Friday, the HHSAA announced Tuesday. The free camp will be held at the Spalding Boys and Girls Club in Honolulu from 3 to 5 p.m. 49ers prep and fan […]

College club football informational meeting on Maui on Thursday

By Nick Abramo on April 24, 2019

Maui’s first informational community meeting for Hawaii 8 will be held Thursday. Hawaii 8 is a new club football organization for college students in the state that is slated to start a five-team league in the spring of 2020. The nonprofit parent organization — Hawaii Football Club — will be running the informational meeting at 6 p.m. in the student lounge in the Pilina Building at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The meeting is for any college athletes or […]