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Second online forum for Safe Sports 808 is on Friday afternoon

By Paul Honda on January 14, 2021

A second community virtual forum on Zoom is scheduled for Friday, 5 p.m., on the issue of bringing youth and high school sports leagues back on Oahu. The forum is hosted again by City Councilmember Andria Tupola, a backer of Safe Sports 808. Former Hawaii football great Chad Owens is another key to the group, which is working on a plan that will be submitted to Mayor Rick Blangiardi by Monday. Owens announced the formation of Safe Sports 808 earlier […]

Safe Sports 808: Resolution to bring sports back to Oahu marches forward

By Paul Honda on January 12, 2021

They called Chad Owens a superhero of sorts back in the day. The former Hawaii and pro football player was “Mighty Mouse” back then as he dominated competition on the turf at Aloha Stadium. Now, he’s an activist on behalf of high school student-athletes. Owens announced the establishment of “Safe Sports 808” on Tuesday afternoon. This comes just days after the former Hawaii standout gave his full support to son Chad Owens Jr., a Moanalua football player who began a […]

Coaches, players reeling after BIIF principals ax fall, winter sports

By Paul Honda on January 8, 2021

The Big Island Interscholastic Federation made it official on Thursday as principals voted to cancel fall and winter sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s athletic directors had voted to cancel two days earlier as case numbers increased after the holiday season. The BIIF followed in line with the Oahu Interscholastic Association and Maui Interscholastic League. “This hurts my heart,” said Konawaena girls basketball coach Bobbie Awa, who has guided the Wildcats to nine Division I state crowns. Several […]


Spring Sports Coaches Poll: Optimism for most outdoor sports, doubt about football

By Paul Honda on December 30, 2020

Confidence in high school sports is fairly high for air riflery, Cross country, baseball, esports, golf, softball, tennis and track and field — despite the ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hawaii Prep World polled dozens of coaches in spring and postponed fall sports. Twenty-two of them responded over the weekend — before the ILH made an announcement about cancellation of five winter sports. Coaches from the OIA, ILH, MIL and BIIF participated in the voting. Postponed fall sports […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1990: University wins for Danielle Robins

By Jerry Campany on November 17, 2020

On this date in 1990, Danielle Robins of University injured her left knee in a state volleyball semifinal sweep of Kamehameha and had to sit out the championship a few hours later. Robins had something to cheer about at the end of the evening. Her Junior Rainbows swept top-seeded Hilo 15-13, 15-12 to claim their seventh straight state crown. “It hurt at first,” Robins said at the time. “But our team worked so hard to get to this point, I […]

HHSAA proposal to DOH: football, girls volleyball in March

By Paul Honda on November 4, 2020

The next step for high school sports in Hawaii requires patience. More patience. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the high school sports calendar is in the decisive hands of the Department of Health. The proposal from the Hawaii High School Athletic Association divides the sports season, from January to May, into two segments. A “Season I” timetable has basketball, bowling, canoe paddling, competitive cheerleading, cross country, soccer, swimming/diving, junior varsity and intermediate tennis and wrestling beginning in January. […]

Coaches: Let the games begin in 2021 with proper protocol

By Paul Honda on October 22, 2020

Safety first, adaptation second. Coaches in various sports around the state continue to support the standards for safety. They also note the success of properly-administrated fall sports in states like Utah and Idaho, where football and girls volleyball resumed on schedule. Kahuku football coach Sterling Carvalho spent a week-and-a-half watching high school football in Utah recently. There are a few athletes from the islands, including Kahuku players, who transferred to the Beehive State to play football this fall. One of […]

ON THIS DATE (2014): Kamehameha sweeps Iolani in star-studded affair

By Jerry Campany on September 30, 2020

There is no such thing as just another ILH volleyball match. On this date in 2014, No. 1 Kamehameha swept Iolani 25-21, 25-23 at Kekuhaupio Gymnasium to improve to 8-0. Kealani Browne, Tiyana Hallums and Kayla Afoa led the way for the Warriors, but they were far from the only stars on the hill that night. Kamalani Akeo, Sarah Lau, Mia Heirakuji and Hallums all were selected to the Fab-15 after the season. Kayla Afoa, Shiloah Peleras, Brooke Kaawa, Kili […]

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