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Former Kahuku QB Sol-Jay Maiava returns home for the Polynesian Bowl

By Nick Abramo on January 15, 2020

Former Kahuku star quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava is back in town. On Thursday, the dual-threat QB was with his Team Mauka teammates practicing for Saturday’s fourth-annual Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium. It will be his last high school game, and it won’t be long before he is suiting up for BYU. “It was probably the best decision I’ve made in my life,” Maiava said at Thursday’s practice at the stadium about his choice to transfer to St. John’s College High School […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kahuku Red Raiders

By Jerry Campany on December 30, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 9-4 overall, 4-1 OIA Open Division HEAD COACH >> Sterling Carvalho is 16-9 in two seasons with the Red Raiders. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> DL/FB Zion Ah You, 5-10, 250, Jr.; RB Zealand Matagi, 5-10, 195, Jr.; LB Alan Talanoa, 5-11, 180, Jr.; OL Sione Heimuli, 6-3, 320, So. KAHUKU THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2003 Mililani The new Open Division helped spell the end of Kahuku’s dominance, but the most important stat — […]

Kahuku starts preparation for 2020 after stinging 45-6 title-game loss

By Nick Abramo on November 29, 2019

The future starts now for Kahuku. No sense stewing over 45-6 loss to a team ranked No. 6 in the nation. This year is done. The Raiders gave their ever-faithful fans an OIA championship last month and yet another appearance in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. Anybody watching Friday’s nightcap of the title-day, Black Friday tripleheader saw that Saint Louis was a far superior team. There is a huge gulf between the Crusaders […]


GAME NIGHT 11/29: Saint Louis/Kahuku

By Billy Hull on November 29, 2019

No. 1 Saint Louis 45, No. 3 Kahuku 6 >> CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GAME ———- FINAL At Aloha Stadium Kahuku (9-4) 6 0 0 0 – 6 Saint Louis (12-0) 14 17 7 7 — 45 StL—Roman Wilson 86 pass from Jayden de Laura (Lason Napuunoa kick) StL—Koali Nishigaya 6 run (Napuunoa kick) Kah—Zealand Matagi 38 run (kick blocked) StL—Nishigaya 3 run (Napuunoa kick) StL—de Laura 2 run (Napuunoa kick) StL—FG Napuunoa 35 StL—de Laura 13 […]

Kahuku victory would be upset for the ages

By Jerry Campany on November 29, 2019

Kahuku’s football program has produced some of the greatest games in state history, but a win over Saint Louis tonight in the 21st top-tier state championship could produce the biggest upset. Despite being the OIA champion, Kahuku seems to have everything going against it when Sterling Carvalho leads his charges against Cal Lee‘s dynasty on Friday night. The Red Raiders are tasked with taking out a Saint Louis team that throttled them 28-0 in just a half before making the long drive […]

VIDEO: Zion Ah You, Zealand Matagi and how Kahuku got to the state final

By Paul Honda on November 28, 2019

Zion Ah You made an impact again. The 5-10, 250-pound junior scored the game’s first touchdown on a 2-yard blast, then had 2.5 sacks as Kahuku edged Campbell 21-19 in the Open Division semifinal round of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium.

Boise State-bound Kaonohi Kaniho of Kahuku takes a familial route

By Nick Abramo on November 26, 2019

Kaonohi Kaniho is preparing for the final game of his high school career. He and his Kahuku Red Raiders teammates have Saint Louis left on the schedule on Black Friday. It’s the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships — otherwise known as the BIG ONE — and the North Shore boys are going in as major underdogs. “To win, we need to dominate all three phases of the game,” said Kaniho, a four-year starter at […]