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GLORY DAYS: Coach Sterling Carvalho and the 2019 Kahuku Red Raiders

By Nick Abramo on July 16, 2019

17TH IN A SERIES This summer, head coaches from all 28 Oahu high school varsity football teams are being asked to recount their football playing days. One coach interviewed for this multi-part series pointed out what he thinks may be the value of this endeavor: “A lot of times, you only hear about coaches when they’re getting released or are having a special season. It’s super hard to have a special season, so this should shed more light on them […]

Kahuku’s Enokk Vimahi hopes to set trend at Ohio State

By Nick Abramo on February 6, 2019

Kahuku offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi signed to play with Ohio State on Wednesday morning at the Red Raiders’ gym. Prior to Wednesday, Vimahi — who had 27 offers — had his choice whittled down to the Buckeyes, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Southern California. He is the first Hawaii recruit to choose Ohio State in recent years. “We have a saying here, be uncommon,” said Enokk’s father, David Vimahi, an assistant coach at Kahuku. “He could have definitely gone to other […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Kahuku Red Raiders

By Jerry Campany on November 20, 2018

The Kahuku Red Raiders can take heart that a season in which everything seems to go wrong still results in a trip to the state semifinals. The new Open Division resulted in five losses and set the program back five years to 2013 when Reggie Torres was let go. Sterling Carvalho‘s first — and if history is any indication, only — season in charge started as well as any other Kahuku season with blowouts of Konawaena and Waianae and a […]

Red Raiders already talking reload

By Nick Abramo on November 17, 2018

Most football teams have off years. Kahuku, usually, is not one of them. But this year, despite the fact that the Red Raiders made the final four of the Open Division, will go down as an off year. They finished 7-5 and ended it by getting beaten by rival Saint Louis 49-22 in the Open Division semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships on Friday at Aloha Stadium. The future is bright on the North Shore, though. When […]

GAME NIGHT 11/16: Saint Louis/Kahuku

By Billy Hull on November 16, 2018

No. 1 Saint Louis 49, No. 4 Kahuku 22 Click here for video highlights. Saint Louis (10-0) wins its 25th consecutive game and is in the state final for the fourth straight year where it will play Mililani. Kahuku finishes the season 7-5. ———- BOX SCORE at Aloha Stadium Kahuku (7-5) 7 7 0 8 — 22 Saint Louis (10-0) 14 21 14 0 — 49 StL—Jayden de Laura 5 run (Garyn Napuunoa kick) StL—de Laura 4 run (Napuunoa kick) […]

VIDEO: Saint Louis vs. Kahuku, HHSAA Open Division semifinal

By Paul Honda on November 16, 2018

Nationally-ranked Saint Louis is the top seed in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division State Championships. The Crusaders meet OIA runner-up Kahuku in the latter game of the semifinal doubleheader at Aloha Stadium.

Q&A: Carvalho on Kahuku’s chances vs. Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on November 15, 2018

The record is 7-4 for the Kahuku Red Raiders. No, it’s 0-0. The semifinal round of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Open Division Football State Championships kick off at Aloha Stadium on Friday afternoon. Kahuku’s roller-coaster, injury-riddled season practically starts anew. Win and stay in. Lose and be eliminated. Kahuku first-year coach Sterling Carvalho chatted with Hawaii Prep World on Wednesday. HPW: How is your injury situation now, Coach, with the extra week of rest? Carvalho: The two we were hoping […]

Due to sloppy field, Kahuku commutes to practices

By Nick Abramo on November 15, 2018

There are only a few so-called five-star football programs in Hawaii and Kahuku is one of them. But the fourth-ranked Red Raiders’ practice field gets only one star. This week, with a mega game coming up against Saint Louis in the state Open Division semifinals on Friday at Aloha Stadium, Kahuku has spent some time on the bus traveling to Farrington and Castle, where there is artificial turf and solid white lines and numbers standing out brilliantly against the solid […]