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Impromptu pickup game at Laie Park sparks Virginia’s offer to Kahuku LB Liona Lefau

By Paul Honda on January 3, 2021

When Liona Lefau left Kahuku Intermediate School after seventh grade, there was no timetable on a return. The lanky athlete attended JSerra Catholic School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., working out in the offseason with Stronghouse Performance — coached by a cousin, Shiloh Te‘o. Two years later, prior to his sophomore year, Lefau returned to the North Shore. Now, he was a 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker. After playing in a 7v7 tournament in Nevada last summer, Wisconsin and Utah offered him […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2000: Kahuku finally overcomes Saint Louis for title

By Jerry Campany on December 1, 2020

On this date in 2000, Kahuku finally struck a blow for the OIA against the ILH. Kahuku stunned nationally-ranked Saint Louis 26-0 in front of 14,267 at Aloha Stadium to win the second state championship. The Red Raiders lost to the Crusaders in the final the previous year and five previous Prep Bowl contests. it was the first time the public school league won a Prep Bowl or state championship since Leilehua beat Saint Louis in 1984. The leagues split […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1982: Sekeli Wily paves way to Kahuku title

By Jerry Campany on November 12, 2020

On this date in 1982, Lakei Heimuli shrugged off a hamstring injury and Kahuku beat Farrington 7-0 to win the OIA East title in front of 11,229 wet fans at Aloha Stadium. Red Raiders coach Clarence Lavarias told the media before the game that linebacker Sekeli Wily would be moving to the offense. He kept his word, but Heimuli still received the bulk of the carries. Wily served as the lead blocker and made all of the difference. Kahuku quarterback […]

Kahuku junior Seau Maiava racks up 16 sacks at PTP Showcase

By Paul Honda on November 2, 2020

Seau Maiava is a company man. The speedy outside linebacker from Kahuku took the field in St. George, Utah, for his Highlight-Hawaii Silver team on Friday as 11v11 scrimmages began. Three games later, the 6-foot, 200-pound senior had accumulated 16 sacks — as a defensive end on the strong side. Maiava’s performance earned co-MVP honors as a DE in the PTP Sports National Showcase on Saturday. He and fellow Highlight-Hawaii D-end Tevarua Tafiti were among the three defensive ends honored. […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2001: Kahuku completes unblemished regular season

By Jerry Campany on October 27, 2020

On this date in 2001, Mulivai Pula opened the second half with an 80-yard touchdown run and No. 1 Kahuku beat Waianae 21-6 to complete an unbeaten regular season. The Red Raiders, who were ranked No. 18 in the nation, kept the game-plan simple in the driving rain. Pula finished with 111 yards on nine carries. It was Kahuku’s lowest point total of the season. Kahuku went on to share the OIA title with Kailua and won the state championship […]

Long-awaited projects begin at Kahuku, Campbell

By Paul Honda on October 16, 2020

Kahuku and Campbell are getting makeovers. Step by step, school by school, long overdue renovations are underway that will benefit football, soccer, and track and field student-athletes. Kahuku waited decades for funding to materialize, practicing on a flood-prone field. The push from community and State Rep. Sean Quinlan led to the project, which began on Monday. Nearly $10 million was released by Gov. David Ige. “Four years ago, before I was first elected, I knocked on doors in Koolauloa to […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1990: Mark Atuaia and Randall Okimoto face off

By Jerry Campany on October 12, 2020

On this date in 1990, Mark Atuaia rushed for 228 yards on 24 carries and Kahuku beat Farrington 26-14 at Aloha Stadium. The Red Raiders won the battle of unbeatens mostly because Farrington coach Skippa Diaz stubbornly double-teamed Kahuku end Itula Mili, who was held without a catch. Atuaia didn’t carry the ball until seven minutes into the game and was thrown for losses three times in the first half. Farrington running back Randall Okimoto had 111 yards on 21 […]

Kahuku DB Chansen Garcia named to PrepStar’s 2023 All-American squad

By Paul Honda on September 5, 2020

This year has been a strange time for Chansen Garcia, but there are still a few gems in the process. PrepStar Magazine named the Kahuku defensive back to its Class of 2023 All-American team. “I’m happy. I’m really happy. I’m blessed and thankful this happened for the future. I just keep working. That’s all I can do, is work,” Garcia said on Saturday. PrepStar reached out to Garcia two weeks ago after seeing video of individual position drills and his […]