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Kaimuki two-sport standout Koby Moananu heading to Oregon State

By Paul Honda on April 29, 2021

All Koby Moananu wanted was an opportunity. He is getting one at Oregon State. The Beavers football program extended a Preferred Walk On spot to the Kaimuki senior just two days after Utah made a similar offer. Moananu opted for Oregon State, where he plans to try out for the baseball team, too. “I committed to them on Monday. They sent the graphic today and I sent it to coach David,” he said, referring to Kaimuki football coach David Tautofi. […]

Kaimuki junior QB Jayden Maiava heading to Elite 11

By Paul Honda on October 12, 2020

The Elite 11 regional in Portland, Ore. is not common territory. When Tua Tagovailoa of Saint Louis went to his first Elite 11, the competition with top quarterbacks from across the region, then the West Coast, then nationally, put him on the biggest radar. Jayden Maiava of Kaimuki is hoping to expand his scope. The 6-foot-5, 222-pound junior will travel to the Oct. 25 event with Campbell junior Blaine Hipa. Their personal coach, Keli‘i Tilton, will accompany them. “The exciting […]

ON THIS DATE (1962): Charley Wedemeyer makes the difference for Punahou

By Jerry Campany on September 28, 2020

Some coaches call special teams play a third of the game, but on this day in 1962 it was so much more for Punahou. The Buffanblu were outgained 306-67 but still managed to beat Kaimuki 13-12 on this date in 1962 at Honolulu Stadium. Future Star-Bulletin sports editor Bill Kwon and Punahou coach Dave Eldredge called it luck. Charley Wedemeyer‘s and Clint Albao‘s presence made it anything but. Wedemeyer took the opening kickoff 84 yards for a score and the […]


ON THIS DATE: Kaimuki soccer star Sirideth Lanpouthakoun rescues football team

By Jerry Campany on September 17, 2020

On this date in 1982, Laotian soccer prodigy Sirideth Lanpouthakoun booted a 24-yard field goal with 3:32 left to help Kaimuki over Kahuku 3-0 at Roosevelt. A 24-yard chip shot would normally be no big deal, but Lanpouthakoun missed his previous two attempts (from 27 and 41 yards) in the defensive struggle. Michael Taamilo was a beast for Kaimuki against Kahuku’s formidible offense. He had three tackles for losses and helped hold quarterback Lane Santiago to 32 passing yards and […]

Kaimuki Bulldogs put aloha in Aloha Friday for community in need

By Paul Honda on August 7, 2020

Not one, not two, not three… but 15. Fifteen Friday mornings in a row, the Kaimuki Bulldogs football team and families have shown up to distribute food boxes to the community. “There’s usually three or four guys in a group. In the boxes, there’s laulau, Portuguese sausage, pipikaula,” three-sport senior Koby Moananu said. “A lot of meats,” Tony Stevens added. “I think people just come out, not because they need it, but because maybe other people need it. They give […]

Kaimuki QB Jayden Maiava plans to enroll at Bishop Gorman for 2020 season

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

Kaimuki quarterback Jayden Maiava is going to enroll at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas next month, according to Bulldogs coach David Tautofi. The plan is for Maiava to join the Gaels’ football team for his junior season in 2020. “He’s slated to go to Bishop Gorman and become the man there,” Tautofi said on Tuesday at the same time he confirmed that he will be back as Kaimuki’s head coach next season. According to Tautofi, there is still time for […]

David Tautofi decides to return as Kaimuki football coach

By Nick Abramo on December 10, 2019

David Tautofi confirmed Tuesday that he is returning to the Kaimuki Bulldogs as football coach. That’s big news for Kaimuki. Tautofi was rumored to be leaving after the end of the season, and he said Tuesday that at one point he actually had decided to leave. But in the few weeks since the season ended, he changed his mind. It was not an easy decision. “I had a lot of discussion with family and prayer and consideration of what the […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kaimuki Bulldogs

By Jerry Campany on December 4, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 10-3 overall, 7-1 OIA Division II HEAD COACH >> David Tautofi is 37-19 in five seasons with the Bulldogs. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> QB Jayden Maiava, 6-4, 210, So.; WR/DB Koby Moananu, 6-0, 170, Jr.; WR/DB Blade Pfeiffer-Kekoa, 5-6, 180, Jr.; OL/DL KJ Navarez 5-7, 214, So. KAIMUKI THROUGH THE YEARS: 1944-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2016 Punahou Whether David Tautofi decides to stay or leave this offseason, he is already the winningest coach in 75 years […]