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ON THIS DATE: Onosai Tanuvasa vs. Baba Kreutz

By Jerry Campany on September 19, 2020

On this date in 1969, two of the ILH’s all-time greats locked horns in Farrington’s 25-22 victory over Kalani at Honolulu Stadium. Governors running back Onosai Tanuvasa, the first ILH back to gain 1,000 yards in a season, gained 231 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns in the victory. The ‘Samoan Strongboy with the moves of a Kalihi belly dancer’ could have had even more yardage but he fumbled twice in the red zone. Tanuvasa did most of his damage […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Kalani Falcions

By Jerry Campany on October 16, 2019

2019 RECORD >> 4-6 overall, 3-5 OIA Division II HEAD COACH >> Scott Melemai is 15-20 in four seasons with the Falcons KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> QB Logan Lim, 5-11, 165, So.; WR Dillon Cortez, 6-0, 155, So.; DB Jaymn Mohika-Poche, 5-4, 145, Jr.; WR Noah Ah Sam, 5-10, 162, So. KALANI THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1993 Moanalua With a sophomore quarterback and junior receiver leading Kalani, the future is certainly bright for the Kalani Falcons. Scott […]

GAME NIGHT 10/11: Kaimuki/Kalani

By Noelle Kakimoto on October 11, 2019

Kaimuki 49, Kalani 18 BOX SCORE Kaimuki (8-2, 7-1) 7 14 21 7 — 49 Kalani (4-6, 3-5) 7 0 0 11 — 18 Kalani— Logan Lim 3 run (Kevin Tabuchi kick) Kaimuki— Naomas Asuega-Fualaau 1 run (Kurt Kawamoto kick) Kaimuki— Asuega-Fualaau 16 run (Kawamoto kick) Kaimuki— Koby Moananu 10 pass from Jayden Maiava (Kawamoto kick) Kaimuki— Moananu 45 pass from Maiava (Kawamoto kick) Kaimuki— Jonah Faasoa 3 pass from Maiava (Kawamoto kick) Kaimuki— Moananu 19 pass from Maiava (Kawamoto […]

GAME NIGHT 10/5: Waialua/Kalani

By Noelle Kakimoto on October 5, 2019

Waialua 35, Kalani 26 BOX SCORE Waialua (5-4, 4-3) 7 0 14 14 — 35 Kalani (4-5, 3-4) 7 6 7 6 — 26 Waialua— Storm Quilinderino 9 run (Kayde Mahuka kick) Kalani— Nicholas Sakamoto 17 interception (Kevin Tabuchi kick) Kalani— Nathaniel Balangitao 5 run (kick failed) Kalani— Sakamoto 1 run (Tabuchi kick) Waialua— Kai Hoekstra 11 pass from Kyler Dicion (Mahuka kick) Waialua— Dylan Yadao 5 punt block (Mahuka kick) Waialua— Justyce Lacar 35 pass from Dicion (Mahuka kick) […]

GAME NIGHT 9/28: Pac-Five/Kalani

By Billy Hull on September 28, 2019

Pac-Five 20, Kalani 9, F ———- Dillon Cortez catches 18 yard TD from Nicholas Sakimoto to give Kalani a TD. 20-9 final. Pac-Five earns its fourth win of the season, already matching last year with two more games to go. If they can win six, it would be their most in a decade. 9 yard touchdown pass from Hedani to Angelo Coluccio. 20-2 PAC-5 after missed XP with 7:22 left in the fourth. Ian Canute HOUSE CALL. 84 yards on […]

Homecoming win keeps Kalani in playoff chase

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 21, 2019

Kalani coach Scott Melemai can envision a scenario in which the Falcons’ season comes down to a coin flip. In a sense, it already did. A fourth regular-season loss would have shoved the Falcons to deep into the pack in the chase for the fourth and final spot in the OIA Division II playoffs. Instead, they rode a wind-aided start to a 17-6 homecoming victory over Pearl City on Friday at Kaiser Stadium, lifting them into the fourth spot in […]

GAME NIGHT 9/20: Pearl City/Kalani

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 20, 2019

Kalani 17, Pearl City 6, FINAL  Pearl City fumbles on first down. Kalani recovers at the 21. Falcons take a knee to end the game. Kalani runs three times, Pearl City uses two timeouts, Falcons punt, touchback. :46.9 Q4. Tobosa back in at QB for Pearl City. He completes three straight throws to Joshua Gleason to move to the Kalani 25. Facemask pushes Pearl City back and Tobosa is sacked for a loss of 12 on fourth down. Kalani ball […]

Wet weather suits Kalani RB Nathaniel Balangitao just fine in win over McKinley

By Kyle Sakamoto on September 14, 2019

Kalani coach Scott Melemai noticed the rain at the start of his team’s game Saturday against McKinley at Roosevelt’s Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium. He then decided it was time for quarterback Logan Lim to hand the ball off to senior running back Nathaniel Balangitao. Even after the rain stopped, Balangitao kept getting the ball. Balangitao finished with 24 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown for the Falcons in a 36-14 victory over the Tigers in an OIA Division II game. […]