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Mill Vill mantra: ‘Humility, unconditional love form unbreakable bond’

By Paul Honda on April 16, 2021

After some hesitation, Mililani/Mill Ville football coach Rod York shared his thoughts about the why of his mission. The longtime varsity head coach opened the Mill Vill JPS squad for high schoolers , middle schoolers and elementary-age flag football players several years ago. Essentially, as a coach, it is volunteer work. The hours. The sweat. Contemporaries like Saint Louis coach Ron Lee support York’s mission, but there are some detractors who question York’s intent. Even after all these years. “I’m […]

Kamehameha opts out, Saint Louis to scrimmage Mill Vill again

By Paul Honda on April 16, 2021

It could have been something unprecedented. Instead, the first matchup between Saint Louis and Kamehameha on the gridiron since the 2019 season has been cancelled. The scrimmage had been scheduled for Saturday, but has been wiped out due to safety and protocol measures by the host team, Kamehameha. Instead, Saint Louis will now host the Mill Vill Trojans, a JPS club team, for a second weekend in a row. That scrimmage will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Saint Louis […]

Former Mililani wide receiver (and pitcher) Jarinn Kalama commits to BYU

By Paul Honda on March 24, 2021

The original plan was to stay in Heber City, Utah, for football season and take it one step at a time. Now, eight months after landing at Wasatch High School, Jarinn Kalama is a future BYU Cougar. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior committed to BYU on Wednesday. “I just feel like BYU would be a good fit for me,” said Kalama, who has added 10 pounds to his frame after a winter of weight training. Kalama, who has a 3.3 grade-point […]


Offers from Utah, SDSU, WSU for Mililani OL Tavo Motuapuaka

By Paul Honda on March 1, 2021

He picked up his dad’s guitar and within a moment, Sione Tavo Motuapuaka felt home again. “I rarely watch TV and movies,” the 6-foot-5, 280-pound Mililani junior said. “Usually on my free time, I’ll be trying to learn a new instrument or learn new songs on the ukulele or guitar.” Moana Motuapuaka was a musician at the Hawaiian Hut back in the day, performing for more than two decades. That career led to his wife, Lisa, and two children who […]

Ewa Beach Sabers’ Manoa Hallums earns MVP honor at Bret Cooper Jr. Academic All-American Bowl

By Paul Honda on January 20, 2021

The conditions were frigid and bleak on a cold Texas afternoon, but Manoa Hallums ran with a fire in his spirit. The Campbell freshman overcame the obstacles, even moving from slot receiver to running back, to earn John Madden MVP honors as the Blue squad outlasted the Grey, 12-6, in the Bret Cooper Junior Academic All-American Bowl at DeSoto High School. Hallums rushed for 80 yards as both offenses struggled in the wind and rain before the contest was called […]

Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, Wynden Ho‘ohuli, Peter Manuma in Pylon All-American games

By Paul Honda on January 8, 2021

A week of heartbreak ends with a weekend in the home of America’s Team. Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, Peter Manuma and Wynden Ho‘ohuli will play in the Pylon All-American games on Sunday in AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The three Hawaii players — Mokiao-Atimalala and Manuma of Campbell, and Ho‘ohuli of Mililani — have a workout with the Stars squad on Saturday. Game day is Sunday. “This is for the 808,” said Mokiao-Atimalala, a Star-Advertiser All-State wide receiver last year. […]

Breaking the ice: Jarrin Kalama’s long journey yields offer from BYU

By Paul Honda on December 25, 2020

The day Jarrin Kalama boarded a plane and headed to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, all there was to hold on to was hope. More than hope. Waiting for him was an uncle. Auntie. Cousins. All bunched together in a house, in a town called Heber City. It is 21 degrees there right now. Back in July, however, Kalama was on that plane, a Mililani junior transferring to Wasatch High School. New town. New friends. New culture. New teammates. New […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2003: Mililani beats Waianae at its own game

By Jerry Campany on October 10, 2020

On this date in 2003, Mililani traveled to Waianae and did its best impression of Searider football. The Trojans dominated time of possession — usually Waianae’s forte — to leave the West side with a key 27-20 victory and control of the OIA Red West. Peter Ranses led the Trojans with 97 yards rushing and quarterback Maka Kahoano threw for 167 yards, 90 of them on seven catches by Darren Smith. Mililani improved to 7-0 and won its next two […]