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Tavo Motu‘apuaka joining brother, sister at USU

By Paul Honda on January 21, 2022

Some people want to get away from family when they go off to college. Sione Tavo Motu‘apuaka decided to reunite with his brother and sister. The Mililani football and basketball player committed to Utah State, where older brother Hale plays football and older sister Kiana is a track and field athlete. “I decided to stick with my family. It would be an honor to play with my brother for his last two years there. it’ll be more convenient for my […]

No. 3 Mililani earns state berth with 42-7 win over No. 5 Campbell

By Paul Honda on December 3, 2021

Scores are trickling in from across the state on Friday night, but one from Skippa Diaz Stadium still pops out. Mililani 42, Campbell 7. The win places Mililani in the final of the OIA Open Division bracket and earns the Trojans a berth in the state championships. “We were fortunate to get the win,” Mililani coach Rod York said. “We came out and worked the game plan, but we had three series before the half and three turnovers. So we’re […]

Less is more for No. 3 Mililani in dominant win over No. 5 Campbell

By Paul Honda on November 21, 2021

Rod York wanted fewer of this, fewer of that. Fewer penalties. Fewer turnovers. More ground production. He got all of those and more in No. 3 Mililani’s 48-14 rout of No. 5 Campbell on Saturday night. >> After 169 yards on 16 penalties in a loss to Kahuku last week, the Trojans were flagged 11 times for 100 yards against the Sabers. Only four were of the 15-yard variety. Two of the flags were ruled illegal procedure for kickoffs that […]

Mililani speedster Gavin Hunter shines at Poly Bowl Combine

By Paul Honda on July 17, 2021

Only two athletes ran the 40-yard dash in an electronically-timed 4.4 seconds at the Polynesian Bowl Combine last weekend. One of them was Mililani wide receiver Gavin Hunter, who later finished the seven-hour event with co-MVP honors at his position. “I’m feeling good right now. We were with Coach Galu (Tagovailoa) getting that morning session,” the 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior said. It was scorching hot at Skippa Diaz Stadium in the morning. Afternoon trade winds soothed the 50-plus pass catchers as […]

Grind won’t stop for ex-Saber, current Trojan WR Kanoa Ferreira

By Paul Honda on July 11, 2021

Freshman year for most student-athletes is a time of foundational work. Getting acclimated. Learning the ropes. For Kanoa Ferreira, it was a bit more than that. Ferreira was selected as one of the top five receivers at the Polynesian Bowl Combine on Saturday at Skippa Diaz Stadium, a rare feat for a playmaker this young. The other selections at WR were Keawe Andres of Leilehua, Gavin Hunter of Mililani, Kaden Baptista (Villa Park, Konawaena) and Joshua Gleason of Pearl City. […]

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 […]