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No place like home: Mid-Pacific’s pullout leaves Pac-Five football without a field

By Paul Honda on April 2, 2021

There was a time when Donny Ma‘a was a proud member of the Pac-Five Wolfpack football team. He was also proud to wear the green and white of his alma mater, Mid-Pacific. In all, Ma‘a played four sports in high school, a premier athlete and a key part of Pac-Five’s Oahu Prep Bowl-infused dynasty in the early 1980s. Mid-Pacific’s announcement this week hit hard for old-school ‘Pack players like Ma‘a and Joe Onosai. School President Paul Turnbull and Athletic Director […]

ILH football: One more delay, new start date is Mar. 15

By Paul Honda on February 22, 2021

The delay of football in the ever-shifting timeline of prep sports in Hawaii is no surprise. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu’s start date of the postponed football season was scheduled for today — Feb. 22 — but has been delayed to Mar. 15. The league had already cancelled most fall and winter sports. While public-school leagues cancelled football in January, the ILH remained persistent and consistent about keeping the sport alive in an academic year altered severely by the COVID-19 […]

Mid-Pacific suspends three sports for upcoming season

By Hawaii Prep World on June 15, 2020

Fall football took a hit today when Mid-Pacific President Paul Turnbull outlined his school’s plan for reopening amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The school intends on opening for in-class instruction on August 17 but will not participate in three sports, two in the fall and one in the winter. That means no football, cheerleading or wrestling. Mid-Pacific students participate as the Pac-Five conglomerate in those sports and have since HUMMERS was established in 1974. The letter cited limiting “daily physical interactions […]

Pac-Five in no-man’s land as far as state football is concerned

By Nick Abramo on March 6, 2020

Pac-Five is a team without a football state tournament to try and qualify for. The squad is in the same predicament for 2020 that it was in last year, when ILH Division II had only one team for the first time. Under Hawaii High School Athletic Association rules, a league with only one team can’t qualify for a football state berth. The same rule does not apply to baseball. This spring, the Damien baseball team is the only ILH D-II […]

Pac-Five Coach Kip Botelho: Bowl game was ‘long shot’ anyway

By Paul Honda on October 24, 2019

Everyone is content, maybe even Pac-Five. The Wolfpack finished regular-season play 6-3 in Division II play. By all accounts, they’re a team worthy of a playoff spot. But in the era of interleague play, Pac-Five is the outlier, the only program that didn’t have a chance to qualify for postseason play because its league, the ILH, didn’t have any other D-II teams. The invigorated, interleague regular-season schedule for ILH and Oahu Interscholastic Association teams has been absorbed and embraced by […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Pac-Five Wolfpack

By Jerry Campany on October 22, 2019

2019 RECORD >> 6-3 overall, 6-3 ILH Division II HEAD COACH >> Kip Botelho is 50-102-1 in 16 seasons with the Wolfpack KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> WR Angelo Coluccio, 6-1, 165, Jr.; QB Chase Hedani, 5-11, 165, Jr.; LB Dane Ishibashi, 5-7, 170, Jr.; WR Kaala Tam, 6-0, 175, Jr.; RB Micah Kong, 5-9, 170, Jr. PAC-FIVE THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1981 Kalaheo After being told before the season started that they would not be playing for […]

To play another day: Bowl possibilities for good, non-qualifying teams?

By Paul Honda on October 9, 2019

There is a muddled huddle atop the OIA D-II standings with Kaimuki, Kaiser and Roosevelt tied at 6-1. Kaimuki plays Kalani, Kaiser travels to face Kalaheo and, on Saturday, Roosevelt hikes to Nanakuli. If the three co-leaders win as expected, there will be a coin flip to determine seeding for the three playoff spots. The fourth spot is also up for grabs with Nanakuli needing a win and a Waialua loss to keep the Bulldogs from getting the final berth. […]

VIDEO: Coach Kip Botelho, QB Chase Hedani on WR Kaala Tam’s game-winning TD

By Paul Honda on October 5, 2019

They said it was senior night. It may as well have been the biggest gut-check test of Pac-Five’s season. Down 21-7 in the second half, the Wolfpack dug deep and came up with three unanswered touchdowns, including a clutch 4-yard TD pass from Chase Hedani to Kaala Tam with 4 seconds left to give Pac-Five a 28-21 win over Pearl City. The Saturday afternoon thriller at Aloha Stadium means Pac-Five is 5-3 and has clinched a winning record for the […]