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Kahuku unveils new look under Leslie

By Paul Honda on August 1, 2014

Down the freeway at Moanalua, the Kahuku Red Raiders happy to get some contact against another team for the first time this summer. New coach Lee Leslie made his debut, far from happy about the start of the afternoon — only one of the two scheduled buses showed up at Kahuku. Players split up and eventually made it to Moanalua late. The scrimmage, which began hot with a touchdown by each team’s offense, finally began around 5:30 p.m. That was […]

State track & field photo gallery

By Hawaii Prep World on May 11, 2014

Photos from Saturday’s HHSAA Track and Field Championships at Kamehameha by the Star-Advertiser’s Jamm Aquino.

PIAA Letter of Intent signing day

By Paul Honda on April 16, 2014

Beautiful morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki on signing day for dozens of student-athletes from the islands. Among them were a handful of football players, including Punahou’s all-state offensive lineman, Davis Miyashiro-Saipa‘ia. The senior signed with Oregon as a preferred walk-on, turning down several opportunities at smaller schools. Isaac Hurd, Campbell’s big-play quarterback, signed with Southern Oregon. Among the other notable signees are Sarah Liva, Mililani’s all-state basketball player, who signed with Portland State. Punahou’s three-sport standout, Keau Fey, […]


Throwback special: Crusaders on the gridiron

By Paul Honda on February 28, 2014

Photos of Star-Advertiser All-State first-team selections OL Fred Ulu-Perry (64), CB Jaisen Sanchez (15) and S Jacob Lacaden (10). Photos taken on Dec. 18, 2013 by Pupule Paul.

Kalani enjoys road trip

By Paul Honda on December 31, 2013

Photos provided by the Kalani basketball team, which went 1-3 in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Orange Holiday Classic in San Diego, Calif. The Falcons were on the mainland for the first time in recent memory after a busy offseason of fundraising by the team and coaching staff. Coach Nathan Davis’ team posted a win over Orange on Friday. Among their pit stops was Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday to see the Chiefs-Chargers game. Guard Cory Mitchell was named to the all-tournament […]

Punahou wins title in California

By Paul Honda on December 31, 2013

The Punahou Buffanblu defeated Poway 59-52 on Monday to capture the Under Armour Holiday Classic Governor’s Division championship. Punahou won four games in five days, getting a boost from fellow islanders in the title matchup. “Hilo helped us so much,” assistant coach Robert Shklov said, referring to the Hilo High squad that played in the same tourney, different division. “They cheered so hard for us. The boys really appreciated it. We have to send them a care package,” Shklov said. […]

Govs in Mokuleia: A final visit

By Paul Honda on November 5, 2013

The Ortiz ohana requested that the Farrington Governors football team come to Mokuleia one last time, so coach Randall Okimoto and his squad made the trek on Tuesday. The Govs had been to the beach where Dayne Ortiz suddenly disappeared, lost in the sea. They were there on Sunday and Monday as search crews worked valiantly. On Monday night, they honored their teammate with a vigil on campus. The return to Mokuleia on Tuesday began with a light practice on […]

A vigil for Dayne

By Paul Honda on November 5, 2013

The vigil for Dayne Ortiz at Farrington High School on Monday night drew about 1,000. Our staff at the Star-Advertiser covered it. Here is a photo gallery by photographer Bruce Asato. Above are photos generously provided by the Farrington community. This afternoon, the team headed back to Mokuleia for a light practice. After that, at the Ortiz ohana’s request, the team will be at the beach where Dayne disappeared, coach Randall Okimoto said. Below, artwork on sneakers by Dylan Tagoilelagi.