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Coronavirus can’t slow dow Punahou’s Tevarua Tafiti, who picks up 2nd Pac-12 offer

By Billy Hull on April 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing high school athletes to get creative with their workout time. For Punahou’s Tevarua Tafiti, that means working out at home with a backpack filled with whatever he can find. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound sophomore doesn’t have any weights, so he’s improvised with workouts using a backpack that he fills with yearbooks, old textbooks, anything he can get his hands on. He’s posted those workouts on social media. That work ethic is a big reason why the […]

UNLV offer makes it eight total for Punahou LB Kahanu Kia

By Hawaii Prep World on March 26, 2020

Kahanu Kia feels grateful, but he won’t lie, either. UNLV’s offer on Wednesday made it a well of mixed emotions during this COVID-19 lockdown. The Punahou junior has eight FBS scholarship offers, as well as two Ivy League schools, Dartmouth and Princeton. The momentum in the recruitment of the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker has picked up, but it was the cancellation of spring-break plans that were a downer. “We had a plan. This coronavirus thing has messed up a lot of […]

Punahou OL Solatoa Moeai on patient process that led to Utah

By Paul Honda on February 5, 2020

He was there to support his teammates again. Solatoa Moeai had spent years battling for them on the gridiron, an offensive lineman with advantages in physical and cerebral capacities. Punahou went 10-2 with Moeai as a key blocker for a pass-heavy offense that evolved into more downhill running with Vincent Terrell in the backfield. Moeai committed to Utah in December, signing early and joining, among others, Saint Louis safety Kamo‘i Latu as a new Ute. On Wednesday morning, he spent […]


Punahou’s QB-WR connection Hugh Brady and Koa Eldredge have bright future

By Paul Honda on February 5, 2020

They’re old friends, not by way of the trenches, but via the unpredictable universe of the forward pass. The script wasn’t what Punahou football fans wanted, but in the end, the future is brighter than ever. Wide receiver Koa Eldredge made it official on Wednesday morning, signing his letter of intent to play football and baseball at Brigham Young University. Nearby, quarterback Hugh Brady inked his pact with Penn. >> CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SIGNEES When summer […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Punahou Buffanblu

By Jerry Campany on November 18, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 10-2 overall, 7-1 ILH Open Division HEAD COACH >> Kale Ane is 154-67 in 21 seasons leading the Buffanblu. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019: >> LB Kahanu Kia, 6-2, 210, Jr.; DE Tevarua Tafiti, 6-2, 203, So.; QB John-Keawe Sagapolutele, 6-0, 185, Fr.; WR Raydan Kiaaina-Caires, 5-10, 158, Jr.; DB Kilinahe Mendiola-Jensen, 6-2, 153, Jr. PUNAHOU THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 2018 Moanalua Punahou fans can lament not being in the state tournament, but they will […]

HAWAII GROWN: Princeton’s Andrei Iosivas in another big game

By Nick Abramo on November 8, 2019

College football is marking its 150th anniversary this year, and Andrei Iosivas is right in the middle of the celebration. Iosivas, the former Punahou athlete, is a sophomore wide receiver for Princeton and is playing in the sport’s 150th anniversary game Saturday at Yankee Stadium against Dartmouth. He is actually one of three former Punahou players in the game. Also suiting up are freshman wide receiver Tamatoa Falatea and freshman offensive lineman Blake Feigenspan. The game will be televised on […]

Composure in clutch was Saint Louis’ ace in the hole

By Nick Abramo on November 1, 2019

No. 1 Saint Louis was seven little points better than No. 2 Punahou on Friday night and so it was no joke when coach Cal Lee said afterward that the Crusaders are fortunate to be where they’re at. Where they’re at is 36 victories in a row and in prime position to go for a fourth straight Open Division state championship. Had they not kept their composure when the going got super rough in the second half at Aloha Stadium, […]

Team effort helps No. 1-ranked Crusaders keep streaks alive

By Christian Shimabuku on November 1, 2019

The streaks live on for Saint Louis. Friday night’s 21-14 victory over Punahou at Aloha Stadium gave the Crusaders their fifth straight ILH title and 36th consecutive victory overall. But nobody put both of those in jeopardy this year like the Buffanblu did. No. 1 Saint Louis (10-0) has breezed through its 2019 schedule this season for the most part, with the two exceptions each one-possession wins over No. 2 Punahou. After eking by 25-19 on Sept. 20, coach Cal […]