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Maryknoll hoopster Sage Tolentino making a splash in Kentucky

By Paul Honda on July 8, 2020

Sage Tolentino is a secret no more. The Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball All-State selection is now 7 feet, 1 inch tall, an inch taller than he was during Maryknoll’s state championship run last winter. According to Jack Pilgrim of Kentucky Sports Radio, the junior-to-be is drawing attention from Kentucky and Auburn this summer. Tolentino is currently spending time training with an AAU program, Griffin Elite of Ohio. It was 96 degrees in Cincinnati on Wednesday as he worked out with Coach […]

Colorado offers scholarship to UNLV commit Cameron Friel

By Paul Honda on July 6, 2020

Cameron Friel is more than happy to prepare in the coming year for his destination. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Kailua quarterback committed to UNLV in mid-May, turning down offers from Navy, San Diego State, Nevada and Fresno State. That hasn’t stopped Colorado, however, which offered the senior-to-be a scholarship on Monday. “It’s kind of a 50-50 for both,” Friel said of Colorado and UNLV. “It’s a good feeling because it’s a Power-5 offer, the Pac-12, but it’s an awkward feeling. Other […]

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 […]


Kamehameha’s Paige Respicio joins Midland’s stacked wrestling program

By Jerry Campany on March 31, 2020

After three years in Hall of Honor inductee Ashley Gooman‘s shadow, Paige Respicio decided that it is not such a bad place to be. Respicio, a three-time state champion at Kamehameha, accepted an offer from Midland University in Nebraska to join its successful wrestling program. Please help us welcome our newest Warrior, Paige Respicio!! Paige will be joining us from Kamehameha High School where she won 3 Hawaii state championships! pic.twitter.com/bCrUBRHyj0 — MidlandU Women's Wrestling (@MidlandU_WWR) March 29, 2020 Respicio […]

Damien’s Jarvis Natividad joins trek to Whitworth

By Jerry Campany on March 31, 2020

When Eddie Klaneski took his Damien football team to Washington to lose to Mt. Spokane in 2018, he was also giving three boys a glimpse of their future campus. Damien wide receiver Jarvis Natividad made his commitment to Whitworth University (Wash.) on Monday, a few hours after football and basketball teammate Jake Holtz did the same. ❗️COMMITTED❗️ • • Luke 6:38“Give, And It Shall Be Given To You”#GoPirates #JoinTheShip 🏴‍☠️ pic.twitter.com/rMYtSeXNgC — Jarvis Natividad (@j_natividad7) March 31, 2020 Unlike Holtz, […]

Damien’s Jake Holtz chooses Whitworth for basketball

By Jerry Campany on March 30, 2020

Having one Hawaii player on a men’s college basketball team is rare enough — Whitworth (Wash.) might soon have two. Damien star Jake Holtz tweeted on Monday that he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Pirates, joining Leilehua product Liam Fitzgerald. Holtz is the only two-time All-State basketball player for Damien, as well as being one of the ILH’s elite quarterbacks. He explored the possibility of playing both sports at the next level, but has probably thrown his last pass […]

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 […]

Campbell QB Blaine Hipa on offer from Tennessee: ‘It’s amazing and crazy’

By Hawaii Prep World on March 25, 2020

This call came out of nowhere, almost. When Blaine Hipa picked up his phone on Wednesday, he knew it might be a truly long-distance connection. What he didn’t expect was to have a scholarship offer from Tennessee. “Amazing. It’s crazy. It kind of motivates me to want to do more,” said Hipa, a sophomore quarterback who helped Campbell reach the Open Division state tournament last season. “It was a big surprise. I heard from Coach (Nanumi) Lolohea by phone two […]