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VIDEO: Punahou DB Alaka‘i Gilman on offers, national competition

By Paul Honda on April 21, 2019

Punahou junior defensive back Alaka‘i Gilman has been quite busy of late, journeying with Team 808 Elite to the Adidas 7-on-7 National Championships, measuring his college scholarship offers, and training for Punahou’s 2019 football season. Hawaii Prep World’s Paul Honda caught up with him for a video interview below.

1-ON-1: Saint Louis LB Jordan Botelho on his Notre Dame commitment

By Paul Honda on April 18, 2019

For quite some time, life has been about priorities for Jordan Botelho. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior also has dreams. He fulfilled one today by committing orally to Notre Dame, accepting a football scholarship via phone with Fighting Irish recruiting director Brian Polian. Botelho planned to make a choice among the 22 scholarship offers before senior year began, but after visiting the campus at South Bend, Ind. over the weekend, he was almost 100-percent certain. “I got home and thought about […]

Saint Louis LB Jordan Botelho says he’s Notre Dame bound

By Billy Hull on April 18, 2019

Four months before his senior season will begin, the No. 1-ranked prospect in Hawaii in the class of 2020 has already made up his mind for college. Jordan Botelho, the No. 3-ranked inside linebacker prospect in the country and No. 105 overall according to 247Sports, announced on social media has has committed to Notre Dame. He later spoke with Hawaii Prep World, which you can read here. Botelho, a Star-Advertiser All-State first team selection as a junior, chose the Irish […]


Hana Hou, indeed: 7 signees for volleyball club

By Paul Honda on April 17, 2019

Lynden Keala’s experience has provided a boon to volleyball players on Oahu for years. Wednesday’s recruits on letter-of-intent signing day included seven from Hana Hou Volleyball Club, coached by Keala and staff. In all, 23 women’s volleyball recruits signed at the ceremony hosted by Education 1st at the Honolulu Elks Lodge. Four of Hana Hou’s club players were at the signing ceremony: Vanessa Colling of Roosevelt (Odessa); Makenzie Fa‘amausili-Cacoulidis of Sacred Hearts (Missouri Southern State), Halie Hetzler of Le Jardin […]

Campbell’s Alesia Ranches, Pearl City’s Sunshine Fontes ready for D-I

By Paul Honda on April 17, 2019

Campbell senior Alesia Ranches is a pioneer of sorts, becoming the first island athlete to play softball at Iowa State. Ranches signed her national letter of intent Wednesday morning at a signing day event at the Elks Club. A full list of all the signees is available here. Cyclone coaches saw Ranches play in a California tournament with her Running Rebels Gold club team during the offseason. Though Iowa State’s head coach later moved on to Minnesota, the staff never […]

‘Iolani’s Mika Makekau becomes La Verne’s 1st female football player

By Paul Honda on April 17, 2019

Seventy-two signees, 72 stories. None has a story quite like Mika Makekau. When the 72 seniors signed their letters of intent during the Education 1st letter-of-intent signing ceremony at the Waikiki Elks Lodge early Wednesday morning, a new chapter opened for 72 families. The ‘Iolani senior signed to play football for the University of La Verne (Calif.), just months since setting a new record for longest field goal by a female kicker in Hawaii high school history. Her 44-yard field […]

Student-athletes sign national letters of intent at Elks Club

By Billy Hull on April 17, 2019

More than 70 student-athletes gathered at the Elks Club in Waikiki this morning to sign their national letters of intent in the final signing period for current seniors. Star-Advertiser/Hawaii Prep World reporter Paul Honda was there and will have more from the event. For now, here is a list of the student-athletes organized by sport and where they signed: BASEBALL Landon Carter, Punahou (Pitzer College) Brayden Nomura, St. Francis (Lewis & Clark) Slater Pang, Punahou (Johns Hopkins University) Kirk Terada-Herzer, […]

Punahou QB earns scholarship offer from Hawaii

By Billy Hull on April 10, 2019

Punahou quarterback Hugh Brady announced on social media Wednesday evening that he has received a scholarship offer from Hawaii. After a great talk with coach @NickRolovich I am extremely blessed to say that I have received my first D1 offer from the University of Hawaii⚔️ #DefendPrideRock🖤💚 pic.twitter.com/7mxLkS3EOy — Hugh Brady (@HughBrady_) April 11, 2019 The 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior threw for 2,309 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions and ran for two scores in nine-plus games for the Buffanblu this […]