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OL Faaope Laloulu will become a Gov first, then a Duck

By Nick Abramo on June 8, 2019

Three-sport athlete Faaope Laloulu, who excels on the football field as a 6-foot-7, 340-pound offensive lineman, announced his college commitment to the University of Oregon on Saturday on social media. Laloulu, a second-team All-State selection as a junior, held offers from Arizona, BYU, Hawaii, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Southern California, UCLA, Virginia and Washington. Just wanna thank these for giving me the opportunity to be a student athlete at the next level.@coachjsalavea@coachmirabal#GoDucks@aaducksdc@coach_cristobal@OregonGridiron GO DUCKS🦆 pic.twitter.com/F1Fqf7CEVc — Faaope Laloulu […]

Konawaena kicker Harry Hill ready for opportunity at Hawaii

By Paul Honda on June 7, 2019

KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii >> Overcast, cool mornings are welcome in the heat of impending summer. For Harry Hill, it just means he continues to warm up and stretch before getting his daily workout. Some days it’s weight-room time. But most days, he is on the natural grass of Julian Yates Field. “Harry is very quiet,” Konawaena football coach Brad Uemoto said. “The best part about Harry is sometimes, he didn’t grow up as a football fan or knowing the game. When […]

Pac-12 school showing interest in ‘Iolani WR Carter Kamana

By Paul Honda on May 15, 2019

There is nothing concrete yet in Carter Kamana’s future. But it’s beginning to crystallize bit by bit. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior has been contacted by a number of Mountain West Conference football programs. On Tuesday, a Pac-12 Conference recruiter came calling on the ‘Iolani campus. Kamana, who had 85 receptions for 959 yards and eight TDs last season, was busy in class and didn’t meet with the coach. There are plans to connect later, however. “I don’t have any offers. […]


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 […]