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Hall of Honor selects 12 more legends

By Jerry Campany on May 25, 2020

The newest class of the Hall of Honor was selected on Sunday, awarding each athlete a $2,000 scholarship from Enterprise. >> Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna She is a four-time state champion in wrestling, the sixth girl in state history to do so and the second from Maui, joining Lahainaluna’s Lalelei Mataafa from 2016. Estrella ended her career at No. 1 pound-for-pound on Hawaiiprepworld.com’s rankings and will go on to compete for national power Menlo College while majoring in marketing business. >> […]

MAY 9, 1944: McKinley wins bizarre relay rematch

By Jerry Campany on May 9, 2020

On this date in 1944, the Medley relay not only took the spotlight at the Cornell Relays, it was the only game in town. McKinley beat Punahou with Roosevelt third and Kamehameha fourth in the event, which was run by itself three days after the competition was over. The rematch was agreed to by all four coaches because Punahou’s Larry Doolittle got clobbered by a fan during the third leg during the first running, also won by McKinley and anchor […]

MAY 7, 1983: Koldene Walsh wills Leilehua to title

By Jerry Campany on May 7, 2020

On this date in 1983, Koldene Walsh broke or tied records in the 100, 200 and long jump to lead Leilehua to the state track and field title. He also led his 400 relay team to a victory. The result didn’t surprise anyone, helping the Mules overcome Punahou and Radford. Punahou won the girls competition.


MAY 6, 1966: Kamehameha builds track and field force

By Jerry Campany on May 6, 2020

On this day in 1966, Kamehameha was primed to show its stuff in track and field. There were no records broken in the trials, but the Warriors qualified full contingent. They beat Duncan MacDonald‘s Kailua squad by 18 points the next day to take the team crown. Kailua’s MacDonald was the big star, breaking the ROIA record in the mile the week before following it with the state meet-record. He was only a junior. Other records broken the next day […]

MAY 4, 1978: Punahou warms up for another track sweep

By Jerry Campany on May 4, 2020

On this day in 1978, Punahou dominated the state track and field trials before sweeping both team title the next day. There were plenty of big matchups boiling, here is how they turned out: >> Punahou’s Lee Scruton beat Rodney Yap of St. Anthony in one hurdles race and Leilehua’s David Monroy took the other. Yap rebounded to take the 180 low hurdles the next year and is still the reigning champion in the event since it was discontinued in […]

APRIL 27, 1962: Kailua’s Joe Boyd loses two ROIA records

By Jerry Campany on April 27, 2020

On this day in 1962, ROIA athletes set the stage for an assault on the record book. Mateo Arnado of Castle and Kailua’s Richard Rodrigues broke records in the league trials at Radford High School. Arnado broke Joe Boyd‘s year-old record with a 51.5 clocking in the 440 and Rodrigues erased Boyd’s name from the list with a 22.6 in the 220 yard dash. That was just the warmup act, though. The athletes returned for the finals the next day […]

APRIL 23, 1969: Charlene Rodenhurst is Kamehameha’s top sprinter ever

By Jerry Campany on April 23, 2020

Charlene Rodenhurst of Kamehameha tied the 50-yard dash mark of 6.4 seconds in the ILH trials at Punahou. The speed queen also had the top time in the 100 with an 11.8 clocking. Two JV records were broken, with Juanah Lok of Roosevelt setting a new standard in the shot put and future star Shirleen Miguel tying the long jump record for the Rough Riders. Rodenhurst matched her times in the finals two days later, winning both events. She matched […]

APRIL 20, 1939: McKinley’s Young Suk Ko breaks shot put record

By Jerry Campany on April 20, 2020

Before he became Hawaii’s athletic director, Young Suk Ko of McKinley was quite an athlete. He starred in football, basketball, baseball and track and field for the school while climbing up the ranks of the boy scouts. On this day in 1939, Ko put the shot 50 feet, 2 inches to break the record by more than five feet as McKinley won a track and field meet at Alexander Field. Three other records were broken that day. Ko went on […]