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‘Iolani ends 22-year drought with victory in ILH boys track and field title

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

ILH boys track and field results (2021) In 22 years, Shane Hedani has enjoyed every bit of coaching track and field. The 1987 ‘Iolani graduate stepped onto the track as a coach for the first time in ’99. “That was my first year. My dad, Earl, was the head coach. I was coaching the throwers,” Hedani said on Friday night after ‘Iolani stunned the field to win the ILH boys track and field championships. ‘Iolani amassed 163 points, ahead of […]

ILH boys track and field championship results

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

‘Iolani ends 22-year drought with victory in ILH boys track and field ILH Varsity Championships May 14, 2021 Alexander Field, Punahou Team standings 1. ‘Iolani 163, 2. Punahou 133, 3. Kamehameha 90, 4. Saint Louis 56, 5. Maryknoll 24, 6. Hawaii Baptist 16, 7. Mid-Pacific 14. Individual results Boys Shot Put 1. Kealiikupono Dikilato, Kamehameha, 46-04. 2. Jensen Ahokovi, ‘Iolani, 45-05.75. 3. Cayd Tollefson-Oli, Kamehameha, 43-01.50. 4. Marques Hickson, Kamehameha, 40-07.75. 5. Pono Meli, Kamehameha, 38-06. Boys Long Jump 1. […]

Young Kalani Falcons ready for final track and field meet of season

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

What happens when a journalism teacher who coaches track and field takes on the task of a short preseason due to a global pandemic? Coach Brook Nasser shared her perspective about her Kalani Falcons as they enter the final weekend of their brief season. With no Oahu Interscholastic Association championships and no state championship meet, Saturday’s event at Kaiser Stadium will be the finale. “Despite a short season and coming off a year of limited to no activity, Kalani athletes […]

State’s top sprinter, Keanu Wallace, tests negative twice, but ruled ineligible

By Paul Honda on May 12, 2021

For three years, Keanu Wallace bided his time as a backup wide receiver. It was not unexpected. He sat behind some of the top players in the state, and when he was preparing for senior year, a global pandemic happened. It wiped out his junior season of track, where he is the top sprinter in the 100- and 200-meter events. It wiped out his football season as a senior, reducing his opportunities to a preferred walk-on opportunity at Washington. With […]

DOE’s reopening guide gives hope to spring sports teams

By Paul Honda on March 8, 2021

It’s not quite the end-all yet, but the 46-page “Return To Learn” guide produced by the Hawaii Department of Education provides details and layers — phases — for a return to the classrooms and fields for high school student-athletes. As of today (Monday), pubic-school baseball and softball coaches are expecting to start conditioning workouts on Mar. 29, though it is not written in stone. Oahu is in Tier 3 and could ramp up to Tier 4 by Mar. 25, according […]

Move to Tier 3 could have impact on ILH decisions for spring and postponed sports

By Paul Honda on February 25, 2021

There are possibilities under Tier 3 that didn’t exactly exist in Tier 2 for Oahu’s youth and high school athletes. The executive order was officially approved by Gov. David Ige on Thursday morning, 12:01 a.m. The move into a more lenient and flexible tier — for the first time since the pandemic forced closure of schools last March — means organized youth and high school sports have a stronger chance of returning for spring season. That includes football and girls […]

Good news for prep sports: Mayor Rick Blangiardi announces Oahu’s move to Tier 3

By Paul Honda on February 23, 2021

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi has announced a move from Tier 2 to Tier 3, effective Thursday, which could have a significant impact on high school and youth organized sports on Oahu. His live press conference on Facebook Live referred to sports several times. Blangiardi: “Today, I want to announce effective Thursday morning, 12:01 a.m., we officially move to Tier 3, and with that comes a relaxation of the rules. We got there ahead of schedule thanks to all of you. […]

2-sport Council Prez Bethany Ballesteros heads to Lewis & Clark

By Paul Honda on February 16, 2021

Burning the candle at both ends is what Bethany Ballesteros does. The two-sport scholar-athlete would have it no other way. Well, maybe life in college will be a bit less busy. The Mililani senior signed with Lewis and Clark (Portland, Ore.) and plans to continue playing volleyball and jumping to the maximum on the track and field team. Ballesteros also plans to take step away from campus leadership. She was part of the Mililani Student Council because a 4.0 grade-point […]