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VIDEO: Campbell brothers Titus, Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala

By Paul Honda on March 23, 2020

The shutdown has changed life for all, but brothers Tamatoa and Titus Mokiao-Atimalala are grinding through. With the COVID-19 virus shutdown in effect, the Campbell football players are still finding ways to work out — but only after doing their daily chores. Tamatoa, who is signed with Hawaii, and Titus, who has 15 college scholarship offers, chatted about life in the new reality.

The last sanctuary: Kolbe Irei still gets his swings in

By Paul Honda on March 20, 2020

A little normalcy is what many athletes are craving during this COVID-19 crisis. Kolbe Irei is counting his blessings. The Roosevelt senior won his first three OIA tournaments this spring before schools were closed. He also got in the Hawaii State Amateur tourney, finishing second. But the day to day remains mostly the same. Irei took a four-day break before hitting the links at his home course, Oahu Country Club, on Thursday. Trades 5-15 mph. Overcast. Even if weather had […]

VIDEO: Roosevelt golfer Kolbe Irei rates Hawaii’s toughest courses

By Paul Honda on March 10, 2020

At the end of a lengthy Q&A session, Roosevelt senior Kolbe Irei chats about the many courses he has played on, often with his father, Roy. Irei was featured in Tuesday’s Star-Advertiser. He has already won all three OIA regular-season tournaments at Ala Wai, where he carded a 66, Hoakalei (69) and Oahu Country Club (66).

VIDEO AND QUOTES: All 28 finals matches at the HHSAA Wrestling State Championships

By Paul Honda on February 23, 2020

Full match footage from all 28 girls and boys championship finals below, Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships, Blaisdell Area, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. It case you missed it, here was our Day 1 and Day 2 coverage. UPDATE: Video for Girls 155 final and Boys 126 final has been posted. Girls 97 No. 1 seed Erin Hikiji of Mililani (No. 10 pound-for-pound) def. MIL champion Liana Ferreira of Baldwin, 8-2 “I came in and just kept telling myself to keep wrestling […]

No. 9 Leilehua hands Mililani first loss to win OIA West crown

By Paul Honda on January 30, 2020

It has been a long, long time since a Leilehua team walked onto Mililani’s campus and left with a blowout victory. This wasn’t one of those, but the visiting Mules still prevailed. No. 9 Leilehua brought enough guile and heart to overcome two late rallies by Mililani for a resounding 50-49 win on Thursday night. The go-ahead free throw by Jordan Ke-A with 10.5 seconds left broke a 49-all stalemate. Mililani advanced the ball to midcourt and called time out. […]

Ryder Hsiung catches fire from 3 to spark No. 3 Punahou over No. 7 Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on January 20, 2020

The Punahou Buffanblu are heating up while the Saint Louis Crusaders are wondering what just happened. Ryder Hsiung had the hottest quarter of the season, swishing five consecutive 3-point shots in the second quarter, to finish with 24 points in Punahou’s 59-49 win over Saint Louis. Third-ranked Punahou improved to 4-2 in ILH play (14-8 overall). Saint Louis had a chance to even its league mark, but dropped to 2-4 (3-8 overall). If not for Hsiung’s torrid shooting — he […]

VIDEO: Skywalking Texas A&M-bound WR Demond Demas on life lessons

By Paul Honda on January 17, 2020

Demond Demas, rated No. 2 in the nation among wide receivers, had to sit out his senior football season after transferring and being ruled ineligible. The experience didn’t deter him. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior, who is headed to Texas A&M, practiced and worked out every day, and he finally gets to play again in the Polynesian Bowl on Saturday.