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A tale of two 3’s for Taylor Wu, Kalina Obrey in wild state final

By Paul Honda on February 10, 2019

Wind back the clock two years and change. ‘Iolani has a shot at the state tourney, but needs a win over Kamehameha at Kekuhaupio Gymnasium. But injuries and illness wreck the roster. One player is unable to suit up because of pilot lessons. Yes, airplane fly-in-the-sky-for-real lessons. Taylor Wu steps up with 18 points, a magnificent performance by the sophomore, but Kamehameha hangs on for a close win and earns the state berth. ‘Iolani’s season is over. Wind the tape […]

Kamehameha OL Lokahi Pauole signs with UCF

By Paul Honda on February 6, 2019

It’s not common, not at all, for roughly $1.4 million worth of scholarships (and financial aid) to be in the same room from the same high school on a tiny island. Among the seven signees at the letter-of-intent ceremony at Kamehameha Schools on Wednesday morning: offensive lineman Lokahi Pauole, the Star-Advertiser All-State performer. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound senior signed with UCF, joining Mililani standout quarterback Dillon Gabriel. “Florida’s so far away from home, but it felt like home, especially with Dillon […]

Kamehameha’s Hoku Arias ready for opportunity at Hawaii

By Paul Honda on February 6, 2019

Hoku Arias as alert and aware on an early Wednesday morning. Early rise and shine time is nothing new for the Kamehameha senior. Signing with the University of Hawaii as a preferred walk-on, that’s new. “I feel that from the coaching staff and everyone over there. They believe I can go out there and make a big difference first year starting out,” Arias said. The letter of intent signing ceremony at Kamehameha on Wednesday morning featured seven athletes. Arias was […]

VIDEO: Polynesian Bowl

By Paul Honda on January 19, 2019

Highlights will be posted here in-game of the 2019 Polynesian Hall of Fame Bowl.

VIDEO: June Jones, Taulia Tagovailoa, Isaac Sopoaga

By Paul Honda on January 17, 2019

Post-practice interviews at the Polynesian Hall of Fame Bowl on Thursday with QB Taulia Tagovailoa, former Hawaii and NFL coach June Jones, former Hawaii DT Isaac Sopoaga and more.

VIDEO: Taulia, Tuitele at Polynesian Bowl press conference

By Paul Honda on January 17, 2019

QB Taulia Tagovailoa (Alabama), DL Faatui Tuitele (Washington), OLB Henry To‘oto‘o (unsigned)and WR Puka Nacua (USC) spoke at this morning’s Polynesian Bowl press conference at Kamehameha’s Kunuiakea Stadium.

VIDEO: Farrington upsets No. 7 Moanalua

By Paul Honda on January 5, 2019

The regular-season opener for Farrington turned into a memorable night against No. 7 Moanalua. Raefe McEnroe had 16 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and four blocks in the Governors’ 59-55 win.

VIDEO: No. 4 Maryknoll outlasts No. 5 St. Francis

By Paul Honda on January 5, 2019

Fourth-ranked Maryknoll traveled to No. 5 St. Francis in an ILH boys basketball season opener. It was St. Francis’ first boys varsity game in league play at the Division I level. Marcus Tobin led Maryknoll with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Kordel Ng had 28 for St. Francis. Maryknoll pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 65-52 win.