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VIDEO: GPA Showcase final day

By Paul Honda on June 12, 2018

Day two of the GPA Showcase football combine pitted many of the state’s top offensive and defensive linemen in battles before noted coaches like Jesse Sapolu, Maa Tanuvasa, Leo Goeas and Isaac Sopoaga. The finalists wound up in a final battle of the trenches at the close of the 2.5-hour session.

VIDEO: GPA Showcase OL, DL finalists

By Paul Honda on June 7, 2018

Moanalua defensive lineman Tupu Alualu and Kahuku offensive lineman Micah Soliai-Howlett were named the DL MVP and OL MVP, respectively, at the GPA Showcase football combine on Wednesday at Kamehameha.

VIDEO: Horn, Sato, Erickson named specialist MVPs

By Paul Honda on June 6, 2018

Wednesday was a winning day for Tim Horn. The 6-foot-3 Punahou senior-to-be began the day with a call from the University of Washington, which offered him a football scholarship. That gives Horn, a placekicker, offers from three schools. The other two are Hawaii and Army. Then, in the afternoon under a blazing-hot sun at Kunuiakea Stadium, Horn was named most valuable player among the PKs. His classmate, Tyler Sato, was named the MVP Long Snapper by coaches. Kahuku’s 6-5 senior-to-be, […]

VIDEO: OL vs. DL at GPA Showcase

By Paul Honda on June 6, 2018

The two-day GPA Showcase at Kamehameha started on Tuesday. Paul Honda was there to watch some of the drills between the offensive and defensive linemen.

VIDEO: Sapolu on Dwight Clark: ‘We lost a family member’

By Paul Honda on June 5, 2018

Jesse Sapolu. Maa Tanuvasa. Leo Goeas. Somehow, it’s perfectly fitting that some of the biggest names from Hawaii who ended up starring in the NFL were on a football field on a hot afternoon working with high school players. The GPA Showcase kicked off on Tuesday at Kunuiakea Stadium with kicking-game specialists at noon. Then came offensive and defensive linemen, followed by skill-position prospects. All of the athletes are looking for knowledge and exposure. On hand are dozens of college […]

VIDEO: Tablit, Molina, Aganus at Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on June 4, 2018

Mikayla Tablit and Cherilyn Molina of Konawaena, and Saydee Aganus of Kamehameha-Hawaii endure the interrogation of host Felipe Ojastro during the Enterprise Hall of Honor banquet at the Pomaikai Ballroom of Dole Cannery on Sunday.

Q&A: All-State Position POY Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa

By Paul Honda on June 3, 2018

When the stars line up at Baldwin, it’s happy time. It’s also, at least in two of the last three seasons, time for a state championship. Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa gave the Bears the kind of utility as a player that all coaches covet. In this age of specialization, the senior not only offered pristine defense in center field, he was perfect on the mound with a 0.00 ERA during Maui Interscholastic League play. Then came a clutch performance at the Wally […]

VIDEO: Kailua All-State pitchers Parker, Ballesteros

By Paul Honda on June 3, 2018

Kailua’s Stone Parker and Bryson Ballesteros pulled off a rarity: both were voted to he Honolulu Star-Advertiser Baseball All-State first team. The complete All-State teams were released in Sunday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, which you can read here. Here’s video of Parker, who was named pitcher of the year, and Ballesteros. Corey Ishigo of Kailua also chatted about his dynamic duo.