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Grind won’t stop for ex-Saber, current Trojan WR Kanoa Ferreira

By Paul Honda on July 11, 2021

Freshman year for most student-athletes is a time of foundational work. Getting acclimated. Learning the ropes. For Kanoa Ferreira, it was a bit more than that. Ferreira was selected as one of the top five receivers at the Polynesian Bowl Combine on Saturday at Skippa Diaz Stadium, a rare feat for a playmaker this young. The other selections at WR were Keawe Andres of Leilehua, Gavin Hunter of Mililani, Kaden Baptista (Villa Park, Konawaena) and Joshua Gleason of Pearl City. […]

Hawaii Elite 2G surges to Perfect Game crown in Houston

By Paul Honda on July 5, 2021

Two tournaments, one championship and a tie for the other one. Hawaii Elite 2G is doing quite all right after three weeks on the road, covering Georgia, Arizona and Texas. The squad followed up its 2-all tie with powerhouse East Cobb (Ga.) in the final of the Perfect Game Battle of the Southeast by capturing the Perfect Game Central Elite crown on the Fourth of July in Houston. En route to the title, Hawaii Elite 2G overpowered UC Baseball 9-2, […]

Rivals MVP honor, Syracuse offer for Farrington OL Iapani Laloulu

By Paul Honda on June 25, 2021

The accolades and scholarship offers are real for Iapani Laloulu. From Honolulu to Atlanta, his name is gaining traction on prospect whiteboards. Even up in Syracuse, the sophomore is a wanted commodity. Syracuse became the third school to offer a football scholarship to the 6-foot-3, 350-pound offensive lineman. That offer came after Laloulu was named the MVP of offensive linemen at the Rivals Underclassmen Challenge in Atlanta. Following in the footsteps of older brother Fa‘aope Laloulu Jr., now playing for […]

Parker Grant, Shaydan Lovediro help Hawaii Elite reach finals in Atlanta tournament

By Paul Honda on June 15, 2021

2020 was a big bummer for high school baseball, but ’21 is turning out pretty well for Maryknoll junior Parker Grant. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound pitcher struck out eight in a complete-game win as coach Brandon Toro’s Hawaii Elite 2G squad defeated the Tennessee Nationals. That game was delayed initially because of lightning in the Atlanta area. The squad went unbeaten in pool play, then defeated the Tennessee Nationals, 5-4, again on Monday. In a showdown with the nation’s No. 2 […]

VIDEO: Chace Numata Senior All-Star Game

By Paul Honda on June 8, 2021

Some video clips below from the inaugural Chace Numata Senior All-Star Game held on Saturday at Joey DeSa Field. Numata died in 2019 after suffering injuries in a skateboarding accident. The former Pearl City standout was a catcher in the Detroit Tigers organization, playing for the Erie SeaDogs, a AA team. He was a 14th round draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010. Coach Eric Tokunaga organized the game, which he hopes will become an annual event. Team Hawaiian […]

Maryknoll atop ILH D-II volleyball throne, but what’s next?

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

It won’t be awhile before Maryknoll seriously considers a move to the upper echelon of ILH girls volleyball. Maybe a year. Maybe more. Maybe less. After sweeping Hawaii Baptist in two sets, 25-20, 25-19, to win the ILH Division II championship on Thursday, it is quite possible that the Spartans program is destined to move on up. “I say it’s too early to expect anything. We just want to keep working on our system. We don’t feel we’ve gotten to […]

2 HRs, complete-game win by Caleb Lomavita propels Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on May 14, 2021

Extra mileage is a way of life every day for Caleb Lomavita. Maybe he took the night off on Thursday. He certainly earned it. The Saint Louis senior belted two home runs and pitched a complete game as the Crusaders outlasted Mid-Pacific, 11-6, in the semifinals of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball playoffs. Saint Louis will meet Punahou for the ILH title on Saturday. The Cal signee finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and three runs scored. One the mound, […]

‘Iolani’s cardiac kids rally for ILH semifinal win over Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day is a wee bit happier than usual this year in the Agbayani household. In every ‘Iolani softball household. Dad saw his struggling team rise up to the league championship game. Daughter No. 2 was the epitome of guts and perseverance in ‘Iolani’s 7-6 comeback win over Kamehameha. After Ailana Agbayani hurled six innings in relief, dad Benny Agbayani’s Raiders are in the ILH championship game. Ailana Agbayani curtailed a Kamehameha squad that looked every bit a Goliath, striking […]