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The international flair of Waialua’s clutch win over McKinley

By Paul Honda on October 18, 2021

The difference between a silent bus ride and a boot-stomping return home to Waialua rested on the sturdy left foot of Lasse Stolten. The sophomore exchange student from Germany, playing in a football game for the first time in his life, connected on two field goals as Waialua rallied past McKinley, 15-13, in a thriller on Saturday night. “I’ve been here three months. I thought, I’ve got to make this for the team. It was a struggle, but also, like […]

Waialua promotes Gary Wirtz to lead football program

By Paul Honda on July 2, 2021

Some leaders bring experience from a particular walk of life. Gary Wirtz has walked his share of miles on a wide variety of pathways, but the new Waialua football coach has no intention of filling the shoes left behind by his friend and mentor, Lincoln Barit. “To Coach Lincoln, thank you for everything you’ve done for me. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have even attempted to be a head coach at Waialua,” Wirtz, 40, said on Thursday. “My […]

Lincoln Barit retires after 35 years as Waialua football coach

By Paul Honda on June 12, 2021

When Lincoln Barit began coaching, he was barely older than his current players at Waialua High School. He was a young father. His dream of playing college football ended when he chose to be a family man. The life as a coach, at Pop Warner and high school levels, never ended. That is, until now. “For me, the best part is watching the players grow. Teaching them respect. I always tell them, to get respect you’ve got to show respect. […]

Darnell Arceneaux returns to Hawaii enjoying new job as Waialua athletic director

By Paul Honda on February 19, 2020

Even as he wowed the football and basketball world in Hawaii high school sports, Darnell Arceneaux had an underdog’s mentality. The work never ended as he became an elite quarterback and hoopster at Saint Louis, then a standout QB at Utah. Along the way, he coached Saint Louis to a football state crown and chased his dreams. But again, that sense of climbing to keep up stayed with him. No more. Waialua hired Arceneaux as its athletic director and his […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: 2019 Waialua Bulldogs

By Jerry Campany on November 7, 2019

2019 TEAM RECORD >> 5-6 Overall, 4-4 OIA Division II HEAD COACH >> Lincoln Barit is 48-102-1 in 17 season with the Bulldogs. KEY UNDERCLASSMEN IN 2019 >> WR/DB Kai Hoekstra, Jr.; QB/LB/SB Kyler Dicion, Jr.; WR/DB Hunter Apau, Jr.; SB/DB Dylan Yadao, Jr.; SB/DB Justin Lorenzo, Jr. WAIALUA THROUGH THE YEARS: 1973-2019 HISTORICAL EQUIVALENT: 1990 Damien With the field named after legendary Toshi Nakasone, the time for naming something after Lincoln Barit may be nearing. Barit and the 2019 […]

GAME NIGHT 10/19: Waialua/Roosevelt

By Christian Shimabuku on October 19, 2019

Roosevelt 57, Waialua 23, Final ———- 9:17: Roosevelt runs the runs the clock out. 57-23 is your final. The Rough Riders advance to next week’s OIA Division II championship at Aloha Stadium for the second straight year. 9:07: Blitzen Benz runs in a 6-yard score to score for Waialua with 4:02 left. Roosevelt lead is down to 57-23. 9:03: Waialua goes three-and-out and punts. Roosevelt gets the ball back on its 9:00: 7:32 left to go as we face an […]

Waialua’s first win in 3 years made the difference in earning a playoff berth

By Noelle Kakimoto on October 13, 2019

Waialua has endured so many losses for one to finally pay off. Three years ago, the Waialua Bulldogs won the OIA D-II title with a 36-35 victory over Waipahu at Aloha Stadium, but a week later, suffered a 40-0 loss against Damien in the first round of the state tournament. Over the next two seasons, the Bulldogs lost every game on the field, aside from a forfeit win over St. Francis after the fact when the Saints were ruled to […]

GAME NIGHT 10/12: Waialua/Pearl City

By Noelle Kakimoto on October 12, 2019

Waialua 26, Pearl City 29 BOX SCORE Waialua (5-5, 4-4) 13 0 7 3 OT: 3— 26 Pearl City (3-7, 3-5) 7 6 7 3 OT: 6— 29 Waialua— Kai Hoekstra 27 pass from Kyler Dicion (extra point failed) Pearl City— Kainuma Maddox 34 pass from Makana Canyon (Landon Chang kick) Waialua— Storm Quilinderino 69 pass from Dicion (Kayde Mahuka kick) Pearl City— Juan Vargas 4 pass from Canyon (extra point failed) Waialua— Justyce Lacar 16 pass from Dicion (Mahuka […]