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New Waianae coach Mike Fanoga has wealth of experience

By Nick Abramo on March 16, 2019

New Waianae football coach Mike Fanoga has been around the block in college football and he has been a Hawaii resident for about eight years. The list of coaching stops is a long one for the former UTEP player: >> UTEP >> West Alabama >> Iowa Wesleyan >> Valdosta State (Georgia) >> Kentucky >> Western Kentucky >> New Mexico State >> Wyoming >> Lane College (Tennessee) >> Benedict College (South Carolina) >> Virginia Union (two separate occasions) >> Morgan State […]

Search ongoing for next Waianae football coach

By Nick Abramo on January 4, 2019

Waianae is looking for a new football coach. Seariders athletic director Kekoa Kaluhiokalani said Thursday the school is looking to go in a new direction. Walter Young, who replaced Danny Matsumoto four years ago, is out after posting a 26-22 overall record. Kaluhiokalani said the decision was made a few weeks ago and since that time, 20 applications for the job have poured in, including four from the mainland. In the first year of the OIA-ILH Open Division alliance, the […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Waianae Seariders

By Jerry Campany on October 25, 2018

When the Waianae Seariders faithful gather to talk about the glory days, they will skip over 2018 unless it is as a springboard to the greatest comeback ever in 2019. The Open Division did not treat the Seariders kindly, leaving them with a 1-8 record for the worst mark in the school’s storied history. The only time Waianae won only one game was in its first season in 1959 but even that squad scored more points than Waianae’s 7.4 this […]

GAME NIGHT 10/19: Campbell/Waianae

By Nick Abramo on October 19, 2018

No. 4 Campbell 34, Waianae 7, final Q4 11:25: Game over. 11:21: Jesse Kuehu scored a 1-yard TD for the Seariders. Joseph kicks the extra point. CAMPBELL 34, WAIANAE 7, 0:28 left in game. 11:18: Zhanden Kahue-Magsanide catches a 46-yard Tacgere pass. The Seariders are the Campbell 2. 11:06: Waianae takes over on downs on its 24. 11:04: Sabers are driving, thanks in part to a Torres 18-yard run. Ball is at the Waianae 19. 10:54: Waianae crosses midfield, but […]

VIDEO: No. 2 Punahou shuts out Waianae

By Paul Honda on October 13, 2018

Punahou visited Waianae for the first time since 2006 on Friday night and ran away with a 52-0 victory. Hugh Brady passed for three touchdowns and Alaka‘i Gilman returned a fumble and an interception for two TDs. Video: Paul Honda.

Gilman scores twice on defense to lead Punahou

By Paul Honda on October 12, 2018

It’s not often a defensive player scores a touchdown. Or two touchdowns. In a span of 18 seconds. For Alaka‘i Gilman, it was a second quarter to remember. The Punahou safety was in the right place at the right time, returning a fumble 25 yards to paydirt, then turning an interception into a pick-6 form 30 yards out, boosting the lead to 28-0 as No. 2 Punahou overwhelmed Waianae 52-0 on Friday night. Punahou finished regular-season play 6-2 overall, 5-2 […]

Saved by Seariders: A thank-you note

By Paul Honda on October 12, 2018

Bomboocha mahalos to Waianae football players and coaches who literally lifted my car off this massive rock next to Raymond Tori Field after the game. It was almost midnight and the stadium was empty when I began to head home. I got in the car and thought I driving on dirt and sand when my axle hit rock and got lodged. I tried reversing, but the wheel just spun and kicked sand. The rock was stuck between the axle and […]

GAME NIGHT 10/12: Punahou/Waianae

By Paul Honda on October 12, 2018

No. 2 Punahou 52, Waianae 0, FINAL Punahou tacks on a TD with reserves on offense. Theo Chun carries the ball four times on this drive, scoring from the 1. PUNAHOU 52, WAIANAE 0, 2:41, Q4. Horn drills a 32-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter, but oddly, the clock still shows 12:00. There was no untimed down at the end of the third stanza. PUNAHOU 45, WAIANAE 0, 12:00, Q4. ———- Third quarter ends with […]