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Mililani All-American wrestler Erin Hikiji in scholar-athlete mode

By Paul Honda on February 16, 2022

Erin Hikiji doesn’t really keep track of wins and losses on the mat, but she certainly knows her grade-point average. The Mililani state champion in wrestling and judo is off to a strong start this season. Hikiji won her first four matches, or so she thought. It’s her mother, Candice, who actually keeps count. Hikiji is 6-0 with three pins and three technical falls. At 97 pounds in 2020, she won a state wrestling title. At 102 pounds this year, […]

2021 class inducted into HHSAA Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on June 13, 2021

In the most challenging of years, the senior class found ways to succeed. The HHSAA Hall of Honor’s class of 2021 is now inducted, and with a formalized quota system in place, more Neighbor Island and OIA candidates landed in the Hall than usual. Class of 2021 Teani Arakawa, King Kekaulike (Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field) Kanani Araki, Kamehameha-Hawai’i (Air Riflery, Swimming, Track and Field) Alana Barthel, Le Jardin (Swimming) Cayla Cabanban, Sacred Hearts (Cheerleading) Alaka’i Gonsalves, Kapa’a (Basketball, […]

Young at heart: Reggie Torres serving students, keeping up with grandchildren

By Paul Honda on March 27, 2021

Growing up in Punaluu, Reginald Torres was a busy, active boy. “Reggie” knew everybody. Everybody knew Reggie. Above all, he grew up playing multiple sports with a love for learning that was matched by his love for competition. These days, he and wife Lita have a new love: 10 grandchildren. “I like to stay young at heart, to stay busy. I’m lucky enough that I can still move with my grandchildren, so I want to keep moving with them as […]

Andria Tupola: Mayor Blangiardi has amendments to tier system

By Paul Honda on February 12, 2021

The movement is gaining speed for Safe Sports Hawaii. Councilmember Andria Tupola revealed on Friday morning that Mayor Rick Blangiardi has made amendments to the existing tier system of restrictions regarding COVID-19. >> Gyms and fitness facilities will be allowed to open at 25-percent capacity. >> Indoor group physical activities are allowed with no more than five people. >> Outdoor group physical activities, a team, up to 10. The updated guide now includes those amendments and is viewable here. (Note: […]