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KAHUKU’S GILMAN IS NO. 2 FREE SAFETY AT NAVY
A few days ago, we at Hawaii Prep World looked up, or “googled” if you prefer, Hawaii high school football’s recruting class of 2016 to see how those boys are doing at college camps.
We found a bunch of good nuggets and posted this article: http://bit.ly/2bK9nSA.
So, what about the class of 2015? Well, to steal a line from “Middle-Aged Man” on Saturday Night Live, “We’re working on it!!!!”
But, alas, we do have some information ready about one member of the class of 2015 and that’s because proud dad Asai Gilman, a former Kahuku assistant, updated us about his son, Alohi Gilman, who is a freshman at Navy. He went to the Naval Academy Prep School last year.
Alohi is working with the first and second teams at safety and is only one of two plebes who are getting a lot of reps, according to Asai. On the depth chart, Alohi is second team safety and he’s on all of the special teams.
Bill Wagner of the CapitalGazette.com, wrote, “Alohi Gilman appears to have quickly ascended to No. 2 at free safety. Gilman, a solidly-built 200-pounder, has a high football IQ.”
AIEA’S TEEJAY TOME MADE THE HIT
When Kahuku’s Cameron Renaud was taken to a hospital with a concussion last Friday in a 50-7 victory over Aiea, it was incorrectly reported that Ryan Panuelo made the tackle after an initial stop by MJ Soyon.
We have since come to find out that it was TeeJay Tome who made the clean and hard hit. A reader sent in the accompanying photos of the play. Tome is No. 40. Panuelo is in the photo to the right, and soon after that moment, he came running through the pile.
It was a scary few minutes. Trainers and medical personnel attended to Renaud before an ambulance came. According to reports from Kahuku, Renaud is recovering well.
HEU RETURNS TO COACH KALAHEO GIRLS SOCCER TEAM
Alan Heu is the old and the new Kalaheo girls soccer coach.
Heu was hired by the Mustangs this week, according to athletic director Mark Brilhante. He was also the coach for more than 10 seasons prior to taking a break last season, Brilhante said.
Heu took a season off to further his education and Jenefer Miles took over while he was away.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL REGULAR SEASON STARTS MONDAY
The Oahu Interscholastic Association girls volleyball regular season begins Monday.
Defending OIA Division I champion Moanalua plays at defending Division II winner Farrington. Varsity matches start 20 minutes after the 6:30 p.m. junior varsity matches.
Kahuku, which is ranked No. 1 in Hawaii by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, hosts Kalani on Monday.
In other Monday matches, it’s Campbell at Radford, Castle at Kaiser, Kailua at McKinley, Kalaheo at Roosevelt, and Anuenue at Kaimuki.
The Anuenue at Kaimuki match is varsity only and it begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I season opens Tuesday with two 6 p.m. matches — defending state champion Kamehameha at Mid-Pacific, and Sacred Hearts at Punahou.
Defending ILH Division I champion ‘Iolani hosts Kamehameha on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.
Hawaii Baptist, the defending Division II state champion, opens its ILH D-II season on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home against University.