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When a 91-8 score is misleading

By Paul Honda on October 13, 2012

A month or so ago, Konawaena dominated Kohala in a 76-0 win. A few weeks later, with injuries mounting and morale at a low — they didn’t have enough for an 11-on-11 workout — Kohala closed shop for the season, forfeiting the rest of their games. Now, after a 91-8 win by Konawaena against Ka‘u, questions are going to surface again. Are the Wildcats running the score up? Do they belong in Division II? Frankly, they’re normal questions. But as […]

Video: Konawaena-‘Iolani post-game

By Paul Honda on February 13, 2012

Post-game interviews with Courtney Kaupu, Hoku Liftee, Dawnyelle Awa, Lia Galdeira, Makayla Awa and Coach Bobbie Awa of Konawaena. Also, ‘Iolani Coach Eddie Maruyama. All interviews followed the Division I final of the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships, Feb. 10, 2012 at Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu.


Video: Konawaena-‘Iolani highlights

By Paul Honda on February 12, 2012

Highlights from the Division I title game between ‘Iolani and Konawaena in the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships at Blaisdell Arena, Feb. 10, 2012.

Video: Konawaena-Kahuku post-game

By Paul Honda on February 10, 2012

Post-game chats with Dawnyelle Awa, Lia Galdeira, Bobbie Awa, Scott DeSilva, Makayla Awa and Courtney Kaupu after the Konawaena-Kahuku semifinal game on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at the Hawaiian Airlines/HHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships. The semifinals were played at Neal Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu.

Basketball Top 10 Polls: Art vs. Science

By Paul Honda on December 6, 2011

Our first Top 10 polls for high school basketball are out and it’s a buffet, to say the least. My vantage point is always a mixed bag. I may see a few more games than most fans, but having more information cuts the other way, too. There’s no way I can see every game, even though the people near me know that would be on my daily bucket list. On the boys side, Kamehameha had three more points than Punahou. […]

Konawaena-Lahainaluna preview: extended version

By Jerry Campany on November 12, 2011

(Here’s the long version of this preview. I wrote more than we had room for in the print edition. Way more.) He’s been described by old-time watchers at Julian Yates Field as anything from a younger version of Ray Lewis to a current version of the late Jesse Mahelona. That’s how good 6-foot-2, 260-pound linebacker/defensive tackle Mike Andrade is, if you believe the descriptions. If you don’t, well then, it’s all just hype. Andrade wears No. 45 for the Konawaena […]