A full-blooded Tongan, Samson Pouha was born in Los Angeles on June 2, 1971, but within a week he moved to Utah with his Mormon family. It was there the youngster learned to become a man of God, in the image of his father.
This isnt exactly build it and they will come, for Jennifer Real, but in the big picture, the Hilo Climbing Trial would probably be located somewhere in a nearby mythical neighborhood.
We all have those driving moments when we see ourselves as technically proficient, skilled drivers, gliding through corners in expert, precise fashion as we drive up the Hamakua Coast, decelerating just enough going into the turn to stay in our lane, then accelerating appropriately to burst into the next straightaway.
Herb Kiyabus immediate response was one of understanding and acceptance when he heard about a new way to help him find a measure of relief in his fight with Parkinsons disease.
He was up before the rest of us today, in his own private Dawn Patrol, and he will be again tomorrow.
The presence of our islands as a remote outpost in the North Pacific can work a couple different ways when it comes to athletes and the sports that capture their interest.
That old line about things looking up, is a universal commentary on the normal course of affairs when the Hawaii Drag Racing League fires the engines at the track outside of Hilo, as it did again over Memorial Day Weekend.
He admits it can be a challenge these days, engaging high school or junior high school kids into turning out for the wrestling team.
A fresh opportunity for graduating high school football players will be available in January when Hawaii 8, a new spring semester football league will conduct its inaugural season.
Too often in life, it seems those who have the most to give in their communities are the ones who leave us far too soon, long before their lifes work is done.
The old-timers tell the history of baseball in and around Hilo in a way younger folk might think it was a distant place, far, far away.
Youth boxing 2.0 is about to be unveiled on the eastside of the Big Island when Hawaii Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) stages an amateur boxing card at the Sure Foundation Puna Church at 6 p.m. April 13.
WAIMEA He hasnt been prowling the sidelines for a couple years, but it would be a mistake to assume that Fred Lau hasnt been paying attention to high school football on the eastside of the Big Island.