Wide-eyed looks on the faces of fourth- and fifth-graders told you all you needed to know about Hilo-based interest in UH Rainbow Wahine volleyball.
It was never about numbers, comparing statistics or highlighting peak performances that got them here, but after all these years, things add up to the point that it all melts into one and becomes hard to ignore.
Based on your own perspective of counting years, Hilo High Schools boys basketball team either won the last state championship of the 20th century or the first state championship of the 21st century.
Barely a day goes by that we arent persuaded to try some new transformational way to exercise and stay healthy, even in the privacy of your own home, as some of the advertisements claim.
Next time you attend a high school game, take a moment to watch the cheerleaders and see if, apart from jumping up and down, they have some actual athletic talent.
Unlike some places that pride themselves on their high school teams or their college teams or their professional teams, the state of Ohio is a place that believes deeply in football at every level, arguably more than any state.
If we had a chance to sit down and discuss the big issues with Reed Sunahara, possibly the most accomplished all-around athlete to ever come out of Hilo, there is a very good chance that, at some point, he would tell a young, athletic person to dream big.
VOLCANO — At the top of the hill, hours from the starting point down at Coconut Island, time was insignificant Saturday at the Cooper Center.
“Be careful out there on those trails,” might be the best message you can get these days from Bree Brown, among the top women’s ultra distance runners on the Big Island.
An unwritten rule for local newspaper columnists comes into play today, the morning of The Night Before Christmas. We set aside personal views on the holiday and what it has become, because this moment of cultural tradition abhors variance from the norm.
Before you make fun of her 40th birthday present to herself, think back on your own life.
Perry Harada grew up in Hilo and drew inspiration for his life’s pursuits here, but no keiki on the Big Island today can find that same motivation.
Sports, and the catch phrases we learn from them, invade our national conversations to the point that you find politicians and everyday folk relying on expressions we get from our games on a daily basis.
First in a series highlighting adventures of individuals and teams in Hilo-side athletics and athletes that haven’t had traditional outlets for their news
They all have their apprehensions this time of the year, every high school basketball coach in the state and the nation is eager to get the season started, even while feeling a bit of unease.