The battle between Hilo and Konawaena went down to the wire. The Vikings led 33-32 heading into the fourth quarter at their preseason tournament Tuesday night at their gym. When the pressure turns up, thats when the Wildcats are at their best.
Last season, Keirstyn Agonias burst onto the basketball scene, dazzling onlookers with her drives to the basketball and stifling defense.
KEAAU When underdog Kamehameha forced a three-and-out on Roosevelts first series of the game, that was a clear signal that the Warriors could match up physically with the Rough Riders.
Aunty Maile Mauhili, who made the ocean her home and loved canoe paddling with all her heart, died Oct. 19 at her home in Keaukaha. She was 85 years old.
KEAAU It was surprises all around at the BIIF cross-country championships, where unlikely faces claimed the crowns.
KEAAU It was far from pretty Friday night, but Kamehameha defeated Hawaii Prep 32-11 to maintain home-field advantage in the BIIF Division II championship on at Paiea Stadium.
HONOKAA Junior quarterback Kaialii Nakamoto knew the stakes. He wanted to send his 15 senior teammates out with a win in their last game, especially at home. But it was a mountain to climb because Keaaus own senior, quarterback Bryant Respicio-Mercado, had a monster performance and built a double-digit lead.
Finally, UH-Hilo faced someone its own size who would fight back and needed every inch of determination to defeat Point Loma.
It was the same old story as Kapolei came, conquered and dispatched Waiakea into a cold offseason.
UH-Hilos winning streak stretched to 10 straight with another sweep against an overmatched opponent, but the job only gets tougher moving forward.
UH-Hilo served so tough Notre Dame de Namur struggled to pass and couldnt put up much of a fight in a lopsided contest.
KEAAU Hawaii Prep ramped up its ball-control, passing much better from the previous night, to give old rival Konawaena a competitive match, a tradition where the two bring out the best in each other.
KEAAU No doubt about it, playing at the top of its game, Kamehameha got the job done.
KEAAU It seems like the Green and Red are always meeting with something big on the line.
KEAAU Waiakea has experience pulling off miracle comebacks, winning the BIIF title over Hilo in 2017, down 2-0 in sets.
Sometimes the best things about cross-country runners are the different outlooks: Those who have a great sense of humor and those who have a great sense of perspective.
PAHALA Hawaii Preparatory Academy needed something to get the ball rolling in the third quarter, stuck in a 12-0 deficit to Kau, which had been playing smash-mouth football and monopolizing the momentum.
UH-Hilo welcomed back a familiar face in former coach Gene Krieger, now a Concordia associate coach, and promptly beat his new team 25-17, 25-21, 25-14.
It wasnt easy, but Konawaena swept Hawaii Prep on the road to establish itself, once again, as a team to beat.
Konawaena quarterback Kainoa Boo Jones had a great day against Waiakea and so did defensive lineman Jason AJ Alani in a football game that defined the Wildcats progress to date.