Girls basketball: Konawaena holds off Hilo to claim early test

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, that’s when the Wildcats are at their best.

BIIF football: Keaau goes out with inspired win, Honokaa a prideful loss

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 Keaau’s own senior, quarterback Bryant Respicio-Mercado, had a monster performance and built a double-digit lead.