The next wave of BIIF volleyball players from different schools played for Southside and captured the girls 16 AAU West Coast championship last week in Las Vegas.
Lost amid the departure news of Mike Trapasso from the UH-Manoa baseball program, another coach who hit the Big Island recruiting trail also lost his job.
Kanani Araki didn’t get the shot to chase another BIIF air riflery championship, but she got one last parting gift from the sport that connected her to her dad, Tad, who’s a shooter himself as a hunter.
Mike Trapasso and Kaha Wong had a productive symbiotic relationship, one that changed the direction of UH-Manoa’s baseball program and opened the door for Big Island kids to play Division I ball.
Waiakea’s Cassiday Denault, Keaau’s Gary Aquino, Kamehameha’s Carlos Masuko, and Kealakehe’s Alec Ankrum are the recipients of the Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph scholarships, and the recent graduates all enjoyed running and are high achievers in the classroom.
UH-Hilo softball coach Callen Perreira went out on top, retiring on Friday after 25 years, 694 wins, and as the winningest coach in school history.
UH-Hilo athletic director Pat Guillen is expecting a curveball with the impending statewide budget cuts, but he’s already two steps ahead.
Ever since KJ Walker stepped on a basketball court, he carried the weight of three younger brothers who looked up to him.
After minor league baseball was canceled in 2020, the Big Island farmhands are on the climb or knocking on the door.
There is no doubt that Azusa Pacific is the best baseball team in the PacWest after finishing undefeated at the automatic qualifier three-team series on Saturday.
At the end of Kaha Wong’s Wood Bat League final, Hilo and Waiakea celebrated Senior Day together, sending off Vikings Kekoa Ogawa and Kellen Turner, and Warriors Carson Kawaguchi, Braxton Cagampang and Dallas Kaili with smiles as they slid into home plate and got a bucket of water as their own personal waterfall.
UH-Hilo golfer Dustin Franko has been a busy guy, doing more than the typical student or athlete.
Kamehameha senior golfer Dillon Ah Chong didn’t add a BIIF championship to his trophy collection, but he got the next best thing — a final meet against rising Kealakehe sophomore Kevin Yamashita that felt like one.
Waiakea High School’s Jade Ishimine and her classmates shined at the 2021 Virtual Hawaii State DECA Career Development competition, which was held Feb. 17-18.