Darius Olloway, a 6-foot-4 senior, is the only starter back for the Kamehameha basketball team, which is loaded with promising young talent.
Alexis Pana doesn’t speak any Romanian other than the common courtesy phrases such as “Please, thank you, excuse me, and you’re welcome,” but her game translates on the basketball court.
Following the lead of the Oahu Interscholastic Association, the Big Island Interscholastic Federation announced on Tuesday due to the rising coronavirus cases, spectators will not be allowed at any sporting events until further notice.
Kizzah Maltezo, a 2016 Honokaa graduate, is a redshirt senior at Central Washington, a Division II school, which plays in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, where familiar faces abound.
Kiandray Rideout came off the bench and scored 13 points, including nine points in the fourth quarter, to rescue Hilo in a 47-40 BIIF win over Konawaena on Wednesday night at the Vikings Gym.
Ayana Meyer and her sister Alexa fit right in with the Hilo High girls basketball team, scoring 16 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Vikings to a 72-7 BIIF win over Pahoa on Wednesday at their gym.
The Hilo High boys basketball team has depth and length, two things most BIIF teams don’t have. The Vikings are chasing their first BIIF Division I championship since 2010 and will likely play a 2-3 zone.
Kamehameha outside hitter Maela Honma dominated BIIF competition, knocking down 14 kills against Hilo High in a sweep for the league title, 14 kills against Waiakea during a sweep and 12 kills against Hilo in an earlier sweep.
Hilo caught up in good crowd: Vikings face tough obstacles to end BIIF Division I girls championship drought
As the old saying goes, “Three’s a crowd,” and the Hilo High girls basketball team has been the one left without a chair when the music stops during the BIIF postseason.
KEAAU — If freshman Kalia Franklin’s Waiakea soccer teammates had accurate aim like her, we’d be talking a different story about their game against Kamehameha.
Second and win for Waikoloa mechanic: Hill wins Hawaii Bird Conservation marathon; Wee is top female
Running in his second marathon, Daniel Hill won the 4th annual Hawaii Bird Conservation marathon in 2 hours, 24 minutes on Sunday in a 26.2-mile race, which started at Volcano and finished at the Boys Scouts Council on Stainback Highway.
In 2019, the Waiakea girls basketball team pulled off Mission Impossible: beating Konawaena, not only during the regular season but also ending the Wildcats’ 10-year BIIF title run.
A 374-pound bench press is not as impressive as a 435-pound bench press, but it’s a whale of an accomplishment if you’re Branden Ha.
Laukoa Santos likely will see his dream of playing Major League Soccer come true, but for a little while the 2017 Kealakehe graduate will have to sit on pins and needles.
Mandi Kawaha has played basketball all her life and ranks the UH-Hilo women’s basketball team’s 73-50 upset over No. 16 Hawaii Pacific as No. 2 on her all-time list on Sunday before 211 fans at Hilo Civic.
Kameron Ng is a 6-foot sophomore guard for the UH-Hilo basketball team and also played at Saint Francis, where he led the Saints to a pair of Division II state titles in 2017 and 2018.
Chaminade coach Kahala Kabalis Hoke was named West Region coach of the year, producing appreciation and reflection from one of Hilo’s own.
Kamehameha junior Briana Gaylord had been the second-best bowler for much of the season, until she followed her mom’s advice at the BIIF championships.