Short-handed Waiakea was the latest to huff and puff and try to blow Kamehamehas house, built by indomitable bricks, down to no avail.
It wasnt supposed to be this way for Waiakeas homecoming, but Kealakehe came in with an agenda and monopolized the football field.
Chris Honda, a fixture in the community as a youth coach and paramedic, has been hired as the Waiakea baseball coach, taking over from Eric Kurosawa.
Hilo made it look so easy against Honokaa on Saturday night at Wong Stadium, almost as if the Vikings knew what was coming.
Mahina Kenoi jumped right in at Orange Coast College, where she won a starting spot on the volleyball team and opened her heart to her new home.
KEAAU – It was the small stuff that impressed Guy Enriques after Kamehameha swept Hilo in the first-and-only impactful BIIF Division I showdown between the two on Monday night at Koaia Gym.
It wasnt the debut that he wanted, but Kean Wong reached the big leagues after seven years in the minors.
KEAAU – Kau played in Kamehamehas Labor Day volleyball tournament and wasnt sharp with its first two touches: serving and serve-receive passing.
Isaiah Kanno added to his trophy collection with a dominant victory at the Big Island Junior Classic on Monday at Hualalai Golf Course, where some of the states best visited over the Labor Day weekend.
WAIMEA The offense wasnt really working, but Hawaii Prep found enough ways to score against Kohala, which kept giving away the football, making for a frustrating afternoon.
Kamehamehas Labor Day Volleyball Classic is a 24-team tournament designed to sharpen the BIIF teams and also serve as a welcome mat for the seven mainland schools.
Hilo senior Mahala Kaapuni is smiling because volleyball practice will start soon, a time for fun with all her teammates.
Honokaa dominated the battle in the trenches, ran to its hearts delight and watched its defense and special teams suffocate Waiakea, a youthful squad still in the stages of a rebuild.
Its 4 a.m. and Chris Leonard is in a hotel bed somewhere on the mainland thinking about volleyball. Two days later, the interim coach will be in the UHH gym running his first practice.
Judo is like riding a bike for LiAnn Yamamoto, who discovered over the summer that a learned skill never goes away.
Kamehameha is looking to win its first BIIF volleyball championship since 2014, a ham-and-pickle sandwich statement that sounds preposterous.
A decade ago when he was coaching at Honokaa, Fred Lau looked for creative ways to conquer teams that were bigger and stronger.