UH-Hilo coach GE Coleman promised his team’s season-opener would provide but a glimpse of things to come from a work-in-progress crew that is blending nine new faces with three returnees.
KEAAU – Kamehameha football coach Dan Lyons stared straight ahead with a somber expression on his face in the Paiea Stadium press box, sitting slightly back with his head resting on one arm.
HONOLULU — Jahmiah Simmons and Jorden Duffy scored 13 points apiece to help North Texas beat Hawaii 68-51 on Sunday night.
KEAAU – Kamehameha coach Dan Lyons wanted to go for two.
When Devin Johnson was last seen in a UH-Hilo men’s basketball uniform, the 6-foot-7 center was easy to distinguish. Johnson was practically the last man standing on a team that had lost the war of attrition.
KEAAU – Football coaches have been known to give their teams all of 10 to 15 minutes to celebrate a big victory before the focus turns to the next one.
KEAAU – Confidence can be cool, confidence can be cocky, or it can lie somewhere in between.
HONOLULU — Zigmars Raimo tied his career-high with 17 points and Brocke Stepteau scored 16, including four 3-pointers, to help Hawaii beat Portland 82-64 on Friday night.
KEAAU – By late in the fourth quarter, the rallying cry for Hilo High’s fans at Keaau High was palpable: Hold on to the ball.
Hilo High prides itself on preparing for every football opponent in the same manner, a philosophy that will come in handy for the Vikings’ HHSAA Division I semifinal rematch against Maui High.