Under leaden gray skies Saturday morning, they gathered at New Hope Church in Hilo to remember a difference maker in athletics and community relations whose historic career touched thousands of lives.
There was no feeling-out period for Mandi Kawaha, no yielding to the veterans as she got her feet wet.
Coach Skee Saplan unleashed his soccer charges on the Big Island three years ago, and they’ve never failed to deliver within these borders since.
Every team enters the season with a certain amount of unknowns, but for UH-Hilo women’s basketball coach David Kaneshiro, this has to be getting old.
The season premiere of Survivor – the UH-Hilo men’s basketball version – was well-received
Seeing how Waiakea’s girls basketball team would seem to feature a roster full of problem-solvers and solutions, with little in the way of question marks, let’s just cut to the chase.
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.