KAILUA-KONA Looking around his locker room, Wyatt Nahale sees all the tools needed to build a championship team: athleticism, high football IQ and student-athletes with character even stronger than their bench press.
By J.R. DE GROOTE
KEALAKEKUA Under head coach Brad Uemoto, Konawaena has never been a program to turn down a challenge. So when the BIIF shook up its divisions this offseason, the natural next step for the Wildcats was to make the confident leap to Division I.
Hilo High senior quarterback Kyan Miyasato said it feels like his high school career has gone by like a flash, and the fireworks could resume as early as Friday night.
PAHOA – The blocking sled arrived at Pahoas football practice field the other week, and its fit for five players, not just two.
The foundation of Waiakea High girls volleyball remains a pillar of strength even as the program swayed a bit in 2018.
PAHALA – Kau is all in on the jump back to 11-man football, but it will take all hands on deck from the former first family of BIIF eight-man to get there.
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KEAAU Lets address the elephant in the football room at Kamehameha right off the bat.
Ian Van Cleave is right back where he belongs as the co-coach of Keaau. Hes a 2006 Keaau graduate, who was on the football team during its runner-up finish to Kealakehe for the BIIF title in his senior year.
This may not be true in every high school or college in every state in the country, but from a career of observance, one can make the defensible statement that football coaches, of all coaches, deal with unintended consequences more than coaches in other sports.
Hilo coach Kaeo Drummondo will not be writing 35-0, or any score that would force a running clock, on the chalkboard before each game this season as a halftime objective.
Two years ago, Waiakea finished with an 0-7 record, winless for the first time in school history. Then Neil Azevedo took over and went 3-4 in his debut season, filled with optimism everywhere.
KAILUA-KONA The Aikane players dont act their age, which is a compliment.
For a lot of us, being told by your boss that your services are no longer wanted can be a devastating hit to a career.
Something about the par-3 holes Tuesday at Leilehua Golf Course didnt suit Isaac Jaffurs.
Taina Boom T Leao will bring her booming thunder shots to Delaware State, where a familiar face is trying to turn around the volleyball program.