(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Adora Anae is a steadily rising star for the University of Utah volleyball team. Anae was photographed after practice on the Crimson Court in Salt Lake City, Wednesday September 28, 2016. For a long time, there's been an established hierarchy. Adora Anae is the girl from Hawaii. Or if not that, the girl from Kahuku High School. Or if not that, Brad Anae's daughter. Or if not that, even Bradlee Anae's sister. "It's just a lot of pressure
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku’s ShaRae Niu, who finished with 20 assists, and Moanalua’s Ke‘ila Williams, who finished with a team-high six kills, battled at the net during the first set of Wednesday’s match. Led by the all-around play of senior middle Phoebe Grace, Kahuku showed it’s ready to steal the Oahu Interscholastic Association volleyball title from Moanalua in a 25-15, 25-15 sweep of Na Menehune on Wednesday night at the Red Raiders’ gym. W
Pete Caldwell | SL Phoebe Grace put down a match-high eight kills to go with five blocks and Kahuku swept past Moanalua in a meeting of previously-unbeaten teams Wednesday night. The scores were 25-15 and 25-15. Carey Williams and Lauolive Tonga chipped in with six kills apiece and setter ShaRae Niu recorded 20 assists. ShaLi Niu had four kills, two blocks and an ace and Katelyn Erickson added four kills for the Red Raiders. Keila Williams led Na Menehune with six kills. Kahu
DAVID BECKER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Kahuku quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava sprinted past the Bishop Gorman defense for a touchdown in Las Vegas on Saturday. LAS VEGAS >> Kahuku had plenty of reason for optimism as it headed into the locker room at halftime here at Fertitta Field on Saturday night. The Red Raiders trailed two-time defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Bishop Gorman by just seven thanks to a 45-yard touchdown run by freshman quarterback Sol-Jay Maia
Kahuku gets ready in the locker room. Photo by David Becker/Special to the Star-Advertiser. It’s time. Game day is finally here. Hawaii’s top team, Kahuku, faces the nation’s No. 1 team, Bishop Gorman, in a hugely anticipated game in Las Vegas. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Hawaii time and we will have live updates throughout the game. Bishop Gorman 35, Kahuku 7, FINAL PHOTO GALLERY OF KAHUKU/BISHOP GORMAN FINAL STATS FOR KAHUKU
Sol-Jay Maiava 6 carries, 18 yards, TD
DAVID BECKER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Bishop Gorman’s Amod Cianelli (26) avoids a tackle from Kahuku’s Kekaula Kaniho (1) during the first half. Tate Martell accounted for five touchdowns to lead Bishop Gorman, the No. 1-ranked team in the country, to a 35-7 win over No. 17 Kahuku on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Martell threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to extend the Gaels’ winning streak to 44 games. Freshman Sol-Jay Maiava scored on a 45-yard touchdown r
Kahuku quarterback Sol Jay Maiava is tackled by a Bishop Gorman defender on a pass attempt. Stephen Sylvanie | Special to SL LAS VEGAS – Another nationally ranked opponent, another one bites the desert dust. Two-time defending USA Today national champion and No. 1 Bishop Gorman scored 21 unanswered second-half points to defeat No. 17 Kahuku, 35-7, Friday night at Fertitta Field in suburban Summerlin before a sellout and standing-room only crowd of about 5,000, seemingly more
Kahuku proved itself as one of the elite teams in the nation. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser The Kahuku girls volleyball team finished eighth at the Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas this weekend. With all eyes on the football team, the Lady Raiders beat St. Ignatius 23-25, 25-21 before losing to eventual third-place finisher Santa Margarita 25-14, 25-18. Kahuku lost its next two matches but still finished eighth. Senior setter ShaRae Niu was the only Hawaii player named to th
HOW DO THE RED RAIDERS STACK UP AGAINST FOOTBALL FACTORY BISHOP GORMAN? Hawai‘i wins. That’s going to be one takeaway after the dust settles in Las Vegas following Saturday’s clash between Bishop Gorman, the nation’s top-ranked football team, and our very own Kahuku, rated No. 17 but a decided underdog. Hawai‘i will win no matter which team prevails. That’s because two-time consecutive national champ Bishop Gorman, a preparatory school whose emphasis is on recruiting elite at
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Bishop Gorman will have to deal with Kahuku running back Elvis Vakapuna on Saturday. LAS VEGAS >> Two-time reigning national champion Bishop Gorman opened its season with a nationally televised 44-14 spanking of Texas powerhouse Cedar Hill. Last Friday, the Gaels traveled to Long Beach, Calif., and disposed of a St. John Bosco squad from nearby Bellflower that entered the contest ranked as high as No. 3 nationally, 35-20. And on Sept.
Kahuku comes together during a timeout on Day 1. The team from Hawaii is at Durango for the first time and already making quite the impression. It happens. You gamble when in Las Vegas and sometimes you lose. That was the case for me covering the first day of the Durango Fall Classic. With Friday’s action spread out across four sites, I was gambling I would be in the right spot at the right time. I wasn’t. Visiting Coronado, Green Valley and Durango high schools, where I shou
In a battle of two undefeated high school heavyweights, the top-ranked team in the nation, Bishop Gorman, will take on 17th-ranked Kahuku on Saturday in Las Vegas. The matchup will feature some of the nation’s top prospects at every position as well as two programs with rich traditions of history. While Kahuku put up an 83-0 shutout against winless Radford last weekend, Gorman needed a huge second half from Tate Martell, who threw three touchdown passes after falling behind 1
Bishop Gorman fans celebrate a score by Damuzhea Bolden (11) on a defensive turnover versus Cocoa on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. The phone calls come daily to the Bishop Gorman High athletic department, and on many days, multiple callers reach out with a similar question: How do I get tickets for the football game with Kahuku of Hawaii? Gorman’s schedule against a who’s who of national opponents brings the Kahuku Red Raiders, the defending Hawaii state champions who are ranked No.
Kahuku’s defense swarmed Waianae running back Rico Rosario earlier this year. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser. Close your eyes for a few seconds. Take yourself back to the 1970s. Maybe even the ’60s. Your TV? You’re lucky to have basic cable. USA Network is still a few years away from its NBA contract. Michael Jordan has yet to drop 63 points on the Boston Celtics during the playoffs. No, it’s the ’70s. High school football in Hawaii is still about the Prep Bowl. Larry G