FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason women's volleyball freshman ShaLi Niu has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
The Laie, Hawaii native tabbed a double-double in Mason's 3-1 victory over George Washington on Thursday, Oct. 25. The opposite hitter collected 16 kills and 19 digs for four kills per set and 4.75 digs per set.
The freshman also added five of Mason's 11 blocks in the Patriots' lone match of the weekend.
This is Mason's
Kahuku's Tausili Fiatoa and Nalu Emerson celebrate after a defensive play. Sylvia Lee | SL Nearly three weeks after it was on the wrong end of a game-winning play in a heartbreaking one-point loss, the Kahuku defense came through in a big way in Friday night's 27-7 playoff victory over host Campbell in Ewa Beach. The Red Raiders got their revenge against the Sabers, who rallied their way to a 28-27 win the last time the teams faced off in the regular season. This time around,
Kahuku defensive back Peter John Mataira returned an interception for a touchdown against Campbell. Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser. Four sacks.
No. 5 Kahuku’s 27-7 win over No. 4 Campbell, on the same field where the Red Raiders lost three weeks earlier, had all the makings of a traditionally dominant defense making an elite-level comeback. It was, at the prep level, the rough equivalent of the Baltimore Ravens putting a muzzle on the
The Red Raiders celebrate in the end zone after Peter John Mataira scored on a 26-yard pick-six in the second quarter. Sylvia Lee | SL EWA BEACH — Two minutes and one second made all the difference for No. 5 Kahuku Friday night.
The Red Raiders got three quick scores late in the second quarter — including a pair of interception returns for touchdowns — to rally past No. 4 Campbell, 27-7, in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Open Division semifinal before a crowd of about
STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Kahuku defensive back Peter John Mataira (6) returns an interception for 31-yards for a touchdown. Defense has won Kahuku many a playoff game in its storied history.
The fifth-ranked Red Raiders stepped up on Friday night with pick-6 returns by Peter John Mataira and Ilaisa Fotu en route to a 27-7 win over Campbell on a rare rainy night in Ewa Beach.
The win secured a state-tournament berth for Kahuku, which had lost at Campbe
Notre Dame safety Alohi Gilman (11) reacts to a play against Michigan in the first half of their game in South Bend, Ind., Sept. 1, 2018. (Paul Sancya / AP) There is no more important element to success than belief in one’s self. Alohi Gilman bet on himself in a big way back in June, 2017 when he announced he was transferring from Navy to Notre Dame. Many pundits scoffed at the hubris of the decision. Gilman may have enjoyed an outstanding freshman season for Navy, but what m
Make sure to see the video here. HONOLULU (KHON2) - Uncle Tommy Heffernan was always at the Kahuku football facility. The Red Raiders star quarterback in the late '60s most recently served as the associate head coach and head of operations this year. But really, he did anything and everything that needed to be done with vigorous attention to detail, from mowing to cleaning to locking up the school at the end of every night. He was a constant for the Red Raider football player
Kahuku middle Mary Fonoimoana puts down a kill over Hilo's Leialii Makekau Whitaker. Pete Caldwell | SL Kahuku advanced to its fourth straight Division I state semifinal with a 25-12, 25-23, 25-19 win over fourth-seeded Hilo Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the New City Nissan Division I Girls Volleyball State Championships at McKinley's Student Council Gymnasium. Savannah Taosoga had 17 kills and Mary Fonoimoana added 11 kills with four blocks and two aces to lead the
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — When Lee Leslie landed the head coaching position at Kahuku High School before the 2014 season, he made Laie Park one of his first immersion points into that small community on the north shore of Oahu. The visit was less about understanding his roster than grasping its culture. Alohi Gilman would prove a big part of both.
The park is short on aesthetics but long on soul, the old home base for Notre Dame icon Manti Te’o. It’s where former Irish receiver Ro
STEVEN ERLER / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Kahuku running back Toalei Lefau finds a large opening for a gain of yards on Friday. When the Kahuku community lost program legend Tommy Heffernan Sr. on Tuesday, the team was supposed to take the day off. That is until grandson Duke, a senior on this year’s squad, and the rest of the family had something to say about it. “Knowing my papa, if he was here right now and he saw all of us crying, he would tell us to shut up,” he said
Kahuku's Mason Paulo hauls in a 19-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter to help the Red Raiders pull away. Leighland Tagawa | SL KAHUKU — No. 5 Kahuku rallied from two first half deficits to breeze by No. 10 Kapolei, 33-13, in an Oahu Interscholastic Association Open Division regular season finale for both teams at Carleton E. Weimer Field Friday night. The Red Raiders win their second-consecutive game to improve to 3-2 in the OIA standings, 6-3 overall. Kahuku clinches the thi
Boise State linebacker Kekaula Kaniho (28) hauls in an interception during the first half of Friday's game against Colorado State. BOISE — Kekaula Kaniho returned to a familiar place Friday night: The end zone.
The sophomore nickel, who scored two defensive touchdowns last season as a freshman, got on the board for the first time this season in Friday’s 56-28 win against Colorado State. While both of Kaniho’s touchdowns last season were defensive, this one came on special t