Kahuku's Sisilia Kaufusi, an All-State Fab 15 selection last year, has transferred to a school in Utah and is no longer with the team. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel had a hit song back in 1970 that proclaimed, “Cecilia, you’re breakin’ my heart. You’re shakin’ my confidence daily. Oh Cecilia, I’m down on my knees. I’m beggin’ you please to come home.” Kahuku knew that feeling well a month ago, though the Lady Raiders have roared to success
Notre Dame will report to Dallas on Sunday to finish up preparations for the Cotton Bowl on December 29th.
Safety Alohi Gilman will fly in from Hawaii but don’t think the few days at home is going to be a distraction for him.
“Clemson is great,” stated Gilman. “Clemson is great at putting together drives and their run efficiency is high. The quarterback can make every throw on the field.
“It comes down to executing the scheme, our defense and staying on the details.”
Female Athlete of the Week: Leiah Naeata, Kahuku basketball When Leiah Naeata first joined the Kahuku girls basketball team last year, coach Latoya Wily saw enough out of her to tab her as a captain, despite being just a freshman. This season, the 5-foot-7 guard has taken her game — and her leadership — to another level. "For me and my coaching staff, it was about putting that responsibility on her as a freshman because we were looking to build this program and we needed some
Pleasant Grove senior guard Kawika Akina might have been sidelined with a broken hand, but his team made sure that number 21 was well represented at the Iolani Classic regardless. The 34th Iolani Classic was to be a homecoming almost two years in the making for Akina, who played for Kahuku as a freshman before making the move to Utah to play for Pleasant Grove, but a broken pointer finger knuckle and three metacarpal bones sustained in the Tournament of Champions in Peoria pu
FAIRFAX, Va. – Two George Mason women's volleyball players earned all-state honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).
Freshman opposite hitter ShaLi Niu was named VaSID Rookie of the Year while senior libero Catie Espinoza tabbed the second team libero slot.
Niu, a Laie, Hawaii native, adds another honor to her already decorated freshman campaign. A two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, she was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team at the end of the
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – James Madison grabbed two of the three major awards to headline the 2018 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division Volleyball All-State Team. JMU junior M’Kaela White earned VaSID Player of the Year honors and the Dukes’ Lauren Steinbrecher was named VaSID Coach of the Year. George Mason freshman ShaLi Niu rounded out the individual awards with VaSID Rookie of the Year accolades.
White is coming off an illustrious season after es
Kahuku's Leiah Naeata rises up for a layup against Kalani Tuesday night. Greg Yamamoto | SL In a showdown between the top two teams in the OIA East, the knockout punch came in the final period of play. Tenth-ranked Kahuku outscored No. 6 Kalani by eight in the fourth quarter for a 51-48 win to at Earl C. Homer Gymnasium to pull into first place in the OIA Division I East standings Tuesday night. Leiah Naeata scored 22 points to lead the Red Raiders, who improved to 5-0 in the
Coaching rugby in America’s 50th state, the Islands of Aloha, Nusi Tukuafu admits that they have a fairly blinkered view of the sport in Hawaii. Heavily influenced by the styles of the All Blacks, the Wallabies and those of the Pacific Island sides, Tukuafu notes that Hawaiian rugby is often dominated by the search for power and pace.
But when the 45-year-old – who coaches the Kahuku High School boys’ and girls’ teams – got the chance to travel to England as part of a Premi
Enokk Vimahi with his parents David [left] and Lori [right] Sorry this is a little late but history was made on November 21st when our very own Enokk Vimahi was officially presented with his All-American jersey. Enokk is the first Kahuku Red Raider to earn this prestigious award. It is presented annually to only 100 high school seniors across the country. Originally it was sponsored by the Army. Recently, however, sponsorship was taken over by American Family Insurance. No ma