Kahuku's Hirkley Latu, Keala Santiago and Bradlee Anae all signed their letters of intent in high school in 2016. Latu is in the process of transferring from BYU while Santiago is at Utah with Anae, who is now a fourth-year senior and a first-team, All-Pac-12 defensive lineman. Photo by Nick Abramo/Star-Advertiser. The Hawaii Grown Report returns for another year at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser starting in Wednesday’s newspaper with a profile on Utah senior Bradlee Anae, a fi
Kahuku running back Zealand Matagi was chased by Campbell defenders all game, finishing with 261 yards on the ground in a dominating win. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser. It was studsville in Kahuku on Friday night. The fifth-ranked Red Raiders kept it simple at their Carleton E. Weimer Field, running the ball between the tackles most of the night. The result: 440 yards on the ground and a 35-7 smashing of fourth-ranked Campbell. The pack of stun guns on the offensive li
JERRY CAMPANY / JCAMPANY@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku will have an open competition at QB with, from left, Jason Mariteragi, Robbie Sauvao and Tiger Adolpho vying for the spot. The groundbreaking 2018 prep football season in Hawaii marked the first season of Open Division play, pitting the top nine teams in the state against each other every week. From the outside looking in, a team that finishes in the top half of the Open gauntlet and reaches the state semifinals should feel a
Kahuku's Kaonohi Kaniho had his season cut short last year with a knee injury. Photo by Darryl Oumi/Special to the Star-Advertiser. Kahuku is eager to put the 2018 season behind it. The 7-5 Red Raiders were hit hard by the injury bug, preventing them from playing to their full potential in year one of Open Division play in the OIA-ILH football alliance. This year’s Kahuku squad returns plenty of talent and is ranked No. 5 in the Star-Advertiser preseason poll. The preview sto
It all started in Hawaiʻi on Oahu’s North Shore, where plantation managers and mormon elders nurtured future generations of football stars Long before Oahu’s North Shore became a global hot spot for football, it was a pu`uhonua, a refuge under the protection of priests. Fugitives and villagers escaping the carnage of island warfare, or punishment for violating the traditional code of conduct, found sanctuary there—as long as they abided by the priests’ rules. But Captain Jame
Chaz Evangelista, Ethan Erickson, and Enokk Vimahi waiting patiently to sign their National Letters of Intent @ the Kahuku High School gymnasium - Image by RedRaiderSoul.com It's a little late but . . . It was a different type of National Letter of Intent [NLI] signing day today @ Kahuku. First of all, there were only 3 student-athletes ready to sign on what has become the traditional NLI signing day. And the 3 young men who were ready to sign had very different journeys to t
Before they enrolled at Washington at the start of the month, we were able to get in touch with nearly all of the winter enrollees and got the chance to get to know them a little bit better. Today we focus on Kahuku (Hi.) LB Miki Ah Youwho missed most of his senior season with a knee injury, but was widely regarded as one of the top player from the Islands. Ah You graduated early and has been in Seattle since the start of the year, working his way back to full health and gett
Just a few of the Red Raiders involved in @polynesiabowl #PolyBowl2k19 from left to right: Johnny Tapusoa, Jamerus Tai Hook, Sola Solia'i, Miki Ah You, Nalu Emerson, Leonard Peters, Ethan Erickson, Nate Ilaoa, Enokk Vimahi, Tausili Fiatoa, David Te'o, Samu Falevai, Les Kekahuna, and myself. My son, Jamerus, and I attended our 1st Polynesian Bowl last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. So I did my very best to secure access again for the 2k19 version. I even gained access to one
The 2019 Polynesian Bowl kicks off Saturday, Jan. 19, at 12 a.m. ET/7 p.m. HST on CBS Sports Network.
In its third rendition, the game will pit several of the best high school recruits in the country against each other — Team Mauka vs. Team Makai — inside Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium.
247Sports will be on the ground from the Aloha State all week, from registration and check-in, to each practice all the way through the game Saturday night under the lights.
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Kahuku Red Raider football player Robert Sauvao unleash a pass to teammate Lokana Enos against the Saint Louis Crusaders in a game Friday night at Aloha Stadium. George Lee / Star-Advertiser Most football teams have off years. Kahuku, usually, is not one of them. But this year, despite the fact that the Red Raiders made the final four of the Open Division, will go down as an off year. They finished 7-5 and ended it by getting beaten by rival Saint Louis 49-22 in the Open Divi
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Saint Louis linebacker Kila Kamakawiwo‘ole, right, wrapped up Kahuku running back Toalei Lefau during the regular-season meeting between the Crusaders and Red Raiders on Sept. 7 at Aloha Stadium. Saint Louis-Kahuku, chapter 2, in the year 2018. The first meeting on Sept. 7 was a 30-14 win for Saint Louis, ranked No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Top 10. The two-time defending state champion Crusaders are also nationally ranked. The Hawaii fo
No. 3 Mililani will play No. 4 Kahuku for the league's Open Division championship Friday. CJ Caraang | SL This game and this opponent was just the matchup that Rod York and the Mililani Trojans were hoping for. Mililani, the No. 3 team in the ScoringLive/Hawaiian Electric Football Power Rankings, will try for its fourth league title and first since back-to-back crowns in 2013 and 2014, when it faces fourth-ranked Kahuku at Aloha Stadium Friday night. The Trojans (8-2) and Red
JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Mililani wide receiver Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi, right, was chased down by Kahuku linebacker Aaron Fonoimoana-Vaomu, bottom, and defensive back Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu during the teams’ regular-season meeting on Sept. 29 at Kahuku. Mililani snapped the Red Raiders’ home winning streak with a 38-10 victory. Somehow, some way, the Kahuku Red Raiders keep overcoming adversity and heartbreak. Injuries to key players like Miki Ah You and Kaonohi Kan
Kahuku safety Nalu Emerson, who has also played linebacker this season, has been selected a Polynesian Bowl All Star. Emerson, who is 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, holds D-I scholarship offers from Navy, Hawaii and UNLV. Emerson is the fifth Kahuku player selected to the game, joining LB Miki Ah You (injured), OL Enokk Vimahi, TE Ethan Erickson and DE Tausili Fiatoa. The 2019 Polynesian Bowl will take place Saturday, Jan. 19. A total of 24 players currently at Hawaii high schools
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Kahuku defensive back Kai Noeau celebrated after scooping up a dropped lateral pass and returning it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Red Raiders’ win at Farrington on Friday. Following its first back-to-back losses in the regular season since 1996, Kahuku held a players-only meeting at the start of the week.
“They know that they needed to right the ship,” Kahuku coach Sterling Carvalho said.
An 80-yard touchdown pass fr