Press Pass - Kalani Takase



Sunday, June 14, 2020

Lunas' Tihada, Warriors' Akana named Distinguished Athlete Award winners

Lahainaluna running back, Kamehameha outside hitter recognized as top prep athletes in 2019-20 school year.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Warriors will always cherish magical Molokai experience

The Kamehameha baseball team's visit to the Friendly Isle earlier this month served as a homecoming for four of its players.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Longtime assistant Nihipali lands Moanalua football job

The new Na Menehune coach most recently served as defensive coordinator at Mililani for the past three seasons.


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Menes faced adversity early on in their quest for OIA repeat

Moanalua successfully retained its league crown and overcame several hurdles to do so.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Warriors earned every bit of second straight state crown

Kamehameha was given a run for its money by Kekaulike in Saturday's Division I championship final.


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Buffanblu's big win Friday required a team effort

Allie Lam played the role of hero, but there were contributions a-plenty from her teammates.


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Rigorous preseason already serving Monarchs well

Damien drew upon its experience in California to close out Friday's ILH opener against Mid-Pacific.


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Radford hoping to ride momentum of breakthrough win

The Rams notched their first win over Mililani in four years with their 42-40 victory last Friday.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

K. Mark Takai Walk For Hope this weekend at CORP

Saturday's inaugural event will raise funds for pancreatic cancer awareness and research.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Marauders' Failauga caps brilliant prep career

The state's all-time leading rusher carried 943 times for 5,785 yards & 63 TDs since 2016.


Monday, September 16, 2019

Turangan, Akagi gaining confidence in new roles

Leilehua is averaging 37.5 points and 427.5 yards of total offense in its last two games.


Monday, August 19, 2019

Mules' defense put to the test by Marauders

Leilehua held Waipahu without an offensive touchdown until the game's final minute.


Monday, August 5, 2019

Much to build upon for Seariders, Marauders

Regardless of the result, both coaches acknowledged that there is much room for growth.


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Hard work, diligence paid off for Oishi, Obrey

The pair were honored last month as ScoringLive's Distinguished Athlete Award winners.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Perkins made instant impact for Trojans in '19

It did not take long for baseball to find its way back into the life of Tommy Perkins.


Monday, May 6, 2019

Buffanblu overcame setbacks to ace final exam

Punahou won its 37th boys volleyball state title, but did so this time as the underdog.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Menes used loss to Castle to their benefit

Moanalua has won six consecutive matches since suffering its lone defeat of the season.


Monday, March 4, 2019

'It's kind of a passing of the torch'

Damien's first season of softball coincides with the last year of Saint Francis School.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

UH Lab gets back to states after 2-year hiatus

Leif Fautanu was just a freshman in 2016, when the Jr. 'Bows won the Div. II state crown.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Radford's defense key part of thrilling OT win

Rams held Leilehua to 37 points Saturday, more than 18 points below its season average.


Monday, December 31, 2019

Sumida sisters anchor Moanalua offense, defense

The fraternal twins serve as bookends for the first-place Na Menehune.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Kaio, Warriors avenge preseason loss to Raiders

Caela Kaio came up clutch between the posts Wednesday for the Kamehameha girls soccer team


Monday, December 3, 2018

Raiders adjusting to new uptempo style

Iolani averaged 67.7 points and a margin of victory of 26.4 points in three wins last week


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lunas found success through the air Saturday

Kaihulali Casco was on the receiving end of both Lahainaluna TD passes against Roosevelt.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Iolani turned the tables on Warriors in final

Iolani won 2 of its final 3 matches against Kamehameha this year after losing the first 4.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Red Raiders paced by defense in playoff opener

A pair of interception returns for TDs proved pivotal for Kahuku against Campbell Friday.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Defense turned the tide for Mililani once again

The Trojans got the spark they needed from their defense in their regular-season finale.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Kitashima comes full circle in coaching journey

The legendary coach with seven state titles has returned to where it all began for him.


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Family, community kept Jenks on righteous path

Gerri-Co Jenks knew at a young age that his responsibilities were greater than his peers.


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kaiser's Wood persevered through adversity

Bradley Wood learned the timeless lessons of hard work and sacrifice from his mom Jessica.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Kahale blazed his own path at Molokai

After two seasons on the Farmers football team, Nainoa Kahale made a difficult decision.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Molina, Cordeiro gave us their best in 2017-'18

The pair were recognized as ScoringLive's Distinguished Athlete Award winners on May 19.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Losing no-hitter was no biggie for Matsushita

Mid-Pacific ace Shion Matsushita was only interested in one statistic Friday.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mules riding wave of momentum out West

Leilehua has won three in a row entering the final week of the 12-game OIA regular season.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Gainey provided much-needed relief for Damien

The senior right-handed pitcher settled things down in an otherwise frantic game.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Soon-to-be teammates square off in states

KS-Maui's Ilihia Keawekane and Mililani's Gabrielle Hackbarth share a special bond.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Kalani drew upon prior loss to clinch OIA title

The Falcons did well to learn from a five-point loss to Moanalua on senior night.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Hurricanes bolstered by Wren's return

The return of Sam Wren from an early-season injury has been a boost for Kapolei.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Buffanblu banking on depth this season

For almost any other program, losing a double-digit senior class that includes both the All-Hawaii Offensive and Defensive players of the year would be devastating, but not for Punahou.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Red Raiders led by defense in back-and-forth affair

Kahuku’s vaunted defense looked like it had met its match early on in Saturday’s Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I championship game.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Maa sparked Warriors' second-set comeback

After watching the opening set from the bench, sophomore outside hitter Maluhia Maa went on to post eight kills as Kamehameha swept past Iolani in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Division I State Championships Saturday night.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kaahaaina-Torres' leadership, Oglivie's defense help Raiders get by Buffanblu

In the midst of what can best be described as chaos, Saige Kaahaaina-Torres made sure her team stayed even-keel Tuesday night.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Patience pays off for Rough Riders

Roosevelt overcame a slow start on offense to score 30 unanswered points to rally past Kalani Friday night, but all the talk after the homecoming victory was about its defense.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Division I Football midseason awards

Campbell sophomore WR Pokii Adkins-Kupukaa leads the state in receiving while Waianae senior LB Kanai Mauga can both rush the passer and drop back into coverage.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Gabriel, Trojans recovered from rough start against 'Canes

Not only did the Mililani junior quarterback make up for his three first-half turnovers with his play after halftime of Friday's win over Kapolei, but he took ownership of the miscues with his words as well.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Buffanblu defense bounced back against Warriors

On a night when its offense turned it over five times, the defense paved the way for Punahou's 21-0 win over Kamehameha Saturday night.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Kalaola's progression evident for Kapolei offense

For the Kapolei offense and first-year starting quarterback Kaniala Kalaola, the numbers don't lie.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Trojans' efficiency not limited to offense

Mililani's defense posted six three-and-outs and six sacks to supplement a prolific offensive night in Friday's win over Leilehua.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mules hung tough against Red Raiders

Leilehua’s defense did just about everything it could against the top-ranked team in the state Friday night.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Amosa's return to Campbell a victorious one

After nine years as head coach of his alma mater, Amosa Amosa found himself on the "other" sideline Friday night.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Kaaialii battled through shaky start Saturday

The Pearl City senior pitcher gutted her way through a hard-fought win over a pesky Kapolei squad in the quarterfinals of the OIA tournament.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mililani hitting its stride late in regular season

The Trojans picked up their fourth win in their last five games with Tuesday's down-to-the-wire 9-8 win over visiting Pearl City.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mules picked each other up to rally past Chargers

The Leilehua softball team couldn’t help but get a little emotional over this one.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Dudoit brings continuity to Baldwin baseball team

When longtime coach Jon Viela left to become athletic director at Kamehameha-Maui last summer, the Bears didn't have to look far for his replacement.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chargers determined to stay even-keel despite huge win over Sabers

Do not bother attempting to get any hot takes out of the Pearl City softball team; it won’t bite.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Castle looking to bounce back after lopsided loss

After the high of a hard-fought win over Kailua Saturday, Castle was dealt the low of Monday's 14-0 defeat at the hands of Moanalua.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Loss in ILH final fueled Punahou's run to state title

The Buffanblu rebounded from a narrow loss to rival Iolani in penalty kicks for the league crown by winning four games en route to their 20th state championship.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Aluli eager for fresh start after injury

For Kahuku girls soccer standout Kamaile Aluli, signing day could not come soon enough.


Monday, January 23, 2017

Trojans' depth made the difference down the stretch

If Saturday night’s OIA Division I girls soccer championship match is any indication, there isn’t a lot of separation between Mililani and Pearl City.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cougars overcome adversity to fend off Falcons

The Kaiser boys soccer team found itself in a rather precarious situation at halftime of Tuesday's OIA East game against rival Kalani.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Warriors take match-by-match approach under new coach

Kamehameha first-year boys wrestling coach Rob Hesia has his program headed in the right direction, as evidenced by its surprising victory at the Officials tournament Saturday night.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Trojans pass latest test in tough OIA West

Final exams may not be for another week, but the Mililani girls soccer team passed another big test Tuesday night.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Life Champion Senior Bowl provides a first for Sarono

No one was on the receiving end of more TD passes this year than Jaymin Sarono, but Saturday he did something he had never done before.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

No energy shortage for Buffanblu

Zayne Chong, who scored 12 points in Punahou's 64-54 win over Kalaheo Saturday, relishes the opportunity to play defense, along with the rest of the team's second unit.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alegre's roots come from Honokaa

Jayme Carvalho, Honokaa's fourth-year boys basketball coach, grew up learning all about the playing and coaching exploits of James Alegre.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Welch's view of Open final was a unique one

Saint Louis assistant Gerald Welch was on the Kahuku sideline just a season ago.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Waialua's Barit can breathe a sigh of relief

The Bulldogs earned their first trip to the state tournament with their 19-14 semifinal win over Kaimuki Friday night.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Tagovailoa-Amosa had a big hand in Kapolei's quarterfinal win

Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa broke up four passes near the line of scrimmage and had one sack to help the Hurricanes shut down Moanalua's high-powered offense Friday night.


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