Press Pass - Kalani Takase


Sunday, November 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aluli eager for fresh start after injury

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

Monday, January 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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