It just feels like there has always been a Poe sister to keep the run of dominance going for the Kamehameha basketball team, which happens to be the most accomplished program on the league’s Division II level.
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By MATT GERHART
By KEVIN JAKAHI
HONOLULU — Four games into his University of Hawaii basketball career, Roderick Bobbitt has already begun re-writing the Rainbow Warriors history book.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo women’s basketball team probably did its homework, and recognized that Katie Hardy and a bunch of Beavers didn’t come in from the cold of North Dakota, where the temperature is in the 25-degree range, to take a sun tan.
Last season, Hilo had everything in its favor — especially the Pana sisters, Aliyah and Alexis, in their final time together — to take down Konawaena, the greatest program and basketball powerhouse in league history.
Most of the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s prime-time players are seniors entering their second year with the program. The fact they’re getting with the program better than Year 1 has women’s basketball coach David Kaneshiro excited.
HONOLULU — No matter what fans think about the three-year performance of University of Hawaii football coach Norm Chow, nobody can rightfully describe his Rainbow Warriors as “quitters.”
The latest Just Scrap featured more than the three local mixed martial arts legends (Ross Ebanez, Mike Aina and Toby Misech) and three promising amateurs (Levi Agcalan, Adam Collarile and Russell Mizuguchi).
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In 2010, Toby “2 Quick” Misech fought and lost to Max Holloway in Just Scrap in a 145-pound featherweight bout when both were blossoming mixed martial arts amateurs.
To get warmed up in the gym, Branden Ha tosses around 315 pounds on the bench press.
Jared Rochas-Islas led a punishing rushing attack with three touchdowns and quarterback Makoa Filikitonga-Lukela also scored three times as top-seeded Lahainaluna overwhelmed Kamehameha-Hawaii 52-7 in a Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II semifinal at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku, Maui.
Jeffrey Parker led four Western Washington players in double figures with 22 points Saturday night, and the Vikings scored 14 straight points late in the second half for an 84-73 victory against the University of Hawaii at Hilo in Bellingham, Wash.