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Saturday, September 17, 2022 | By Nick Abramo Seven yards is all Kaiser needed, but it was not to be. When visiting Pearl City’s Shyne Kalilikane-McMoore tackled the Cougars’ Donovan Reis at the 7-yard line as time ran out, it was the Chargers who erupted in celebration after holding on for a 27-21 OIA Division II football victory Friday night. What a relief it was for Pearl City that Kalililkane-McMoore upended Reis. Seven more yards and it would have been a 39-yard touchdown pass from Easton Yoshino with an ensuing extra-point try to win it. “We had ‘em,” Pearl City...

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Friday, September 16, 2022 | By Nick Abramo During the 1990s and early 2000s, the Waimea football team was a thing of beauty on Kauai. Led by a string of coaches like Tommy Rita, Patrick Pereira and Jon Kobayashi, discipline and fundamentals were the two traits at the forefront of those teams. And while those two words are quite common when coaches talk, Big Blue on the Garden Isle lived and breathed them. Usually smaller in stature than their opponents — especially when it came time to play against Oahu teams — Waimea made up for it in other ways coaches love....

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 | By Nick Abramo Kahuku and Mililani will make Hawaii high school football history this weekend by taking on two of the absolute best teams in the nation as ranked by multiple websites. If either Hawaii squad wins, it will be legendary. On Friday at 4 p.m. Hawaii time, the Trojans (4-1) take on Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California), which holds the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 and the High School Football America 100. Then on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., the Red Raiders (5-0) square off against St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California),...

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The importance of Sunshine (during a pandemic). With the state on its second lock down, public beaches and parks have been closed to the public. Which leaves many of us missing our daily activities. It is important that we still get out and be active in the sun. When natural sunlight hits the skin it activates our body’s vitamin D production. Vitamin D is also known as “the sunshine vitamin.” It is a critical ingredient for overall health; lowers high blood pressure, helps muscles, protects against inflammation,  improves our brain function and could potentially protect against cancer.  Lower levels of vitamin...

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Trishnalei hopes to bring healing to the universe through her interpretation of reggae, pop and r&b music splashed with a tropical island flare.  Just like in her name itself, Nalei is a garland of flowers or fern bound together with the intention of love and healing.

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