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Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Making News, Not Reporting it
Hawaii Kai’s Lauren Conching dreamed of being a television sideline reporter. She loved sports and the energy and excitement of covering the world of athletics....

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // The Father Of Baseball’s Birthday
For our readers who love both baseball and local history, the month of April is an especially interesting time. April 17 is the birthdate of...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Never Stop Reaching For The Prize
This is the story of perseverance, commitment, determination and follow-through about someone I’ve known for nearly 20 years. But I didn’t know this about him...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Many Sweet Memories Of March
I love this time of year. March Madness. Just saying the two words together gets me going. I’m currently on a plane, flying to Bellingham,...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // The Power Of Martial Arts
I ran into Sam Bishaw when I was in Kailua recently. He’s the master, or kwanjangnim, at Martial Arts Company in Kailua town. He was...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Rooting For Coach Alika Smith
I’ve always considered Alika Smith as one of Hawaii’s favorite sons. His rise as a basketball star at Kalaheo and later the University of Hawaii,...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Bringing Back Wahine Glory Days
It’s been quite a year for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine basketball team. For the first time in many seasons, there is talk of...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Getting Down And Muddy At Kualoa
Harrison Dull is a mudder. “I’ll take that. I like being called a mudder. It works,” Harrison says with a smile. His smile is bright...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Reasons To Smile and ‘Yuk’ It Up
I smiled when I saw that Hawaii Pacific University’s Garrett Yukumoto set the school’s all-time victory mark for baseball coaches. Yukumoto surpassed Allan Sato when...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // HPU Helmet Night Honors Kameron
Kathleen Steinhoff chokes back tears when she speaks about her late son, former Hawaii Pacific University and Punahou basketball star Kameron Steinhoff. “I have my...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // 25 Years Of ‘MidWeek’ Sports
Perhaps it means I’m getting older, but it struck me the other day that 2013 marks the 25th year I’ve been writing for MidWeek. I’ve...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Another NFL Center Of Attention
Max Unger exhaled. “Man, it was tough,” he says about the Seattle Seahawks’ heartbreaking ouster from the NFL playoffs, a 30-28 last-second loss to the...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // This And That And A Tongan Thing
A little bit of this and that and other things during this first month of 2013: * The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team is...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Growing Field Hockey In Hawaii
Did you know that men’s field hockey was an Olympic sport and has been since 1904? I didn’t. I also didn’t know that the United...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // The Day We Witnessed A Miracle
Can it really be 30 years ago that golf fans saw the most historic shot in Hawaii golf history? Thirty years – how long has...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Notre Dame’s ‘Other’ Laie Star
Laie’s Robby Toma vividly remembers how hard he worked as a youngster in preparing for each football season. “Sometimes we would run up this hill...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // The Thrill That’s Lingered 30 Years
Chaminade’s Tony Randolph and Virginia’s Ralph Sampson sat court-side last month at Lahaina Civic Center, laughing and joking and having a great time watching Chaminade...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Annual Nice Sports People Awards
It looks like you’ve got your Christmas trees all decorated, the holiday lights are shining and gift shopping is on its way to completion. That...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Maryknoll’s Tall Gift From Germany
Extremely tall high school basketball players are as rare in the Islands as snowmen. So when 6-foot-8-inch German exchange student Tobias Schramm first walked onto...

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Keeping Score // Kailua Gears Up For Tournament
Wally Marciel has been around basketball virtually all his life, and he’s a Kailua boy through and through. So the chance for him to put...


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