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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Keeping Score // A Tough Act To Follow At HPU
Barb Hannum was on the run again by the time I caught up with her. She had a class to teach, an international educators tour...

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Keeping Score // The November Local Sports Scene
News and notes from the month of November: I was excited to hear that one of my all-time favorite Warrior football stars is in the...

Bob Hogue
Keeping Score // Te’o Fits The Bill For The Heisman
I liked Manti Te’o the other day. I also liked the Manti Te’o Official Fan Club and Manti Te’o for the Heisman. All of these...

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Keeping Score // Islanders At ‘Other’ Oregon School
It seems ironic that in this year of struggle for the University of Hawaii football program we still see greatness on the college gridiron from...

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Keeping Score // BYU-Hawaii Is Rolling In PacWest
I was in Laie a few weeks ago to attend a battle of nationally ranked women’s volleyball teams. Like most of those in attendance, I...

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