Taking his first loss as a pro was a tough pill to swallow, but local mixed martial arts fighter Timothy “War” Teves aims to climb to new heights in 2019.
HONOLULU — The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award presented by Hawaiian Airlines.
If you’re a fan of football, and I’m sure many of you are, then you must be pretty excited of what’s to come. The NFL Playoffs start this weekend, then a national champ will be crowned Monday at the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
A handful of wrestlers from the Kauai Interscholastic Federation placed at the Pa‘ani Challenge all-girls preseason wrestling tournament over the weekend at Punahou School in Honolulu. Waimea High School’s Shai-Lein Acosta placed second in the novice 132-pound weight class. In the same class, Kapaa High School’s Theresa Lindsey placed fifth. The class competed in a round robin bracket.
LIHUE — Local fight fans had the chance to meet one of UFC’s rising fighters. Rachael Ostovich talked story with patrons in a packed Kalapaki Joe’s in Lihue during a viewing party Saturday as the local sports bar showed the broadcast of “UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2.”
WAIMEA — As one door closes, another opens — Chad Delanoza is about to take on a new endeavor. After serving the last 14 years as the varsity girls volleyball head coach for Waimea High School, Delanoza is now the school’s new varsity baseball head coach.
LIHUE — A local clothing company had humble beginnings but recently received some national recognition. Vance Pascua, Ainofea owner and CEO, was the subject of a interview by a Forbes Magazine contributing writer. The interview was published online earlier this week.
The College Football Playoff semifinals are upon us. This weekend, two teams will punch their tickets to the College Football Championship game. The Cotton Bowl features No. 2 Clemson (13-0) against No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0), and the Orange Bowl will pit together No. 1 Alabama (13-0) and No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1).