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Star-Advertiser columnist Dave Reardon discusses any and all sports issues, with a special focus on Hawaii’s athletes and teams.

Tulimasealii on Poly award watch list

by Dave Reardon on July 28, 2015

University of Hawaii junior defensive lineman Kennedy Tulimasealii, a product of Waianae High School, is among the 36 players on the preseason watch list for the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award which was announced today. Marcus Mariota, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oregon and Saint Louis School, won the inaugural award […]

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Bailey: “Why not Hawaii?”

by Dave Reardon on July 27, 2015

I’m back from vacation today. First thing will be to go hear Hawaii athletic director David Matlin and football offensive coordinator Don Bailey talk at the Downtown Athletic Club’s luncheon at the Hukilau restaurant. Update: About 100 people attended the luncheon. Matlin, who pointed out that he just made three months officially on the job, […]


Apisa finishing documentary

by Dave Reardon on July 14, 2015

Bob Apisa, one of the greatest high school football players in Hawaii’s history, recently returned home to celebrate his 70th birthday. The Farrington and Michigan State standout lives in Southern California after retiring from a career as a stuntman and actor in Hollywood. Now he has graduated to filmmaking, and is putting the finishing touches […]



by Dave Reardon on July 10, 2015

I’m on vacation most of the rest of the month. But I will be back in for a day or two in the next couple of weeks and will post my ballot for preseason Mountain West football all-conference choices.


AGREEMENT BETWEEN HEAD COACH ALIKA SMITH and PRINCIPAL SUSAN HUMMEL and ATHLETIC DIRECTOR MARK BRILHANTE I, Head Coach of the Boys Basketball Team fully understand and agree to the following expectations set forth by both Principal Susan Hummel and Athletic Director Mark Brilhante. *I shall Respect the decisions made by the Principal and Athletic Director. […]


HNN refills sports reporting team

by Dave Reardon on June 22, 2015

Collin Harmon, who has worked in Denver, Montana and most recently Eugene, Oregon, at KVAL will join the Hawaii News Now sports department, according to sources. Harmon fills the spot opened when Mark Carpenter left earlier this month. The Phoenix native joins Francesca Weems and Taryn Hatcher on the HNN sports desk. I don’t know […]

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It is debatable when Mark Carpenter‘s broadcast career started. We can say it was four years ago, when he made the most of a Society of Professional Journalists internship at Hawaii News Now as a senior at Hawaii Pacific University. But I like to go further back, to when Mark was 16 and a student […]

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While working on today’s column yesterday, I reached out to Bryan Clay. I wanted to ask the 2008 Olympic decathlon champion who is a product of Castle High School his thoughts about Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner, who like Clay won the decathlon gold for the U.S. Jenner did it in 1976. Clay and Jenner have […]

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Scott Harding made quite an impression on Jeff Reinebold, the former University of Hawaii assistant who is now special teams coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. Harding worked out for him , as a receiver and punter, while Reinebold was visiting this week. “I’ve had the opportunity to see some great punters, Reinebold […]

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Golf in China, and some follow-ups

by Dave Reardon on May 19, 2015

Dan Washburn, an author who has written a book called “The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream” will be featured at a panel discussion Wednesday at noon at the East-West Center. Don Wallace of Honolulu Magazine will moderate, and it is open to the public and admission is free. Here are some updates having […]

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