Jasmine Wong wins first individual girls golf title for ‘Iolani; Punahou girls take home 13th team state championship

Jasmine Wong wins first individual girls golf title for ‘Iolani; Punahou girls take home 13th team state championship

‘Iolani’s Jasmine Wong poses for a photo after becoming the first-ever individual girls golf champion. Andrew Lee | HHSAA

Jasmine Wong wins first individual girls golf title for ‘Iolani; Punahou girls take home 13th team state championship

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED MAY 9, 2024

Jasmine Wong etched her name in the history books.

The ‘Iolani Raider became the first-ever individual girls golf state champion after taking home top honors in the David Ishii State Championships at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course Wednesday afternoon.

Wong was one of three players that had the lowest score in round one while hitting par in round two to secure the win with a score of two over par.

She edged Punahou’s Jessica Lee and Nicole Ikeda by one and two strokes respectively to take gold.

The Buffanblu won their 13th state team title however, which all came in 2007 and after. Lee, Ikeda and Sydney Fuke all hit under par for Punahou in round two as they placed three in the top five and six in the top 20.

Oregon QB Dillon Gabriel gives back to community with ‘I’m Inspired’ event

Oregon QB Dillon Gabriel gives back to community with ‘I’m Inspired’ event

Oregon QB Dillon Gabriel gives back to community with ‘I’m Inspired’ event

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED MAY 4, 2024

MILILANI — Giving back to his community has always been on Dillon Gabriel’s heart.

The Oregon quarterback and former Mililani Trojan was back home Friday night as he helped present new home and away uniforms for his alma mater’s football team in his “I’m Inspired” event, which was free for the public.

Gabriel, who also played at University of Central Florida and Oklahoma before his transfer to the Ducks, has been donating to Mililani’s athletic teams for the past couple of years now using earnings earned profiting off his own name, image and likeness (NIL).

“I just wanted to inspire others and push the culture and challenge others to keep providing the best resources for our young athletes,” said Gabriel.

“They deserve it, they work hard, just excited for them. Nothing beats a smile on their face and the confidence they’ll have when they go play.”

Brands like Nike, Guardian Caps, Raising Cane’s, Riddell, EvoShield, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union and Hawaii Pacific Health, among others, have contributed to the event.

In addition to the football uniforms being branded by Nike, VICIS also played a role as a primary sponsor with its donations of ZERO2 helmets to outfit the team. VICIS sister brand Schutt also contributed new XV series shoulder pads.

“It’s great, a lot of work got put into it,” Gabriel said of the new football uniforms, which are back in Mililani’s traditional Brown and Gold colors.

“A lot of people touched this project. I can’t take everyone enough for just the accessories, the helmets, the shoulder pads, the uniform, all of it coming together to show you the product that they came out in. I’m super grateful.”

Among those in attendance was one of Gabriel’s former high school teammate Darius Muasau, who was recently drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round after a collegiate career at UCLA and Hawai’i.

“It’s a great feeling being in Mililani right now, having this whole function thrown by Dillon, grateful for that guy,” said Muasau. 

“This is what it’s all about right here, giving back to the community, being with the future generation right here. It’s nice to give back and seeing everybody happy and all the smiles across everybody’s face.”

The event was emceed by Hawaii News Now’s Steve Uyehara and had a concert by Nesian N.I.N.E after the uniforms were unveiled. There were also games, food and activities in the free event for the public.

Waiakea repeats as state boys golf champion, Seabury Hall’s Tyler Loree wins individual title

Waiakea repeats as state boys golf champion, Seabury Hall’s Tyler Loree wins individual title

The Waiakea boys golf team pose for a photo after winning the school’s second straight state title, the program’s 13th overall. Andrew Lee | HHSAA

Waiakea repeats as state boys golf champion, Seabury Hall’s Tyler Loree wins individual title

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED MAY 2, 2024

Back-to-back for the Waiakea boys golf team.

The Warriors repeated as the David Ishii/HHSAA Boys Golf team champion Wednesday afternoon at Kaneohe Klipper to win the program’s 13th state title in school history.

Waiakea had a five shot advantage over Moanalua and Punahou, who tied for second place.

Seabury Hall’s Tyler Loree won the individual title with a score of 141 through the tournament’s two rounds. It was his three under par performance in round one that helped secure the title as he hit par in round two to seal the win. 

Kahuku’s Keola Silva Jr. came in second place with a four under par performance in round two that helped him rise the leaderboards. Silva was the only player to hit under par in round two.

Honolulu-native John Oda wins 65th annual Mid-Pacific Open

Honolulu-native John Oda wins 65th annual Mid-Pacific Open

John Oda of Honolulu poses for a photo after winning the 65th annual Mid-Pacific Open. Andrew Lee | Special to HSRN

Honolulu-native John Oda wins 65th annual Mid-Pacific Open

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED APRIL 29, 2024

KAILUA — One year after coming in second place, John Oda is now the latest winner of the Mid-Pacific Open.

The Honolulu-native took home the grand prize of $15,000 by winning the professional flight of the 65th annual Mid-Pacific Open at the Mid-Pacific Country Club on Sunday.

Oda was consistent in the four-day tournament, posting scores of three under par in every round to finish with a score of 276 in the 72-hole competition.

Derek Chinen of Kaneohe won the championship flight after needing to win playoff hole to fend off James Whitworth and Katsuhiro Yamashita. The trio were tied with a score of 296 after four rounds.

Jose Elizaga of Honolulu won the A-Flight with a score of 331 while Ernest Barrett III won the B-Flight with a score of 340.

Casey Nakama won the senior professional tournament while Brandon Kop won the senior amateur competition.

NFL Starting QB Info 2022

NFL Starting QB Info 2022

With a population of just over 1.4 million, Hawai’i currently has two starting quarterbacks in the NFL with Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) and Marcus Mariota (Falcons). They also happen to be from the same high school, Saint Louis.

There are only 8 QB’s over the age of 30 and one over the age of 40 (Tom Brady, 45).

Team Starting QB Birthplace High School College Draft Info HT/WT Birth Date
Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray Bedford, TX Allen HS Texas A&M (2015), Oklahoma (2016-2018) 2019: RD 1, PK 1 (ARI) 5’10” / 207 lbs 8/7/1997 (24)
Atlanta Falcons Marcus Mariota Honolulu, HI Saint Louis HS Oregon 2015: RD 1, PK 2 (TEN) 6’4″ / 222 lbs 10/30/1993 (28)
Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson Pompano Beach, FL Boynton Beach HS Louisville 2018: RD 1, PK 32 (BAL) 6’2″ / 212 lbs 1/7/1997 (25)
Buffalo Bills Josh Allen Firebaugh, CA Firebaugh HS Wyoming 2018: RD 1, PK 7 (BUF) 6’5″ / 237 lbs 5/21/1996 (26)
Carolina Panthers Sam Darnold Capistrano Beach, CA San Clemente HS USC 2018: RD 1, PK 3 (NYJ) 6’3″ / 225 lbs 6/5/1997 (25)
Baker Mayfield Austin, TX Lake Travis HS Texas Tech (2013), Oklahoma (2014-17) 2018: RD 1, PK 1 (CLE) 6’1″ / 215 lbs 4/14/1995 (27)
Chicago Bears Justin Fields Kennesaw, GA Harrison HS Ohio State 2021: RD 1, PK 11 (CHI) 6’3″ / 2228 lbs 3/5/1999 (23)
Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow Athens, OH Athens HS Ohio State (2015-2017), LSU (2018-19) 2020: RD 1, PK 1 (CIN) 6’4″ / 215 lbs 12/10/1996 (25)
Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson Gainesville, GA Gainesville HS Clemson 2017: RD 1, PK 12 (HOU) 6’2″ / 215 lbs 9/14/1995 (26)
Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott Sulphur, LA Haughton HS Mississippi St 2016: RD 4, PK 135 (DAL) 6’2″ / 238 lbs 7/29/1993 (29)
Denver Broncos Russell Wilson Cincinnati, OH Collegiate HS (Richmond, VA) NC State (2007-10), Wisconsin (2011) 2012: RD 3, PK 75 (SEA) 5’11” / 215 lbs 11/29/1988 (33)
Detroit Lions Jared Goff Novato, CA Marin Catholic HS Cal 2016: RD 1, PK 1 (LAR) 6’4″, 217 lbs 10/14/1994 (27)
Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers Chico, CA Pleasant Valley HS Butte CC (2002), Cal (2003-04) 2004: RD 1, PK 24 (GB) 6’2″, 225 lbs 12/2/1983 (38)
Houston Texans Davis Mills Duluth, GA Greater Atlanta Christian School Stanford 2021: RD 3, PK 67 (HOU) 6’4″, 225 lbs 10/21/1998 (23)
Indianapolis Colts Matt Ryan Exton, PA William Penn Charter School Boston College 2008: RD 1, PK 3 (ATL) 6’4″, 220 lbs 5/17/1985 (37)
Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence Knoxville, TN Cartersville HS (Catersville, GA) Clemson 2021: RD 1, PK 1 (JAX) 6’6″, 213 lbs 10/6/1999 (22)
Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes Tyler, TX Whitehouse HS Texas Tech 2017: RD 1, PK 10 (KC) 6’2″, 225 lbs 9/17/1995 (26)
Las Vegas Raiders Derek Carr Fresno, CA Bakersfield Christian Fresno State 2014: RD 2, PK 36 (OAK) 6’3″, 210 lbs 3/28/1991 (31)
Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert Eugene, OR Sheldon HS Oregon 2020: RD 1, PK 6 (LAC) 6’6″, 236 lbs 3/10/1998 (24)
Los Angeles Rams Matthew Stafford Tampa, FL Highland Park HS (Dallas, TX) Georgia 2009: RD 1, PK 1 (DET) 6’3″, 220 lbs 2/7/1988 (34)
Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa Ewa Beach, HI Saint Louis HS Alabama 2020: RD 1, PK 5 (MIA) 6’1″, 217 lbs 3/2/1998 (24)
Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins Barrington, IL Holland Christian (Holland, MI) Michigan State 2012: RD 4, PK 102 (WSH) 6’3″, 205 lbs 8/19/1988 (33)
New England Patriots Mac Jones Jacksonville, FL The Bolles School Alabama 2021: RD 1, PK 15 (NE) 6’3″, 217 lbs 9/5/1998 (23)
New Orleans Saints Jameis Winston Bessemer, AL Hueytown HS Florida St 2015: RD 1, PK 1 (TB) 6’4″, 231 lbs 1/6/1994 (28)
New York Giants Daniel Jones Charlotte, NC Charlotte Latin School Duke 2019: RD 1, PK 6 (NYG) 6’5″, 230 lbs 5/27/1997 (25)
New York Jets Zach Wilson Draper, UT Corner Canyon BYU 2021: RD 1, PK 2 (NYJ) 6’2″, 214 lbs 8/3/1999 (23)
Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Hurts Houston, TX Channelview HS Alabama (2016-2018) Oklahoma (2019) 2020: RD 2, PK 53 (PHI) 6’1″, 223 lbs 8/7/1998 (23)
Pittsburgh Steelers Mitch Trubisky Mentor, OH Mentor HS North Carolina 2017: RD 1, PK 2 (CHI) 6’2″, 220 lbs 8/20/1994 (27)
Kenny Pickett Oakhurst, NJ Ocean Township Pitt 2022: RD 1, PK 20 (PIT) 6’3″, 220 lbs 6/6/1998 (24)
San Francisco 49ers Trey Lance Marshall, MN Marshall Senior North Dakota State 2021: RD 1, PK 3 (SF) 6’4″, 224 lbs 5/9/2000 (22)
Seattle Seahawks Drew Lock Columbia, MO Lee’s Summit Missouri 2019: RD 2, PK 42 (DEN) 6’4″, 228 lbs 11/10/1996 (25)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tom Brady San Mateo, CA Junipero Serra Michigan 2000: RD 6, PK 199 (NE) 6’4″, 225 lbs 8/3/1977 (45)
Tennessee Titans Ryan Tannehill Big Spring, TX Big Spring HS Texas A&M 2012: RD 1, PK 8 (MIA) 6’4″, 217 lbs 7/27/1988 (34)
Washington Commanders Carson Wentz Raleigh, NC Century HS (Bismarck, ND) North Dakota State 2016: RD 1, PK 2 (PHI) 6’5″, 237 lbs 12/30/1992 (29)

*Have not yet determined starter.

Under the Lights: Sistahhood Social

Under the Lights: Sistahhood Social