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Iolani Classic Championship: Oak Hill Tops Montverde 58-44

Championship Game: Oak Hill Warriors 58 – Montverde Eagles 44 The championship game was supposed to be a high-powered matchup between two explosive offensive teams; instead, the first half was a brutal defensive battle. Oak Hill led 8-5 after the first quarter and 19-13 after the first half. Turnovers and missed shots plagued both teams. [...]

Listen to Me on ESPN 1420 at 10:20pm EST

I will be on Hawaii’s ESPN 1420 at 10:20pm EST to discuss the Iolani Classic. Oak Hill, the No. 1 team in the country, beat No. 25 Montverde 58-44 to take the title. You can listen live at www.espn1420am.com. //

Iolani Classic Semifinals

Montverde Eagles 64 – Mount Vernon Knights 37 After a slow start in which Montverde trailed Mount Vernon 28-26 at halftime, the Eagles exploded in the second half and held the Knights to nine points in the final two quarters. Montverde head coach Kevin Sutton was very pleased with his team’s performance. “We did a [...]

Iolani Classic Quarterfinals

Dr. Phillips Panthers 63 – Wheeler Wildcats 62 The quick pace of the game suited both teams as they raced up and down the court in an up-tempo style of play that never lulled. There were numerous lead changes with neither team able to pull away. Wheeler relied on physicality and the post play of [...]

Iolani Classic Day One

Iolani Raiders 54 – Radford Rams 35 Dr. Phillips Panthers 81 – Academy of the Pacific Dolphins 47 Wheeler Wildcats 71 – Mililani Trojans 34 Oak Hill Warriors 108 – Moanalua Na Menehune 33 The marquee team to watch in the tournament – Oak Hill – didn’t disappoint. All of the fans who packed the [...]

Quinn Cook: Future Duke PG Talks Father’s Death and Basketball

For 14 years, Ted Cook woke up his son, Quinn, in the mornings. On March 4, 2008, Quinn woke up to the sounds of his mother and sister crying. Ted had passed away from a cardiac arrest the night before. “It was really, really hard because he was my best friend. He was somebody who [...]

Oak Hill Returns to Iolani Classic as Coach Steve Smith Reminisces

11 years ago, I attended my first Iolani Classic. The championship game that year featured No. 1 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) vs. No. 2 Dominguez (Compton, Calif.). Oak Hill won in a 54-50 thriller, and Kentucky-bound Cliff Hawkins was named the Most Valuable Player. In addition, I got to interview Tyson Chandler. Oak [...]

Fantasy Football Playoffs Have Arrived in Week 14

My family has never really celebrated Christmas. I know – how weird (and a little sad). In fact, we’re not big on holidays and celebrations, in general. I never got to experience what it felt like to be a little kid waking up on Christmas morning and rushing down the stairs to discover the treasures [...]

Brandon Marshall and Wide Receivers These Days

As I watched Brandon Marshall play against the New York Jets last night, I got into a spirited discussion with a friend about who the best wide receiver in the game is today. The top five would probably consist of Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, and yes, Brandon Marshall (in no particular [...]

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