I was lucky — that was a time when Waianae High School was THE team to beat in the OIA (Oahu Interscholastic Association). I went straight to the University of Hawaii after graduation to continue my education, but sports weren’t part of the agenda anymore. I could watch “my” team on TV, and get excited for them and mad at the refs (and ESPN sportscasters)… I even found myself holding my breath while watching recorded games for the second time. I now get to lean on our local media darlings to please, please have the Senior Walk on tape so we will be able to see it!
Now called Wailea Beach Resort — Marriott Maui, the stunning hotel property boasts 547 redesigned rooms and suites, three distinct and epic pool environments and six hot dining options including the Humble Market Kitchin in the old Mala and Mi Grant spot.
Governor Shan Tsutsui, Mayor Alan Arakawa, surfers Kai Lenny and Matt Meola, former NBA player and coach Don Nelson, musician Marty Dread, civic leader Tony Taketani, chef Kimi Warner, artist Ed Lane and TV host Kanoa Leahey.
Vento adds that proceeds from the event will help support the MACC’s many ventures, such as an engagement by Henry Kapono and bandmates performing at a special al fresco concert at the homeless resource center, Ka Hale A Ke Ola, organized through the MACC’s ongoing Artists in the Community program.
The University of Hawaii Warriors have an undefeated season! They got some, but, as it turned out, they didn’t need it! That would have been fine except for the pregnant woman behind us who asked us to sit down because she was pregnant and couldn’t stand up. With only 44 seconds left in the game I was still screaming at the TV, “No, no, no! It would have been slightly better at Vineyard Zippy’s where at least someone would have gotten the benefit of my screaming… Overpriced tickets, taxi fare, because the parking was full three hours before kick off, and we watched the game from home. Of course all of this whining turns this post (one that I was so looking forward to writing) into a “Honolulu Rant” and it has been tagged as such.
When I was in high school, I went to every football game. I’m sure my volume must have helped carry that extra point over that goal post! We couldn’t see and we couldn’t see the replay screen either because everyone else was standing up… Okay, aside from the idiotic stadium gaffes and a double auwe for ESPN whose time was too precious to keep filming long enough for us to see the Senior Walk, the game was exciting, tense and one heck of a game!