Insight, News, and Opinion by Nick Abramo
  • March 3, 2021

Nick Abramo

ILH Takes The Next Big Step Toward A Spring Season

Nothing is ever certain about sporting events during the COVID-19 health crisis. But the Interscholastic League of Honolulu is working hard to ensure that its private schools will be at least playing some of its planned spring sports. The league’s heads of schools met online on Friday, when they kept seven sports (tennis, golf, air […]Read More

Generally Speaking, ILH Sports Appear To Be Steaming Ahead

The key word is “generally.” There are no real specifics when you’re planning on running sports schedule with COVID-19 causing all of its havoc: One thing is contingent on another and another thing is contingent on another and so on. In other words, planning is one thing. Getting approval and executing the plans are quite another […]Read More

Billy Kemper’s Big-Wave Survival Story Is The Subject Of A

Maui world champion big-wave surfer Billy Kemper is the subject of a six-part documentary series. The show “Billy” is all about Kemper’s road to recovery after his near-fatal surfing accident in Morocco, and the first episode is available now at The next five episodes of the WSL Studios-produced show will be released one at […]Read More

OPINION: Silence Says A Lot — Hawaii High School Spring

Man, I don’t want to be a naysayer. But it doesn’t look good as far as Hawaii high school spring sports goes. The chances of Hawaii’s five leagues holding a real season are getting smaller every day because of the health concerns caused by COVID-19. As it stands right now, only one league — the […]Read More

Oahu Hockey Players Rejoice: Kapolei Arenas Will Do A Cautious

Hockey players on Oahu are smiling. Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas will be reopening March 1. KIHA owner Richard Pentecost, however, wants hockey players to know that this will be a cautious opening. He takes COVID-19 very seriously. Instead of opening to 25 percent capacity like the Center for Disease Control recommends, KIHA will run at […]Read More

Liam Shanahan — of Marlboro, Ivy and LSU stock —

Author’s note: This story first ran in and is running here in sister site for anyone who likes to read about inspiring football journeys not matter the location on Earth. There are no Hawaii ties on this one. — By now, you may have heard that Marlboro’s big, bruising Liam Shanahan is going […]Read More

Take A Sunday Drive Back In Time To All 54

Get ready to go on a Super Bowl trip with me. Not to Tampa, but down memory lane. I’ve watched most every minute of every Super Bowl and if you name a year, I can tell you who won, although the last 10 years are harder to keep straight in my mind than the first 44. […]Read More