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

Nick Abramo

Hawaii Football Recruiting Wrap-up: 7 Players Are Off To Power

Wednesday’s spring signing day was pretty much the conclusion of the college football recruiting season for the Class of 2021. Sure, there may be some late commitments, but pretty much the FBS Division I college crop of players from Hawaii is set. All told, 16 players from the 808 are going the D-I route, including […]Read More

Aiea’s Grant Matsushita: A Hawaii Hockey Trailblazer

From the Ice Palace in Aiea to varsity college hockey in Rhode Island to club college hockey in Southern California. That was the path Grant Matsushita took in the late 1990s and early 2000s. As a teenager and Aiea High student, he started going to the only ice hockey rink in Hawaii on weekends because […]Read More

DIGITAL REALITY: John John Florence and Carissa Moore Are The

The reigning king and queen of Hawaii men’s and women’s professional surfing — John John Florence and Carissa Moore — got some help with digital cameras to capture the 2020 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing competition.   Carissa Moore, shacked at Backdoor Pipe during the 2021 season’s opening championship tour event at Ehukai Beach. (Image […]Read More

Leilehua Wrestler Winds Up Getting 6 Months Probation In Referee

This is not an easy story to write. But news is news and the result of recent litigation should be reported. Nearly a year ago, a Leilehua senior wrestler was arrested for allegedly assaulting a referee at the Texaco Wrestling State Championships. Witnesses on Feb. 22, 2020, said they saw the Mules’ Vitale Afoa, while […]Read More

Coaches: A Shortened ILH Football Season Is Still Possible

It’s possible high school football may still happen in the 808 this spring. And girls volleyball, too. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu is still working on trying to run shortened seasons (which are usually played in the fall) in those two sports from March to May. This is according to two ILH coaches who are […]Read More

A Tale of 2 Rings: Love … And A Nice

I own two rings. One I wear every day. The other is now within sight after being tucked away for about 40 years. Well, the first one is easy to explain. It is a symbol of my love and marriage to one Lynn Vicente of Eleele Kauai, who now goes by Vince Abramo. She’s an […]Read More

A Real Diamond In The Campbell Industrial Park Rough: Kapolei

It is a jewel, the Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas. Yet, most people on Oahu don’t know the two-rink, state-of-the-art facility sits there in Campbell Industrial Park. It opened in 2010 and — up until COVID-19 suspended operations last March — was a bastion of activity and a wonderful outlet for much-needed exercise and fun for […]Read More