Insight, News, and Opinion by Nick Abramo
  • November 30, 2021

Nick Abramo

Four Former Saint Louis School QBs Among Those Making A

Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins is getting the most press lately among former Hawaii high school football stars. But he is just one of two starting QBs in the NFL from Hawaii. The other, Marcus Mariota, catapulted to the starting role for the Las Vegas Raiders after Derek Carr’s injury. As a matter of […]Read More

High school sports in Hawaii in spring of 2021? No

Editors will tell you that there is no reason to write a story if nothing happens. True, kind of. But this here article I’ve got for you today is a “no word on anything” story and, believe it or not, it’s huge and sad. And despite the fact that thousands of our Hawaii teenagers are […]Read More

Back In The Saddle: Seventh Grade Hooliganism And The Amazing

Author’s note: This story will appear in sister sites and Warning, it might spark the interest of the Marlboro people quite a bit more than the Hawaii people. Sorry about that. Hawaii-based stories will return soon, too. I promise. — Writing is easy, right? Write! Right. Wright? What up with that? Looks like […]Read More

No 2020 Marlboro Vs. Hudson Thanksgiving Day Game: Are You

Editor’s note: This story will appear in both of our sites, and ——— What in hootin’ hell is going on here? No Marlboro vs. Hudson Thanksgiving Day rivalry game? Impossible. The reverberations of this decision are being felt as far away as Hawaii — by me anyway. Honestly, this development is incredible. That […]Read More

Hawaii’s Victoria Lee, Only 16, Plans To Make MMA Waves

Hawaii’s Victoria Lee is not done high school, but by turning pro, she is done with high school wrestling for Mililani. That’s because Lee — a 16-year-old junior in high school — signed with One Championship a few weeks ago. She’s following in the same path as sister Angela Lee, the One atomweight world champion, […]Read More

Kahuku Fans Are Adamant About Keeping The Polynesian Mascot And

If anyone is wondering, Kahuku fans are up in arms about a recommendation by the Department of Education to rid the Polynesian mascot and tomahawk chop from their identity. In recent weeks, Kahuku principal Donna Lindsey sent a letter to the school community, saying that the school would acquiesce to that particular guidance by the […]Read More

This Forum Gives Me A Chance To Tell The World

My mom, wow. What a strong woman. Born Geraldine Marie Aucoin in 1920, she lost her husband (my father) when she was 48 and then she lost a daughter (my sister) when she was almost 56. Six years later, she was the victim of an assault, and fortunately, the assailant received a 20-year prison sentence. […]Read More

Opinion: Kahuku Will Get To Keep ‘Red Raiders’ Name, But

Editor’s note: The following story is opinion in nature, but it is based on facts and knowledge of the behind-the-scenes work by government officials and other entities and stakeholders. — Some people’s gravestones in the Kahuku area are inscribed with the words “Red Raider For Life.” Other Kahuku High graduates, athletes or sports fans who […]Read More

Hawaii Roars Back To Oust Visiting New Mexico 39-33 In

It looked bleak in the early going for Hawaii in its football home opener Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. But the Rainbow Warriors shook it off and stormed back in the second half for a 39-33 victory against Mountain West Conference rival New Mexico. There were zero fans in the stands due to COVID-19 restrictions. […]Read More