HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - While the football team from the Ânuenue High School may appear like any other team, they have a few unique characteristics and secret weapons. Amy Kalili has more on this Hawaiian speaking football players this morning in our ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola segment.
He mea koa nô ko kçia kime pôkeku e hoʻoikaika mau ana i kçlâ me kçia pâʻani. ʻOiai he 19 wale nô lâlâ o ke kime, he paio no no kçlâ me kçia ʻinihâ ma ke kahua pâʻani.
Nâ Koa is the Hawaiian expression for warriors and this 19-member team does fight for every inch they get on the field.
A i mea e hiki ai ke paio paʻa mau, he mea nui ka makaʻala a mâlama ola kino no kçia mau ʻâlapa a eia mai kekahi kiʻina koʻikoʻi nô o ia mâlama ola kino, ʻo ʻAnakala James nô hoʻi.
In order to keep fighting though, staying healthy is important and "ʻAnakala" James is their secret weapon.
ʻAnakala James, maikaʻi kâna hana me mâkou. Kôkua ʻo ia (iâ) mâkou me nâ mea a pau.
He helps us with everything.
He mana nui kâna, no ka mea, ke hoʻopâ ʻo ia iâ mâkou me kona mau lima, hele nâ mea a pau i waho.
It amazing but it is as if he hands just take the pain away.
He kiaʻi hale paʻahao ʻo ʻAnakala a ʻo ia kâna hana manawa piha. Hôʻea mai ʻo i i ke kula ma hope ma muli o kona aloha nui i kçia mau ʻâlapa a no ka hele a kamaʻâina iâ lâkou i hiki ke kôkua iâ lâkou ma ka pâkahi a i ke kime holoʻokoʻa kekahi.
Uncle James, a full-time prison guard, gives of his spare time and aloha, developing a bond to help them heal as individuals and as a team.
I noticed, once everybody stay all, stay all healthy, they not bickering and yelling dat kine at each other. They get more tight, that is the reason why, I notice as I keep working with these kids, then they getting pono then everything, they feeling all in the right group. Then I feel good.
Inâ ola a ikaika ke kino, ʻaʻole ʻaʻaka ke kanaka a launa maikaʻi. Ola ma ka pâkahi, ola ke kime a hauʻoli au.
Kôkua ʻo ia iaʻu me koʻu mau pilikia me koʻu kuli a me koʻu mau manamanalima.
He works on my knee injury and my fingers as well.
Komo ʻo ia i kâna mana i loko ou a lomi.
I can feel his energy in his lomilomi.
He kiʻina lapaʻau kuʻuna maoli nô ia e ola ana i kçia lâ me ka hoʻopili ʻia aku i nâ kiʻina lapaʻau o kçia wâ.
This team has the best with both traditional and modern medicine.
ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma HawaiiNewsNow. Aloha.