Everyone has a different moʻolelo about how they landed their dream job—each moʻolelo with its own beginning and end, and I’d like to think mine is just getting started.
Born and raised in Kāneʻohe, family, faith, education and sports were all major tenants in my life. In between hastily rushing from church to basketball games, I realized that my family had made a commitment to support me in all of my passions—both on and off the field.
Their investment would eventually segue to my attendance at Punahou School where I would letter in football, basketball and wrestling. Following graduation, I decided to further my academic career at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and was able to earn a spot on the football team. As a Running-Back on the Hawaiʻi Warrior football team, it was an honor to run through the tunnel at Aloha Stadium and represent both my family and state. When my playing career was over, I realized that my love for sports was intrinsic and would never leave. This insatiable passion would form the basis of my career—sportscaster.
In the fall of 2014, I got the call that would change my life. Hawaii News Now gave me the opportunity to join their production team as a content technician. I had finally got my foot in the door.
For the first year and a half, my job was to roll the teleprompter as a part-time news technician for Hawaiʻi News Now. It was hard to break into the industry and consequently had to work a second job to keep my belly full, but it was never about the money—only the goal.
I wanted to become a sportscaster and would set forth on a path to take any opportunity I could get…and so I did.
Now after four years of serving in a variety of capacities from editor to photojournalist at Hawaiʻi News Now, I am so blessed to step into this new position as sportscaster. I am looking forward to delivering and celebrating the talents, accomplishments and highlights of our tremendously talented state. Mahalo for being co-authors in this next chapter of my life and the moʻolelo of our island home.
For the first time since 2013, the University of Hawai’i Wahine volleyball team earned the 12th-seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host the Northern Colorado in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Even though New Year’s is a little less then a month away, you can expect fireworks Dec. 14 when Waianae native Max Holloway (21-4) defends his UFC Featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski (20-1) at UFC 245 in Sin City.
The University of Hawai’i football team will make its first appearance in the Mountain West Championship game when it faces 19th-ranked Boise State, Saturday, Dec. 7 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Kick-off is 2:00 p.m. MT (11:00 a.m. HT)
St. Louis School is expected to officially accept an invitation to compete in the Geico State Champions Bowl Series later this month, and are believed to be heading to Las Vegas for the exhibition game.
“This tournament has really benefited the Maui Food Bank, and for over 11 years, it has allowed us to provide over 250,000 meals, while helping to feed people on the islands of Lanai and Molokai as well.”
The Silverswords wrap up the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Wednesday against Georgia, their first-ever meeting against the Bulldogs. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
After capturing its first Big West title under third year head coach Robyn Ah Mow, the University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team swept the major post-season awards for the first time in the Big West.
“The Maui Invitational is such a special special event for all of us," said Chaminade president Dr. Lynn Babington. "Our whole Chaminade community and our whole Ohana is here and our players come to Chaminade, so that they can have the opportunity to play in the Maui Invitational.”
The Rainbow Warriors improved to 4-2 on the season with the victory. It was the fourth 20-point performance for Stansberry in the last five games as the Rainbow Warriors pulled away from a feisty Privateer squad (1-4) with an offensive explosion in the second-half.
“It was all about lack of effort,” said Beeman following the game. “It’s not just about winning and losing; it’s about how you win and how you lose. We got beat in terms of effort tonight, and that can’t happen. For us to win next week, we need to go a find a bucket load of effort.”
The No. 18 University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team won the Big West Conference title outright with a three-set sweep over Long Beach State, 25-18, 25-12, 25-20 on Friday night in front of a sold out Stan Sheriff Center.
The Kahuku Red Raiders (9-3) and St. Louis Crusaders (11-0) will add the newest chapter to one of prep football’s oldest rivalries next weekend, when the teams battle for the Open Division State title.
The University of Hawai’i women’s basketball team kept up the strong start to the 2019 season by knocking off UT San Antonio on the opening day of the Bank of Hawai’i Classic, 62-50 on Friday afternoon.
The Rainbow Wahine will take on the Matadors on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. followed by The Beach on "Senior Night", Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Stan Sheriff Center.
BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe officially accepted an invitation and secured BYU’s place in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl that will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on Christmas Eve next month. Their opponent has yet to be announced.