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SPED/ AVID Teacher Debbie Okubo Retiring After 20+ Years

Mrs. Debbie Okubo retires after more than 20 years at Kohala High School.
photo courtesy of 2016 Makahiki

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

May 17, 2016

Kohala High School teacher Debbie Okubo (Or Mrs. Okubo) is retiring after more than 20 years of service to our school. Ask anyone, Mrs. Okubo is a loving, kind-hearted, hard working, professional teacher. She isn't afraid to chastise either; several students know of her "Excuse me!" scolding. She's...

Athlete of the Year awards announced

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

May 17, 2016

Awards for Kohala athletes and for Athlete of the Year were announced at the Athletic Awards Banquet that occurred on the night of May 16th. Among the the MVPs and MIPs, (Most Improved/Inspirational Player) the most coveted award was Athlete of the Year. Two versions of the prize were given, one by...

Kohala Emerges Victorious In Round 1 of Volleyball Playoffs

Kamaalea Emeliano-Solomon goes up for a kill in the win against Christian Liberty. Photo courtesy of JSean Giron.

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

April 27, 2016

The first hurdle in the Cowboys volleyball playoffs career has been cleared. On April 26th, the Kohala Cowboys Volleyball team defeated Christian Liberty Academy in a clean 3 set sweep. This victory propels Kohala past round 1 and into round 2, which will be against Pahoa, but hosted in Kealakehe...

Senior Volleyball Night!

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

April 19, 2016

Volleyball season is soon coming to a close, but that means senior night is approaching! On April 19th, Kohala (2-7) has its last home game of the season against Ka'u. Junior Varsity starts at 6 with Varsity to follow soon after. This last home game is also the last game for Kohala High School Senior...

Come Out And Support Kohala Volleyball!

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

April 5, 2016

In fact, there's no better time to go and watch an entertaining volleyball game starring the Cowboys! They're currently in the middle of the season, where they start playing the same teams again, except on home turf! Kohala's next game is on April 6th against HPA at Kohala High School Gym. Junior...

Kohala Volleyball Competes In “U-300” Tournament

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

March 7, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 28th, the Kohala Boys Volleyball team traveled to Christian Liberty Academy in Hilo to compete in a four team tournament for schools that had less than 300 attending students. The other three teams were Ehunui from Kona, Ka'u, and the one and only CLA. All teams competed against...

This Day In History: March 6

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

March 7, 2016

On March 6th, 2016, Friedrich Bayer & Co. patented the most common household drug today: aspirin. Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, was originally made from chemicals found in the bark of willow trees. The first people to use a primitive form of the painkiller were the Greeks. Hippocrates used it...

This day in history – February 16

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

February 23, 2016

Each and every day has it's own history. February 16th is no exception. Archeologists opened the tomb of King Tut on this day, a massive event in that time period. It was opened by Englishman Howard Carter in 1923. King Tutankhamen was a king that lived around 1400 B.C. It was discovered that he died...

Volleyball Tryouts Still Current!

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

February 23, 2016

If you missed last week's volleyball conditioning, then you can come out this week before it's too late! Kohala High Schools' volleyball team is having tryouts from Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th. Head Coach Nick Lorenzo is looking for athletic students that never give up and play together...

Paul Breese Named “Living Treasure” Of Hawai’i

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

February 22, 2016

Paul Breese, beloved member of the Kohala community, recently named Living Treasure of Hawai'i.

Volleyball Conditioning Starts Monday!

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

February 9, 2016

For the boys who are interested in or signed up for boy's volleyball, the first day of conditioning started on Monday, February 8th. Bring court shoes, a jacket, and water. Coach Nick Lorenzo looks forward to seeing you out on the court! Further practice dates will be announced at practice.

Happy Groundhog Day!

Kaid Nickl, Reporter

February 4, 2016

February 2nd, 2016 marks the famous Groundhog Day! According to legend, if a groundhog called Punxsutawney  Phil sees his shadow, winter will hold out for six more weeks. If not, then winter will end at it's normal time. The belief was also widely spread in 1993 by the film of the same name, in which...

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