What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In February

Championship Hoops In February

The Snapple/HHSAA Girls Basketball Championships tips off the month
of February. Here’s a quick breakdown of the some of the teams…

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Maryknoll Spartans (ILH)

No team in the state has more depth than the four-time ILH Champions.
Loaded with talent at every position Maryknoll has become the
overwhelming favorite to win the state title since the start of the season.
Senior guard Rhianne Omori has anchored the offense averaging 9.3 points
per game, her ability to handle the ball and get quick steals has allowed the
Spartans to play at a pace few have been able to keep up with. Forwards
Bella Cravens, Moe Notoa and Rhyenne Filisi have become a force in the
paint with their quick footwork, and strength on the glass. Oh, and they can
shoot the three pretty well too, 64- made three-pointers, good for second
best in the state (Iolani – 68).

Kalani Falcons (OIA)

Coming off their fifth OIA title in school history, don’t sleep on the Falcons.
Kalani’s offensive pace is comparable to the likes of Iolani and Maryknoll.
Quick steals. Easy layups. The Falcons are loaded with youthful talent as
well, like freshmen guard Alayna Akiona, a quick shooter that can drive and
finish at the rim and burn you above the arc with her stellar perimeter
shooting. Senior Logan Luke anchors it under the basket, a matchup
problem for some in the league, with her quick footwork and sniper-like
shooting anywhere on the floor.

Konawaena Wildcats (BIIF)

The Wildcats have won eight DI state titles and are still the underdogs?
Not so fast. Konawaena has always seemed to bring that Big Island magic
to the state tourney. Nine players all who possess a great defensive intensity
mindset and can shoot the lights out on any given night. Cherilyn Molina
and Mikayla Tablit bring a lot of postseason experience to a fairly young
team this year. Averaging 67 points per game, these Wildcats are on the
prowl for yet another trophy in 2018. 

Join us February 1 – February 3 for coverage of the Snapple/HHSAA Girls
Basketball 
State Championships on Spectrum OC16 (12/1012).

In addition, February is filled with prep sports from boys and girls soccer,
wrestling, and the start of the baseball and softball seasons.

Get ready. It’s about to get good!

The Evolution Of Tiny Tadani

Tiny Tadani has been a mainstay with OC16 and TV in Hawaii. An
energetic, friendly and creative go-getter, Tiny has had an
entrepreneurial mind since high school. He would call up radio
stations to give sports scores and reports not only because he loved
sports, but to get his foot in the door of the radio world. “I won a radio
contest that awarded me a scholarship to the Columbia School of
Broadcasting,” Tiny recalled. “That contest also guaranteed me a job at
KIKI AM83, then the number one radio station in Hawaii.” He started as
a radio disc jockey at KIKI during his senior year at Castle High School.

After a few years jumping around several different radio stations, Tiny
applied at Oceanic Cable. With his baby son Taylor in tow, Tiny
interviewed with OC16 creator, Mitzi Lehano. We’re not quite sure if baby
Taylor had an influence, but Tiny impressed Mitzi enough to get hired as
the promotion and production manager. With his radio background and
natural ability in front of the camera, Tiny also did sideline reporting for
the OIA football telecasts as well as hosting OC16’s Road To Fame and
Kiddieoke talent contests.

It was a fewyears into his job at Oceanic that Tiny decided to spread his
wings further by tackling broadcast television. “I left Oceanic for a few
years to give network news a try,” said Tiny. “I anchored weekend sports
and ended up being the morning weather guy at KITV News4.”

Ever the brain-stormer looking for different opportunities, Tiny
concocted the idea of a TV show which featured him traveling around
Oahu talking with people and featuring different businesses. “I noticed
that everyone wanted to be on

TV,” he said. “For example, watch the end of the channel 2 news. I
thought to myself that the more people
I could put on TV, the more people would watch! It’s fun because I like
making the everyday person a star for a little bit.” He contacted Mitzi
Lehano and they collaborated to bring Tiny back to cable. And what
made this show different was that he would be the host AND the
cameraman! He called his handheld device his “Tiny Cam” and in 2000,
“Tiny TV” was born. “It’s been the best move I have ever made,” gushed
Tiny. “I like being my own boss and deciding what to feature on my
show. I really do enjoy making people feel comfortable on camera and
letting them shine.”

Taylor has been part of the show since he was eight-years-old and has
gone from co-star to “Tiny TV” editor. “Taylor makes it easy for me
because he knows what I’m trying to do or say without having to ask.”

“Tiny TV” is at the pinnacle of his career. He admits that anything
else he does is a step down and he likes where he is at the point of his
life. And that’s what his message to young talent and producers is –
to do what you are passionate about and then you’ll never feel like
you’re working. Tiny added, “I’m 54-years-old now and I just want to
enjoy my life.” Catch “Tiny TV”
weeknights at 10:30pm.

Resin Projects Are Featured on
“The Joy of Crafting”

If you’re new to resin art, tune in as Lynn Hashino from LBell Resin
Crafts demonstrates how to make a cake slice hairpin and a beautiful
sakura charm which are perfect for gifts! Megan Manlove from the
Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts shows us her amazing sketching
skills and gives us a preview of the Spring Break Keiki Crafts program.
And of course, Joy Shimabukuro will show her talent in making a
Chinese lantern favor, demonstrating mirror stamping, and creating
a paper sakura to use as an embellishment for favors, cards and more
– just in time for Girl’s Day! Get your creative juices flowing for “The
Joy of Crafting”,
Sundays at 6:30pm.

A Touching Story From Nanakuli on
“The Champ Show”

Stepping away from the normal easy-going format of his show,
Champ will touch more on the personal side as he features the
Werner Ohana from Nanakuli. In 2016, the family lost their 19-
year-old son, Kaulana, in a hit-and-run accident. They intend to
introduce the “Kaulana Bill” to lawmaker’s this year which
enforces a stiffer penalty to repeat DUI offenders. Catch this
emotional episode of “The Champ Show”,
Saturday, February 3
at 9:00am.
 

Braised Black Bean Spareribs,
Mochiko Katsu Chicken and More on
“Cooking Hawaiian Style”

Season 8 continues with Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap making her
family’s homestyle favorite, braised black bean spare ribs. Then
Chef Eric Pascual makes one of his local favorites, mochiko
katsu chicken. A&G Steaks and Things owner, Alex Pelen,
makes his Filipino favorites. And Food Network’s “Chopped
Junior” winner, Taliah Dancil, demonstrates her winning
recipes including banana lumpia with warm rum sauce. Check
out “Cooking Hawaiian Style”, Mondays at 7:30pm.

Coming In March

• OIA/ILH Softball
• OIA/ILH Baseball
• OIA Boys Volleyball