What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In September
Prep Football: One Month Down
After the first four weeks of the prep football season, the restructuring of the new format has
created some interesting storylines as we head into September. Here are a few quick thoughts…
The two-time defending D1-Open state champions have not missed a beat, and have jumped out
as the early favorite to claim another crown this year. Junior quarterback Jayden DeLaura has
showed poised and smart decision-making in the pocket to lead one of the most explosive offenses
in the state. Through the first two games Saint Louis has scored 116 points while only allowing 13,
including a dominating 47-7 win over California state champion Narbonne. Defensively, the
Crusaders are one of the best in the country, with nearly every starter carrying at least one Division
1 collegiate offer.
The Red Raiders have been synonymous for their “ground and pound” running attack over the
years, but their 3-0 start to the season has seen the offense evolve to a more aerial approach.
Kahuku has averaged over 380 yards of total offense so far, with nearly half of that total coming
through the passing game. Quarterbacks Robbie Sauvao and Thorton Alapa have combined for
five touchdowns with just one interception through the first four weeks.
THE RACE IN D1
The race to look out for this year lies within Division 1. Teams like Iolani (3-0), Moanalua (2-0),
Leilehua (2-1), Damien (2-0) and Waipahu (2-1), have emerged out of the pack after the first
month. Each is bolstered by a unique offensive attack with an undersized but tenacious defense.
Jonah Chong (IOL) leads D1 quarterbacks statewide with 10 touchdowns through three games
this season, with Max Nichols (LEI) not far behind with seven TDs.
A Great Way To Get In Shape
Are you looking for a fun and innovative way to get in shape and improve the quality of your
life? If you are, check out Spectrum OC16’s “Upside Down Pilates”, a Pilates exercise
workout show, shot on the beaches of Hawaii.
Co-producer, director and show host Lisa Orig demonstrates and talks you through the
exercises that combine elements of Pilates, yoga and dance, and balances strength and
resistance with stretch, often incorporating different types of apparatus in the exercises.
And these workouts are all filmed in the serenity of the sand and surf in the background.
Lisa brings a wealth of performance and teaching experience to the show. She began
dancing ballet at the age of 3 in Lincoln, Nebraska and continued performing into her adult
years, including a performance with Mikhail Baryshnikov in 2000. Lisa also has taught
movement to children through adults for over 28 years. She received her Comprehensive
Pilates Certification in Chicago and later studied the body arts extensive in New York.
In 2010, she received a Masters of Fine Art in Dance from the University of Hawaii at
Manoa. So her credentials are impeccable, but it is her nurturing and engaging personality
that makes viewers stay engaged and interested in the workouts that she provides on
“Upside Down Pilates”.
If you’re wondering where the name of the show comes from, Lisa explains that “as people
start to learn how to move their bodies efficiently, they learn to move muscles they do not
know they have. This turns their perspective of reality upside-down!” Try out “Upside Down
Pilates” Mondays at 9am and throughout the week.
More Adventures Await With Kawika Singson
After an epic first season of beautiful scenery and a few crazy adventures, “Everything
Hawaii” brings you even more exploits from explorer, Kawika Singson.
Season two is jam-packed with exciting adventures on Hawaii Island. We’ll get in-depth
interviews with Kawika along with exciting runs, hikes, rides and swims from all over this
diverse island. His unique ability to capture footage will make you feel like you’re with him
on the adventure.
Take in the gorgeous scenery from the mountains to the sea on the new season of
“Everything Hawaii”, premiering Sunday, September 30 at 7:30pm.
Another Season, Another Tour of Japan
Join the Suzuis on their Ultimate Japan 2018 Spring Break Tour.
In Osaka, they’ll learn how to make takoyaki (octopus ball) key chains and the savory
Japanese pancake, okonomiyaki. Then it’s a visit to the Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium
where they’ll get up-close to the majestic whale shark.
The Sagano Romantic Train is just one of the activities in Kyoto. The ride provides beautiful
scenic views which change during the different seasons of the year. The group will also have
a delicious steak dinner with omi beef – one of the top three types of beef in Japan.
Then it’s off to Nikko to visit the extraordinary Tosho-gu Shrine with its intricate carvings
and many gates and buildings. And they can’t leave Nikko without a visit to the Nikko
Strawberry Park for Japan’s best strawberries.
Finally, they’ll be in Tokyo to check out the amazing observation deck of the 2,080-foot
Tokyo Skytree, and visit Meiji Jingu, one of Japan’s most popular shrines.
Don’t miss season 29 of “Ultimate Japan” premiering Sunday, September 16 at 9:30pm.
A New Tasty Adventure from Tokyo
Tune in this month for “Tokyo Yokocho”, the long awaited second installment of the
Spectrum OC16 series from producers Lanai Tabura and Andrew Tran, who teamed up to
bring you the Emmy Award winning “Ramen Yokocho”. “Yokocho” is a Japanese term
meaning “alley”. The premiere episode showcased ramen establishments found in the
alleyways of Japan and delved into the history and culture behind the famous Japanese
“Tokyo Yokocho” takes viewers back to Japan and visits some of the most famous and
iconic Yokocho restaurants in the city of Tokyo. Accompanied by special guest
celebrities and chefs, Lanai and friends bring you an insiders tour of alleyway eateries
you’ll want to check out on your next visit to Japan’s capitol city. The food is awesome,
but they also bring you insights into what makes each establishment unique and why
these types of intimate, cozy eating houses continue to thrive in a competitive culinary
environment. And stay tuned for more, as the tour of these fascinating back street diners
continues with “Osaka Yokocho” and “Hokkaido Yokocho”.
“Tokyo Yokocho” premieres on Monday, September 3rd at 8pm on Spectrum OC16.
Coming In October
- • New Season! Dis-N-Dat
- • UH Wahine Volleyball
- • Interleague Football
- • OIA Football
- • ILH Football
- • OIA Girls Volleyball
- • HHSAA Girls Volleyball