Small world: My story in the Honolulu Star Advertiser

PHOTO: Army's Quinn Maretzki of Honolulu Punahou kicked two field goals in the fog in Army's 2020 win over Navy to clinch the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Visit my website, TomShanahan.Report Personal note: About 1960 or so, my namesake uncle was a young U.S. Marine Corps officer stationed in Hawaii. The Honolulu Advertiser used a political cartoon he drew. With this story I wrote on Army place-kicker Quinn Maretzki, the name Tom Shanahan is back in Hawaii's newspaper. *** By…

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Michigan State still has “Tommy Kaulukukui” eyes and ears eager to help re-tap Duffy’s Hawaiian Pipeline

PHOTO: Hawaiian Pipeline alumnus Charles Ane of Honolulu Punahou was a second-team All-Big Ten center his senior year in 1974. By TOM SHANAHAN Charles "Kale" Ane III enjoys watching college football mainland games beamed to his Hawaii TV, unfolding coast to coast by time zones. He’s alternately filled with pride and a pang, the emotions churning within him. Pride in the number of Hawaiian athletes succeeding on the mainland. Pang for the absence of Hawaiians playing at Michigan…

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Hawaii kicker answers early call in the Army-Navy Game at West Point

Photo Army Athletics, Danny Wild/USA Today: Army kicker Quinn Maretzki follows his kick through the uprights in the fog hanging over Michie Stadium. By TOM SHANAHAN The Saturday morning sunrise over Diamondhead was still only midway to high noon, but just about anyone in Hawaii attuned to Punahou School and college football had rubbed their eyes clear. They eagerly awaited kickoff for the 121st Army-Navy Game, 10 a.m. Hawaii/Aleutian time, 3 p.m. Eastern. Army freshman kicker Quinn Maretzki,…

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