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HAWAII GROWN: UCF launches MIlton #HIsman bid

By Billy Hull on June 28, 2018

Central Florida released a video and launched a website to begin the campaign for a potential Heisman Trophy winning season for junior quarterback McKenzie Milton, a 2016 Mililani alumnus. You can check that out by clicking here. Milton is the only quarterback returning this season who finished in the top 10 in the Heisman voting last year. The school is using the #HIsman hashtag as a way to represent Milton’s connection to Hawaii. For more, here’s the breaking news on […]

HAWAII GROWN: Waiakea’s Wong makes All-Star game

By Billy Hull on June 27, 2018

Waiakea alum Kean Wong, who was the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State position player of the year in 2012, is an all star for the third time in five years. An infielder/outfielder for the Durham Bulls in the Tampa Bay Rays’ farm system, Wong was named to the 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game on July 11 in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday. Wong has spent the entire season in Triple-A and entering Wednesday’s games, led the International League with a .319 batting average. Wong, […]

Sunday Recruiting Blog: 6/24

By Billy Hull on June 24, 2018

Here are some recruiting tidbits from the past week. Don’t forget that our recruiting database is updated with every offer or commitment. >> There are now officially seven players from the Hawaii class of 2019 that have committed to Division I schools. Kahuku tight end Ethan Erickson, an intriguing prospect at 6-foot-5 with offers from Brigham Young, Navy and Utah State, announced on Twitter he intends to sign with BYU. 🔵1000% COMMITTED🔵#BYU #65000strong pic.twitter.com/nuwd4pbVoR — Ethan Erickson (@e_erickson87) June 22, […]

Polynesian Bowl to air nationally

By Billy Hull on June 21, 2018

The Polynesian Bowl Hall of Fame and CBS Sports have agreed to a multi-year partnership that will televise the Polynesian Bowl live on CBS Sports Network. The third annual Polynesian Bowl, a high school football all-star game held at Aloha Stadium, will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Aloha Stadium. Hawaii News Now will produce the Polynesian Bowl broadcast and air the game locally on KGMB on tape delay the day after the live broadcast on CBS Sports Network. […]

HAWAII GROWN: Milton, Tua in SI Top 100

By Billy Hull on June 20, 2018

Three quarterbacks from Hawaii have made Sports Illustrated’s annual rankings of the Top 100 players for the upcoming season in college football. Central Florida junior quarterback McKenzie Milton, a 2016 Mililani alumnus who won a state title with the Trojans, was listed today as the No. 13 overall player heading into the season. Although he will have a new head coach this season after Scott Frost left for Nebraska and was replaced by Josh Heupel, Milton is expected to have […]

State champion Baldwin finishes Top 10 in nation

By Billy Hull on June 20, 2018

State champion Baldwin, which brought back to Maui its second state baseball trophy in three years last month, finished the season ranked No. 8 in the country by USA Today. The Bears, who finished 16-1 this season, dropped one spot in the final Super 25 rankings released today. Baldwin finished second overall in the West Region, trailing only No. 5 Valley Christian-San Jose. The Bears landed four players on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State team, including position player of the year […]

Mililani QB Dillon Gabriel headed to West Point

By Billy Hull on June 18, 2018

Mililani quarterback Dillon Gabriel, who will enter his senior season 2,057 passing yards shy of the state’s all-time career record, announced his college commitment on Twitter today. Gabriel, who is 6 feet and 185 pounds, chose Army over offers from Air Force, Navy and Hawaii. COMMITTED!! ⚔️⚫️🔥 pic.twitter.com/B7XMBXMQDR — Dillon Gabriel ⚡️ (@_dillongabriel_) June 18, 2018 Former Waipahu football coach Sean Saturnio is an assistant coach with the Black Knights. Gabriel is 18-5 as the Trojans’ starter over the last […]

Kaiser’s Halvorsen wins Gatorade honor

By Billy Hull on June 18, 2018

Kaiser’s Kaile Halvorsen, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year from this past season, was named the Gatorade Hawaii girls soccer state player of the year today. Halvorsen is a finalist for the national Gatorade award which will be announced later this month. The Santa Clara signee scored 31 goals and notched six hat tricks this season, leading the Cougars to the semifinals of the state tournament in Division I. “Kaile made me make special adjustments because she is […]