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Kaimuki alum Chan Kim shoots first-round 75 at Open Championship

By Jerry Campany on July 18, 2019

Former Kaimuki golf standout Chan Kim will have some work to do if he wants to play into the weekend at Royal Portrush. Kim, who won the Hawaii state championship in 2006, shot a 75 at the 148th Open Championship in Northern Ireland today, leaving him in 75th place when he walked off the course. Kim started his day with a double bogey and was 4 over after doing the same on the fourth hole. He birdied Nos. 5, 7, […]

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa finds the good out of Clemson loss

By Billy Hull on July 17, 2019

Seven months ago, something rare happened at Alabama. The Crimson Tide suffered a loss, and not just any loss, but a 44-16 thumping at the hands of the Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship in Santa Clara, Calif. For quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, it was just the second defeat in two years and the first since he took over as the starter to begin the 2018 season. A season in which the 2017 Saint Louis alumnus set the Alabama […]

Miami’s Jordan Yamamoto now 3-0 after beating Philadelphia

By Billy Hull on June 23, 2019

Miami right-hander Jordan Yamamoto shook off an ugly first inning and managed to give the Marlins five innings of two-hit ball to earn the win in a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Saint Louis School alumnus, who tossed seven shutout innings in each of his first two MLB starts, walked the first three batters of the game and gave up a two-run single to Jean Segura to fall behind 2-1. From then on, Yamamoto was sharp, […]


Miami’s Jordan Yamamoto extends scoreless innings streak in another dominant outing

By Billy Hull on June 18, 2019

Kolten Wong and the St. Louis Cardinals got a second shot at Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Jordan Yamamoto on Tuesday. Not much was different. The Saint Louis School alumnus continued his mastery of the Cardinals to begin his MLB career, tossing seven scoreless innings for the second time in a row against St. Louis to earn the win. Yamamoto allowed two hits and two walks and struck out seven, blowing a fastball past Yadier Molina to end the bottom of […]

Jordan Yamamoto dazzles in MLB debut with Miami Marlins

By Billy Hull on June 12, 2019

Wearing No. 50 in honor of his hometown state, Jordan Yamamoto made the most of his Major League Baseball debut. The 2014 Saint Louis alumnus and now Miami Marlins right-hander tossed seven shutout innings to earn the win against the St. Louis Cardinals today allowing three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in a 9-0 victory. Miami led 6-0 when Yamamoto, who also drove in a run with a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the sixth inning, got […]

HAWAII GROWN: USC’s Malia Nam is Pac-12 freshman of the year

By Billy Hull on June 4, 2019

Southern California’s Malia Nam, a 2018 Kaiser alumna, was named the Pac-12 freshman of the year in women’s golf on Tuesday. Nam, who recorded eight top-12 finishes in tournaments this season, helped USC win seven tournaments including both a Pac-12 and NCAA regional championship. Nam also made the All-Pac-12 first team and was named a second-team All-American after finishing third on the Trojans with a 72.57 scoring average. She had four finishes in the top seven of a tournament and […]

Hawaii Grown: Ex-Maryknoll basketball star Justice Sueing Jr. transfers from Cal to Ohio State

By Brian McInnis on May 13, 2019

Former Maryknoll standout Justice Sueing Jr. has proven he can be a productive basketball player just about anywhere in the Western United States. Now he’s taking his talents to the East. Sueing, who played his first two years of college ball at California, recently announced he is transferring to Ohio State of the Big Ten. pic.twitter.com/THfieuu9XC — Justice Sueing (@JusticeSueing) May 11, 2019 The situation is a decided upgrade, though the 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward will have to sit out games […]

Hawaii Grown: Former Punahou volleyball star Ethan Siegfried has winning down pat

By Christian Shimabuku on May 8, 2019

Bittersweet? Maybe a little bit. For Long Beach State sophomore Ethan Siegfried, two NCAA championships in as many years has been a thrill. The Punahou alumnus, who was a starter on the 49ers squad that took down Hawaii in Saturday’s NCAA Division I men’s volleyball championship game in four sets, was the featured athlete in this week’s Hawaii Grown, which can be read here. “Before and after it was a little mixed, just because of the fact that you’re playing […]