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HAWAII GROWN: Hawaii trio aiding in USC’s run for a national title

By Christian Shimabuku on April 24, 2019

There isn’t much that the Southern California women’s golf team hasn’t achieved in the 2018-2019 season. A No. 1 national ranking. A Pac-12 title. Six other tournament victories. As much of an individual sport the game of golf may be, the Trojans find team success by embracing competition within. Before almost every tournament, all 10 players on the roster are vying for five coveted spots. Punahou’s Allisen Corpuz and Aiko Leong, as well as Kaiser’s Malia Nam, make up 30 […]

HAWAII GROWN: Saint Louis alum Pono Anderson works his way to D-I

By Christian Shimabuku on April 10, 2019

Two schools in two separate mainland states can be a lot for someone who wasn’t supposed to leave home in the first place, but Pono Anderson has taken every new opportunity in stride. Anderson signed with Hawaii during his senior year at Saint Louis but ended up at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix instead. Now as a senior at Texas-Arlington, Anderson was the subject of Wednesday’s Hawaii Grown feature in the Star-Advertiser, which can be read here. “When I […]

HAWAII GROWN: Derrick Low in arena cheering on Tony Bennett’s Virginia team

By Nick Abramo on April 8, 2019

You could say that coach Tony Bennett is a man of vision. There’s no way he would be taking Virginia into the NCAA men’s basketball championship game today against Texas Tech if he wasn’t. Fifteen years ago, Bennett talked about “a vision” he had for a young ‘Iolani player named Derrick Low. At the time, Bennett was an assistant at Washington State under his dad Dick Bennett and was one of the men responsible for bringing Low there. Here is […]


HAWAII GROWN: Around the Nation 4/3

By Billy Hull on April 3, 2019

The Hawaii Grown section is currently running every other week in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Below are some notes on a few players playing collegiate sports on the mainland from Hawaii. A full-page Hawaii Grown section will run in next Wednesday’s Star-Advertiser. To submit an athlete for publication, email Billy Hull at bhull@staradvertiser.com. BASEBALL >> Mason Quinlan, Kamehameha ’16: The Puget Sound junior first baseman was named both the Northwest Conference position student-athlete of the week and the Logger Club Logger […]

HAWAII GROWN: McKenzie Milton says he’s hoping to play in 2020

By Nick Abramo on April 3, 2019

McKenzie Milton is upbeat and doing rehab and he’s aiming at trying to make it back on the field by 2020, according to recent articles on OrlandoSentinel.com. Milton, the UCF quarterback and former Mililani star, is recovering from a devastating knee injury suffered on a hit in a game against South Florida last November. Milton describes his thoughts about the actual injury and what he has been doing since. God and his faith have been a big part of his […]

HAWAII GROWN: 2 from Hawaii make U.S. Women’s CNT-Anaheim squad

By Billy Hull on April 1, 2019

Pepperdine junior Hana Lishman, a 2016 Punahou alumnus, and Kansas State incoming freshman Teana Adams-Kaonohi, who enrolled in January after attending Punahou, have been selected to the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team — Anaheim roster. The final selections for the 28-member team were made today and announced by USA Volleyball. Both players will train June 23-29 at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, Calif., the official host city for the U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball Teams. The program will hold […]

HG: CSU Bakersfield teammates make life easier for each other

By Christian Shimabuku on March 27, 2019

Cal State Bakersfield’s Chris Hipa and Cydney Curran are used to facing each other on the big stage. For two straight years during their prep softball days in Hawaii, Curran and Campbell got the best of Hipa’s higher-seeded Kamehameha teams at the HHSAA state championships. The Sabers beat the top-seeded Warriors 5-0 in the quarterfinals in 2014. Then in 2015, Campbell won 7-1 in the semifinals before it went on to win first of three consecutive HHSAA titles. When it […]

HAWAII GROWN: Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres makes USA squad

By Billy Hull on March 25, 2019

Utah’s Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres is one of two setters who have been selected to the United States Women’s Collegiate National Team that will play in Japan in May. Ka’aha’aina-Torres, the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year out of ‘Iolani who was a freshman on the Utes’ indoor team in the fall, is one of three Utah players selected to the 12-member squad. Athletes were selected after participating in open tryouts March 1-3 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The team will play […]