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HAWAII GROWN: UCF’s Dillon Gabriel to play in season opener

By Billy Hull on August 22, 2019

The news wasn’t exactly what Dillon Gabriel hoped for, but it wasn’t bad either. Locked in a three-way battle for the starting quarterback job as a true freshman at UCF, Gabriel, who signed with the Knights just nine months ago, will at least see the field in the Knights’ season opener next Thursday against Florida A&M. UCF coach Josh Heupel announced today that Brandon Wimbush, a transfer from Notre Dame, will get the start against the Rattlers but that Gabriel […]

HAWAII GROWN: Tua Tagovailoa, Alohi Gilman named to preseason AP All-America team

By Christian Shimabuku on August 20, 2019

Kahuku alum Alohi Gilman and Saint Louis product Tua Tagovailoa were both named to the Associated Press preseason All-America second team released today. Gilman is entering his senior season at Notre Dame, where he emerged as a leader in the Irish secondary after transferring from Navy. In his junior season, the safety started all 13 games and recorded 95 tackles with three tackles for loss, five pass break-ups, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. Gilman’s younger brother, Alaka’i, is a […]

HAWAII GROWN: McKenzie Milton on SVP; Jordan Iosefa out 4-6 weeks

By Billy Hull on August 6, 2019

A quick little Hawaii Grown roundup for your Tuesday night. >> Central Florida’s McKenzie Milton was a guest on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt tonight. Milton said he’s doing well as he continues his recovery from a horrific leg injury. He talks about how his recovery is going, the toughness about all of the uncertainty surrounding the injury, his role in UCF’s rise to national prominence and his role now as a player/coach as he sits out this year in […]


HAWAII GROWN: Utah’s Bradlee Anae back for unfinished business

By Billy Hull on July 24, 2019

After leading the Pac-12 in sacks and earning first-team all-conference honors, Bradlee Anae had a choice to make. The 2016 Kahuku alumnus was eligible for the NFL Draft after his junior season, but felt he had some unfinished business to attend to at Utah. One of two players representing the Utes at Pac-12 Media Day in California on Wednesday, Anae spoke for a Utah team picked to win the conference this year in a vote by media covering the league. […]

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 […]