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HAWAII GROWN: USC’s Kyle Suppa on a hot streak

By Christian Shimabuku on February 13, 2019

Southern California junior Kyle Suppa is in the midst of his best string of college golf, and like any successful amateur athlete, he can’t help but think about a professional career at times. “It’s definitely something I think about quite a bit,” Suppa said Tuesday. “Being able to prepare my game once I leave school and be able to make it at a professional level.” The 2016 Punahou alumnus was featured in Wednesday morning’s Hawaii Grown feature in the Star-Advertiser, […]

HAWAII GROWN: Tagovailoa: “Good is not good enough”

By Billy Hull on January 7, 2019

Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was very clear with his message after the Crimson Tide’s stunning 44-16 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff national championship game tonight in Santa Clara, Calif. “Just five words. Good is not good enough,” Tagovailoa told reporters in the postgame press conference. The 2017 Saint Louis graduate, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting this year, finished 22-for-34 for 295 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. Tagovailoa threw a pick-6 on […]

HAWAII GROWN: Cal’s Kanawai Noa leaves bowl game in first quarter

By Billy Hull on December 26, 2018

California receiver Kanawai Noa, a 2015 Punahou alumnus and the state’s career receiving yardage record holder, left Wednesday night’s Cheez-It Bowl with an injury. Noa, who has more than 1,200 receiving yards and six touchdowns in his collegiate career, made a diving catch for a 30-yard reception to the TCU 4-yard line, but was badly shaken up as he tried to get up. His right arm looked limp and he staggered once he reached his feet, forcing teammates to help […]

HAWAII GROWN: Unexpected opportunity for Huynh

By Jason Kaneshiro on December 21, 2018

Back home for the holiday break after his first semester of college, Phuc Huynh planned to get some work in on the tennis court. Up until late Thursday afternoon, the ‘Iolani graduate had no idea his schedule would include a matchup with a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team under the lights in Blaisdell Arena. “At first I was nervous, but it was exciting at the same time being here to play a guy in the top 60 in […]

HAWAII GROWN: Stanford’s Nate Herbig to enter NFL Draft

By Billy Hull on December 19, 2018

Three years is enough for Stanford’s Nate Herbig. The 6-foot-4, 334-pound offensive lineman announced Wednesday that he will forego his senior year of eligibility and declared for the NFL Draft. None of this would have been possible without GOD🙏 Nerd Nation thank you for everything!! pic.twitter.com/9tPEt3q4KO — Nate Herbig (@nate_herbig) December 20, 2018 Herbig, a 2016 Saint Louis alumnus, was featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii Grown section earlier this year, which you can read by clicking here. Herbig missed […]

HAWAII GROWN: McKenzie Milton “as good as can be expected”

By Nick Abramo on December 18, 2018

Mark Milton and his family have been going through trying times since son McKenzie was injured in a football game Nov. 23. McKenzie Milton has gone through four surgeries on his leg already and is due for reconstructive knee surgery in January at Tampa General Hospital. Mark Milton opened up on Monday about how things have been going since McKenzie’s injury in UCF’s 38-10 win over South Florida. He talked about the many people from all over who are praying […]

HAWAII GROWN: UCF’s McKenzie Milton will have a 4th surgery

By Nick Abramo on December 13, 2018

McKenzie Milton had an ultrasound on his injured leg today, according to a story in the Orlando Sentinel. It cleared the former Mililani star for another surgery, the story said, quoting from a Twitter post from McKenzie’s mom, Theresa Milton. Milton suffered the serious injury in the Knights’ regular-season finale against South Florida and has had three surgeries so far, according to the story written by Iliana Limon Romero and Matt Murschel. In other developments, Milton: >> Will be going […]

HAWAII GROWN: Update on McKenzie Milton

By Billy Hull on November 27, 2018

UCF junior quarterback McKenzie Milton, who suffered a serious knee injury in Friday’s win over South Florida, is in the hospital and still recovering. His family released an update Tuesday on his status. “On behalf of our son, McKenzie Milton, and our family, we want to thank the doctors and nurses at Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida and UCF medical stuff and athletic trainers for their teamwork and prompt attention to McKenzie’s injuries. His blood flow […]