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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 […]

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 […]