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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 […]

HAWAII GROWN: Family says Milton’s surgery successful

By Billy Hull on November 24, 2018

A day after UCF junior quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered a gruesome right leg injury in a 38-10 win over South Florida, his family released a statement to the public. “The Milton family would like to express gratitude for all of your thoughts, prayers and concerns. McKenzie’s surgery was successful, and he is recovering well. We would like to thank the medical staffs at Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida and the sports medicine staff at UCF for their superb […]

HAWAII GROWN: Milton carted off with serious injury

By Billy Hull on November 23, 2018

Central Forida junior quarterback McKenzie Milton was knocked out of today’s game against South Florida with what looked to be a serious right leg injury. The entire UCF football team was on the field on one knee surrounding Milton, a 2016 Mililani alumnus, who was carted off the field with 11:17 remaining in the second quarter. With his right leg in a cast after suffering a gruesome leg injury, No. 9 UCF's star QB McKenzie Milton gives a thumbs as […]

HAWAII GROWN: Wilson feeling special at WSU

By Billy Hull on November 20, 2018

When Kainoa Wilson first stepped foot on campus at Washington State for his freshman year, he was surprised at the flat lands that seem to lead directly into Pullman, Wash. “I thought the whole state of Washington looked like Seattle,” he said. The 2015 Mililani alumnus said he took a leap of faith when he was accepted into the school and given an opportunity to walk-on by then-assistant coach Joe Salavea. He played in exactly three games in his first […]