Warrior Beat

Expanded coverage of UH football, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Mountain West Conference.

About the blog host

Stephen Tsai covers University of Hawaii football for the Star-Advertiser. Follow him on Twitter @StephenTsai and sign up for the Hawaii football newsletter here: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/email-signup/

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Cape crusaders

By Stephen Tsai on June 21, 2018

You are here at POINT A and way, way, way, way over there is Massachusetts at POINT B. But on this first day of summer, you still can follow UH pitcher Dylan Thomas and outfielder Adam Fogel in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Thomas pitches for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks: Hawks link Thomas has pitched three innings in three games, with four strikeouts, four walks, a save and 3.00 ERA. Fogel plays for the Chatham Anglers: Anglers link In three […]

PRPs … Kauai camp

By Stephen Tsai on June 20, 2018

Tuesdays are wonderful because of the free swag from T-Mobile Tuesdays (that’s how I get to watch the Mets’ bullpen blow lead after lead every game), the discounted movie tickets (front row for “Tag” was a tad too close), and, of course, player-run practices. * * * * * The UH coaches are conducting a football camp today on Kauai.

Linebacker commits to Warriors

By Stephen Tsai on June 18, 2018

The defensive leader of one of the nation’s top high school football programs — linebacker Zach Bowers of Chandler (Ariz.) High — told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors. “When I got there, I felt the family aspect of it,” said Bowers, who visited Hawaii this past weekend. “Everyone welcomed me with open arms. Talking with (assistant head coach/linebackers coach Mark) Banker and going over the defensive scheme, it felt like the perfect fit.” […]

Filling the line up

By Stephen Tsai on June 16, 2018

Two things have been noticeable about the defensive tackles: 1) Ricky Logo has established himself as a tireless recruiter and detailed instructor, and 2) the gaps are being filled. Blessman Taala, who enrolled at UH in January, has fully healed from a knee procedure that led to him grayshirting in the fall. He was impressive in spring training. And Kendall Hune recently arrived in town and is prepared to contribute this fall. Zeno Choi, Eperone Moananu, Doug Russell and Samieula […]

Warriors: Player-run workouts … “The Salas” … Hilo camp

By Stephen Tsai on June 15, 2018

* * * * * The 808 Passing Academy, which is running a free camp this evening at Aloha Stadium, had a coaches meeting yesterday at Mama Manoa. Sean Schroeder, the camp’s founder, hosted the meeting. One of the coaches is Greg Salas, holder of the UH career receiving record. Salas has a pizza named in his honor: * * * * * The Warriors are conducting a free clinic for high school-players today on the UH-Hilo campus. Slotback John […]

Free camp … John Noland … island tour

By Stephen Tsai on June 14, 2018

You don’t have Bruno Mars tickets. Not to worry. You still can experience the thrill and action of performing under the Aloha Stadium lights. No, we’re not giving you Bruno tickets. We’re not Bots. But there’s still time to sign up for 808 Passing Academy’s free clinic tomorrow at Aloha Stadium. It runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Aloha Stadium. Former UH quarterback Sean Schroeder is putting on the clinic, and is picking up the tab for the […]

NCAA approves UH football camp in Hilo

By Stephen Tsai on June 13, 2018

Acknowledging the impact of the Kilauea eruption, the NCAA has approved a request to allow the Warriors to host a football clinic Friday on the UH-Hilo campus. NCAA rules restrict a Division I school to only holding football camps for high-school players on its campus. “Because UH-Hilo is the sister campus, or whatever you want to call it, we asked if we could have it there because of the volcano,” UH coach Nick Rolovich told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “They approved […]

Rees signs with Blue Jays … Warriors on West Side

By Stephen Tsai on June 12, 2018

Jackson Rees, who was the baseball ‘Bows’ top starting pitcher this past season, has reached agreement on a minor-league, free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Rees told the Warrior Beat he will report today to the Jays’ minor-league headquarters in Florida. He is expected to pitch for Toronto’s rookie-level team, the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. It appeared Rees would return to UH for his senior season after not being selected in last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player […]