Free camp … John Noland … island tour

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 stadium rental and other expenses. Each participant — up to high school-aged — receives a shirt and expert coaching on the passing (and receiving) game from such notables as quarterback guru Vince Passas and Greg Salas, UH’s career receiving leader.

Camp is free. To register, go to:

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One of the nice guys in sportscasting — John Noland — needs your prayers.

He’s worked in the business for decades, and once was partnered with Les Keiter on KHON sportscasts.

Noland was a multi-sport athlete at Maryknoll School. He once played for — here goes, trivia buffs — the Hummers. Leon Schumaker was the head coach.

Please take a moment to think good thoughts about John and his family.

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This past week, the Warriors went coast-to-coast with football clinics on the West side on Tuesday (Waianae High and Kapolei High), and Central Oahu (Mililani) and North Shore (Laie Park) yesterday.

The birthplace of Red Raider Nation

Offensive line coach Mark Weber

Defensive line coach Ricky Logo

Offensive coordinator/running backs coach Brian Smith

Assistant head coach/linebackers coach Mark Banker

Director of operations Jimmy Morimoto, director of recruiting/retention Jason Cvercko, Mark Weber, and receivers coach Andre Allen

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And, of course, the player-run practices:

Defensive end Derek Thomas and quarterback Cole McDonald

Quarterback Jeremy Moussa

Offensive tackle Micah Vanterpool and rush end Jeffrey Keene

Micah Vanterpool


  1. Whitey June 14, 2018 9:34 am

    Prayers and best wishes for John Noland.

  2. Da Punchbowl Kid June 14, 2018 9:43 am


  3. Da Punchbowl Kid June 14, 2018 9:46 am

    First to admit I played against John Noland and the “Hummers”. I lift him in prayer. Be better, John!

  4. Whitey June 14, 2018 9:51 am

    Good morning DPK

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid June 14, 2018 9:52 am

    Aloha Whitey-san! Long time no see!

    Great pics Stephen!

  6. jm2375 June 14, 2018 9:53 am

    Fast healing to Mr. Noland.

    I started at UHS towards the end of the Hummers and the beginning of Pac-5. Mr. Schumacher was one of my teachers in intermediate school. He was tough but caring. I miss him.


    I’m still not a robot.

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid June 14, 2018 10:12 am

    #6 – Are you sure you’re not a bot? jm2375 sure sounds like a robot’s name. Can you please tell us your whereabouts when tickets for Bruno Mars went on sale?

  8. ai-eee-soos June 14, 2018 10:31 am

    Read ST’s column.

    University of Hawaii football coach Rolovich wary of new NCAA transfer rule
    By Stephen Tsai
    June 14, 2018
    Updated June 14, 2018 12:05am

  9. haka June 14, 2018 10:43 am

    Shout out goes to Sean Schroeder for giving back to his adopted aina!

    Healing prayers to John Noland.

    Doesn’t look like many attended the Laie clinic. Kudos to the coaches for coaching up those that came.

    Love the player workouts. You play how you practice.
    “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” ~ Vince Lombardi
    Hope Vanterpool works hard to earn a starting spot….but not at quarterback.

  10. Stephen Tsai June 14, 2018 1:01 pm

    I think there were 50 kids at Laie camp.
    I was impressed with the coaches’ enthusiasm.

  11. islandman June 14, 2018 3:08 pm

    Who’s going from the paper, if anyone, to Australia with the basketball team ? Also, the Wahine to New Zealand/ Australia.

  12. kalua pig June 14, 2018 5:04 pm

    keene always looks like he is going all out.that is a good trait.

  13. islandman June 15, 2018 8:48 am

    Steele’s All-MWC Preseason Team
    1st team defense: Tavai
    3rd team offense, Ursua, 3rd team defense, Matautia
    4th team STeams, Borden
    (per Bobby C)

  14. burro sabio June 15, 2018 9:35 am

    #3 – did helmets have facemasks in those days? j/k

  15. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2018 10:39 am

    New post:

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