Borden awarded scholarship

Good things can happen to good people.

Kawika Borden, a safety who moonlights as a long-snapper, has been awarded a football scholarship.

When was the last time there were two Pearl City graduates on football scholarship at the same time? (Right guard Dave Lefotu is the other former Charger.)

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Offensive linemen Jordan Loeffler (knee) and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai (back) signed medical-retirement papers yesterday. They will remain on scholarship.

It’s a shame that injuries denied them a chance to show their full talents. Both are skilled linemen, good students, and good teammates. Each is on track to earn a bachelor’s degree this academic year.

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Hawaii remains a popular destination.

At least three players from BCS schools contacted UH about transferring.

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The receivers were named winners of the karaoke contest last night.


  1. MU August 9, 2013 6:56 am

    Go warriors!!

  2. Pomai August 9, 2013 7:01 am

    Oh boy #2

  3. haka August 9, 2013 7:01 am

    Good luck to Jordan & Chauncy. Warriors always.

    Let’s Go Bows!

    Let’s Go Bows!

    Let’s Go Bows!

  4. Buffoman August 9, 2013 7:02 am

    Top 5! okay. Let’s go Warriors.

  5. Buffoman August 9, 2013 7:03 am

    Are those looking at UH as a possible destination being seriously evaluated by the coaching staff?

  6. Boolakanka August 9, 2013 7:06 am

    Aloha all–working on the pearl city scholarship Q!

  7. tommui August 9, 2013 7:12 am


    Go Rainbows!

    Best to Jordan and Chauncy and thank you!

  8. haka August 9, 2013 7:15 am

    I’d of thought the linemen would win the karaoke contest.

    Like three plus…plus…plus…plus…

    The receivers must of must of rapped up their man.

  9. Boolakanka August 9, 2013 7:15 am

    Hmmm, the best I got is Brian Derby (football)and brother Terrance (baseball), or Brian and David Hallums (basketball ). But, I just pulled it out my hat, Brian Higa was on scholly his last year—ahhh, ST how you like me now??! Lol

  10. Haleakala August 9, 2013 7:16 am

    It’s a nice morning. I hope everyone has a great day.

    It seems like the USC game is almost sold out. I was looking at tickets through Stub-Hub and there aren’t many available, plus they are very expensive.

  11. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 7:19 am

    I believe the answer we’re looking for is … football scholarship.

  12. Boolakanka August 9, 2013 7:22 am

    Yes, Brian Derby and Brian Higa both on football scholly circa either 84 or 85.

  13. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 7:23 am

    Yep, the coaches are seriously looking at them.

    There actually is a due-diligence part. Head coaches are called. There is a process. There also is an etiquette of receiving approval from a previous coach.

  14. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 7:23 am

    Why don’t I remember Brian Higa?

  15. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 7:25 am

    After a while, everything is a blur.

    For instance, I can’t remember whether Jared Flint was right-handed or left-handed.

  16. Boolakanka August 9, 2013 7:27 am

    Brian was a backup running back, scout player of the year , and big fan fav cause of his smaller size.

  17. 808 stunna August 9, 2013 7:32 am

    Not to be negative but after the whole Naim Mustafaa ordeal combined with the whole Jesse Williams situation I refuse to get hyped up about anyone until they actually hit the field. Am I hoping we get these three guys? Of course. Will I hold my breath? Absolutely not.

  18. Boolakanka August 9, 2013 7:32 am

    ST-I win give me my trophy or Kahai St., plate lunch!!!!?

  19. A-House August 9, 2013 7:34 am

    Best to Jordan and Chauncy for their continued success in the classroom and future endeavors!

    Thank you for contributing to the Warrior legacy.

  20. A-House August 9, 2013 7:36 am

    ST: any of the 3 former local players or all from the mainland?

    Still early, but if accepted, they would be part of the 2014 class?

  21. RedZone August 9, 2013 7:37 am


  22. Boolakanka August 9, 2013 7:42 am

    22-my bad, yes indeed Richard Higa– good catch!

  23. Old School Dave August 9, 2013 7:49 am

    Naim Mustafaa said that he never considered UH. Hmmm…….probably for the best for UH. Maybe he saw the team housed in the dance studios and after coming from T Boone State (OK St.), said adios.

  24. Naks8 August 9, 2013 7:50 am

    How does the retirement effect our Oline depth?

  25. Old School Dave August 9, 2013 7:52 am

    I still remember the running back recruit back in the early 80s who was touted as the next “Tony Dorsett.” I don’t believe he ever saw the field for UH.

  26. ai-eee-soos August 9, 2013 7:52 am

    Kawika Borden: Congratulations.

  27. Buffoman August 9, 2013 7:52 am

    #18 Agree. This is like horseradish on a terrific end cut of a prime rib. We have terrific young men on the team as it stands (the terrific end cut). A little horseradish would make it taste different, but hey, it’s a terrific end cut!

    Great if they can come and help. Great if they want to come and be a part of the team. But if they come with baggage or a different attitude, and act like they mo betta cause they from BCS, I say, laters, no need da drama.

  28. Boolakanka August 9, 2013 7:53 am

    Ok State does have some incredible athletic facilities.

  29. Old School Dave August 9, 2013 7:56 am

    Read in this morning’s paper that the new school district line for Kalani High now extends to Rainbow Drive In on Kapahulu. Kaimuki High’s enrollment is taking a hit affecting their sports programs, especially football, no doubt. Is the DOE attempting to eventually close down KHS? No make sense.

  30. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 9, 2013 8:14 am

    Mornin’ Tsaikos!

    Nice to hear that our program continues to draw interest from a variety of players.

    Congrats to Kawika. You got some big shoes to fill, best of luck!

  31. jm2375 August 9, 2013 8:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Congrats to Mr. Borden.

    Best wishes to Jordan Loeffler and Chauncey.



  32. 3-Prong August 9, 2013 8:16 am

    Happy Aloha Friday from Paradise.

    …….and Let’s Go Bows!

  33. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 9, 2013 8:18 am

    Happy Birthday to MIDNIGHT!

    Hope all is well down in the Alamo 🙂

  34. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 8:20 am

    Don’t you have to drive past Kaimuki High on Kapahulu before you hit the H1 to go to Kalani?

  35. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 8:21 am


    I know it was a metaphor, but darn it, I feel like prime rib end cut right now. I think I need to crash a wedding reception.

  36. A-House August 9, 2013 8:25 am


    Kaimuki High is shielded by buildings if you drive up Kapahulu Ave – Is Kapahulu Ave the boundary is between Kalani and Kaimuki?

  37. Paki Parker August 9, 2013 8:39 am

    Kaimuki High School does not come near to Kapahulu Avenue. It’s closer to Kapiolani Blvd. They’ve been changing the Kalani borders for years. We’re in the same house my husband grew up in. He went to Kaimuki but our kids went to Kalani.

  38. NotNasti August 9, 2013 8:45 am

    Yes. Kalani High School’s boundary was expanded to increase their enrollment. Both schools have seen a drop in enrollment. I won’t be surprised if eventually both schools are merged into one school.

  39. Bugas August 9, 2013 8:49 am

    A big mahalo to the football retiries and best of luck to you both.

    Congrats to Mr. bordon.

    Go Warriors!!!

  40. Buffoman August 9, 2013 9:01 am

    #36 sorry ST. I was going to use another item, a “cupcake” because of the ingredient factor, but men eat meat and I really find it hard to beat a prime rib done properly and having the end cut served up.

  41. Old School Dave August 9, 2013 9:09 am

    I think that the Kalani – Kaimuki district boundary was around 18th Ave near Kahala Times or thereabouts. Moving it up to Kapahulu Ave doesn’t make sense. Maybe the DOE wants to close down one of those schools and sell the land for some $$.

  42. slayer August 9, 2013 9:10 am

    hey Tsai whatever happend to Kahuku alum Tigi Hill he had supposedly signed with UH for this upcoming season?

  43. SteveM August 9, 2013 9:15 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to Kawika Borden!

    Mahalo and good fortune to Jordan Loeffler and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai!

  44. SteveM August 9, 2013 9:16 am


  45. madeinhawaii August 9, 2013 9:19 am

    “Wired”…. something new from UH’s web site… featuring Daronte Jones..

  46. Old School Dave August 9, 2013 9:25 am

    I heard that in spite of dwindling enrollment and losing players to other schools (District Exemptions), Kaimuki High has still managed to send two of its players to division one schools in Chester Su’a – Washington State and Siaosi Hala’api’api – Wyoming). Hala’api’api made 57 tackles as a true freshman for the Cowboys in 2012. The coaches at Kaimuki HS must be doing something right in spite of the challenges they face.

  47. al August 9, 2013 9:31 am

    buffoman…i was just thinking about prime rib dinner this weekend.

  48. al August 9, 2013 9:33 am

    old school dave…they should jan ken po. loser becomes the new stadium?

  49. al August 9, 2013 9:35 am

    old school dave…and both bulldogs wanted to be (rainbow) warriors, however, the old coach didn’t bother.

  50. Old School Dave August 9, 2013 9:41 am

    Al: The winner will be the school district with more “political pull.” 🙂 Didn’t Kaimuki win a state basketball title a few years ago?

    If memory serves me correctly, there were plans to build a 3,000 seat stadium/athletic complex at Kaimuki HS back in the late 60s or early 70s. That may have been axed when Kaiser HS was built.

  51. Lowtone123 August 9, 2013 9:41 am

    As a former Charger I can recall only one other time UH had two players from PCHS on it’s football roster. Brian Derby (OL, scholarshiped) and Richard Higa (RB, walk-on). Early 80’s.

  52. RS August 9, 2013 10:09 am

    I wonder if Kory Rasmussen contacted UH about transferring?

  53. Derek August 9, 2013 10:14 am

    It’s hard to live up to comparisons. Remember, when JJ said Gabe Tuata was the second coming of Barry Sanders. Yeah, right. Speaking of Sanders, his son Barry Sanders, Jr. is a redshirt RB at Stanford.

  54. Paki Park Too August 9, 2013 10:16 am

    Hey Paki Parker. I grew up near Paki Park. Lived on Kaina Street.

  55. Kaimuki Kid August 9, 2013 10:24 am

    When I went to Kalani the west border of the district 10th ave. Everything west of 10th ave went to Kaimuki and east went to Kalani. I know that it expanded west of that in the ensuing years but did not realize that it stretched that far.

  56. Old School Dave August 9, 2013 10:29 am

    Congrats to Kawika Borden! Hard work and persistence pays off.

  57. turfwar August 9, 2013 10:53 am

    I remember the kid well Old School Dave. From a great prep program on the East Coast, I think Pennsylvania, and showed up to camp with remarkable high school accomplishments but turned out to be very undersized, lacked superior quickness and speed and was simply not evaluated well as a college prospect. It happens to almost every staff. Worked the Dick Tomey Show at the time and couldn’t wait to see the guy hit the field. Oh well… and ST – Jared Flint was right handed though there was a lefty around that time.

  58. Hawaii Sports Fans August 9, 2013 11:14 am

    Congrats to Kawika!

    Can’t wait to see him and the boys in Vegas! And then Manti and the Chargers on Monday Night Football!

  59. d1shima August 9, 2013 11:15 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday midnight!

  60. dream city mike August 9, 2013 11:18 am

    Howzit going everyone? Warriors seem to be working hard with some healthy competion at all positions going on. Stay focused through camp with the first game on the horizon. Go Rainbow Warriors ambush SC!

  61. d1shima August 9, 2013 11:18 am

    Congratulations Mr. Borden.

    Mahalo and Aloha to Mr. Loeffler and Mr. Winchester-Makainai. If I’m not mistaken, they are still contributing to the betterment of the team by completing their degrees. Well done!

  62. Rodney August 9, 2013 11:38 am

    Imua Warriors!

  63. Slugger August 9, 2013 11:45 am

    Hi, gang!

    Congrats to Kawika Borden on the Schollie!

    Hale Ikena for lunch!

  64. LizKauai August 9, 2013 12:09 pm

    Yea, Kawika!


    Wish Abe was playin for us… that woulda been extra sweet this first game.

    So- I wonder how many hometeam fans will be in the stands… if the game is selling out, I’m thinkin there are going to be a lot of USC fans in d house. I can hear the band and the chants already…


  65. Independent Thinker August 9, 2013 12:38 pm

    Ad will need govspeak lessons. People do not like administrators at public universities talking about money lost to poor contracting as something that is normal and expected. We need an ad who understands its not ok to lose 100k of taxpayer to poor contracting. Current ad seems to think this is ok.

  66. Independent Thinker August 9, 2013 12:38 pm

    Taxpayer money.

  67. haka August 9, 2013 12:59 pm

    something is fishy….

  68. gobows August 9, 2013 1:17 pm

    kaimuki high school is at kapiolani and kaimuki, less than a minute from kapahulu.

  69. Steve P August 9, 2013 1:39 pm

    I attended UH practice today. The first thing I noticed was the fast tempo of the practice..they really practice and play much faster than even last year.

    The QB’s—Graham looked ok with some nice throws…Schroeder was a big surprise to me today..he looked simply great. His throws were on time and on target. He looked very crisp. Higgins seem to struggle a bit today but he did alright.

    Receivers—they all looked pretty fair, with the young freshman really shinning. They looked anything but green. Crisp routes, good hands and fast tempo.

    Running backs…the best in my mind was this kid Wilson from Washington…he’s got great moves, a nose for the hole and escape speed. Wilson might very well be our best back thus far.

    Defense looks very aggressive and and seem to really understand what the hell they’re trying to do.

  70. d1shima August 9, 2013 1:46 pm

    Thanks for the 411

  71. Kaimuki High August 9, 2013 2:07 pm

    #86. gobows:

    August 9th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    kaimuki high school is at kapiolani and kaimuki, less than a minute from kapahulu.

    Right you are, gobows. Kaimuki High is 2705 Kaimuki Ave.

    going east on Kaimuki Ave – there’s the school, then Crane Park, then Kapahulu Ave.

    yep, Kaimuki High’s district has gotten much smaller.

  72. Paki Parker August 9, 2013 2:16 pm

    My husband grew up on Kaina street too with his hanai family. You probably know him.

  73. Haleakala August 9, 2013 2:19 pm

    Good to get updates on the practices. Thanks Steve P!

  74. Steve P August 9, 2013 2:41 pm

    My pleasure.

  75. Steve P August 9, 2013 2:48 pm

    I might add that after watching todays workout I feel a bit more confident that they are welding themselves into a very cohesive football team. Make no mistake, there are some very talented players–on both sides of the ball. I think its safe to say that the defense is ahead of the offense at this stage, as they invariably are, but the offense is coming along.

    For those who fear Chow’s offense is going to be too much 3 yds and a cloud of dust, can lay that fear side right now: The UH passing game is alive and well and for a minute today, just for a moment I seem to be seeing the old BYU scheme….that us old timers recall so well that was under the aegis of Norm Chow. A full blown air attack, punctuated by a ground game—both designed to torch any defense that got in the way. I’m very much encouraged. USC might very well kick our ass, but with what I saw today I’d say they will have their work cut out for them.

  76. 3-Prong August 9, 2013 3:00 pm

    SteveP: thanks for the info. What was the % of drop back versus shotgun formations?

  77. Bryson August 9, 2013 3:08 pm

    Went to practice today from what I observed it looks like the online and backs will be using some cut blocking to open lanes and in pass protection…Very fast paced and organized practice no nonsense no one standing around laughing and joking they were doing work…The Freshman WR Trio is as advertised size and speed I thought Wily had a pretty good practice he was finding holes DSJ was on the sidelines with the injured players doing their drills was hoping to see him…In one of the first plays in the 11 on 11’s Benny Fonua came away with an INT…Schroeder look okay but as usual if this were a real game he would have been sacked before he got the ball off….

  78. Steve P August 9, 2013 3:08 pm

    Every formation used was the shot gun. I know, I was surprised at that myself. They never went under center, not even once. Go figure. But who cares if it works? And today it did. The passing game is more than just an add on to the offense, its part of the warp and woof of the whole scheme and these new, big, talented receivers are going to be interesting to watch, along with Harding and the others.

  79. HiFlyer August 9, 2013 3:09 pm

    Paki Park, Park rats

  80. turfwar August 9, 2013 3:12 pm

    Thanks for the report Steve. I noticed the same things on a couple of recent practices. I hope people don’t expect Graham to be the next Colt or Timmy or even Moniz this year. He has a strong arm but accuracy and timing seem inconsistent at times, as sitting out for three years will do, and Schroeder really has looked pretty sharp. He simply looks much better than last year. Chow has a drill where the he wants the QB to hit the receivers in stride in a 3-5 yard area about 25 yards down field on a streak play. Last Saturday Graham consistently over threw the designated area while SS made it look easy. Obviously there’s definitely something to be said about getting playing time. Good players like these guys should have left much earlier in their careers and found a place to play. Who knows how good they could have been.

  81. Steve P August 9, 2013 3:12 pm

    …as far as Schroeder taking too long to release, that was true on several plays, but I can say the same for Graham. They all need to work on ‘seeing’ the open receivers earlier to avoid sacks. Nothing new in all that.

  82. Buffoman August 9, 2013 3:15 pm

    That’s great to hear that 2 or the 3 are moving along nicely. Anything on how special team play is doing? Punter?

    On a completely off subject and maybe only the real old folks (like me) who still have some memory can answer.

    I was talking story with my wife and got into what we used to eat as small kids, she said, pickle in the wax from the “yasai man” who used to come to the neighborhood to sell vegetables and groceries from his truck. I said,

    “Donald Duck” ice cream after lunch from the cafeteria for a nickel.

    She siad, no such thing as “Donald Duck” ice cream. I said, “no, had, for real”. Can anybody verify that this ice cream treat did exist?

  83. Steve P August 9, 2013 3:20 pm

    But as Bryson said, the defensive secondary looked pretty sharp as well, having picked off at least one and broke up several more. Defense’s line were not playing around today, they looked super aggressive.

  84. Steve P August 9, 2013 3:23 pm

    Special teams..thats interesting. My friend and mine were watching the fellow Gunzman (I think thats his name) new punter anyway, booting these high kicks but were only going about 30-35 yds. So I turned to my friend and said, ‘hey, I thought this guy was supposed to be a helluva punter!’ He agreed.

    Just then this guy began nailing these sky high kicks that were going 50-60 yds and I mean every time….blew us away.

    Tyler Hadden kicked extra points and seemed to be on target.

  85. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 3:24 pm

    Re: Tigi Hill

    Didn’t complete enough classes this summer to be eligible this fall.

    They’re holding a scholarship for him if he can get eligible in January. Not sure what happens if he can’t make that deadline.

  86. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 3:26 pm

    Frank Loyd Jr. was working as the No. 1 right tackle today

  87. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 3:27 pm

    I think Hadden missed the two PATs.

    Joe Uglietto came in and converted the PAT.

    Good news is Hadden is missing wide. His leg strength is intact.

  88. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2013 3:29 pm

    Warriors went with a lot double tight end sets last year. I think this year they’re just going with a tight end and three wideouts.

  89. Steve P August 9, 2013 3:30 pm

    I thought he might have missed. He was at the far end of the field and I could not be sure if they went in. I know he missed one.

  90. papajoe 2 August 9, 2013 3:41 pm

    Touchdown Salas!

  91. AlaWai August 9, 2013 3:42 pm

    Two looks. Two catches. TD! Looking good #19

  92. Warrior storm comin August 9, 2013 3:46 pm

    TD, Barkley to Salas…USC to UH….hmmm

  93. Bryson August 9, 2013 4:19 pm

    Oh and 1 more observation from practice Coach Demo is an intense individual…lol…saw him yelling at one of the players to get out of his drill…lol

  94. papajoe 2 August 9, 2013 4:27 pm

    Salas with a highlight reel catch on the 2 yard line but Eagles fail to punch it in to end the game.

  95. MattyBoy August 9, 2013 4:52 pm

    Greg Salas one-handed catch!

  96. sportsbow August 9, 2013 5:13 pm

    USC WR, Marqise Lee injures his shoulder during today’s practice.


  97. SteveM August 9, 2013 5:15 pm

    RE: #83

    Buffoman — I remember the pickle in the wax–used to buy it at Ben Franklin’s in Kailua in the 50′ for five cents. I don’t remember Donald Duck ice cream at school lunch. Only the 3 oz. ice cream in the plastic cup and wooden spoon. But i remember a push-up type ice cream tube that might have had a cartoon character on it.

  98. Ipu Man August 9, 2013 7:06 pm


    Don’t be too anxious to tell us how practice went exactly…

    Loose lips sink ships.

    Now USC knows what to expect and can plan according to your precise reports…

  99. Steve P August 9, 2013 7:21 pm

    Geez, you’re right, I didn’t think of that. Mia culpa.

  100. Hank August 9, 2013 8:53 pm

    Greg Salas talks about his game today…enjoy.

  101. midnight August 9, 2013 9:29 pm

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, you’all. Hope to see a lot of you at the UNLV game. Only thing though, I will be missing “Las Vegas” – John – who passed.

    Go Warriors!

  102. Konoman1 August 9, 2013 10:01 pm

    What time is practice tomorrow?

  103. Rodney August 9, 2013 10:12 pm

    10 am scrim

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