Solomon Elimimian is working hard, and not just in preparation for the April 2 Pro Day in Carson, Calif. Elimimian, who is training in San Diego, is taking two on-line classes needed to fulfill his requirements for a bachelor’s degree. He is on track to graduate in May.
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Don’t expect Blaze Soares to fully participate in spring practice. He still is recovering from a lower-leg injury. But don’t worry. The only thing that matters is that Soares is healthy for the start of training camp in August.
Paipai Falemalu, who underwent shoulder surgery in the fall, also will be restricted in spring training. Although he is involved in the offseason conditioning program, Falemalu isn’t participating in Super Games.
The coaches believe there are enough quality linebackers. Brashton Satele and R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane will enter spring ball as No 1 linebackers. UH also has high hopes for Corey Paredes, Mana Lolotai, Viliami Nauahi, Art Laurel and Jake Heun. Heun is expected to be medically cleared to participate in contact drills in spring training.
Waylon Lolotai was moved to defensive end, but he might be recalled to linebacker.
T.J. Alofipo and George Daily-Lyles join the team in August.
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From Princess Leila:
The University of Hawai‘i Strength and Conditioning program is holding a
barefoot kickball tournament this Saturday, March 14.
Beginning at 9 a.m. at UH’s grass practice field, the tournament format is
double elimination, with a 45-minute time limit or a maximum of five
The entry fee is $200 per team (minimum of 10 players), and $150 for teams
made up of UH students and faculty.
For more information, contact Tommy Heffernan at 956-7882 or e-mail
email@example.com. All proceeds will go to the UH Strength and
Conditioning Foundation. Register by Thursday, March 12.